Theme 1: The Death of the Subject


“The modern and the Western do not necessarily coincide and the present has many different, complex and contradictory forces, projecting many different, uncertain futures. It is this… heterogeneity of the present – characterized by a multiplicity of … conflicting cultural self/other relationships – which is foregrounded in postmodernity.”


*Ang, Realm of Uncertainty: 204 cited in Grosswiler (1998: 165)