“Postmodern theory is one of those attempts: the effort to take the temperature of the age without instruments and in a situation in which we are not sure there is so coherent of a thing as an ‘age,’ or Zeitgeist or ‘system’ or ‘current situation’ any longer. Postmodernism theory is then dialectical at least insofar as it has the wit to seize onto that very uncertainty as its first clue and to hold to its Ariadne’s’ thread on its way through what may not turn out to be a labyrinth at all, but a gulag or perhaps a shopping mall.”

-Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

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