The Modern and the - The Modern and the Postmodern Contrasting Tendencies Modernism/Modernity tendencies,notabsolutes.Infact,thetendencytosee

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The Modern and the Postmodern: Contrasting Tendencies The features in the table below are only often-discussed  tendencies, not absolutes. In fact, the tendency to see  things in seemingly obvious, binary, contrasting categories  is usually associated with modernism. The tendency to  dissolve binary categories and expose their arbitrary cultural  co-dependency is associated with postmodernism. For  heuristic purposes only. Modernism/Modernity Postmodern/Postmodernity   Master Narratives and metanarratives of history,  culture and national identity as accepted before  WWII (American-European myths of progress).  Myths of cultural and ethnic origin accepted as  received. Suspicion and rejection of Master Narratives for  history and culture; local narratives, ironic  deconstruction of master narratives: counter-myths of  origin. Faith in "Grand Theory" (totalizing explanations in  history, science and culture) to represent all  knowledge and explain everything. Rejection of totalizing theories; pursuit of localizing  and contingent theories. Faith in, and myths of, social and cultural unity,  hierarchies of social-class and ethnic/national  values, seemingly clear bases for unity. Social and cultural pluralism, disunity, unclear bases  for social/national/ ethnic unity. Master narrative of progress through science and 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course BUSINESS bus 210 taught by Professor Levine during the Spring '09 term at American University in Bulgaria.

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The Modern and the - The Modern and the Postmodern Contrasting Tendencies Modernism/Modernity tendencies,notabsolutes.Infact,thetendencytosee

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