• Culture And Values Terms
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    High and Popular Culture High culture is a term referring to the 'best of breed' (from some elitist viewpoints) cultural products. What falls in this category is defined by the most powerful sections of society, i. e. its social, political, economic and intellectual elite. The opposite of high cultural art forms, such as the opera, historic art, classical music, traditional theatre or literature; popular culture includes many forms of cultural communication including newspapers, television, adve...
  • What Is Postmodernism Post Modern
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    In trying to define exactly what post-modernism is I shall firstly briefly consider some of the events and thinking that led up to the development of this particular school of social theory. I shall then consider some of the common strands of thinking in postmodernism concentrating mainly on the writings of Jean-Francois Lyotard and Jean Baudrillard. I shall then consider the view of David Harvey, a Marxist many consider to be writing in the postmodern tradition, who argues that post-modernism i...
  • Premodern To Post Modern Society
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    Western liberal scholars have divided human history into three phases: the premodern, the modern and the post modern. Each phase has no definite end, rather they layer on top of each. For example, a thoroughly post modern society has elements of premodern and modern in it. There is no one exact time when the premodern ended and the modern began: each society reached them differently. Western Europe entered the modern era in the sixteen hundreds while the rest of the world was still premodern. Ev...
  • Shopping Mall Family Consumerism Jack
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    The Invasion of Consumerism into the lives of a Post-Modern Family Consumerism is taking place everywhere. Whether we like it or not, it has come to invade our everyday modern lives. Steven Miles, a lecturer in sociology at the University of Plymouth says "How we consume, why we consume, and the parameters laid down for us within which we consume have become increasingly significant influences on how we construct our everyday lives" (1). Consumerism has even gotten to the point of affecting the ...
  • X Files Post Modern
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    The X-Files The X-Files is generally acclaimed as the television cult hit of the 1990's. The pilot that aired in September of 1993 introduced FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Together the two work to uncover the truth behind unsolved cases that defy normal investigation, the cases that the government has buried or ignored, labeling them the "x-files." The two agents are wonderful examples of modernism and post-modernism world views. First in order to understand the reasons Scully and Mulde...
  • Polity Press History Truth Past
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    To explain the impacts of postmodernism, we have to understand the very composite nature of postmodernism, which is a relatively new all encompassing philosophy and one that reputedly lacks a historiography. The nature of the title question is very philosophical to which an equally philosophical answer could be given - why? However I am not so bold as to give that as the answer. I will therefore endeavour to simplify and qualify, what I consider are, related factors and, where applicable, their ...
  • Is Hull Dull Post Modern
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    Preconceptions of Kingston-Upon-Hull (more widely known as Hull), commonly amount to a post-industrial northern city with declining employment and a lack of tourism opportunities, an attitude of 'it's grim up north.' To the more knowledgeable, it is seen as a once important port with whaling and ship-building connections, having suffered years of neglect, but still not prospering with its tourist industry. However, with the aid of its City and County Councils and private investors, Hull has been...
  • A Post Modern Age
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    A Post-Modern Age Introduction: Post-Modernism can be described as a particular style of thought. It is a concept that correlates the emergence of new features and types of social life and economic order in a culture; often called modernization, post-industrial, consumer, media, or multinational capitalistic societies. In Modernity, we have the sense or idea that the present is discontinuous with the past, that through a process of social, technological, and cultural change (either through impro...
  • Postmodern Cityscape As A Sight Of Simulation And Spectacle
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    For this assignment, I decided to take a look at the 1982 movie 'Blade Runner'. Blade Runner is set in Los Angeles, November 2019, and tells a story in which artificially simulated humans, or 'replicants', not only threaten the morality of human personal identity, but also the very essence of what is 'real'. Deckard is a Blade Runner, a policeman of the future who hunts down and terminates replicants. He wants to get out of the force, but is drawn back in when five "skin jobs", a slang term for ...
  • Battle Royale Fukasaku Society Spectator
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    "All of them believed that they had used scientific analysis (called 'metanarrative' by some post modern theorists) of human development. All thought they could outline the future direction of social change" Haralambos, M. Sociology: Theme "All of them believed that they had used scientific analysis (called 'metanarrative' by some post modern theorists) of human development. All thought they could outline the future direction of social change" Haralambos, M. Sociology: Themes and Perspectives, ...