Definitions for postmodernism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. postmodernism(noun)

    genre of art and literature and especially architecture in reaction against principles and practices of established modernism


  1. postmodernism(Noun)

    Any style in art, architecture, literature, philosophy, etc., that reacts against an earlier modernist movement.


  1. Postmodernism

    Postmodernism is a term which describes the postmodernist movement in the arts, its set of cultural tendencies and associated cultural movements. It is in general the era that follows Modernism. It frequently serves as an ambiguous overarching term for skeptical interpretations of culture, literature, art, philosophy, economics, architecture, fiction, and literary criticism. It is often associated with deconstruction and post-structuralism because its usage as a term gained significant popularity at the same time as twentieth-century post-structural thought.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Postmodernism

    A late 20th-century philosophical approach or style of cultural analysis that seeks to reveal the cultural or social construction of concepts conventionally assumed to be natural or universal. (from E.R. DuBose, The Illusion of Trust: Toward a Medical Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age, Kluwer, 1995)

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