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Postmodern Openings was first published in 2010. Between 2010 and 2014, the journal published 4 issues per year, between 2015-2016, 2 issues per year, in 2017 published 3 issues, and starting with the year 2018 – 4 issues per year with 2 additional issues.
Starting with 2018, the journal is indexed in ISI Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters).
Postmodern Openings Journal aims to promote excellency in social and humanistic research with reference to local-universal dynamics in the context of globalization. Postmodernity is a key moment for interconnecting the values of national or spiritual collective identity with global pseudo-identities. The deconstruction of values, a specific sign of postmodernity, primarily affects local spiritual and cultural identities.
We understand postmodernity as a revolution of the individual towards the Universe, in the sense of asserting the individual and deconstructing any structures, while transmodernity is a return to the founding unity. The crises in the postmodern society, generated by consumerism and post-industrialization, are – for a representative of the transmodern paradigm – signs of a “fractal growth” on another horizon, neither superior nor inferior qualitatively, signs of another modulation of the same experiential foundation of the One. The “linguistic rotation” of the twentieth century had as its starting point the concept of structure. Postmodernism starts from the deconstruction of representation structures, precisely with the argument of the idea of the linguistic game, as a “grammar” of the understanding of reality. Postmodernity also emphasizes the power of the word in establishing the world. The removal of the transcendent to postmodernity that gives birth to a new humanism “beyond man” is nothingness. Humanist existentialism still retains “Being” as a metaphorical reference, which it counteracts against anything. Transmodernity currently coexists with postmodernity, so many identify the two paradigms, considering them as a cultural matrix. We prefer to distinguish, as a difference between the two models, a centrifugal tendency of concentration in the fundamental unity of the world for transmodernism, namely a deconstructive tendency, specific to postmodernity.
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