Post Modernism - context

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  • Post Modernism (1950? 1990?)
    • Reaction to modernism
      • PM does not believe there was a whole to begin with
    • celebrates lack of certainty
      • no hero, relies on ordinary people
      • sees meaninglessness of worlds and plays jokes with it
    • identity is not set, in flux all the time
      • gender is not a biological identity
      • dismantles stereotypical way of thinking
    • avoids conclusions - underlying meanings are crucial
    • no central theme, human existence
      • unstable, contradictory, inconclusive, unfinished
        • 'ungetatabilityof truth'
  • Elizabeth II (1952 - )


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