Postmodernism

The claim that cities have entered a ‘postmodern’ stage in their development

Postmodern, refers above all to the exhaustion of modernity (Lyon, 1994). It is beyond the scope of this paper to explain the phenomena of modernity, however modernism is from where postmodernism begins. It is a complicated set of ideas, it emerged as an area of academic study around the 1980’s and is extremely difficult to […]

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Postmodernism has been described as “illusion-breaking” art

The phrase “illusion-breaking” could be taken in a number ways, in this essay it is understood as a way of saying that the barriers of illusion are being stretched and tested. In the same way someone can achieve a record breaking result, a postmodernist can achieve an illusion-breaking novel by exposing illusion and taking it […]

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The characteristics of Postmodernism

Post-modernist thinkers argue that the late-20th century society progressed into a post-modern age which is characterised by:* Changes in the nature of work (e.g. more flexible working practices)* The globalisation of both production and consumption* The shrinking of space and time because of developments in communication networks like the internet, e-mail and satellite television* The […]

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What does postmodernity do to art

As a topic that has been repeatedly and exhaustively debated in recent years there are many theories circulating as to what postmodernism’s real definition is. Although still largely undecided it is possible to isolate guidelines as to what cultural forms can be considered postmodern and what effects postmodernism has had on our culture. As knowing […]

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Enlightenment Analysis

Ever since God created the world it has been filled with activity, and for three hundred years until about fifty years ago we have been under the influence of the age of modernity. However, modernity is fast giving way to postmodernism and again the force this change will undoubtedly cause people to once again change […]

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A Critique of Postmodern Philosophy

The term postmodernism is applied loosely across a multitude of disciplines – architecture, arts, historiography, philosophy and theology – and is best understood as a theoretical point in which culture in general departed from the concepts of essentialism exemplified by modernism. Sensibly enough, the term ‘postmodernism’ quite literally means ‘after the modern,’ and as such […]

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Postmodernism/Poststructuralism/Enlightenment

As stated by Focault (1984; p. 32) the age of Enlightenment is a movement in philosophy during the eighteenth century period that supported the belief,reason as the primary basis of authority. Countries like France, Britain and Germany are the advocators of this movement. Others include Italy, Spain and in fact the whole of Europe. Basic […]

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism concept is one that is widely not understood as well as accepted today. The unfamiliarity associated with this concept probably has been the one that has contributed to its wide resistance. This resistance is seen in poetry, reaction against the modern architecture, music and even film. The last years have been marked with a […]

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