Jean-Francois Lyotard is famed for being one of the most acute observers on the cultural phenomenon of the postmodern, and his ideas resonate throughout the academic world, from philosophy and the social sciences through to literary, media, and cultural studies. Drawing on the internationally-recognised expertise of a multidisciplinary team of contributors, the entries in The Lyotard Dictionary explain all of Lyotard's main concepts, contextualising these within his work as a whole and relating him to his contemporaries. It forms an indispensable guide to this fascinating and hugely influential thinker, demonstrating his continuing significance as a cultural theorist.
Stuart Sim is Professor of Critical Theory and Long Eighteenth-Century English Literature in the Dept. of English & Creative Writing, Northumbria University. The author or editor of 31 books, his work has been translated into 17 languages. He was elected a Fellow of the English Association in 2002. Amongst his recent publications are The End of Modernity, and The Lyotard Dictionary (both EUP).
Acknowledgements; Introduction, Stuart Sim; Entries A-Z; Bibliography; Notes on Contributors.