“I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives”

June 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Join us this Thursday for the conclusion of The Postmodern Condition. We’ll probably start a few pages before 41 up to the end, page 67. I also thought reading Peter Gelderloos’ “You have to do it my way” (middle of the text) would be a good segue into the body of our syllabus. Though the text does not explicitly address the postmodern per se, Gelderloos ponders “the discomfort with identity” as a “symptom of postmodern society” and provides a re-reading of identity politics within anarchist theory. So far we have been discussing the pendulum swing of narrativization and performitivity, when it is necessary and when it should be called into question (always called into question). As capital demands a continual re-invention of the new in the form of how social subjects interact, the manner of self-identification and how identities are imposed are natural accomplices to the State.

Meetup at my (danielle’s) place —- see email for address

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading “I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives” at AAB.

meta

%d bloggers like this: