Narratives

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Against Post-Modernism: A Marxist Critique
Callinocos, Alex
Book
1982
Callinocos argues that the relativism preached by post-modernists leaves us with no objective criteria by which to reject those who would falsify the past.
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Deconstructing The Israeli Narrative
Lieberman, Dan
Article
2009
Israel has revealed its nature; a nation built on actions normally termed war crimes by world institutions; a nation that does not follow international law; and a nation that does not heed United Nati...
Descent into Discourse: The Reification of Language and the Writing of Social History
Palmer, Brian
Book
1990
Critique of postmodernist and poststructuralist approaches in history.
Multiculturalism or World Culture?: On a "Left"-Wing Response to Contemporary Social Breakdown
Goldner, Loren
Article
1991
Post-modernists are profoundly bored by any questions of economics and technology which cannot be connected to cultural differences. The implicit agenda of the multiculturalists is to present the valu...
Ontological "Difference" and the Neo-Liberal War on the Social: Deconstruction and Deindustrialization
Goldner, Loren
Article
2001
We have today legions of people with a smattering of knowledge turning out reams of books filled with buzz words that could be (and have been) produced by a computer program, and could be (and are) pi...
Thoughts on a Timely Narrative for the Left
Klein; Dieter
Article
2012
"Without a story every battle is lost”, formulated the authors of the Wu Ming group, whose name demonstrators in Rome had on their shields which protected them from the police clubs. With the naming o...

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Grand narratives
Diemer, Ulli
2011
Those who reject ‘grand narratives’ have simply bought into the hoariest grand narrative of all, the one which says that capitalism is all-powerful and eternal.
The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated
Popova, Maria
What cortisol and oxytocin have to do with a 19th-century German playwright.