• Postmodern Family Jobs Economy Women
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    A postmodern family is a family, which has been stripped down from the extended family model consisting of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all living together. The postmodern family is an "anything goes family." It can include stepmothers, stepfathers, half brothers and sisters, and many aunts, uncles, and grandparents. The family that used to be economically dependent on the male now has the women in the work force as well. The postindustrial economy deals with how people today have mu...
  • Modernism And Postmodern Harvey Postmodernism Cultural
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    Book Review: The Condition of Postmodernity, David Harvey is well-known in social theory circles for books like Social Justice and the City (1973), The Limits to Capital (1982), The Urbanization of Capital (1985), and Consciousness and The Urban Experience (1985) - all seminal attempts to chart the relatively new and unexplored interface between political economy and urban geography. The Condition of Postmodernity is a significant new work by Harvey that situates postmodern theory within a broad...
  • Postmodern Materialism And Subsemantic Cultural Theory
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    Postmodern materialism and sub semantic cultural theory 1. Structuralist rationalism and the sub capitalist paradigm of reality In the works of Gibson, a predominant concept is the concept of truth. The primary theme of the works of Gibson is not narrative, but neo narrative. But the closing / opening distinction prevalent in Gibson's Neuromancer is also evident in Id oru, although in a more sense. Lyotard's model of sub dialectic Marxism suggests that the significance of the poet is significant...
  • Knowledge Is The Enemy Of Postmodernism
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    Michael D rach December 8 Philosophy Research Essay Society currently exists within a sphere of "reality" that can be classified as post-modern, or superseding the modern. This is a social condition that has come under much scrutiny and criticism in recent years, and its very being has been the subject of a great deal of debate. It is a very difficult concept to understand and classify, due to its endless interpretations. However, there is a somewhat general consensus that is considerably easier...
  • Shopping Mall Actions People Bone
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    Sociology 210 Exam #2 (Essay #4) When sociologists think of the postmodern society, shopping malls are most likely the first thing to come to mind. It can be easily argued that "shopping malls are the cathedrals of postmodern society" Times have changed since Marx argued that who you are is what you do or since Durkheim argued that who you are depends on your religion. Nowadays, who you are is what you buy. People all over go to shopping malls to make their lives easier than past generations. Th...
  • Outline Lyotard's Theory Of The Postmodern
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    "Modernity" is that period roughly associated with twentieth century Western ideas about art (although traces of it in emergent forms can be found in the nineteenth century as well), in which science established facts, political theory established the social state, secularism overcame religious opinion, and the notion of shame was denied or explained away with various social conventions. It was an era dominated by the thought of Freud and Marx. Its tendency was toward the legitimacy of the socia...
  • Identity Politics Subject People Postmodern
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    During the 1960 s and 1970 s movements emerged such as second wave feminism, civil rights and gay "liberation" whose previously silenced and marginalized voices suggested that the white male was no longer the only hero of the story. These voices variously and collectively claimed the right to speak in their own name and attempted to foster a sense of group "identity" as a way of resisting the systematic oppression that was experienced by each group in different ways. At the same time post modern...