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Flashcards in Postmodern Terms Deck (13):
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Consumer Culture

A culture and society in which individual and collective identity is constructed in material acts of economic exchange, such as shopping.

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Cultural Capital

The knowledge and information that informs people’s cultural consumption in a post- modern society.

3

Hegemony

The dominant way of thinking about society and culture enforced by the ruling class.
Example - how the popular kids at school determine what is cool and what is not.

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Hyper-reality

The collapse of the distinction between the real and the simulated.

5

Ideology

A system of belief or ideas

6

Multi-accentuality

The way in which meaning changed according to context, over time.

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Parody

To copy something in a humorous way.

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Pastiche

To copy something without humour, irony or anything else that communicates difference.

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Post modernity

The semiotic landscape of the society dominated by consumer culture and information technology.

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Signifier and the signified

The basic units of semiotic analysis.

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What are semiotics

The study of signs and symbols and their use of interpretations.

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What is a signifier?

A signs physical form and something that represents a concept such as a flag.

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Simulacrum

A representation of a person or thing.