QotD: “The important thing to examine is not what postmodernism says it does but how it actually functions”

The important thing to examine is not what postmodernism says it does but how it actually functions.

Mantilla, K. 1999 “Let them eat text: the real politics of postmodernism”, off our backs, Vol.29, No.8, p.7

(found at The Colour of Pomegranates)

“Unfortunately, without binarisms, we also cannot make a definitive statement. Making a statement, especially a political one, requires that we say one thing is better than (or worse than) in some way than another thing. If we avoid binarisms (a feat which some postmodernist writers do manage to approach in their flailingly uncertain prose), we cannot say, for example, liberation is better than oppression, being fed is better than starving, being healthy is better than being sick”

Mantilla, K. 1999 “Let them eat text: the real politics of postmodernism”, off our backs, Vol.29, No.8, p.7
(found at The Colour of Pomegranates)

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