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Postmodernism

In many respects, self-consciousness is one of the central tenets of postmodernism. Simply put, self-consciousness is the process by which a postmodernist work, whether it's a short story or novel,...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2016 1:16 am UTC

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The key historical event that shaped the post-modern literary period was World War II and the revelation of the Jewish holocaust, or, if we want to broaden the scope, the whole period from 1914 to...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2018 5:44 pm UTC

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The first character that comes to mind (and probably the most "postmodern" of all literary heroes) is Slothrop from Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. This is a touchstone novel in the postmodern...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2012 2:21 pm UTC

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One of the historical events to come out of the Postmodern era has been globalism. And, with this event, the concept of identity has become more free but also more fragmented. For example, it is...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2012 8:17 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

The term "metanarrative" is usually used to refer to a large organizing principle for understanding development, especially historical development. Postmodernists, and many other modern scholars...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012 4:03 am UTC

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Irony has lost both its humor and its drive to correct social wrongs in Postmodernist literature, so the ironic tone that might amuse in Austen's Pride and Prejudice becomes a biting, humorless...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013 3:48 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

The question of identity, in particular sexual identity and status as the other is a major theme in this story.When Lionel gives in to his homosexual desires with Cocoanut, he is forever changed....

Latest answer posted May 17, 2010 11:56 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

I know that the following answer is a cop-out, but I think it needs to be said. "Modern" simply refers to what's going on now. Whatever trends there might be now in art, literature, philosophy,...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2010 5:41 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism refers to a period in history (roughly 1945-present) and also an artistic movement with particular themes and styles. Postmodernism is a reaction against Modernist themes and...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2013 9:25 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Postmodernist literature is often challenging to read and subsequently analyze due to not only its scope but also because of its manipulation of older tropes and writing techniques. There is an...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2019 1:09 am UTC

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Postmodernism

Please allow me to add: postmodernism is misnamed, because it sounds like it came after Modernism. Actually it is a part of Modernism, that part dealing with form rather than content. Modernism...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2012 7:59 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

It will be hard to speak of "the" postmodern view of gender. There are many differences of opinion. However, there are a few principles of postmodernism that are important to consider when you are...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2012 7:24 am UTC

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Postmodernism

Concerning modernism and postmodernism, I'll deal with two mistaken notions in your thinking that your question reveals. These notions are fundamental to any genuine understanding of an answer to...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2010 12:46 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

We have to realize that were we to go to another planet, we would describe that planet with our own terminology and according to our own experience. Whether or not our observations were...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2012 4:15 pm UTC

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A lot of postmodernist writers use humor ironically. Postmodernists are critical of what society became like in the wake of World War II and often portray the world as becoming a wasteland of...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2020 5:02 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism refers both to a set of philosophical and aesthetic theories and also to the culture and works that seem most to exemplify these theories. While there are several different flavours...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 11:16 pm UTC

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I would say that the answer to whether or not homosexuality can be considered a metanarrative is no. I think it is a narrative in the sense that, like feminism, queer theory attempts to unearth...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2012 9:23 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Modernism is very much from the print era with its hierarchical, rational, centered, and scientific structure. It's from the democratic era of print in which authors used deductive theses to prove...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2011 1:02 am UTC

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Postmodernism

As is often the case when one sets out to define literary eras, the answer as to what—if anything—followed postmodernism is still being debated. Indeed, it can be difficult to pinpoint a precise...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2021 8:49 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism is a period in history which began after the Second World War; postmodern literature is usually characterized as a specific writing style in which the author uses various narrative...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019 5:17 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

I had to pare down the question because I think that both Spiegelman's work and McLuhan's work represents postmodern thought in separate ways. At the same time, this is not going to be easy...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2011 7:37 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

I think that the most common element of people's thought or behavior that results from Postmodern thought is the idea that "truth" is multifold and extremely complex. The Postmodern remnant on...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2012 2:34 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Wow! That's a question!Let's start with an understanding of Postmodernism. The term has been applied to much contemporary writing, particularly with reference to the use of experimental forms....

