Presentation on theme: "Globalisation, Culture and Lifestyle Seminar Four: Postmodernism and Culture."— Presentation transcript:
Globalisation, Culture and Lifestyle Seminar Four: Postmodernism and Culture
Key Lessons from the Lecture Postmodernism is incredibly difficult to define but links to social processes and cultural forms Incredulity to meta-narratives and the collapse of certainty and boundaries Identity is much more fluid and less stable All style and no substance? With so much choice do we actually crave stability?
Nostalgia and Kitsch Nostalgia refers to a longing for the past. It is usually sentimental and relates to what was seen to be a happier/simpler time We see nostalgic references in many areas of postmodern society Remember when…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i92ygoGT noE
Nostalgia and Kitsch We can see examples of nostalgia in many areas of postmodern life Can you identify examples of this within the events and entertainment industries Why do you think we are so attracted to cultural references from the past?
Nostalgia and Kitsch Kitsch can be defined as art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way Seen to be in poor taste but attractive nonetheless Postmodern irony?
Seminar Tasks Critically discuss the contention that postmodernism is all style and no substance. Critically discuss the extent to which the fluidity and instability of postmodernism actually leads us to crave stability in our everyday lives.