Postmodernism

1. 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
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2. 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

3. 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

4. When did the Postmodern peroid begin?

  • The 1980's onwards
  • Pre-historic
  • The 1920's
  • The 2000's

5. What is Late Modernity?

  • 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
  • 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

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