This introductory textbook familiarizes students with ideas of key thinkers and perspectives related to postmodern thought and everyday life. The book is unique in that it offers selections from key passages of works of important thinkers as well as from some of the author's own publications that serve as examples of how to interpret various aspects of culture. The book draws in readers with its engaging and conversational style and use of cases, illustrations and photographs, including fun discussions on everyday life under pandemic restrictions. This is a must read for students taking courses in sociology, cultural anthropology, culture and media studies, linguistics, social philosophy, and for specific courses on postmodernism.
Arthur Asa Berger is Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, San Francisco State University. He is the author of more than 100 articles and 80 books on popular culture, media, communication, semiotics, humor and tourism. He had a Fulbright fellowship and taught at the University of Milan in 1963. He has also lectured at many universities outside of the US, including in Iran, China, Argentina, France, Germany, Mexico, and Turkey. His books have been translated into 10 languages.