Postmodernism and society

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Published by Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Postmodernism (Literature),
  • Postmodernism.,
  • Literature and society.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-289) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Roy Boyne and Ali Rattansi.
SeriesCommunications and culture
ContributionsBoyne, Roy., Rattansi, Ali.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN98.P67 P68 1990b
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 301 p. :
Number of Pages301
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1585544M
ISBN 100333475100, 0333475119
LC Control Number91111939

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