“The theme of this book is the unremarkable prefix ‘post.’ It is the key word of our time. Everything is ‘post.’ We have become used to post-industrialism now for some time, and we can still more or less make sense of it. With post-modernism things begin to get blurred. The concept of post-Enlightenment is so dark even a cat would hesitate to venture in. It hints at a ‘beyond’ which it cannot name, and in the substantive elements that it names and negates it remains tied to the familiar. Past plus post – that is the basic recipe with which we confront a reality that is out of joint.” (Ulrich Beck, 1992)
Ages ago I wrote about the band Thursday after seeing them play (April 9, 2009):
Perhaps I should have referred to them as “Post-Hardcore”. It almost seems like a genre they give to modern “Punk” bands that they find OK, or a step above the other ones. This band did put out a song called “Ian Curtis”. Tell me what you think, i’m interested….
So keen on figuring out this term “post” that really didn’t have a meaning, but just sort of made it stand out from everything else. If Ulrich Beck can’t figure this one out, I’m hanging my hat up!