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Cultural Change and Social Practice
Cultural change and social practice

The coming into prominence of the term ‘postmodernism’ has aroused a good deal of interest among academics and intellectuals. While some dismiss it as merely a transient and shallow intellectual fad, others regard it as signifying a deep-seated break not only with artistic modernism but with the larger epoch of modernity. This entails a resultant rejection of all the cultural manifestations of modernity as passé and here the term ‘culture’ would be extended to include wider cultural production not just in the arts, but also in the spheres of science, law and morality which Weber saw as originating as part of the differentiation process of modernity. The reversal of this differentiation process, or de-differentiation as some ...

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