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Postmodernism
term which is applied to literature, art, philosophy, architecture, fiction, and cultural and literary criticism, among others. Postmodernism is largely a reaction to the assumed certainty of scientific, or objective, efforts to explain reality.
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JACQUES DERRIDA
Derrida suggests no text can be interpreted in isolation. This implies that we should not take author's original intention as an absolute basis for understanding meaning.
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Deconstruction
Deconstruction is a method of enquiry which asserts that all texts are full of contradictions which even the authors can not overcome in their attempts to deliver meaning.
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Differance
Difference does not tie meaning down to something fixed but destabilises it e.g. the word difference has two possible meanings: To differ – good not evil, cold because its not hot.
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Eclectic
Postmodernism is characterised by an eclectic approach. Eclectic = not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
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Pastiche
a work of art that mixes styles, materials. e.g. rock music incorporating African and oriental motives. a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of techniques borrowed from one or more sources. e.g. rap song starting with c
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Parody
Refers to a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing.
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Fragmentation
This refers to the disintegration, collapse, or breakdown of norms of thought, behaviour, or social relationship.
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Jurgen Habermas
Believed in a rational, "scientific" understanding of the life-world. Criticised Postmodernism .Accuses postmodernism of generalising practices that occur within modern society.
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Derrida suggests no text can be interpreted in isolation. This implies that we should not take author's original intention as an absolute basis for understanding meaning.

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JACQUES DERRIDA

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Deconstruction is a method of enquiry which asserts that all texts are full of contradictions which even the authors can not overcome in their attempts to deliver meaning.

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Difference does not tie meaning down to something fixed but destabilises it e.g. the word difference has two possible meanings: To differ – good not evil, cold because its not hot.

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Postmodernism is characterised by an eclectic approach. Eclectic = not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.

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