Awesome stuff! Sophistication vs. Evolution — often the energetic trade-off. Stay in the same knowledge structure, and keep branching, branching and branching until noise and its father, entropy take over. Or evolve, taking in new forms and information, and becoming more robust. It’s in the informatics!
I think you’re exactly right. I believe we also need a move away from purely radical feminism without necessarily courted any singular new demographic-the goal ought to be creating equity and closeness by gradually reducing the effects of the intersections of oppression and thus evenly spreading privilege to all, precisely by listening to and working…
Fantastic! I was a little worried that Metamodernism seemed to be missing writers of colours, but here I stand, wonderfully corrected.
I wonder if a meta-feminism ought to be written? It seems that it’s underway with current feminists weaving in with cognitive science. There may be useful data points there for an American or…
I would think the Critical Theorists of the 30’s need to be a primary source for Metamodernism. The fight today is about the rise of fascism around the world and dominator cultures. Critical theorists did a lot of work on the psychology of how people choose leaders who will oppress them. This we desperately need refreshed — postmodernism opened the door to the rise of fascism, as Rorty predicted.
Brent, if your reading is correct. That González“…offers the novel category of metamodernism to explain a specific anomaly; in this case, how Hispanics in the United States were, as victims of colonialism and neocolonialism, excluded from both modernism and postmodernism” — If this is correct, then I love this story.
Brent Cooper Would you say that modernity’s attempt to avoid parochialism by a ‘universal’ reason that actually filtered out and excluded much that makes human life really worthwhile and meaningful made the rise of postmodernist nihilism inevitable? It seems that modernity only managed to create the cult of universal reason by ‘thinning out’ truth…
Very interesting discussion. The ‘enlightened’ like to sneer that Christianity, the religion of the global poor, is a bastion of ‘privilege.’ If they stopped thinking about Pat Robertson and Tony Blair and George Bush and Chelsea Clinton, and went to Iran, or to China, or to pretty much any area in Latin America, we would see if their thinking changed.