The condition of postmodernity : an enquiry into the origins of cultural change


The condition of postmodernity : an enquiry into the origins of cultural change

David Harvey

Blackwell, 1990, c1989

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Bibliography: p. [360]-367

Includes indexes



: hard ISBN 9780631162926


A great deal has been written on what has variously been described as the postmodern condition and postmodern experience, culture, architecture, art and society. In his new book, David Harvey attempts to determine what exactly is meant by the term. He asks whether our experience of shifting dimensions of time and space has resulted in or been the consequence of fundamental changes in capitalist society. Can signs be detected of the emergence of a distinctly new post-capitalist and post-industrial society? This book will be useful to geographers and many others for its account of the arguments surrounding the proposition of modernity, and as a contribution to the debate on what exactly is the nature of current social change.


  • Part 1 The passage from modernity to post-modernity in contemporary culture: modernity and modernism
  • post-modernism
  • post-modernism in the city - architecture and urban design
  • modernization
  • POST-modernISM or post-MODERNism? Part 2 The political - economic transformation of late 20th century capitalism: fordism
  • from fordism to flexible accumulation
  • flexible accumulation - solid transformation or temporary fix? Part 3 The experience of space and time: individual spaces and times in social life
  • time and space as sources of social poser
  • the time and space of the enlightenment project
  • time-space compression and the rise of modernism as a cultural force
  • time-space compression and the post-modern condition
  • space and time in post-modern culture - cinematic representations. Part 4 The condition of post-modernity.

: pbk ISBN 9780631162940


In this new book, David Harvey seeks to determine what is meant by the term in its different contexts and to identify how accurate and useful it is as a description of contemporary experience.


The argument. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: The Passage from Modernity to Postmodernity in Contemporary Culture: . 1. Introduction. 2. Modernity and Modernism. 3. Postmodernism. 4. Postmodernism in the City: Architecture and Urban Design. 5. Modernization. 6. POSTmodernISM or postMODERNism?. Part II: The Political-Economic Transformation of late Twentieth-Century Capitalism: . 7. Introduction. 8. Fordism. 9. From Fordism to Flexible Accumulation. 10. Theorizing the Transition. 11. Flexible Accumulation - Solid Transformation or Temporary Fix?. Part III: The Experience of Space and Time: . 12. Introduction. 13. Individual Spaces and Times in Social Life. 14. Time and Space as Sources of Social Power. 15. The Time and Space of the Enlightenment Project. 16. Time-space Compression and the Rise of Modernism as a Cultural Force. 17. Time-Space Compression and the Postmodern Condition. 18. Time and Space in the Postmodern Cinema. Part IV: The Condition of Postmodernity:. 19. Postmodernity as a Historical Condition. 20. Economics with Mirrors. 21. Postmodernism as the Mirror of Mirrors. 22. Fordist Modernism versus Flexible Postmodernism, or the Interpenetration of Opposed Tendencies in Capitalism as a Whole. 23. The Transformative and Speculative Logic of Capital. 24. The Work of Art in an Age of Electronic Reproduction and Image Banks. 25. Responses to Time-Space Compression. 26. The Crisis of Historical Materialism. 27. Cracks in the Mirrors, Fusions at the Edges. References. Index.

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