I mean, I get that postmodernism is the idea that there are no absolute truths, blah blah blah, but everything else just seems like jargon. Do people actually buy into postmodernism? Like, real people? I'm not discussing the pseudointellectuals who will buy into anything that sounds incomprehensible to their parents. Things like that must have plagued the modernists just as often. Did pomo start in the 70s? The 60s? I've heard both defined as "the" beginning, but I really see many elements of modernism in the 60s, and even some in the 70s. Sometimes it all seems like both were spearheaded by artists who chose to use other human's minds as their canvas. I've seen postmodernism described as an advanced (possibly mutated) form of modernism as well, and the logic seemed to make sense, but they seem so contradicting of each other in every aspect. Is postmodernism just the absolutes of modernism used against it? IE, there are absolutely no absolutes? Feel free to fill this thread with jargon, if you don't know the answer. I don't know if anyone really does.