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postmodernism and popular culture


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  • Hi Rasila, very good presentation. U cover all the topic. and explain well. Images are appropriate. yr presentation seems as if U know what is post modernism properly. I want to suggest U one thing that, U should made one slide, in it U should linked post modernism and popular culture that, post modernism started to study popular culture and after that discipline, study of popular culture became famous,etc...
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postmodernism and popular culture

  1. 1. Topic :- Post modernism and Popular culture Name :- Rasil jambucha Roll no:- 24 Sem :- 2/M.A. Paper :- The cultural studies Submitted to :- smt.s.b.Gardi maharaja krishanakumarsinhji Bhavnagar university
  2. 2. what is postmodernism?
  3. 3.  late 20th century movement, in art, architecture, sociology, communication, fashion, philosophy, history, fiction, culture.
  4. 4.  characterized by the self-conscious use of earlier style  mixing of different artistic style and media, and general distribute of theories  reject the opposition between ‘high’ and ‘low’  the claim of any universal or totalizing theory  celebrates plurality, heterogeneity  collapses the distinction between genre and convention  thriller format becomes part of the ‘serious’ novel  comic element and absurdity mark  myth, fairy tales, legends and contemporary realities merge  it becomes impossible to distinguish between reality and illusion (both character-reader)
  5. 5.  the distinction between “real” history and “mere” fiction called into question  postmodernism celebrates the very act of dismembering tradition  postmodernism borrows from modernism  postmodernism characterized by, “ incredulity toward metannaratives” - lyotard  postmodernism is best compared to the emergence of computer technology  it reflects both the energy and diversity of contemporary life as well as its frequent lack of coherence
  6. 6. postmodernism writers  Jorge Luis Borges  john barth  James Joyce  Faulkner's  Frederic Jameson T.s Eliot  Wallace
  7. 7. Jean-Francois lyotard and the postmodern condition  he characerizes the postmodern as a disbelief in and resistance to metanarrative  the disbelief towards metanarrative is the disillusionment with totalizing explanation of poetry  it includes narrative of science, philosophy, and religion  postmodernism acknowledges that all knowledge is fragmentary, partial, and incomplete
  8. 8. jean Baudrillard and the Hyperreal  his central argument is reproduction and endless repetition of image, the distinction between the real and the illusory, original and copy broken down  suggest- sign merely refers to other signs  it refer to other similar sign rather than ‘truth’  it is a generation of copies of the real without origin or reality, or what is called the “Hyperreal”
  9. 9. post modern art  visual art, sculpture, plastic art, design may be seen  incompleteble style are favorite device Use of the vernacular and slang in art  ex ,
  10. 10. popular culture  before 1960s popular culture was not studied by academics  film studied, women’s studies, pulp fiction, comic books, television, popular music, race, gender, class, reshaped and reshaped in popular cultural analyses  William Gibson, Bruse sterling, Melissa Scott, pat cadigan write on science fiction, fantasy, contemporary realism
  11. 11. ex, Frankenstein Sometimes popular culture repackage a literary work, that is impossible to read the original text , without reference to the many layers of popular culture that have developed around it