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[1] Transmodernity is a philosophical concept used by the Spanish philosopher and feminist Rosa María Rodríguez Magda in her 1989 essay La sonrisa de Saturno: Hacia una teoría transmoderna. Her approach, based on Hegelian logic, views modernity, postmodernity, and transmodernity as a dialectic triad in which transmodernity is critical of both modernism and postmodernism, but incorporates elements of both.[2] Transmodernism, as first identified in the philosophical work of Rodriguez (2004), is an umbrella term that connotes the emerging socio-cultural, economic, political and philosophical shift way beyond postmodernity (Ateljevic, 2013:200) which is much more wide, deep and radical than what dominant economists and politicians call globalization (Ghisi, 2010)[3] Other interpretations on this term have been elaborated in conjunction with the cultural movement of transmodernism founded by Argentinian-Mexican philosopher Enrique Dussel. The concept of transmodernity has also been used to re-work the notion of postmodernity, highlighting its structural relation to globalization and informatisation.[4]

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  1. ^ Ivanovic, M. and Saayman, M. 2015. Authentic economy shaping transmodern tourism experience. 'African journal for physical, health education, recreation and dance'. Dec 2015, Supplement 1:24-36
  2. ^ Tribe, John (2009). Philosophical Issues in Tourism, p. 283. Channel View Publications. ISBN 1845412494,
  3. ^ Ateljevic, I. (2013). Visions of transmodernity: A new renaissance of our human history. Integral Review, 9(2), 200-219.
  4. ^ Mura, Andrea (2012). "The Symbolic Function of Transmodernity" (PDF). Language and Psychoanalysis. 1 (1): 68–87. 
  5. ^ Ghisi. M.L. (2010). Towards a transmodern transformation of our global society: European challenges and opportunities. Journal of Futures Studies, 15(1), 39-48.

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