Article

Are we asking the right question? The problem with 'afters'

Citation

Edwards R (2018) Are we asking the right question? The problem with 'afters'. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50 (14), pp. 1348-1349. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2018.1462527

Abstract
First paragraph: 'The postmodern critique of grand narratives renders "blueprints" for change problematic. If universalist explanations are thrown into doubt then so too are universalist prescriptions for action' (Usher & Edwards, 1994, p. 207). Yet, here we are, asking what comes after postmodernism? For some, it would seem the discourse of postmodernism has become precisely the type of totalised object those influenced by traditions of writing that preceded their identification as postmodern argued against. I use the notion of totalisation advisedly, as to position postmodernism as another grand narrative does little justice to Lyotard (1984).

Journal
Educational Philosophy and Theory: Volume 50, Issue 14

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2018
Publication date online25/11/2018
Date accepted by journal25/11/2018
ISSN0013-1857