Postmodernism A03

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Postmodernism A03

Advantages

  • Raised important questions about cultural change
  • Postmodern theories highlight how modernist theories are out of date

Disadvantages

  • Postmodernists contradict themselves
  • Exaggerate the amount of social change that has happened (Giddens - late modernity)
  • MARXISM-Harvey, Marxism has already explained changes in society and postmodern ideas are not new
  • Beck-2nd Modernity
  • FUNCTIONALISTS-Parsons, criticises postmodern view of society being fragmented

Evaluation

Postmodernists open themselves to criticism from other metanarratives such as Functionalism and Marxism. 

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