Postmodernism

1. What changes in structure of society defines Postmodernism?

  • Pulling 'that' piece in Jenga... 0-o
  • Less making in factories, more tech and info proccessing, social change rapid, social class and ext family dissapearing
  • Less making in factories, less tech and info proccessing, social change rapid, social class and ext family dissapearing
  • More making in factories, more tech and info proccessing, social change rapid, social class and ext family dissapearing
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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 Postmodernist notes how lifestyles suit individuals?

  • Giddens - 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
  • Hobsbawm - 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"

4. Which postmodernists talk about social inequality and postmodernism?

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

5. 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

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