Postmodernity is a hyper-technological globalized culture, defined by the technical reproducibility of goods, from the beginnings of theories on information, by transformations in the concept of humankind, from the work on the social simulacra and the liquefaction of the building blocks of modernity among the variables. Post-modernism rises from with the crisis of the modern and post-industrial paradigm after the seventies.

Dr. Paolo Cianconi’s research work, with the group that started in the field of ethnopsychiatric field studies, uses the same survey instruments developed in studies on traditional cultures or in the process of modernization. The research in this broad psychosocial and anthropological sector is similar to classic research carried out in the field of cultural differences. In fact, postmodernity is a different culture that replaces Fordistic culture (industrial paradigm which provides – as cultural mould – a society based on industry and "assembly" as an organization of time, space, classes, values, relationship building in the individual and in groups). We can, therefore, approach postmodernity with the techniques of examination of otherness that we offer sociology, anthropology, psychology, social psychiatry, medicine, physics, biology, computer science, hi-tech, aesthetics and contemporary art. This interdisciplinary context is crucial to Dr. Cianconi’s work.