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genre of art and literature and especially architecture in reaction against principles and practices of established modernism

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The point here is that, given Jernigan's working definition and his very selective sampling of Stoppard's work, I find it very difficult to call Stoppard a postmodernist even during this early stage of his career.
I first came to know McHale's work by reading his 1987 book Postmodernist Fiction when I was conducting my Ph.
Kim's explanation of postmodernist conceptions of ideology doesn't answer why postmodernists may be more susceptible to overgeneralizing than, say, Kim would be.
Postmodernist historians (I vowed I would never start a sentence, let alone a column, with the word 'postmodernist', but there we are) reckon that we cannot learn anything meaningful from old documents.
Certainly Kirk lacks many traits characteristic of postmodernists.
The resolution to the Arab Middle East's problems, according to Sadiki, ultimately should emerge from a dialectic that reconciles Islamist with postmodernist thought.
addresses it to specialists, and not just those strongly conversant with the authors presented, but mostly to those comfortable with the peculiar rhetoric and strategy characterizing post-Heideggerian and postmodernist philosophy.
His arguments are directed principally at postmodernist religious authors.
Both the postmodernists and the social historians had accepted the importance of working with texts of all and every kind.
Postmodernists are united by both a shared philosophical history and a shared conception of human nature--or at least agreement about what our "core feelings" are: "dread and guilt" (Kierkegaard and Heidegger); "alienation, victimization, and rage" (Marx); "a deep need for power" (Nietzsche); and "a dark and aggressive sexuality" (Freud).
Although neo-Reformationists, liberationists, and postmodernists tend to emphasize their differences with liberalism, they share its commitments to open-ended inquiry and modern criticism.
For the postmodernists, reality is not a specific whole, but that which has innumerable facets, each of which add to the original picture.
Of particular note is the chapter on "Literary Games," which attempts to explain in simple terms the viewpoints of New Critics, existentialists, deconstructionists, and postmodernists, something which most guides would not even attempt.
The Enlightenment once promised to crush religion under the weight of modern rationalism; but modern rationalism instead was steamrolled by postmodernists who found reason and scientific progress to be failed idols.