The Concepts Of Postmodernism And Modernism?

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What is Postmodernism? According to Merriam Webster dictionary ,Post-Modernism is “of relating to or being any various movements in reaction to modernism that are typically characterized by a return to traditional materials and forms by ironic self reference and absurdity “ (Webster, Merriam). The very term "postmodern" was, in fact, coined in the forties by the historian, Arnold Toynbee (Felluga).Postmodernism cannot be historically a specific year, and however, its ideas are around the mid-1970. The concepts of postmodernism affected many aspects of art, education, literature, film, sociology, technology, and etc. To begin to understand postmodernism, one must first analyze the two movements in an earlier time which is modernism and the …show more content…
There was a shift of focus from logic to collective ideas. Although somewhat similar, Postmodernism had some conflicting differences with modernism. In actuality, there are divisions in theory even within postmodernists. Constructive postmodernists do not entirely reject modernism. The concepts are similar to that of deconstructive postmodernists in that boundaries should not exist. Post Modernism has had leaders such as Linda Hutcheon that has written a book titled The Politics of Postmodernism and the Poetics of Postmodernism that has given Americans a view on the important or key aspects of post modernism literature. Writers such as Fredric Jameson decided to place critical view of the dangers of multi-national capitalism; He also warned the people of the dangers that result from what he sees as our society 's loss of connection with history and with the suffering of the oppressed. …show more content…
“It rejects concepts of objective truth, the possibility of knowledge, and any attempt to provide a large narrative or explanation of the human condition, especially religious or philosophical ones” (Hicks).They would agree on the belief that anybody’s ideas are as good as another’s. Everything is subjective, including honesty, also known as the truth. Truth is about one’s own individual culture, experiences, and ideas. Reality is not only perceived by the mind. “In the postmodern understanding, interpretation is everything; reality only comes into being through our interpretations of what the world means to us individually “(Hicks).Postmodernists believe that if reality is defined as one certain element, it becomes oppressive. Postmodernists do not believe in defined standards. In art, for example, there is no difference between an original and fake because they are both the same. They also have a different outlook on education in comparison to a modernist. Knowledge is not productive and beneficial by

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