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a witty spoof of those more theoretical-than-thou,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense: A Guide for Edgy People (Hardcover)
Anyone who has been embarrassed to be caught saying "book" when the cool word to use is "text" will appreciate this witty take on the terms used by those pleased to think of themself as on the cutting edge of human thought. As someone who has plowed through Foucault for a graduate course, I laughed out loud at the definition of "Foo Co" as a Chinese company that repairs clocks.
These emperors are shown to be clothed in nothing but their own hot air. Of course a lot of these thinkers have something real to say (though they often can't write it in plain English, or even plain French), but it is an overwhelming relief to read a work clearly written be people in the know, but who don't take it all so SERIOUSLY.
Get this book, lighten up, shift your paradigm, and enjoy Benson and Stangroom, who remind us that Lyotard really didn't have anything to do with aerobics. Presumably it was Mr Stangroom, not Ms Benson, who defined "Penis Envy" as "Not mine, you wouldn't." (Or maybe not...)
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