Tag Archives: Postmodernism

Why are there more women in the New Age Movement than men>?

Woodhead (2007) suggested women are more attracted to New Age Movements because they experience double alienation in the family…. they family fails to give them a sense of occupational identity, and they feel dissatisfied with their limited role as housewife … Continue reading

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Posmodernity and the New Age

Paul Heelas (1996) points out that the New Age Movement seems to have much in common with postmodernism: It seems to involve de-differentiation and de-traditionalisation. De-differentiation involves a breakdown of traditional categories, such as that between high and low culture. … Continue reading

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Religious Pluralism: Evidence of Secularization?

Durkheim’s view of religion implied that a truly religious society could only have one religion in that society. In Durkheim’s analysis this was the situation in small-scale, Aboriginal societies, where every member of that society comes together at certain times … Continue reading

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Bauman’s Consuming Life A Summary – Chapter 2 – The Society of Consumers

Summary of chapter One  A fairly lengthy, paraphrased summary with a few comments in italics In consumer culture people behave ‘unreflexivly’ – without thinking about what they consider to be their life purpose and what they believe to be the … Continue reading

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The Condition of Postmodernity (David Harvey): A Summary of Chapter Five

A summary of David Harvey’s (1989) The Condition of Postmodernity’: An Inquiry Into the Origins of Cultural Change. This is a summary of chapter five. You like to read my summaries of chapters one and two and three first of … Continue reading

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Sociological perspectives on the relationship between education and work

Functionalism Education teaches us specialist skills for work – At school, individuals learn the diverse skills necessary for this to take place. For example, we may all start off learning the same subjects, but later on we specialize when we … Continue reading

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The Condition of Postmodernity, David Harvey: Chapter 3: Postmodernism, A Summary

A summary of David Harvey’s (1989) The Condition of Postmodernity’: An Inquiry Into the Origins of Cultural Change. This is a summary of chapter three. You like to read my summaries of chapter one and two first of all: Click … Continue reading

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The Condition of Postmodernity: Chapter 2

A summary of David Harvey’s (1989) The Condition of Postmodernity’: An Inquiry Into the Origins of Cultural Change, chapter 2. In chapter 2, Harvey deals at length with the contradictions within Modernity, from the Enlightenment project to the 1968 counter-culture, … Continue reading

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The Condition of Postmodernity, Chapter 1 Summary

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The ‘Postmodern’ Tech Companies Embarking on ‘Modernist’ Projects

Technology Transnationals such as Apple, Google and Facebook have effectively embedded themselves into the lifeworlds of billions of people the world over through weaving their products and services into the fabric of daily life. While in many ways these tech … Continue reading

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