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Introduction to Sociology: Part VIII Postmodernism and Science Fiction
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Postmodernism An intellectual movement encompassing the arts, literary criticism, film, dance, music, architecture and the social sciences whose aim is to trace out the theoretical, political, cultural and moral implications of the collapse of the idea of progress
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The Postmodern Divide Modern Postmodern Progress Plurality Grand narratives Local histories Optimism Pessimism Universal Particular Ideal Unique Objectivity Subjectivity Rationality Irrationality Truth Fragmentation Productive Reproductive Representation Simulation Foundationalism Relativism
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The Law of Errors (Normal Curve) -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 Natural Deviations
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Zygmunt Bauman “The part of the world that adopted modern civilization as its structural principle and constitutional value was bent on dominating the rest of the world by dissolving its alterity and assimilating the product of dissolution .”
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Foundationalism The belief that our values and knowledge can
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