With the advent of Postmodernism
, however, such allegations are rendered completely untrue.
The book charts literary postmodernism
and parallel developments in new media and video art, noting that digital media creates more of an emotional connection than postmodernism
the phenomenon of post-truth and its relationship with postmodernism
While Michael Werner discusses many people leading up to postmodernism
in "Threads of Humanist History" (Humanism 101, J/A 2018), he gives short shrift to postmodernism
itself, calling it "an extreme form of subjectivism and cynicism." He neglects to mention: 1) the incredulity towards modernist narratives of personal and societal emancipation (Jean Francois Lyotard); 2) the cultural moment of multinational capitalism (Fredric Jameson); 3) the deconstruction of binary oppositions (Jacques Derrida); and 4) the real being replaced by signs of the real (Jean Baudrillard).
The architectural theorist Charles Jencks asserts that, as art movements go, postmodernism
(or "the Post-Modern," in his rendering) has at fifty years in the making been considerably longer lived than modernist avant-garde movements such as vorticism, futurism, or surrealism.
Originating as a rebellious movement in philosophy and literature, Postmodernism
proclaimed the death of modernism and promoted a new, nonlinear way of approaching architecture and design, spearheaded by Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Ettore Sottsass, and Alessandro Mendini.
Brett strongly reminds the reader that modernism and postmodernism
are by no means the same movement, but that their engagement in the same period (at least for certain years) provides a useful contrast by which both can be more accurately understood.
Second, I define and characterize the concept of postmodernism
focusing more on how it can be used to defend hunhu/ubuntu as a competing narrative or language game against its adulteration by modernists.
is already dead is a truism accepted by everybody.
The book is a unique study on the subject of public administration as it explains the postmodernism
of administrative setup in democratic, neo liberal, constructive and ideological societies.
If there were such a thing about the genealogy of scholars working in the field of postmodernism
, people would generally mention such names as Jonathan Arac, Matei Calinescu, Hans Bertens, Leslie Fiedler, Douwe Fokkema, Ihab Habib Hassan, Linda Hutcheon, Fredric Jameson, Jean-Frangois Lyotard, and Brian McHale, among others.
The collection of essays called "Postmodernism
behind the bon Curtain" and edited by Amrei Flechsig and Stefan Weiss, both prime movers and shakers in the active Russian musicological scene in Germany, must be evaluated against this backdrop.