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By Jani Scandura,Michael Thurston

Drawing on quite a few interdisciplinary debates in cultural reports and modern idea, Modernism, Inc. presents a brand new examine the connection among modernism and postmodernism in the serious body of twentieth-century American culture.

Organized round the inspiration of "incorporation"--embodiment, repressed reminiscence, and complex capitalism--Modernism, Inc. covers quite a lot of themes: Josephine Baker's "hot apartment style"; the president's penis in American political existence; myth-making and the Hoover Dam; trauma, poetics, and the Armenian genocide; feminist kitsch and the restoration of North America's "Great girl painters"; Gertrude Stein and Jewish Social technology; the Reno Divorce manufacturing facility and the creation of gender; Andy Razaf and Black Bolshevism. jointly, the essays recommend that the connection among the trendy and the postmodern isn't really one in all rupture, belatedness, dilution, or extremity, yet of haunting.

Modernism, Inc. appears at our ghosts, and on the unspeakable secrets and techniques of modernity from which they're derived.

Contributors: Maria Damon, Walter Kalidjian, Walter Lew, Janet Lyon, William J. Maxwell, Cary Nelson, John Timberman Newcombe, David G. Nicholls, Thomas Pepper, Paula Rabinowitz, Daniel Rosenberg, Marlon Ross, Jani Scandura, Kathleen Stewart, Julia Walker.

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