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A Post-Modern ‘Society’?
A post-modern ‘society’?

Many years ago I attended a course on the subject of ‘postmodernity’ which was taught by one of the leading and most respected contributors to the field of contemporary social theory. The end result of this particular course was that by its conclusion I felt I knew less about the subject matter concerned than I had done to begin with! This was less the fault of that particular lecturer and more a testament to the problematic and quite often mystifying nature of debates which stubbornly continue to surround post-modernity. The core of the problem, as Kellner (1990) points out, is that post-modern theory is not unified in any real sense, but constitutes a sort of ‘unholy’ marriage which joins together ...

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