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May 14, 2005 12:49 am

What Kind of Postmodernist Are You?

revisionist historian
You are a Revisionist Historian. You are the Clark
Kent of postmodernists. You probably want to
work in a library or in social services. No
one suspects you of being a postmodernist...
until they read your publications!

What kind of postmodernist are you!?
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Sharon Howard - 5/17/2005

This quiz really did not work for me... too many American references I didn't know and 'none of the aboves'. But FWIW, revisionist historian. No fair. I wannabe a slut.

Rob MacDougall - 5/17/2005

Outlying provinces checking in: Cyberculture Floozie. Must be my Burning Man days coming back to haunt me. But that's really a subset of "Theory Slut", isn't it? Just a synonym for slut and a particularly trendy-flimsy set of theories.

Greg James Robinson - 5/16/2005

I came out as a revisionist historian, but I think it comes from not having a good answer to what I am doing at 11 pm on a Saturday. In fact, I am doing the same thing I am doing 11 pm any other day--readingm, emailing, or working.

David Lion Salmanson - 5/16/2005

Gender Nazi. Which I think is a nice way of saying Sensitive New Age Guy. I hope.

Jonathan Dresner - 5/15/2005

Until KC and Hugo take the test, we really won't know, will we?

Seriously, though, I think most historians will come out either as Revisionist (because we are) or Slut (it's that agnostic syncretic thing).

Ralph E. Luker - 5/15/2005

I am, frankly, very nervous about this. What is the perfectly baked pie on many sluts must there be in a College of Cliopatriarchs?

Lisa Roy Vox - 5/15/2005

Well, I came out a "gender nazi." Really. I even posted it on my own blog and implicitly blamed you, Ralph, linking to your original post to boot. 8)
The question that earned me that title was probably the, ahem, porn question. For the "burning man" question, I called it bourgeois.
Well, you take a quiz on postmodernism, and you get what you deserve....heh.

Timothy James Burke - 5/15/2005

I also came out as a theory slut.

Ralph E. Luker - 5/15/2005

Being unwilling to accept responsibility for my own recommendations, I blame Miriam Jones at The Valve, footnote #1.

Jonathan Dresner - 5/15/2005

Yeah, me too. I think it may be conflating syncretic agnosticism with theoretical dilletantism... that's the nice answer:

I looked back at the questions, and I can't make heads or tails out of a connection between the answers I gave and the results I got. For that matter, I can't figure out what the connection is between any of the questions and the available answers.

Maybe it's a postmodern thing?

Julie A Hofmann - 5/15/2005

I'm a Theory Slut, too -- i don't get it. i'm so anti-theory it hurts! Bad quiz. Bad, bad, quiz.

Miriam Elizabeth Burstein - 5/14/2005

Uh-oh. I'm a revisionist historian. As a UCI graduate, shouldn't I be a theory slut? And I could have sworn I was an English professor. Must change departments.

Oscar Chamberlain - 5/14/2005

Wow, where can I copy of that compilation!

Really. I have no idea what it would sound like, but I'd love to find out.

PS I haven't taken the test, but should I assume that I have categorized myself?

Manan Ahmed - 5/14/2005

Um. I am a Theory Slut, too. The sad thing is that I DO have an Indonesian hiphop compilation. Man, I need help.

Jonathan Dresner - 5/14/2005

You've always said Cliopatria was a promiscuous breeder... now we know why.

Ralph E. Luker - 5/14/2005

I suppose I shouldn't be shocked that there are _at least two_ slutty Cliopatriarchs! If the news gets out, I'll have all kinds of damage control to do.

Jonathan T. Reynolds - 5/14/2005

I'm a theory slutt too!

Anybody out there want too hook up and deconstruct?

Ralph E. Luker - 5/14/2005

I'm glad you didn't take offense. I forgot the :)

Jonathan Dresner - 5/14/2005

I find denial to be a much-maligned but useful defense mechanism....

Ralph E. Luker - 5/14/2005

You're not acknowledging that slutty side of yourself.

Jonathan Dresner - 5/14/2005

...we end up with very similar answers. Not this time: I got "Theory Slut" which I can only attribute to my fondness for epistemology.... or something.