Postmodernism

1. What makes up Postmodern culture?

  • Cultural symbols and images, brands build identity, no single fashion commitement, smaller diversity of lifestyles, less choice, more tradition
  • Lipstick, blush and eyeliner
  • Cultural symbols and images, brands build identity, no single fashion commitement, wide diversity of lifestyles, more choice, less tradition
  • Cultural symbols and images, brands destroy identity, only one single fashion commitement, wide diversity of lifestyles, more choice, less tradition
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2. What are the two main criticisms of Postmodernism?

  • Social class is still important (consumption relies on income, from class), Choices still influenced by gender, ethnicity, etc (pay gap, racism)
  • Social class was never important (consumption relies on income, not class), Choices never influenced by gender, ethnicity, etc
  • Under-emphaisies amount of social change, ignores the grand narratives without (good) reason
  • Criticism Cricket says... "Not enough Jellybaby, Too much Postman Pat references"

3. How do Postmodernists believe we should study society?

  • Reject over-generalised grand narratives (huge theories), focus on individual cases, small scale research, look at how culture and identity overlap, how people make creative use of lives in own projects
  • Accept grand narratives (huge theories), focus on individual cases, small scale research, look at how culture and identity overlap, how people make creative use of lives in own projects
  • Reject over-generalised grand narratives (huge theories), focus on indiviudla cases, small scale research, look at how culture and identity conflict, how people make creative use of lives in others projects
  • NEVER use GetRevising.com for studying it!

4. What changes in structure of society defines Postmodernism?

  • Less making in factories, less tech and info proccessing, social change rapid, social class and ext family dissapearing
  • Less making in factories, more tech and info proccessing, social change rapid, social class and ext family dissapearing
  • More making in factories, more tech and info proccessing, social change rapid, social class and ext family dissapearing
  • Pulling 'that' piece in Jenga... 0-o

5. What are the three features of postmodern identity?

  • Ships, headcannons, fanfiction
  • One person has multiple social idenitites, these are based on choice, these identities are unstable and fragile
  • One person has multiple social idenitites, these are based on birth, these identities are stable and unfragile
  • One person has one social idenitite, these are based on choice, these identities are unstable and fragile

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