By Richard Osborne
`Richard Osborne has performed anything very particular right here. he's taking us on a thrilling trip into the information required to exist, live to tell the tale, thrive, within the new millennium, in an interconnected international house that incorporates cyberpunk and cyborg, chaos conception and conspiracy theories, the postcolonial and the diaspora, hybridity and whiteness, the postmodern and the post-feminist, the electronic and the internet, up to older but nonetheless influential phrases like Enlightenment, empiricism, positivism, aesthetics, corporation, nationhood and citizenship.
Osborne writes with wit, knowledge, and perception, regularly cautious of any process turning into an orthodoxy. He exhibits how specific thoughts come up at specific occasions with specific authors and highbrow personalities. The entries continue by way of illuminating examples, attractive anecdotes, sophisticated cross-referencing, large old contexts' - John Docker, writer of Postmodernism and pop culture: A Cultural History
Written through the writer of the overseas bestseller Philosophy for Beginners, Megawords presents definitions for the major phrases each pupil within the humanities and social sciences must know.