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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(15); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051517.

The Association between Marxism and Post-Modernism in the Perspective of Jacques Derrida


Dehua Liu

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Dehua Liu

College of Foreign Languages, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200231, China


Marxism and postmodernism is a difficult problem. Friedrich Jameson once said with some helplessness that the attempt or effort to connect the two would be regarded as a strange combination without a solid foundation and full of paradoxes. It often presented the strange landscape and weird effect produced by the combination of the old yellow photos of the Soviet revolution and the colorful neon luxury hotel. There are two main views on the understanding of Marxism and postmodernism. One view is that the vigorous development of postmodernist cultural thoughts not only means that Marxism is out of date, but also declares the end of Marxism. Another point of view is that postmodernism, as a cultural representation of the increasingly fashionable, fragmented and flat life of contemporary society, is an ideological mode with relativism and nihilism, and a language and cultural game that rejects depth and loftiness. No matter from the historical point of view, or from the reality, there are intricate connections between Marxism and postmodernism. Therefore, how to understand the complex relationship between Marxism and postmodernism has become a major theoretical problem to be solved in the contemporary cultural and ideological circles.


Marxism, Postmodernism, Derrida, Divergence

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Dehua Liu. The Association between Marxism and Post-Modernism in the Perspective of Jacques Derrida. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 15: 128-132. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051517.


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