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COM 204 3-Dec-09 Postmodernism—a discourse of vulnerability No standard practices for achieving “actual truth” o If it works for you, great. Not necessarily what I believe though. No separation of signifier and signified, just signs o Advertisements don’t mean anything, just noise and clutter. Tolerates multiple meanings o Again, no true answer. What you believe is fine with me. Sometimes goes to excess—relativism, self-indulgence Studies resistance (like critical theory) o One cause is not better than the other No objective scientific truths No “universal audience” o Audience is always localized in time and space Rejects consensus as a value or a worthy goal
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Unformatted text preview: Sees all knowledge as political Postmodern Traits Superficial Celebrates fragmentation, difference No grand narratives to explain how society or science work o Grand narratives refers to stories or texts from the olden days that explains how things aremythology stories Sees reason, science, and progress as modernist myths Doesnt think you can explain what something really means Video is postmodernisms most distinctive new medium Outlaw discourse Not following rules and guidelines COM 204 3-Dec-09 Postmodernism says good for them...
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