Postmodernism

1. Which Postmodernist comments on identity?

  • Hobsbawm - "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!"
  • 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"
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2. What is Late Modernity?

  • A tardy postmodernist
  • 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 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

3. 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
  • 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
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4. 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

5. Which Postmodernist notes how lifestyles suit individuals?

  • Hobsbawm - "Identities more like shirts we choose than skins we are born with"
  • The Spy - A sharp suit will work with any lifestyle, invisibility prefered
  • 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

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