Anything that defines itself in opposition to modernism with its emphasis on formalism. Post-modernism rejects the notion of universal truth and argues that meaning is often culturally constructed, relative and subjective. In art it is often associated with an eclectic style and self-referentiality.Hugely popular in academic circles it has become a much abused and largely meaningless term.

"When I hear the word "postmodernism" I reach for my gun"

See also poststructuralism