Next Article in Journal
Walking off the Edge of the World: Sacrifice, Chance, and Dazzling Dissolution in the Book of Job and Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
Next Article in Special Issue
Posthuman Ethics, Violence, Creaturely Suffering and the (Other) Animal: Schnurre’s Postwar Animal Stories
Previous Article in Journal
Transcultural Literary Interpretation: Theoretical Reflections with Examples from the Works of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Previous Article in Special Issue
Ethical Universals in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies: A Posthumanist Critique of Universal Human Rights
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Humanities 2016, 5(3), 66; doi:10.3390/h5030066

Of Pomo Academicus, Reconsidered

Humanities and Teacher Education, College of Mount Saint Vincent, 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10741, USA
Academic Editor: Myra Mendible
Received: 20 June 2016 / Revised: 27 July 2016 / Accepted: 28 July 2016 / Published: 2 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of 'Posts')
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [189 KB, uploaded 2 August 2016]

Abstract

This article considers the relationship between what would generally be viewed as a postmodern perspective and the rise and multiple use of the prefix “post” by those arguing that we are finally beyond certain oppressive political, cultural and social issues, and dynamics, such as the racist and sexist ideologies that have historically permeated and plagued our nation’s institutions, including higher education. Many of those who champion the prefix “post” assert that they offer us a narrative, description and framework of a post-racial and post-feminist era that they want us to acknowledge and embrace. I, however, claim that such a utilization and imposition (as opposed to the more generous sounding “offer”) of the various “posts” that we have been presented with are, more often than not, precisely little more than reactionary moves to reestablish and reaffirm the very type of thinking and structure that we have allegedly moved beyond. View Full-Text
Keywords: postmodernism; humanities; thinking otherwise; cultural left; social conservatives; teaching postmodernism; humanities; thinking otherwise; cultural left; social conservatives; teaching
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Scapp, R. Of Pomo Academicus, Reconsidered. Humanities 2016, 5, 66.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Humanities EISSN 2076-0787 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top