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Lucy, Niall

A Dictionary of Postmodernism, Chapter 10, p.118-138

Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd ; 2015

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  • Titolo:
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  • Autore: Lucy, Niall
  • Editore: Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Anno: 2015
  • Descrizione: this chapter presents critical terms related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture. these terms starting with the alphabet m include: metanarrative, minor(itarian), modernism and modernity. metanarratives continue to be invoked, especially by political leaders for the purpose of projecting an image of unified statehood. minority status is a kind of side effect or a supplementary condition, such that women can outnumber men and still be a minority because “man,” exemplified by the image of da vinci's “vitruvian man”, stands for the primary subject of human being. no less than “postmodernism,” the term “modernism” is fraught with controversy. compared to previous times, modernism is characterized by a general sense of the unfixity of things. the arrival of the steam train changed the time it took traditionally to get from one place to another, which changed again with the development of flight.
  • Fa parte di: A Dictionary of Postmodernism, Chapter 10, p.118-138
  • Soggetti: Metanarrative ; Minor (Itarian) ; Postmodernist Culture ; Postmodernist Theory
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Identificativo: ISBN: 9781405150774 ; E-ISBN: 9781118902189 ; DOI: 10.1002/9781118902189.ch10
  • Fonte: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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