You and your students are invited to join the detective, Solomon Hunter, in his hunt for knowledge and a killer. Ettore Gnocchi, the famed postmodern theorist, has been murdered at his own dinner party. Which of his guests could have poisoned, stabbed, and shot him? Was it Shoshana TelAviv, the wife he may have betrayed? Slavomir Propp, the Russian linguist who accused Gnocchi of stealing his ideas? Alain Fess, who may be sleeping with Shoshana? To find out which of these people killed Gnocchi, the detective Solomon Hunter must first explore postmodernism itself. What is it? Who are Baudrillard, Foucault, and Habermas, and what do they think? Why does any of this matter, anyway? Teach your students postmodern theory with this fun and enlightening text.
Arthur Asa Berger teaches in the Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts Department at San Francisco State University.