Modernism and the Culture of Market Society by John Xiros CooperModernism and the Culture of Market Society by John Xiros Cooper

Modernism and the Culture of Market Society

byJohn Xiros Cooper

Paperback | September 24, 2009

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John Xiros Cooper asserts that the avant-garde is actually one of the defining instances of capitalist culture: part of the brash, new capitalist culture in the early twentieth century. The Modernist avant-garde exemplified the impact of capitalism on everyday life in their personal relationships, gender roles and sexual contacts. Cooper explores this provocative theme across a wide range of Modernist authors.
Title:Modernism and the Culture of Market SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:September 24, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052112011X

ISBN - 13:9780521120111

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: The modernist avant-garde and the culture of market society; Part I. The Posthuman Scene: 1. Approaching modernism; 2. Ideology; 3. Permanent revolution; 4. Epistemology of the market; Part II. The Regime of Unrest: four precursors: 5. Bloody face; 6. A variegated daguerreotype; 7. The unnameable; 8. Childhood as resistance; Part III. The Margin is the Mainstream: 9. Artisanal production, Ulysses and the circulation of goods; 10. History and the post-psychological self in The Waste Land; 11. La bohème: Lewis, Stein, Barnes; 12. Bloomsbury nation; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"...not just another academic book. This one makes a bid to rearrange the furniture of our minds. More than another literary study, it is an account of how things are and how they got that way, and how (for the most part) it is pretty damned sad...More than anything else, Cooper's book left me itching to find out more about Eric Gill and his Ditchling artisans, about Roger Fry and the Omega Community, to dust off my Ruskin and enter again to that world where art and life are somehow connected at the level of the workbench and street." George Slanger, Minot State University