antimodernist

antimodernist

(ˌæntɪˈmɒdənɪst)
adj
opposed to modernism
n
a person opposed to modernism
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Tolkien has been depicted both as an antimodernist environmentalist on the one hand and a racist allegorist of the Second World War on the other.
Paradoxically, Sveshnikov's programmatic article synthesized tendencies that were modernist and antimodernist.
McLuhan responded enthusiastically to the antimodernist strain in Chesterton's work, concentrated as it was upon <<personal liberty, the sanctities of the family, [and] the traditions of Christian Europe that were opposed to both socialism and rampant capitalism>> (16).
Since the antimodernist backlash sparked by the antiSemitic Dreyfus affair in France in the 1890s, the term "intellectual" has often referred--initially pejoratively but then positively--to a person of learning and ideas who makes judgments about politics and culture against or at least outside established institutions of power.
For example the province of Nova Scotia tapped into antimodernist themes in its tourist brochures.
Brown shows how the particular association struck between an antimodernist standpoint and the "little Englandism" in the pronouncements of figures such as Kingsley Amis crucially hit a nerve among Caribbean writers who were already having to deal with the dismal racism of the imperial metropolis.
Continuing to set himself in opposition to Catholicism but showing no awareness of the supposed threats faced by the actual Catholic Church, Dowell nevertheless manages to recreate at Branshaw Manor a secularized version of that institution in its antimodernist incarnation.
This step is crucial to an understanding of Rouaud's antimodernist rhetoric, for if the concept of description--first of the world, then of the text itself--is what allows for the establishment of an aesthetic continuity between naturalism and the nouveau roman, the move to a more autotelic conception of writing creates a division between two kinds of "modern" texts.
Rockwell Kent was a gadfly, and a bit of a crank, who "just wanted to be left alone" Egotistical socialist, cosmopolitan isolationist, patriotic globalist, home-loving adventurer, Christian nature-worshipper, avant-garde antimodernist, philandering family man, "deeply misanthropic" humanitarian, democratic individualist, ecstatic engineer, bon vivant laborer--in many ways he was a painterly equivalent of the resistance poet Robinson Jeffers.
Mies's famous quip defending modernist minimalism, "less is more," is mocked in Robert Venturi's antimodernist retort, "less is a bore.
10) Rejecting a collective of false assurance and self-satisfaction in favour of the city's exteriors--a sunlit and welcoming urban flux of cars and passers-by she endorses and observes as if for the first time--Lidia becomes a modern Socrates who recognises her own uncertainty and seeks knowledge of what she does not know by identifying an antimodernist alternative to private and collective loss amidst the city's apparently alienating architecture and spheres.
The renewal movements that transformed the Roman Catholic Church from inside over the course of the first half of the twentieth century--catechetical, liturgical, missionary, patristic, and philosemitic--worked to counter the influence of antimodernist discourse within the church by taking into account the scientific advancement of the humanities and social sciences.