1. Research Library

        The Origins of Postmodernity

        Perry Anderson

        London Verso 1998 1999

        ISBN 978-1859842225

      1. A highly influential genealogy of postmodernism, going back before the canonization of the concept by French philosophers in the 1970s. Drawing from this historical context, the key focus of the book is on the 1990s and beyond, when postmodernism (perhaps most famously put to use by Fredric Jameson) was further theorized as the ‘cultural logic’ of globalized capitalism. Helpful in understanding how ideas central to postmodernism, including the waning of a certain project of modernity, globalization’s impact on art production, the ‘end of art’, etc. gained a greater urgency in the early post-1989 years.