postmodernism

A philosophical movement across a variety of disciplines that has sought to dismantle many of the assumptions that underlie the established truths of the modern era. It is marked by acceptance of plurality and the challenging of norms. In particular, postmodernism tends to reject the view that science and technology necessarily provide hope for human progress.

Definition reprinted with permission from: Gerald Monk (Editor), et al Jossey-Bass, Inc.: Narrative Therapy in Practice: The Archaeology of Hope

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