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    Describe the main features of the shift from Modernity to Postmodernity Modernity and Postmodernity concepts contrast significantly. Modernity is portrayed by its relevance to rationality and scientific reasoning to explain the functioning of society (Kalberg, 1978). In contrast, Postmodernity concepts challenge the progress that Modernity practices. Moreover it can be characterised as a period where social institutions, cultural relations and applications of science shifts (Macionis, 2014). A second definition defines Postmodernity as the conclusion of social forms concomitant with Modernity, consistent with a sceptical outlook towards knowledge and reality (Sarrup, 1997). Marx and Weber are influential figures concerning these concepts (Kalberg, 1978). During this shift from Modernity circa (1890’s) to Postmodernity (1970’s), art, media and technology changes were evident (Wagner, 2013). Globalisation can be defined as the escalation of social connections. Individuals are affected by…

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    Modernity, Supermodernity, and Postmodernity Modernity, supermodernity, and postmodernity are not placed on a chronology, and one does not evolve into the next, however, they are interrelated and created from faults and strengths of the other. Modernism, as explained by Parsons, is focused on the creation of great truths, postmodernism relies on heuristic truths, and supermodernity is one step beyond to fill in the ontological void present in postmodernism (1993). Modernity Lyotard describes…

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    2. The Crying of Lot 49: modernism or postmodernism? In my arguing that The Crying of Lot 49 can also be construed as a late-modernist text, I will turn to Harvey’s essay ‘The Cry from Within or Without? Pynchon and the Modern – Postmodern Divide’ where he fervently argues against McHale’s ‘claim’ that The Crying of Lot 49 is fundamentally a modernist text by presenting two core arguments relating to a) intertextuality and b) Oedipa’s search for truth. Before I will dispute any arguments of…

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    After the events of WWII, to say that America had changed drastically was an understatement; with the entirety of the Cold War, amongst other political strife at home and abroad, America during this time was an era of conflicting ideals. Consequently, literature changed its perspective; most commonly, however, was the transition from modernist ideals to postmodernist ideals. Much like modernism, post-modernism offered to reject the ideals presented by popular trends during their time; yet for…

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    Rationale State of the Church Barna Group survey results emphasizes that young people today are heavily influenced by major social, spiritual and technological changes that have occurred over the past quarter century. The last argument of young people leaving the church, is that they feel that "hostility to those who doubt." More than a third of young people said that they feel that they have no one to ask the most interesting questions about his life in the church, and 23 percent said they felt…

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    Postmodernity is generally describes the economic, social and cultural condition of society which is said to occur after modernity. Postmodernity also called as late modernity (Giddens 1991), reflexive modernity (Beck et al 2003) or late capitalism (Harvey 1992). The era of postmodernity began in the late 20th century as many theorists had come out with their own taught and perception in explaining the ideas of postmodernism. Moreover, the theorists also link the idea of postmodernity with some…

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    Living in the Past In a world constantly developing and changing, some things can never be changed, whether it’s a person, place, religion, or even society itself. Sticking to tradition is always humble beginnings, but when would one start to question tradition, or even alter it in some way? Modernity is always based off of tradition no matter what is being modernized. In William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily, the main character Emily Grierson lives her entire life and style the exact same way…

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    The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast modernism and post-modernism in the context of counseling theory and methodology. Although counseling came about on the foundation of a modern worldview, society now embraces a predominantly post-modern culture. Some counseling theorists recognized this shift in culture and developed postmodern theories of counseling. In this essay, I describe the impact of these worldviews as they relate to the counseling profession. I examine similarities…

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    Postmodernism is a late-20th-century movement in the arts, architecture, and criticism that was a departure from modernism. Postmodernism was a movement in architecture that rejected the functionalist, modernist ideals of rationality and also used to describe a dissatisfaction with modern architecture. Postmodernism is characterized by the return of ornament and symbol to form. The aims of the postmodernism was look back to the past for inspiration of history and tradition, ideas of…

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    Full of Emptiness In today’s society there is the looming thought of absence in many things. For some it might be the absence of a parent or an education. However, in the poem “The Morning is Full,” Pablo Neruda expresses the heartbreak of the absence of a particular season, which points to the absence of complete love in his life. Pablo Neruda is a poet from Chile who constantly expresses his feelings by describing nature, ultimately pointing at the feeling of love. "Twenty love poems and the…

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