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1

Modernity

Begun in the 1700s
This was the development of the enlightenment

2

Enlightenment

Religion and ideology should be rejected and scientific reasoning is essential

3

Globalisation

The world is getting smaller
Increased interconnectedness across national boundaries

4

Technological changes

We can now cross the continent in a matter of hours
Exchange information with the click of a mouse
Time space compression

5

Economic changes

Electronic economy- pay online, PayPal etc
Money is always moving

6

Political changes

Globalisation has undermined the power of the nation state
Borderless world

7

Shift in culture and identity

Globalisation makes it much harder for cultures to exist in isolation from one another

8

Baudrillard

Simulacra- things in our culture that are copied, replicated or fake

Media and advertising etc

9

Lyotard

People are isolated and dehumanised
Mass of populated show a lack of interest in social solidarity

10

Metanarratives

Lyotard
Elaborate stories given to comfort people

11

Evaluation of postmodernism

- points out failures of theories rather than putting positives in place
- criticised for failure to accept not everything is hyperreal