Theory: Modernity and Globalisation

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  • Modernity and Globalisation
  • Postmodernity
  • Foucault: Knowledge must be guaranteed to improve society. Lyotard: Knowledge is a series of different ways of seeing the world. Bauldrillard: Hyper-reality: signs appear more real than reality. Media has caused fragmentation, while we can change identity, we can't change society.
    • Postmodernity
  • Overlooks how the media is manipulative, Ignores power and class inequality, People can distinguish between reality and media images, Assumes all theories are true, Hypocritical.
    • Criticisms:
  • Late modernity
    • Giddens: interaction is more impersonal; individualistic Beck: risk society, our knowledge of risks comes from the media
  • Giddens: interaction is more impersonal; individualistic Beck: risk society, our knowledge of risks comes from the media
  • Criticisms:
    • Ignores structural factors Rustin: Capitalism is the risk Hirst: movements are too fragmented to challenge capitalism
  • Marxism
    • Criticisms
      • Abandons the possibility that the working class will overthrow capitalism.
  • Jameson and Harvey: today's society is the product of the most recent stage of capitalism. Production for niche markets promotes diversity.
    • Marxism
      • Criticisms
        • Abandons the possibility that the working class will overthrow capitalism.

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