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post·mod·ern

 (pōst-mŏd′ərn)
adj.
1. Of or relating to art, architecture, or literature that reacts against earlier modernist principles, as by reintroducing traditional or classical elements of style or by carrying modernist styles or practices to extremes: "It [a roadhouse]is so architecturally interesting ... with its postmodern wooden booths and sculptural clock" (Ruth Reichl).
2. Of or relating to an intellectual stance often marked by eclecticism and irony and tending to reject the universal validity of such principles as hierarchy, binary opposition, categorization, and stable identity.

post·mod′ern·ism n.
post·mod′ern·ist adj. & n.
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Noun1.postmodernism - genre of art and literature and especially architecture in reaction against principles and practices of established modernism
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
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postmodernism

[ˈpəʊstˈmɒdənɪzəm] Nposmodernismo m
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However, "early character studies," which "provide exercises in reading human nature through stylistic play" are "like post-modern textual readings" in that "they demonstrate also the fragility of a self constructed by writing" (35).
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Island, set to Steve Reich's Music for Pieces of Wood with the volume so loud the wood blocks seem to be knocking in your head, uses a good deal of post-modern everyday movement, such as walking and two-footed hops, but with its Caribbean-look pants it seems to be aiming for some tropical heat it doesn't generate.
Opie's interest in the loss of particularity stems from his work with the internal and external spaces of the post-Modern city.
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Garnering glimpses of techno and hip-hop, ballet, Balinese dance, and voguing, all crossbred with post-modern dance, Higher Ground's format is her testament to dance's universality as art, as ritual, as celebration.
The starting point here is a certain puzzle, the puzzle of how to think in a single frame the concomitant phenomena of post-Modern amnesia and the "memory boom." Theorizations of post-Modernism a decade ago took the spatial eradication of time as a defining feature, yet interest in the monument and the museum is now surging.