Postmodernism

1. 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
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  • 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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2. What are the three features of postmodern identity?

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

3. Which Postmodernist notes how lifestyles suit individuals?

  • 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
  • Giddens - 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?

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

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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