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  1. Postmodernism was a reaction against modernism. Modernism was generally based on idealism and a utopian vision of human life and society and a belief in progress. It assumed that certain ultimate universal principles or truths such as those formulated by religion or science could be used to understand or explain reality.
  2. Postmodern Literature Resources. Introduction to Postmodernism Put together by Purdue University's English department, this useful overview of postmodernism includes a general intro, a glossary of terms and concepts, and modules on some key theorists (Jean Baudrillard, Frederic Jameson, and Linda Hutcheon), along with lesson plans and examples of postmodernism in action.
  3. upon themselves: In that sense an exercise that critiques postmodernism is more congruent with postmodern sensibilities than the activities of some postmodern scholars. Dow () makes a compelling argument that postmodernism is the antithesis of modernism, and thus will inevitably be transcended by some synthesis of the two.
  4. That postmodernism is indefinable is a truism. However, it can be described as a set of critical, strategic and rhetorical practices employing concepts such as difference, repetition, the trace, the simulacrum, and hyperreality to destabilize other concepts such as presence, identity, historical progress, epistemic certainty, and the univocity of meaning.
  5. Thesis: The failure of epistemology made postmodernism possible, and the failure of socialism made postmodernism necessary. List of Tables and Charts v Chapter One: What Postmodernism Is The postmodern vanguard Foucault, Lyotard, Derrida, Rorty 1 Modern and postmodern 5 Modernism and the Enlightenment 7 Postmodernism versus the Enlightenment
  6. Postmodernism has many different meanings and contexts, mostly indicating some dramatic change from modernity--the way that things used to be. Postmodernism itself would deny there is a single right definition. It would suggest there is much to learn by studying and comparing different definitions if we want to learn more about postmodernism.
  7. Postmodernism, however, is not a natural kind nor a material artifact. It isn't even a theory, that is to say, a work of intellectual architecture, free- standing and well-founded. Instead it bears the signature of an intellectuals' movement: the "ism" ending. We speak of the Theory of Relativity, and.
  8. Mar 09,  · Postmodernism was born out of this complex environment. James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" embodies this more postmodern style and tone. Postmodernism really highlight the struggles within contemporary society, especially being faced by minority groups that constantly have to deal with the oppression of the white majority.

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