Postmodernism

1. Which Postmodernist comments on crime and deviance and postmodernism?

  • Katz - Criminology only looks at pleasure of commiting crimes 'transgression', crimes motivated by 'moral self-transcendence', different crimes provide the same thrill
  • Katz - Criminology rarely looks at pleasure of commitig crimes 'transgression', crimes motivated by 'moral self-transcendence', different crimes provide different thrills
  • Waters - Criminology rarely looks at pleasure of commitig crimes 'transgression', crimes motivated by 'moral self-transcendence', different crimes provide different thrills
  • Lettie Mailer - The postman's code to NEVER open letters doesn't take pleasure into account, also traps
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2. How do Postmodernists believe we should study society?

  • 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!
  • 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

3. Which postmodernists talk about social inequality and postmodernism?

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Mailer Pidgey and Parcel - Bigger Pidgeys make bigger puzzles~ ;)

4. Which Postmodernist comments on identity?

  • 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!"
  • 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"

5. Which Postmodernist notes how lifestyles suit individuals?

  • The Spy - A sharp suit will work with any lifestyle, invisibility prefered
  • Hobsbawm - More choice over identity and lifestyle to suit need, not bound by family or roles, new family types
  • Giddens - More choice over identity and lifestyle to suit need, not bound by family or roles, new family types
  • Hobsbawm - "Identities more like shirts we choose than skins we are born with"

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