Postmodernism A03


Postmodernism A03


  • Raised important questions about cultural change
  • Postmodern theories highlight how modernist theories are out of date


  • Postmodernists contradict themselves
  • Exaggerate the amount of social change that has happened (Giddens - late modernity)
  • MARXISM-Harvey, Marxism has already explained changes in society and postmodern ideas are not new
  • Beck-2nd Modernity
  • FUNCTIONALISTS-Parsons, criticises postmodern view of society being fragmented


Postmodernists open themselves to criticism from other metanarratives such as Functionalism and Marxism. 


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