Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity
Sokal, AlanPublisher: Social Text 46-47, Spring/Summer 1996: 217-252
Year Published: 1996
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX8304
Alan Sokal submitted this parody of postmodernism, poststructuralist theory, deconstruction, and political moralism to the journal Social Text. The editors failed to spot the hoax and published it as a serious article. The hoax caused a fierce debate between the postmodernists and those who consider postmodernism reactionary nonsense.