The Post Modern Adventure Outline

The Post Modern Adventure Outline - David Rachamim CLST311...

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David Rachamim CLST311 10/2/07 The Post Modern Adventure Outline I. Introduction a. Between the modern and postmodern i. Technological revolution and the global restructuring of capitalism referred to as the “great transformation.” 1. Biotech mode of capitalism ii. Focus is on transnational corporations and how they create intense competition. iii. Globalization protects transnational corporations at the expense of human life, biodiversity, and the environment. iv. New financial opportunities v. Postmodern highlights what is singular and original in the contemporary era. vi. The book is attempting to show that the transition to a postmodern society is bound up with fundamental changes that are transforming pivotal phenomena through a series of topics. 1. Work 2. Communication 3. Entertainment 4. Everyday life 5. Social relation 6. Identities 7. Bodily existence 8. Life forms 9. Welfare 10. Education 11. Topics vii. Emergent movements challenge big corporations viii. The world is faces with chaos 1. Ethnic and territorial rivalries ix. The emergence of technology has created a new way of life. x. United States is referred to as “the epicenter of global capital.” xi. Uneven economic development has created a downfall in society. 1. Escalating urban violence 2. Teen murders 3. Proliferation of guns 4. Hate crimes 5. Drug and alcohol addiction 6. Divorce rates 7. Declining wages 8. Consumer debt xii. Author does not like George Bush, obviously. xiii. We as a society are misusing technology and veering away from a natural way of life.
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David Rachamim CLST311 10/2/07 xiv. The argument covered in this book is for a reconstruction of theory and politics that combines the most useful modern and postmodern perspectives. b.
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