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Prompt #2: Define what Frederic Jameson means by “ Pastiche .” Citing 3 examples , discuss why Jameson defines “pastiche” as the dominant style (or non-style) of “ post - modernity .” How does he contrast the post - modern aesthetic to the canons of modernism ? In your opinion, which of his post modern theories (if any) seem most relevant (or irrelevant ) to the study of contemporary American art/s and culture/s? Intro: Modernity ended at the end of WWII. o “aesthetic production today has become integrated into commodity production generally…at even greater rates of turnover, now assigns an increasingly essential structural function and position to aesthetic innovation and experimentation” (Jameson 4). We are now amidst the era of post-modernity—an era where what Jameson calls “pastiche” has taken over style, production, and effaced the creativity of the individual. Pastiche is the piecing together of past images to create neo-products. No longer do we innovate based on pure necessity and unique creativity. Pastiche presents us with the new post-modernistic world of recycling the
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course WAC 20 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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