Metamodernism is a recent movement in philosophy that can be seen as a synthesis of modernism and postmodernism. It builds on the modernistic idea from the early 20th century, which beliefs in utopia and cultural progression. After World War II, postmodernism claimed that the modernistic idea failed, and it presented this cynical view of the world, where everything is relative. Metamodernism is a new proposal, that is conscious about the hope and sincerity of modernism, and yet reflects the irony and relativism of postmodern thought.
As Luke Turner put it about Metamodernism: “Whereas postmodernism was characterized by deconstruction, irony, pastiche, relativism, nihilism, and the rejection of grand narratives (to caricature it somewhat), the discourse surrounding metamodernism engages with the resurgence of sincerity, hope, romanticism, affect, and the potential for grand narratives and universal truths, whilst not forfeiting all that we’ve learned from postmodernism.”
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