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Postmodernism (USA)locked

  • Andrew Dell’Antonio


A term carrying diverse and sometimes contradictory meanings, used to describe aesthetic tendencies as well as critical approaches beginning in the 1970s. There is considerable debate over whether its parameters are chronological or philosophical, and concerning the nature of its relationship with modernism.

Many have posited postmodernism as chronologically defined, resulting from disintegration of cultural paradigms established during a “modernist” era or socioeconomic condition variously defined as beginning sometime between the 15th and 17th centuries and ending at some point in the mid-20th century (Jameson, ...

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