Right-wing authoritarian influx into postmodernist studies began, by my reckoning, around the late 1990s/2000s, gaining steam to the postmodernist right we see today.
But it is a very modern right-wing movement.
Identity _has_ been used by the right for many generations, but not critical theory.
Modernism is structuralist, post-modernism deconstructs and optionally rebuilds utilizing ideals as building blocks.
Yes, in its ‘gist’, I do. Implications are far reaching but the premise is not as complicated as its made out to be.
Oh I agree on that. It’s a VERY self-conscious era, which I think is ultimately wonderful. Global brain is larger than ever: I can bounce ideas off of you as quickly and easily as I can think one of my own thoughts. Division lines between self and other can shift and merge with ease.
Yet the self remains regardless, which is a marvel.
“Postmodern” is an 80s term, along with multiculturalism, etc. It’s well known and accepted and it’s only brought to light again over the past few years as the political right FINALLY is starting to understand it.
To them, it’s new. But I was in a liberal college in 1990/91 and it’s all old hat to me.