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Decade: Period Pieces

Theodore Martin

in Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181921
eISBN:
9780231543897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181921.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that the arbitrary timespan of the decade becomes a central feature in the contemporary realist novel. In the work of Zadie Smith and Bret Easton Ellis, the decade represents the ... More


The Postmodern Moment

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

Scholars have used a ready method to locate the transition from modernity to postmodernity—the postmodern moment—and the decisive intrusion of consciously postmodernist thought into the world of ... More


Ontogeny

Christopher Coker

in Why War?

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197602737
eISBN:
9780197610909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197602737.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Unlike any other animal we have a history. We live in historical time thanks to culture and culture is largely technological in nature, whether the technologies we identify are languages, cities or ... More


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