Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

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Postmodernism is a late-20th-century movement in the arts, architecture, and criticism that was a departure from modernism . Postmodernism articulates that the world is in a state of perpetual incompleteness and permanent unresolve. Postmodernism promotes the notion of pluralism; that there are many ways of knowing, and many truths to a fact. From a postmodern perspective knowledge is articulated from perspectives, with all its uncertainties, complexity and paradox. Thus knowledge is relational and all realities are woven on local linguistic looms. ‘Although post modernist thinking very much took off in the mind 1980s its intellectual roots can be traced back to the late 1960s.At this period ,ceratin sorts of intellectuals could look around at the society and culture of the time , and start to discern the beginnings of the sorts of changes described above.’ (Inglis&Thorpe ;2012)One who has become so ultimately consumed by their ego, that their entire view of the world and everyone in it is twisted. A person whose ego exceeds both his intelligence and his capacity to see beyond his own personal interests. a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws:mathematical science. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained throughobservation and experimentation.Postmodernism is occasionally cursed by pundits as an 'anything goes' approach to, well, everything. Postmodern society is said to be a society free of moral direction, but what is it, really? Postmodernism is an often-cited concept in a variety of fields. Part of the problem with defining postmodernism, is its eclectic nature, which translates into a variety in the ways it may be encountered. This lesson will help eliminate some of the ambiguity inherent in dealing with the concept of society as postmodern. First, briefly, one most conceptualize the term modernism. Modernism was the belief that all systems were working toward a goal, with value judgments placed on societal systems through ranking their importance. The precise goal depended upon the system in question, but to the modernist, history was the story of things getting better and better, toward a brighter future. 


The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
Theories of the Postmodern
Surrealism Without the Unconscious

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