Jean Francois Lyotard: The Postmodern Condition
the postmodern condition is a mindset sceptical about universal truths and which embraces relativist knowledges and uncertainty.
Postmodern society has no underlying reality, there are just signs and symbols.
Homeschooling in England and Wales
how many children are home educated, what are their characteristics and what are the challenges of increasing home education?
Has Education in the U.K. become more Personalised…?
Personalised learning means listening to student’s needs and tailoring teaching and learning to meet those needs.
Arguments for Polyamory….
Polyamory (having more than one long-term intimate sexual partner) is increasing in popularity in the UK, and it has many advantages compared to committing to monogamy, at least according to Ana Kirova, CEO of the FEELD app – which helps people interested in Polyamory find others with similar interests. This interesting topic, very relevant to…
Has Lockdown lead to more subcultures?
Recent independent research conducted during Lockdown has found that 56% of people report that they are part of a ‘subgroup’. The research was conducted by ‘The Nursery‘ and consisted of a phone survey of 1800 adults. The most popular subculture types reported were: Gaming Religious groups (not mainstream religions) Hippy Spirituality Political movements Restrictive diets…
The postmodernist model of audience effects
Postmodernists argue that the media is an integral part of postmodern society. Individuals actively use the media to construct their identities, and there is a sense of playfulness, creativity and unpredictability about how they go about doing this. Postmodernists criticise other theories of audience effects, especially the Hypodermic Syringe model for assuming that audiences are…
Fyre… the biggest festival that never happened
The Fyre Festival of 2017 is a great example of a ‘postmodern’ event…. an unfortunate coming together of consumerism, hyperreality, and hyper-individualised identity-obsessed millennials. In case you missed the furore, you can get a feel for what happened just by watching this trailer on Netflix – which describes the event as a being billed as…