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Postmodern confusion

Postby pink_trike » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:22 am

Can anyone recommend a critical analysis of postmodernism from an anthropological or psychological perspective?

(To clarify, I'm not looking for examples of postmodern-influenced anthropological studies - I'm looking for critical analysis of postmodernism's system of observation and its effects on individuals and society from an anthropological or psychological perspective).
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby zavk » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:21 am

Hi Pink

Ooooohh... you've uttered THAT dirty word, 'postmodernism'. :D

A quick search on Google found this:

http://tap.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/8/5/601

Not sure if it relates to the kind of applied psychology that you are doing though.
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby pink_trike » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:40 am

zavk wrote:Hi Pink

Ooooohh... you've uttered THAT dirty word, 'postmodernism'. :D

A quick search on Google found this:

http://tap.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/8/5/601

Not sure if it relates to the kind of applied psychology that you are doing though.

heh :tongue:

Thanks, I pulled this from that page...it sums up the meat I'm looking for:

The dangers that flow either from an optimistic naïve adoption of postmodern nostrums (relativism, amoralism, collectivism or autonomy or from a pessimistic disappointed embrace of the alternative visions it incites (scientism, fundamentalism, individualism or organicism) need to be urgently addressed.
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby catmoon » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:43 am

This meat is empty. Besides, we're vegetarians mostly.
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby Ben » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:52 am

catmoon wrote:This meat is empty. Besides, we're vegetarians mostly.


Speak for yourself!

I eat vegetarians.
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby zavk » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:53 am

Mmmmmm..... vegetarians......
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby pink_trike » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:53 am

Ben wrote:
catmoon wrote:This meat is empty. Besides, we're vegetarians mostly.


Speak for yourself!

I eat vegetarians.

:rofl:
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby pink_trike » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:56 am

zavk wrote:Hi Pink

Ooooohh... you've uttered THAT dirty word, 'postmodernism'. :D

A quick search on Google found this:

http://tap.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/8/5/601

Not sure if it relates to the kind of applied psychology that you are doing though.

Have you read this? If so, is it worth $25.00 to access it?

One can go broke buying per-article access to journals these days...
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby catmoon » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:03 am

pink_trike wrote:
zavk wrote:Hi Pink

Ooooohh... you've uttered THAT dirty word, 'postmodernism'. :D

A quick search on Google found this:

http://tap.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/8/5/601

Not sure if it relates to the kind of applied psychology that you are doing though.

Have you read this? If so, is it worth $25.00 to access it?

One can go broke buying access to scholarly journals these days...



Nope, it ain't worth it. Scholarly discussion of postmodernism is the written equivalent of monkey mind. Much verbiage, no content.
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby zavk » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:10 am

pink_trike wrote:
zavk wrote:Hi Pink

Ooooohh... you've uttered THAT dirty word, 'postmodernism'. :D

A quick search on Google found this:

http://tap.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/8/5/601

Not sure if it relates to the kind of applied psychology that you are doing though.

Have you read this? If so, is it worth $25.00 to access it?

One can go broke buying per-article access to journals these days...


$25?!! What? No don't pay for it..... I'll email you.
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby zavk » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:11 am

Spend the $25 on a nice meal, vegetarian perhaps.
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Re: Postmodern confusion

Postby pink_trike » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:16 am

zavk wrote:
pink_trike wrote:
zavk wrote:Hi Pink

Ooooohh... you've uttered THAT dirty word, 'postmodernism'. :D

A quick search on Google found this:

http://tap.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/8/5/601

Not sure if it relates to the kind of applied psychology that you are doing though.

Have you read this? If so, is it worth $25.00 to access it?

One can go broke buying per-article access to journals these days...


$25?!! What? No don't pay for it..... I'll email you.


thx
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