We are not yet at a moment that could be called postmodernity, and may never be, says leading sociologist Ben Agger in his newest book. Modernity is still our history, our framework. Nevertheless, Agger shows how postmodern theory can enhance understanding of the self, everyday life, and culture in the early 21st century. Changes in culture, commerce, and communications, such as the internet, require 'postmodern' modes of knowing.
Ben Agger (1952-2015) was professor of sociology and humanities, University of Texas at Arlington.
Part 1 I. Authoring Sociological Practices Chapter 2 1. Sociological Selves Write Science Fiction Chapter 3 2. What Did We Know before Sociology? Chapter 4 3. Are Authors Authored? Cultural Politics and Literary Agency in the Era of the Internet Part 5 II. Knowing Selves Chapter 6 4.The Virtual Self Chapter 7 5. Feminist Selves and the Public Sphere Chapter 8 6. Black Like Me: Racial Selves in Sociology and Social Theory Part 9 III. Postmodernities Chapter 10 7. Politics in Postmodernity: The Diaspora of Politics and the Homelessness of Political and Social Theory Chapter 11 8. Between France and Germany is Theory Chapter 12 9. Postponing the Postmodern Chapter 13 10. September 11th, 2001: After Postmodernity, the Premodern?