Kathleen G Williamson (kgw@GAS.UUG.ARIZONA.EDU)
Sun, 5 Dec 1993 11:51:02 -0700

I suggest we use *pomo*, but that it mean *post-MODEMism*. isn't that more
descriptive of where we are at in this MOment? hmm, how bout pomo =
*postMOMENTism*? just an afterthought. hah heh heh ha
I personally look forward to an era in which we now longer use the
heteronormative gaze, perhaps we could call that *pohomo*

On Sun, 5 Dec 1993,
Brad M Biglow wrote:

> (1) Isn't the use of hte term "postmodern" a poor-judgement call? Postmodern
> seems to imply "past or beyond modern" , which is NOT POSSIBLE, since
> everything around us at present is actually 'modern'. "pomo" seems to
> infer that we are "past" modernity. The world is a dynamic evolving
> system, and the conception of what "is" or "isn't" modern changes with
> it. An interesting case in point, is where does one draw the line
> between "modern" and "postmodern"?? It's all subject to the observer's
> "perception" of that reality and therefore varies from one person to the
> next.
> (2) To fix the problem inherent in the oxymoronic term "postmodernism", one
> must redefine one's relating the term "modern" to the "industrial" phase
> of a society. What is "modern" varies from society to society at a given
> point in time (the historical sequence), and in a a sense is Ethnocentric
> Western European thinking. It's use is implying that "industrialization"
> and Democratic practices are "ideals" for each and every society the
> world over. This may not be the case. It's continued use eliminates
> the "human" aspect of culture through an etic 'imposed value system' of
> cultural relevancy. consult the people! ;-)
> Sorry for the digression.... Anybody got a better term for "pomo"?
> Perhaps besides "modern"?
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