What does metamodernism say about Eric Gans' ideas on "victimary thinking"?


Do Vermeulen and van den Akker's ideas on so called "metamodernism" have anything to say on Eric Gans' ideas of "victimary thinking"?

From wikipedia

The prefix 'meta' here refers not to some reflective stance or repeated rumination, but to Plato's metaxy, which intends a movement between opposite poles as well as beyond


In contrast to postmodernism, [Gans'] post-millennialism is distinguished by the rejection of victimary thinking and a turn to “non-victimary dialogue” that will “diminish […] the amount of resentment in the world.

I ask, just cos the phrases about post-millennialism, the sole ones I have encountered, quoted in the article, seem potentially problematic. As if we can reduce global ressentment by convincing the "victims" that their concerns can be negotiated away.


Posted 2017-01-13T07:43:41.170


my only point being that society and culture seems to be such that the majority often find themselves ressenting either their own need to negotiate, or influence, or both – None – 2017-01-13T07:46:49.337

oh and marx, ha, "history is the history of class struggle" etc. – None – 2017-01-13T08:00:45.800

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