Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Postmodernism - Lecture 1, Notes and Main Points.

  • “The concept of postmodernism is not widely accepted or even understood” - Fredric Jameson, The Cultural Turn
  • "...few people can say with any assurance what the term actually means or involves…”  - Stuart Sim, The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism.
  • Skeptical
  • Relative
  •  “Postmodernity is modernity without the hopes and dreams which made modernity bearable. It is a hydra-headed, decentred condition in which we get dragged along from pillow to post across a succession of reflecting surfaces…” - Dick Hebdige, Hiding In The Light.
  • Post modernism is apocalyptic, schiziod, power, revolutionary, political correctness gone mad, self-obsessed, sell-out, blasphemous, dangerous, creative, unimaginative, bullshit.
  • "....Since the meaning of modernism is also very confused, the reaction or departure known as ‘postmodernism’ is doubly so…” - David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity.
  •  Modernism - the deliberate departure from tradition.
  • Postmodernism, with all its complexity and possible excesses, is an attempt to find new and more truthful versions of the world. 
  • Postmodernism is also saving the environment, recycling and multiculturism. 

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