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    Postmodernism With the end of colonialism and the emergence of a seemingly new world order, there raised a demand that research be useful and relevant, indicating that knowledge for its own sake was insufficient. As a result of this, what emerged was a new focus on 'development' and 'modernization' in the form of postmodernism. In these changing times, anthropology has come into contact with a variety of evolving concepts, including hybridity, montage, fluidity, and deconstruction

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    Postmodernism The 20th Century, in many ways, can be remembered as a time of scientific and technological revolution. The innovations and rapid growth in many areas of technology have cast doubt upon words such as ignorance and impossibility. This revolution also instigated new and/or radical ideas in the world of academia. The growth of post-modernism and its adherers in historical circles have caused quite a stir in dealing with the validity of many historical documents. Critical analysis

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    Postmodernism Traditional thinking has understood the world in its totality as including both chaos and harmony. Lovelock's hypothesis gives us a new resolution to this problem by expanding or even relocating creativity from the human intellect to the world. Postmodernism is the return to the mythological-aesthetic reflexion of the world concerning the idea of order and harmony. Facing the publicly known and proclamated appeals for further prosperity, scepticism is being survived so deeply

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    defined in terms of an aspiration to reveal the essential truth of the world’ (Boyne and Rattansi, 1990). ‘[In postmodernism] philosophical pillars are brought down, the most notable of which are the ‘unities’ of meaning, theory and the self’ (Hassard and Parker, 1993). In my opinion the above quotes neatly summarise the motivational ideas behind modernism and postmodernism as thought processes. However different the inspiration, methodology, and conclusions of classical sociological ideas

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    familiar with the meaning of postmodernism. Generally speaking, in its shortest explanation, postmodernism can be understood as a reaction against modernism. “ To speak of postmodernism means that we have some idea of that which has been superseded- modernism.” (Edwards in Wells: 2003: 188). Following this path it is essential then to understand the meaning of the era that was before- modernism, which shaped the modern times and in turn led to the birth of postmodernism. Both of these phenomena were

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    Postmodernism Analysis

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    3.1. Brief Contextualisation of the characteristics of Modernism and Late-Modernism. Before postmodernism can be understood clearly a brief understanding of modernism needs to be contextualised and explained. The modernist movement started to form in the late 19th and early 20th century, some of the forming factors of modernism came from the rapid growth of the modern industrial societies and the horror that arose form World War I. Many modernists rejected enlightened thinking and gave up all

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    Postmodernism The emergence of digital technologies coincides with the rise of postmodernist films, videos, and audio art. Postmodernism literally means “after” or “beyond” modernism. Whereas modernist art emphasizes the individual artist’s self-expression and the purity of artistic form, postmodernist art is anything but pure. Postmodern approaches to production could feature the following: Intertextuality: Postmodernism often considered intertextual, which means it features a collage or grab

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    Postmodernism is a reaction to the classical types of art and theatre that had existed up until modern history, which relied on literature as the main focus of a work. The postmodernist movement began after the modernist movement, which occurred during the 19th and 20th centuries. Postmodernism is not necessary meant to be the opposite of art forms from the past, but rather, it is meant to open a person up to new experiences. Some postmodernist artists are concerned with creating works that will

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    in order to make the story stick that postmodern theory is distinguished by its antifoundationalism, commentators assimilate the modernist period to the enlightenment. Postmodernism is a reaction to modernism which, in turn, is equivalent to Enlightenment foundationalism.” If we hold the enlightenment as the foil to postmodernism, one must note that the rebellion against the Enlightenment began long before the emergence of the postmodern movement. Carroll notes: “Postmodern dance gets going around

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    Postmodernism “We cannot conceive of ‘night’ without knowing what day is. A person cannot know what a ‘tree’ is without knowing what a tree isn’t!”(Unknown author). Postmodernism is a theory that critically questions whether anything can be truly defined and known. A post modernist would argue that nothing beyond imagination can be essentially knowable. This is because nothing in this world can be made of without relating it to other objects or perhaps ideas. For example; “We cannot, as a result

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