Postmodernism

1. What are the two main criticisms of Postmodernism?

  • Under-emphaisies amount of social change, ignores the grand narratives without (good) reason
  • 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
  • Criticism Cricket says... "Not enough Jellybaby, Too much Postman Pat references"
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2. What is Late Modernity?

  • 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 under-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 tardy postmodernist

3. What are the three features of postmodern identity?

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

4. Which Postmodernist notes how lifestyles suit individuals?

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

5. 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
  • 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 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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