Date of Award
Master of Arts
There are several reasons why postmodernism is generally regarded as incompatible with "doing history," and by exploring them, I will be able to better address the primary goal of this thesis: to articulate one of many possible "postmodernist" methodologies for inquiring into history. Before I do that, however, it will be helpful to look at my working definition of postmodernism, especially since the term is highly overused and misunderstood. While I am not prepared to sort out the strands of postmodernism or give a definitive explanation of all the nuances of its different forms, I do wish to address the aspects of postmodernism that I believe could have important bearing on the writing of history.
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Holly Ann Raatikka
August 20, 2013
Raatikka, Holly A., "Acts of the imagination: postmodern thought and the writing of history" (2001). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 130.