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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...

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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...

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Postmodern style makes it challenging to read because of its deconstructionist nature. The deconstructionism that is such a part of postmodernism is a condition in which the author is able to...

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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...

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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....

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This is a great question and I completely agree with you. Too often people give very difficult definitions of postmodernism. In light of this, let me offer you a few points that will help you...

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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...

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I would say that the Cold War played a large role in how the Postmodern period evolved. For the Postmodern thinkers, the idea that World War II set out to end aggression and repression and then...

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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...

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An alien would be unaware of classifications such as "post modern," and therefore would not attempt to describe Earth in any particular manner. The alien's report would be very factual and filled...

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I have done a little research into this topic so that I could give a more detailed answer (OK, I’m a modernist, not postmodernist!). What I have discovered is that there is a lot of disagreement...

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The major features of postmodernism are experiment in narrative techniques, form, language, expression, rather than content, social milieux, or psychological characterization—the possibilities and...

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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...

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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...

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Self-consciousness is one of the defining characteristics of postmodernism and scholars such as Linda Hutcheon integrate this feature in their definition of the phenomenon (see, for example, the...

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While post-modernism can contribute to the logic of disintegration, structuralism cannot. Post-modernism examines and illustrates the ideas of deconstruction. disintegration, and multiculturalism...

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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...

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I suppose my critique of postmodernism is on a theoretical level. The fundamental idea behind postmodernism is that "there is no there." The notion here is that judgments and assessments are...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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An essentialist idea is one in which certain types of people are said to have inherent characteristics that are innate to members of that type of person. Therefore, any social science idea that...

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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...

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The Frankfurt School was composed of a group of social theorists who originally all worked together in Frankfurt, Germany, but who then moved to the United States in response to the rise of the...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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I liked the last part of the question. The modern period was not "modern" enough for these thinkers. While the modernists went a great deal in questioning structures of authority and...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...