- n. Plural form of postmodernist.
“So in this context, Mr. Windschuttle is complaining about postmodernists 'apparently slipshod authoring (using Foucault's fictional example to define a concept under discussion), while the postmodernists themselves are busy discussing, not the provenance of the quote, but how it captures some essence of the way cultures interact (in other words, the postmodernists are acting like postmodernists).”
“Contemporary writers, sometimes called postmodernists, attempt to represent multiple streams of thought by using not just digressive, multiclausal sentences, but with footnotes.”
“I don't think that "postmodernists" really say that we haven't yet reached objectivity.”
“The new issue of Axess has an article by Richard Wolin that is basically a diatribe about "postmodernists" and "postructuralists"; adjectives that appear to cover anyone Wolin disagrees with, whether on the left or right, authoritarian or anarchistic, conservative or progressive.”
“Douglas, both critiquing the "postmodernists" who castigate Wagner for being an arrogant German nationalist and showing that Mozart was just as big a nationalist.”
“The field is fairly vast--MLA pulls up over 500 articles and books published in the past two decades, most of them thematic or contextual studies--and I feel rather hesitant about generalizing about what the "postmodernists" are or are not doing.”
“This is the sort of thing that makes me doubt the current conventional wisdom among some folk who call themselves "postmodernists" (though I know not all postmodernists think this way, and it may be a misrepresentation of the PM mainstream) that everyone is equally biased and there is no such thing as an objective point of view.”
“postmodernists" get right is the desire to efface distinctions between high culture and low culture.”
“The next "site of struggle," as we postmodernists like to call it, was the campus of St. Mary's University, where a troll wandered onto the campus to equate abortion to the Holocaust, and pro-choicers to Nazis.”
“Postmodernists, on the other hand, are more multivocal in their viewpoint, holding that the ownership of concepts and words is less important than their relevance to culture-making; in art, for example, postmodernists will "appropriate" from anywhere and everywhere, and by redefining the context of the works or snippets, create something new (Andy Warhol's soup cans, above: using "fine art" painting methods to appropriate canned soup).”
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