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Unformatted text preview: 2. Pessimism- pessimism bc the ideals are in fact depleting 3. Irrationality- notion of rationality is being questioned because how rational can we be when so much is coming at us so fast? 4. Disillusionment in Attaining Absolute Knowledge and the True Self dont think that we can find either of these because of the era we live in that is impacted so much by mass media. Historical Evolution of Identity-Pre-modern Identity-kinship system- one is born into their role-Modern Identity-identity made through lived human experiences-PostModern Identity-social fragmentation, fissure, ruptures-our Identity is made nowadays by the social institutions of our culture, like media, school, etc. (esp. media)-argument here: Media constructs our identity...
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- Spring '08