Modernity & Postmodernity

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  • Modernity & Postmodernity
    • PM's argue British society has two periods
      • 20th century dominated by industrial period (Modern)
      • Since 1980s evolved to postmodern period
    • Modern Period Features
      • Capitalism controlled industry with manual labour
      • Social class was the basis of identity
      • Urbanisation grew as immigration rose
      • State had influence over people's lives
      • Rational thinkings became more important
        • Meta narratives developed
    • Postmodern Features
      • Labour work has declined, service sector is flourishing
      • Social class as a source of identity has declined
      • Society is media saturated
      • Globalisation is expanding
        • Consumer is a part of identity
      • Meta narratives have lost influence


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