Type of Cultural Studies:- Post modernism & Popular Culture By:-Italiyakinjal.B. M.A.-(sem)II RollNo:-10
Post modernism questions everything rationalist European Philosophy held to be true, arguing that it is all contingent and that most cultural constructions have served the function of empowering members of a dominant social group at the expense of “others”
Modernist literature rejected idea of Victorian age.
Henry James –“The Art of fiction”
Virginia Woolf,James Joyce, Ezra Pound,T.S. Eliot, Franz Kafka
Faulkner’s The sound and the Fury(1929)
Eliot’s The Waste Land(1925)
Frederic Jameson –Idea of market capitalism
(1) Monopoly capitalism
Jean-Francois –Idea of democracy
Jean Baudrillard describes the ‘simulacra’
His fragmentary experiences and images that constantly bombard the individual in music,video,television,advertising and other electronic media.
E.g. “ Zasi ki Rani ”
Popular culture:- Four Type of Culture analyses:- Production analysis Textual analysis Audience analysis Historical analysis Culture as a narrative or Story-telling process. E.g“ Balika vdhu’’
Production analysis :- ask question ; Who owns the media? Who creates texts and why? Production analysis :- ask question ; How specific works of popular culture create meanings. Audience analysis ask How different groups of popular culture consumers Historical analysis investigates how these other three dimensions change over time. E.g. Frankenstein Thanks to Barad sir for giving to guidance