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Modernism
A modern society first emerged in Western Europe during the late 18th century. It
has four characteristics:
1. Nation state: The modern world is made up of a series of separate
societies, all which have their own state. The states create institutions,
which regulate the lives of their citizens.…

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Postmodernism is an unstable, fragmented, media saturated global village, where
images and reality are indistinguishable. In a postmodern world, we can shape our
identity through consumption.
Foucalt argues that there are no sure grounds for knowledge. There is no objective
criteria we can use to prove a theory to be…

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Late modernity
Late modernism argues that the changes we are witnessing are actually a
continuation of modernity.
Giddens argues that a defining characteristic of late modernism is it experiences
rapid change. This is because of two features:
1. Disembedding: We no longer need face to face contact to interact.
Traditions…

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Harvey believes that we have moved from a modern society to post modernity.
Post modernity rose out of the capitalist crisis of the 1970's that saw the end of a
long economic boom.
The crisis gave ride to a new way of making profitability. Harvey describes this as
flexible accumulation.…

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wngono

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A very good and detailed summary of globalisation, modernity and postmodernity.

byrneanna

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thanks this was v helpful!!! 

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