Beginning Postmodernism: Forming the Theory

POSTMODERNISM Coining the Term “Postmodernism” was a term coined by Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) early in the century to refer to the last quarter of the 19th century, a time where capitalism and imperialism and Western civilization in general began to...

Julia Kristeva and Abjection

JULIA KRISTEVA (1941-) Abjection Julia Kristeva’s Powers of Horror (1980/1982) was a turning point in her career and in postmodern theory because she re-located the origin of psychoanalysis in the notion of abjection. Following in the footsteps of Luce Irigaray, this...

Asian American Art: Maya Lin, Part Two

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