IJCH 2019 Vol.5(2): 5-9 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2019.5.2.138

Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Historical Present: Mediating Modern and Postmodern Sentiments

Liang Wei
Abstract—This paper discusses a variety of methodological issues of cultural studies by close reading two important works on postmodernism: James Clifford’s The Predicament of Culture and Perry Anderson’s The Origins of Postmodernity. The discussion, centered around reading both texts as intellectual history, concludes that the former is more methodological conscious and experimental than the latter. The paper attempts to shed some light on the methods and theories of cultural studies.

Index Terms—Modernism, postmodernism, intellectual history, cultural studies.

Liang Wei is with the Chongqing Zhongxian Middle School, China (e-mail: 418078400@qq.com).

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Cite: Liang Wei, "Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Historical Present: Mediating Modern and Postmodern Sentiments ," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 5-9, 2019.

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