Gheorghe Crăciun and the Vicious Face of Postmodernism
Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters
Keywords: postmodernism, communism, Gheorghe Crăciun, consumerism, alienation
Abstract. The paper analyses the evolution of Romanian theories concerning the concept of postmodernism, from the first (enthusiastic) contributions of the 1980s to the recent sceptical views. The case of Gheorghe Crăciun is very relevant in this respect, given the fact that he is considered one of the most important Romanian theorists of postmodernism and his articles (mainly those dating from 2006) describe multiple “vitiated” aspects regarding this cultural paradigm. My aim is to give a critical analysis of these texts and also to place them in the larger context of Romanian theories on postmodernism.