Postmodernism

1. What are the two main criticisms of Postmodernism?

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

  • Hobsbawm - "Identities more like shirts we choose than skins we are born with"
  • Hobsbawn - "Identities more like shirts we choose than skins we are born with"
  • Katz - "Identities more like shirts we choose than skins we are born with"
  • Postmodernist Pat - "Just when day is dawning, Pat thinks he's a really lucky+ man!"

3. What is Late Modernity?

  • A tardy postmodernist
  • A variation of Postmodernism that believes postmodernism over-stated the social changes, they accept the breaking down of traditional values but say strong links still exist with previous societies
  • A variation of Postmodernism that believes postmodernism overstated the social changes, they don't accept the breaking down of traditional values but say strong links don't exist with previous societies
  • A variation of Postmodernism that believes postmodernism under-stated the social changes, they accept the breaking down of traditional values but say strong links still exist with previous societies

4. 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

5. How do Postmodernists believe we should study society?

  • NEVER use GetRevising.com for studying it!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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