Postmodernism

1. What makes up Postmodern culture?

  • Lipstick, blush and eyeliner
  • 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
  • Cultural symbols and images, brands destroy identity, only one single fashion commitement, wide diversity of lifestyles, more choice, less tradition
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2. Which Postmodernist comments on crime and deviance and postmodernism?

  • Katz - 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
  • Waters - Criminology rarely looks at pleasure of commitig crimes 'transgression', crimes motivated by 'moral self-transcendence', different crimes provide different thrills
  • Katz - Criminology only looks at pleasure of commiting crimes 'transgression', crimes motivated by 'moral self-transcendence', different crimes provide the same thrill

3. 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"

4. What are the two main criticisms of Postmodernism?

  • Criticism Cricket says... "Not enough Jellybaby, Too much Postman Pat references"
  • 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
  • Social class was never important (consumption relies on income, not class), Choices never influenced by gender, ethnicity, etc

5. 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

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