changingminds.org

How we change what others think, feel, believe and do

| Menu | Quick | Books | Share | Search | Settings |

Postmodernism

 

Explanations > Critical Theory > Postmodernism

Description | Discussion | See also

 

Description

Postmodernism is a broad term that includes post-structuralism, deconstruction, multiculturalism, gender studies and literary theory.

It emphasizes the importance of power, relationships, personalization and discourse in the construction of truth and reality. Knowledge is situated in time, place and other factors and hence cannot be generalized. People construct their individual understanding from unique and separate situations.

Postmodernism thus takes a holistic, systemic view rather than a constructed, systematic view.

It breaks from the philosophies of the Enlightenment, which seek a universal system of aesthetics, ethics, and knowledge.

Discussion

Postmodernism started in the 1920s and developed in the 1950s as a critique of positivism and other structural and 'scientific' methods.

Its anti-scientific, anti-establishment views can leave the reader bewildered as everything they hold true is challenged. This probably the greatest value in the movement as it shakes blind assumptions and prompts re-thinking of things we probably have accepted for a long time without wondering that they are all about.

See also

Post-structuralism, Deconstruction, Postmodernism and Truth

Site Menu

| Home | Top | Quick Links | Settings |

Main sections: | Disciplines | Techniques | Principles | Explanations | Theories |

Other sections: | Blog! | Quotes | Guest articles | Analysis | Books | Help |

More pages: | Contact | Caveat | About | Students | Webmasters | Awards | Guestbook | Feedback | Sitemap | Changes |

Settings: | Computer layout | Mobile layout | Small font | Medium font | Large font | Translate |

 

You can buy books here

More Kindle books:

And the big
paperback book


Look inside

 

Please help and share:

 

Quick links

Disciplines

* Argument
* Brand management
* Change Management
* Coaching
* Communication
* Counseling
* Game Design
* Human Resources
* Job-finding
* Leadership
* Marketing
* Politics
* Propaganda
* Rhetoric
* Negotiation
* Psychoanalysis
* Sales
* Sociology
* Storytelling
* Teaching
* Warfare
* Workplace design

Techniques

* Assertiveness
* Body language
* Change techniques
* Closing techniques
* Conditioning
* Conversation
* Confidence tricks
* Conversion
* Creative techniques
* General techniques
* Happiness
* Hypnotism
* Interrogation
* Language
* Listening
* Negotiation tactics
* Objection handling
* Propaganda
* Problem-solving
* Public speaking
* Questioning
* Using repetition
* Resisting persuasion
* Self-development
* Sequential requests
* Storytelling
* Stress Management
* Tipping
* Using humor
* Willpower

Principles

* Principles

Explanations

* Behaviors
* Beliefs
* Brain stuff
* Conditioning
* Coping Mechanisms
* Critical Theory
* Culture
* Decisions
* Emotions
* Evolution
* Gender
* Games
* Groups
* Habit
* Identity
* Learning
* Meaning
* Memory
* Motivation
* Models
* Needs
* Personality
* Power
* Preferences
* Research
* Relationships
* SIFT Model
* Social Research
* Stress
* Trust
* Values

Theories

* Alphabetic list
* Theory types

And

About
Guest Articles
Blog!
Books
Changes
Contact
Guestbook
Quotes
Students
Webmasters

 

| Home | Top | Menu | Quick Links |

© Changing Works 2002-
Massive Content — Maximum Speed