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2. Form, or, what's contemporary about contemporary fiction?

2. Form, or, what's contemporary about contemporary fiction?  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0002
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9780199609260
‘Form, or, what's contemporary about contemporary fiction?’ considers how writers explore the form of the novel. While most novels published are realist, three areas of challenge to this ... More
4. The culture of postmodernism

4. The culture of postmodernism  

Christopher Butler

in Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775550
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.003.0004
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9780192802392
‘The culture of postmodernism’ considers postmodernism in the fields of literature, music, art, and architecture. The postmodern fiction that involves an ontological uncertainty about the ... More
7. Digitizing and disseminating

7. Digitizing and disseminating  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776014
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0007
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9780192804631
‘Digitizing and disseminating’ considers the impact of new communications technologies on art. Some argue that the new ‘global village’ with its broad participation will restore the ... More
6. Critical legal theory

6. Critical legal theory  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0006
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9780199687008
‘Critical legal theory’ examines how critical thought repudiates what is taken to be the natural order of things, be it patriarchy (in the case of feminist jurisprudence), the conception of ... More
6. Conclusion

6. Conclusion  

Adam Sharr

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191826344
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10.1093/actrade/9780198783442.003.0006
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9780198783442
It took until the first half of the 20th century for architects’ ideas to mature, in conjunction with the new materials of steel, reinforced concrete, and electric light, into the ... More
10. Conclusion: why politics can’t do without ideology

10. Conclusion: why politics can’t do without ideology  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0010
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9780192802811
If discourse, emotion, criticism, culture all intersect with the concept of ideology and claim it for their own, can politics still declare a prior vested interest in ideology? Can ... More
5. Styles of film noir

5. Styles of film noir  

James Naremore

in Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191834035
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10.1093/actrade/9780198791744.003.0005
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9780198791744
Contrary to what has sometimes been said, there never was a single narrative or visual style of film noir, even in the 1940s. The major directors played the movie game in slightly different ... More
3. Conclusion

3. Conclusion  

Patricia Aufderheide

in Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365494
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195182705.003.0003
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9780195182705
‘Conclusion’ reviews developments in documentary film making and the growth of scholarship in this area. The documentary form has evolved along with technological possibilities. Sound, ... More
Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction  

Patricia Aufderheide

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365494
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195182705.001.0001
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book
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9780195182705
Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction takes readers along the diverse paths of documentary history and charts the lively, often fierce debates among filmmakers and ... More
Typography: A Very Short Introduction

Typography: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Luna

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191796739
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199211296.001.0001
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9780199211296
Typography: A Very Short Introduction offers a broad definition of typography as design for reading, whether in print or on screens, where a set of visual choices are taken to ... More
8. Positive typography

8. Positive typography  

Paul Luna

in Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191796739
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199211296.003.0008
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9780199211296
What should we keep in mind while designing, and what are the benefits of designing in a multimedia, global era? ‘Positive typography’ explains that the designer needs to listen to, and act ... More
Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Eaglestone

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.001.0001
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book
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9780199609260
Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction explores a wide and diverse field, now global in dimension, with an enormous range of novels and writers that continues to grow ... More
8. Discursive realities and surrealities

8. Discursive realities and surrealities  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0008
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chapter
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9780192802811
Ideological fragmentation and malleability has led to new developments in the theory of ideology. ‘Discursive realities and surrealities’ examines the differing responses to these ... More
5. Technotopian or human-centred futures?

5. Technotopian or human-centred futures?  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0006
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9780198735281
A vital question with regard to the future is how we deal with human futures. While high-tech futures are of interest to some futurists, many futures scholars are focused on the potential ... More
3. The evolving scholarship of futures studies

3. The evolving scholarship of futures studies  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0004
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9780198735281
Many futurists over the years came to the realization that attempting to predict the future, based on scientific positivism, was not the most productive way to approach futures studies in ... More
5. What sociology is not

5. What sociology is not  

Steve Bruce

in Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191861826
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.003.0005
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9780198822967
‘What sociology is not’ considers how sociology should differ from related and apparently similar enterprises. Although sociology owes much to reformers and many sociologists derive their ... More
1. Defining the Documentary

1. Defining the Documentary  

Patricia Aufderheide

in Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365494
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182705.003.0001
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9780195182705
Documentaries both inform and entertain. ‘Defining the documentary’ explores how film can tell a story about real life honestly, in good faith. Viewers expect to be told things about the ... More
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Butler

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775550
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.001.0001
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book
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9780192802392
How can postmodernism be defined? Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual ... More
1. The rise of postmodernism

1. The rise of postmodernism  

Christopher Butler

in Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775550
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.003.0001
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9780192802392
‘The rise of postmodernism’ provides an introduction to postmodernism. The term ‘postmodernist’ draws attention to a mixture of historical period and ideological implications with Marxist ... More
5. Past the post: whatever next?

5. Past the post: whatever next?  

David Cottington

in Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775857
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803641.003.0006
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chapter
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9780192803641
Postmodernism has turned the art world upside down. It appears to have been a cultural upheaval on a scale not seen since the emergence of the avant-garde. ‘Past the post: whatever next?’ ... More

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