Latest answer posted March 18, 2008 12:18 am UTC

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism (sometimes spelled "post-modernism") was a late-twentieth century cultural movement that pushed back against some of the assumptions made by Modernism, which came just before it. In...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2020 3:15 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Structuralism as method of study in fields such as anthropology, biology and sociology relies on relating aspects of a culture or system to a larger, more universal structure. It is most often...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2017 2:12 am UTC

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Postmodernism

I couldn't disagree more. Post-modernism moves past the limitations of realism, seeking to utter the ineffable, to express those elements of human existence beyond measurability, beyond the...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2012 3:14 am UTC

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Postmodernism

Post-modernism can be seen as a stylistic movement in the arts, often specifically associated with literature. Post-structuralism can be seen as a loosely parallel movement in critical theory of...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2013 1:43 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism can be a very complex business, and I cannot hope to do justice to it here. However, I can at least identify one or two salient features that will help distinguish it from its...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2020 10:35 am UTC

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Postmodernism

One example of the influence of postmodernism on people's thought would be the rise of cultural relativism. Postmodernists tend to question whether there is a single set of assumptions or norms...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2012 2:53 am UTC

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Postmodernism

This is a great question. It is important to start with a definition of postmodernism. Perhaps the best way to look at postmodernism is the lack of a grand narrative that encompasses all knowledge....

Latest answer posted April 3, 2012 10:15 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism in literature, as one can imagine by its name, deals with literature after the "modern" literary period. Whereas the modern era concentrated on what was occurring during the...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2011 2:24 am UTC

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Postmodernism

1. Jean Baudrillard is a postmodern critic noted mostly for his stance that culture has overtaken nature. We tend to consider that something exists in the world and then we come up with a word for...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2012 12:32 am UTC

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism was the major international movement in several branches of the humanities and social science in the second half of the twentieth century and thus is important as a component of your...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 3:28 am UTC

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Postmodernism

Deconstruction is the term that postmodernists use to describe the breakdown of supposedly absolutist constructs like "truth, knowledge, and certainty." It was coined by Jacques Derrida and became...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2011 2:54 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Deconstruction theories like Postmodernism and Poststructuralism represent the "logics of disintegration" because they believe that the structural understandings of truth are fundamentally flawed....

Latest answer posted December 30, 2012 12:50 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Postmodernists, whatever their field, tend to be skeptical of the certainty of knowledge. Postmodernism has been influential in a number of fields, including history, where it has called into...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012 3:44 am UTC

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Postmodernism

I think that the advent of technology has fueled Postmodernism. The growing use of technology to simultaneously expand and shrink our world is something that drives Postmodernism. Consider that...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012 12:46 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

There are a few different ways you can relate Freudian psychology to postmodernism.First, you could do a Freudian critique of postmodern theory, arguing for its denial of the author as some form of...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2012 1:41 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

I don't really think that there will be much in way of Postmodern criticism on the part of feminist theory. I think this because Postmodernism envelops and covers feminist criticism. Feminist...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2012 8:42 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

I think that the quotation is fairly significant in how is assigns meaning from a socially constructive level. For the Postmodernist, reality has to be seen and critiqued in different lights. It...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2012 10:08 am UTC

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Postmodernism

We must first note that the postmodern era outlined here saw the publication of many works of literature and film that were not postmodern in style, intent or theme. Romanticism, modernism, and...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2013 2:07 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

Deconstructionism and the `high theory` branch of postmodernism have been criticized from the perspectives of neo-pragmatism, speech act theory, historicism, and cultural studies. Neo-pragmatists...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2011 10:29 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

First, the term implies that it came after modernism, which is not quite accurate. Second, usually these terms are invented after the fact by critics, but this term was incorporated into the...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2012 1:14 am UTC

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Postmodernism

There will be many potential answers to this question. In typical postmodern fashion, I am not entirely certain that one can identify a specific contextual condition. Infact, being able to...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2010 1:57 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

This is a difficult question to answer, because postmodernism is directly in contrast to all theories. Postmodernism is a believe that all knowledge is relative and that there is no such thing as a...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011 7:04 am UTC

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Postmodernism

There might be a couple of issues that need to be addressed here. The first would be the initial assumption that Postmodern dominance was "unquestioned." I don't see Postmodernism as ever having...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2012 10:25 am UTC

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Postmodernism

This is a good question. A good place to start is it look at modernism and postmodern. Modernism is largely a belief in objective reality. Through observation, modernism believes that we can get a...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2011 11:11 pm UTC

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Postmodernism

There is a tendency to view “deconstructionism” as some sort of non-logical, random assault on reason and logic. It is not. Postmodernism (of which deconstruction is one element) pays attention...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2011 12:24 am UTC

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism is one of the most influential intellectual movements of the twentieth century. It affects many different disciplines of the social sciences and the humanities, in both Europe and the...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 3:21 am UTC

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Postmodernism

The answer to this question depends greatly on your own point of view and how you read what is happening in culture. I guess the one problem with any post-postmodern philosophy or thought emerging...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2012 4:59 pm UTC

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