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    Postmodernity: Societal Changes

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    As the term postmodernity suggests, it follows on from modernity therefore, to understand postmodernity, we must first understand the concepts of modernity and modernism. Once this is achieved, we can then examine whether present western society is or is not post-modern and what societal changes have led to the development of this debate. Therefore, modernity and its’ key features will be considered first, followed by an examination of the term postmodern and the key features said to be associated

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    Steinbeck and Contemporary Culture: Capital and Postmodernity Modernity was an era characterized by an explosion of revolutionary, productive, creative, critical, and rational human energy. Man was an end in himself, the remaining absolute in a relativistic universe. The liberating dialectics of the modern era have come into equilibrium, however, with the postmodern era in which traditional dichotomies lose their distinctions and information spreads at exponential rates. The Grapes of Wrath

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    Postmodernity as the Climax of Modernity: Horizons of the Cultural Future ABSTRACT: Given that any society is endowed not only with a set of institutions but also with the particular pattern of self-reflection and self-description, postmodernity should be viewed as an epoch representing the climax of modernity and its self-refutation. Parting with traditional society, modernity represents the triumph of power-knowledge, the divorce between spheres of culture, the global social relations, the

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    Overview of Book Key Concepts Quality: Quality could be well understood through the understanding of the terminology, quality which is the resultant of knowledge gain, command and expertise (Dahlberg, 2013). With each stage of attaining knowledge, enlightenment is bound to take place. This further throws more light on the concepts, making them even more clear and lucid. Command also determines the legitimacy quality that comes with superior knowledge. Similarly, expertise makes an individual more

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    like the above. Zora's work was not readily accepted in its time. Unlike fellow writers such as Faulkner and Joyce, Hurston's was not incubated by the academy until theory could catch up to inspiration. Like writers such as Nabokov, however, her postmodernity is subtle and her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is littered with trap doors to plunge the reader into a deeper interpretation of the text. Cynthia Bond picks up on this in her essay, "Language, Speech and Difference in Their Eyes Were Watching

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    "All that is solid melts into air." This quote by Karl Marx is important in understanding the relationship of modernity, postmodernity, and globalization because the one thing all three terms have in common is that they are ever-changing. The ideas of modernity and postmodernity are always changing along with time, as are the flows of globalization. I think the three terms are ever-changing because they are affected by the world we live in, which is always changing. Since the world is always

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    devalued in the past few decades. Though the term may have been regarded as concise in the past, it is today thinly spread over a broad range of social and cultural contexts. This issue is as true in film studies as in other aspects of the society. Postmodernity has become common while trying to characterize cinema in the 21st century. What the term suggests regarding contemporary film or the present-day society is far from agreed (Tudor, 2002). This paper examines the term ‘postmodernism’ as depicted

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    Introduction As the theme of my essay I have chosen to find out what our contemporary society must not forget in order to be able to make organizational theory evolve well into the 21st century. For this task I have decided to take a look back to Aldous Huxley’s modern dystopia “Brave new world”, that warned against totalitarian regimes that intended to suppress individuality in order to advance the interest of the state in its time. Even as those regimes might not be a direct threat nowadays

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    The Postmodernist movement begun after World War II in which, high and low culture are questionable in the view of society and Art. The postmodernist movement in literature creates a new set of ideals for fiction, such as the metafiction, the fable like representation in novels, the pastiche, irony, and satire. Fredric Jameson speaks about the movement and its theory in his essay “Postmodernism and Consumer Society”. He questions postmodernism in society as it creates the new societal norm of popular

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    Analysis Mary Klages states difference between modernism and postmodernism. The root of modernism would be modernity; while, postmodernism succeeds modernism. This would be a simple statement to describe the difference between modernity, modernism, and postmodernism. Klages states, “Perhaps the easiest way to start thinking about postmodernism is by thinking about modernism, the movement from which postmodernism seems to grow or emerge” (Klages, p.1). In simple words, postmodernism can only be understood

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