The metonymy connects postmodernism and postcolonialism to resolve the problems with history that Diana Brydon defines with reference to Linda Hutcheon's work on postmoderism
, problems that result when emphasizing ahistorical interpretation.
MB: I have a problem with the word "quotation" to begin with, because for me it now carries the implication of an intellectual exercise--it's too tied to outdated postmodernist thinking, and postmoderism
Robin Usher and Robert Edwards, Postmoderism
and Education: Different Voices, Different Worlds (London: Routledge, 1996); and Roland Young, A Critical Theory of Education: Habermas and Our Children's Future (New York: Teachers College Press, 1990).
Discussing the deconstructive nature of postmoderism
, she asks,
In particular, Gabriel's discussions of, and readings in general research perspectives such as postmoderism
, hermeneutics, folklorism, psychoanalysis, and objectivism, are often excellent, but yet the perspectives seem to exert too strong a pull on his own text as a whole in various directions, so that it tends to vacillate betwen different points of view.
Its gynocentrism is generally hoped to be a temporary focus on the ethical values associated with female biology and female culture in ways which demonstrate a commitment to a meta-patriarchal truth and justice hardly characteristic of the relativist postmoderism
which Davis attributes to Goddess feminism and of which he is rightly critical.