"Postmodernism" Essays and Research Papers

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Postmodernism ¡§There is a sense in which if one sees modernism as the culture of modernity, postmodernism is the culture of postmodernity¡¨ (Sarup 1993). ¡§Modern, overloaded individuals, desperately trying to maintain rootedness and integrity...ultimately are pushed to the point where there is little reason not to believe that all value-orientations are equally well-founded. Therefore, increasingly, choice becomes meaningless. According to Baudrillard (1984: 38-9), we must now come to terms...

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Postmodernism &Marketing

POSTMODERNISM AND MARKETING During the last ten years very limited number of terms have had a massive impact on almost all social disciplines as the term ‘‘postmodernity’’ has had. It would not be surprising that such a significant term has been the focus of a number of researches within a variety of disciplines. According to Firat, Sherry and Venkatesh (1994) ‘‘Debates and discussions regarding postmodernism, postmodern culture, and postmodernity have created some of the most prolific, heated...

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Notes for Postmodernism

require us to see what is behind the parody. Like Mona Lisa's padody of USA, it talks about the life behind in USA. Superficial, focused on appearances. It has to have a statement. Ang Paglabo ng mga hangganan sa pagitan ng high art and low art. Postmodernism blurs the line between what is high art and low art. Like how we aren't sure how what SM residences are for high and class, and adding Marion Rivera to the mix to confuse whether it's high art or low art. Laro at Spektakulo. Ang paglansag sa mga...

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Chief Problems in Defining Postmodernism

As we know the postmodernism is indefinable. However, it can be described as a set of critical, strategic and rhetorical practices using concepts such as difference, repetition, the trace, the simulacrum, and hyper-reality to against other concepts such as presence, identity, historical progress, epistemic certainty, ect.(Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Postmodernism pra.1 ) In the Oxford Dictionary, postmodernism be described as ‘a late 20th -century style and...

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Postmodernism in 20th Century Fashion

Postmodernism in fashion has developed over the past twenty years with designers such as, Comme des Garçons, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood demonstrating its key elements. So how is Postmodernism still relevant in fashion today? Postmodernism has been widely used over the past two decades, but trying to pinpoint one definitive meaning for the term is very difficult indeed. Taken literally Postmodernism means “after the modernist movement”, but there is more to Postmodernism than that...

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Metamorphosis and Postmodernism

The twentieth century has been marked as a time of great suffering and advancement in human history. One product of this dynamic time is the theory of postmodernism. According to Thomas McEvilley, postmodernism happened in America after people started to realize that history was cruel and that people were not really progressing much. This directly discredited the pre-existing theory of modernism which took its ideology from the three pillars: progress, hierarchy of cultures, universals. McEvilley...

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Positive and Negative Impacts of Postmodernism

Positive and Negative Impacts of Postmodernism Having its roots in the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, modernism was the era of universal truth which was objectively understood and interpreted by humankind. Postmodernism, the period starting around 1950’s to present, rejects this notion of an objective and universal truth. Instead the postmodernist view of meaning is ambiguous and truth is relative to an individual or a group. Furthermore, postmodernism rejects the validity of grand narratives...

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The Real Inspector Hound: a Discourse of Postmodernism

Inspector Hound: A discourse of postmodernism In this essay we will try to explain why The Real Inspector Hound is a Postmodernist play. To do this First we must decide on what Postmodernism actually is. As many critics have written many definitions on this subject overlapping and contradicting each other it is hard to find a single definition of postmodernism. So first to embark on this journey, we are going to find and state a single definition of postmodernism and afterwards we shall apply this...

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Modernism Versus Postmodernism

Modernism vs. Postmodernism Post-modernism follows and shares many of the same ideas as modernism. Though, at the same time, they differ in many ways. These distinctions can be seen in the two works of literature, “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller and “Glengarry Glen Ross” by David Mamet. “Death of a Salesman” represents the modernist literature. Modernism is a style of literature that came about after World War I in Europe. It emerged in the United States in the late 1920s. Modernism...

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Relationship between Postmodernism and Post colonialism

Postmodernism has been described as a new version of Western cultural imperialism. Discuss the relationship between postmodernism and 'postcolonialism'. Postmodern theory been applauded as liberating, even democratising, in its rejection of absolutism and in its refusal to accept the dictates of hierarchy and certainty. It calls for the abandonment of the modernist qualities of objective truth, centralized knowledge, totalising explanations and determinacy . Rather, postmodern theory advocates...

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