This compelling book explores the challenges to theory, politics, and human identity that we face on the threshold of the third millennium. It follows on the successor of Best and Kellner's two previous books, Postmodern Theory, acclaimed as the best critical introduction to the field - and The Postmodern Turn, which provides a powerful mapping of postmodern developments developments in the arts, politics, science, and theory. In The Postmodern Adventure, Best and Kellner analyze a broad array of literary, cultural, and political phenomena from fiction, film, science, and the Internet, to globalization and the rise of a transnational image culture.
'For the past decade, Kellner and Best have been our guides to postmodernity. Now they turn their attention to the new century; its challenges and prospects for radical democracy. Their combination of clear prose, insightful analysis, and theoretical mastery is as imposing as it is welcome. Bravo!' - Toby Miller, New York University, USA
'This is an exceptional and absolutely essential book for anyone concerned with the interface of science, technology, the new electronic media, and the promise of cultural studies. It is a 'must read' for teachers, students and others seeking to critically engage the complexity of a world that demands a new vocabulary, cultural pedagogy, and politics.' - Henry Giroux, Penn State University, USA
'Best and Kellner are philosophers with a difference: they write brilliantly about the real world. The Postmodern Adventure articulates what is really new and strange about contemporary culture, without the hyperbole and jargon that is so off-putting in most postmodern writing.' - Andrew Feenberg, San Diego State University, USA
'Best and Kellner subvert many guiding assumptions underlying the modern academic division of labor. Above all, they show how a deeply refined critical social theory can be a powerful weapon in the service of intellectual critique, political understanding, and social change.' - Carl Boggs, National University, USA