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I'm doing AQA A2 Sociology and currently studying Unit 4. For the theory section we've been asked to make notes on postmodernism, but does anyone else think it's mind-boggling? I don't know how I could get an A on an essay titled "Assess the usefulness of Postmodernism to our understanding of society" .. there is no way I could put down enough stuff (and at least understand it to evaluate and analyse it) for 33 marks.
I think Ollocks (2008) summarises it beautifully: "Ollocks suggests that postmodernism is an exhaustive intellectual game using obscure ideas and complicated and flowery language to disguise what are, in effect, nonsensical ideas.
Modified twice, last modified by Christopher Cartwright on Tue 15th February, 2011 @ 13:21
true..with the unit 3 religion it made sense but cant get enough information for an A for the postmodernism...;S
I'm doing the OCR course and I think that Postmodernism does have a point in the rejection of outdated metanarratives and theories, however like all the perspectives it does have it's downfalls. To be honest, I agree with the Postmodern idea that there is no one way of defining all of society however I think that each of the perspectives has some valid points. If you need more info to get an A just read your textbook or get a study guide and write down what the textbook says, I'm not sure if your exam's the same but with ours you're not meant to put personal opinions anyways :)