Post-Everything: An Intellectual History of Post-Concepts (Hardcover)

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By Herman Paul (Editor), Adriaan Van Veldhuizen (Editor)
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Postmodern, postcolonial and post-truth are broadly used terms. But where do they come from? When and why did the habit of interpreting the world in post-terms emerge? And who exactly were the 'post boys' responsible for this?

Post-everything examines why post-Christian, post-industrial and post-bourgeois were terms that resonated, not only among academics, but also in the popular press. It delves into the historical roots of postmodern and poststructuralist, while also subjecting more recent post-constructions (posthumanist, postfeminist) to critical scrutiny.

This study is the first to offer a comprehensive history of post-concepts. In tracing how these concepts found their way into a broad range of genres and disciplines, Post-everything contributes to a rapprochement between the history of the humanities and the history of the social sciences.

About the Author


Herman Paul is Professor of the History of the Humanities at Leiden University Adriaan van Veldhuizen is a scientific researcher for the Dutch government


Product Details
ISBN: 9781526148193
ISBN-10: 1526148196
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English