Postmodernism, Language and Culture

Michael Peters
Vol 12, Number 1-2, p.1
This essay charts two interrelated shifts in recent times which underlies theoretical developments across the range of disciplines in the humanities and social theory. It focuses on two notions, those of 'language' and 'culture', and attempts to understand the emergence of 'postmodernism' in terms of recent theoretical developments and changing conceptions in these two notions. In the last section, a postscript on education and cultural studies, I make a few brief remarks about the local context.