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Postmodernism

  1. 1. Communication and Culture (Unit 1). While you wait, summarise the views of the following people on culture: Matthew Arnold: F. And Q. Leavis: Raymond Williams:
  2. 2. Raymond Williams is our hero! <ul><li>He said everything in society is worth studying – everything is part of culture. </li></ul>There is no real difference between high culture (e.g. art) and popular culture (e.g. media).
  3. 3. Reasons Williams was right: <ul><li>Look at this example of ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture mixing: </li></ul>This is a Japanese ‘anime’ (popular culture) version of Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (high culture).
  4. 4. And what about this…….. <ul><li>What do you notice about Salvador Dali’s Mona Lisa? </li></ul>High culture (art) meets popular culture (graffiti)?
  5. 5. And Duchamp’s ‘Urinal’? It must be ‘high’ art - because it’s signed by the artist – and it’s in a gallery ? However, urinals are also the popular way our culture disposes of male urine – in pubs, for instance?
  6. 6. ‘ Postmodernism’ <ul><li>……… breaking the ‘rules’ of culture? </li></ul>
  7. 8. Culture has rules! <ul><li>What kind of rules do the following cultural activities have? Note down some of those rules: </li></ul>

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