New Horizons in Management series
Edited by Alexander-Stamatios G. Antoniou and Cary L. Cooper
Chapter 14: The individual afront the antinomies of the contemporary world
The terms ‘symbols of post-modernism’ and the ‘post-modern status’ (Lyotard, 1984) emerge and compose today’s philosophical–cultural and aesthetic world-view, which aspires to found the field of its historical ‘legalization’ within the technical-productive-communicational ‘shape’ of so-called globalization. The ambiguity and the conceptual ‘resilience’ with which these concepts appear, comprise, from their own ‘perspective’, an essential element within the deconstructive idea of postmodernism. Lyotard (1984) states ‘Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives’. Bell (1999: 334) notes, ‘. . . if anyone could define it, it would be no postmodernism, since it would then have a recognizable point of reference.’
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