For readers with the taste for it, he is the ultimate novelty: a postmodernist
technophile, impatient for the posthuman.
Here, in glass cases and on postmodernist
platforms, the form and contents of the human body are plain to see.
Against this argument, the works of Jane Sawicki and Bonnie Honig are analysed for the purpose of ascertaining the nature of postmodernist
Charles Lemert (1997), an apparent postmodernist
himself, concedes that the word is seldom used in an approving way (p.
His sense of familiarity combined with parody proves Paizs is not a pastiche artist like Lynch, Tarantino or the rest of the ironic postmodernist
brood, but, like Waters, a tribute artist.
In line with the postmodernist
tenor of most contemporary theory, the author dissolves order into orders and highlights the contingent nature of the production of orders.
If there is a debate about whether our society can be described as postmodernist
, there is also a debate about whether this is a good or a bad thing.
Greetham has recently suggested that although 'in the past, textual critics have felt that they somehow needed to "keep up" with their critical colleagues', 'in these poststructuralist and postmodernist
days it is the critics who need to keep up with us'. The context of Greetham's comment is, of course, the perception, widely held by certain literary theorists, that text-editing is a largely pragmatic, unsophisticated activity.
Theresa Man Ling Lee's interesting book takes up the claim, which she attributes to postmodernist
political theory, that there is a necessary connection between a nondemocratic politics and an essentialist or foundationalist conception of truth; and that a democratic politics necessitates an antifoundationalist notion of truth, and, therefore, a rejection of the Enlightenment and liberal traditions.
In this book, however, Brass adopts a postmodernist
perspective in his attempts to explain varieties of collective violence in India.
Nicholson's very useful collection Feminism/Postmodernism.(2) Yet for all this theorizing across various disciplines, there is still surprisingly little in the way of sustained "discussions of sexual difference in writings about" postmodernist
scepticism about the truth in general.