Postmodernism and Its Different Perspectives

  • Vimal Kumar C.L Assistant Professor Dept of History, K.N.M.Govt Arts & Science College, Kanjiramkulam
Keywords: Modernism, Objectivity, Structuralism, New Historicism, Pluralism, Skepticism

Abstract

Postmodernism is a late-20th-century movement in the arts, architecture, and criticism that was a departure from modernism. Postmodernism has dominated the intellectual world since the 1980s, but reached its peak at the turn of the century. Postmodernism includes skeptical interpretations of culture, literature, art, philosophy, history, economics, architecture, fiction, and literary criticism.  Regarding history it brought a challenge to the study of history as an academic discipline. To postmodernist the interpretation of the past was influenced by cultural prejudices and interests. The cultural bias leads to the historian to misleading descriptions of the past.

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Published
2018-08-22
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