Against the Grain

Against the Grain – August 16, 2004

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Subverting the Dominant Paradigm?

The ideas of postmodernism and poststructuralism, which have held sway over contemporary left theory for the last three decades, are simultaneously fashionable and controversial. Has postmodernism’s ideological dominance advanced the cause of left political action or — as Gramscian theorist John Sanbonmatsu argues — impeded it?