Re: w-s critique of po-mo

Sun, 9 Mar 1997 12:07:21 -0700 (MST)
Michael P Sullivan (mps@U.Arizona.EDU) asks:

> > Among my peers (I am a Ph.D. candidate in history), postmodern theory
> > is the rage. Culture, gender, the body, and the psyche are
> > preferred topics whose treatment seems to ignore social-economic
> > foundations. I feel most comfortable with Marxist-Braudel-Wallerstein
> > style, yet I appreciate much about my peers' approach. I would like to
> > hear w-s critiques of postmodernism in order to have a better idea about
> > its merits and pitfalls. Also, could anyone recommend an article
> > critiquing postmodernism from a w-s perspective?

Dear jcrocitti:

My colleague Albert Bergeson has an interesting take on po-mo from
a w-s perspective; see Albert Bergeson, "Postmodernism: A World System
Explanation," in *Protosoziologie* 7 (1995) 54-59.

Michael P Sullivan PH: 520-621-7600
Department of Political Science FAX: 520-621-5051
University of Arizona E-MAIL:
Tucson, AZ 85721