Eurocentrism and its mirror images: postmodernism versus world history

The article deals with the ideology of postmodernism as it is cur­rently debated in the international intelligentsia and in academia, and which makes itself felt in "identity politics" of race, gender and sexual preference. It suggests that "identity politics", and their the­oretical sources, are symptoms of and not a solution to the breakup of a phase of capital accumulation, and the resulting breakup of the long received ideas of the international left.