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As another millennium approaches, even scholarly discourse seems to echo the apocalypticism expressed in popular culture. Certainly, the proliferation of “posts” - industrialism, colonialism, modernism, feminism, Marxism, and even history, theory, and postmodernism itself - betokens a sense of change with regard to the once secure intellectual foundations of modernist scholarship. Among professional historians these fears have focused upon the implications of postmodernism for the writing of history agree upon its chief consequence. Postmodernist theory questions what history can be, both as a real past and a discourse about it.
Robert Berkhofer (1997). “Beyond the Great Story: History as Text and Discourse.” Chapter 1.
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