Postmodernism

1. Which postmodernists talk about social inequality and postmodernism?

  • Mailer Pidgey and Parcel - Bigger Pidgeys make bigger puzzles~ ;)
  • Katz and Giddens - 'Class is dead', defined by lifestyle choices not by class or ascribed status, individualisation means outcomes in lifes/patterns in society not decided by class models
  • Pakulski and Waters - 'Class is dead', defined by lifestyle choices not by class or ascribed status, individualisation means outcomes in lifes/patterns in society not decided by class models
  • Pakulski and Katz - 'Class is dead', defined by lifestyle choices not by class or ascribed status, individualisation means outcomes in lifes/patterns in society decided by class models
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2. What makes up Postmodern culture?

  • Lipstick, blush and eyeliner
  • Cultural symbols and images, brands destroy identity, only one single fashion commitement, wide diversity of lifestyles, more choice, less tradition
  • Cultural symbols and images, brands build identity, no single fashion commitement, wide diversity of lifestyles, more choice, less tradition
  • Cultural symbols and images, brands build identity, no single fashion commitement, smaller diversity of lifestyles, less choice, more tradition

3. What are the three features of postmodern identity?

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

4. 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

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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