Postmodernist Perspective on Culture

HideShow resource information


  • Postmodern theorists argue that we are moving into a new kind of age - postmodern society. 
  • There has been a shift away from big factories towards more flexible forms of technology.
  • Also, there is less emphasis on 'making things' and more on processing 'information' via the new communication systems such as the Internet. 
  • The pace of social change is extremely rapid and the old structures of social classes, communities, trade unions and extended families are disintegrating. 
  • Consequently, traditional ways of behaving soon become outdated and irrelevant
  • Postmodern theorists believe there is a new culture emerging, that of postmodernism. 
  • In this new culture, we are constantly being bombarded by all sorts of cultural…


No comments have yet been made

Similar Sociology resources:

See all Sociology resources »See all Culture and Socialisation resources »