Difference between Modernism Postmodernism?


Modernism describes a collection of cultural movements of the early twentieth century and late nineteenth. It consists of a series of reforming movements in art, music and applied arts, architecture, literature. Postmodernism refers to 'after the modern'. This is seen as a response to modernism and was influenced by the disenchantment brought about by the Second World War.
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Postmodernism is an attempt to depart from modernist ideas like sharp classifications in society (male or female). Post modernism believes that realities are socially constructed and may change from time to time. Whereby modernity is associated with certainty, identity and unity postmodernism concerns itself with difference and plurality. Postmodernism has had major influences in cultural fields like linguistics and anthropology.
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