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1

Pre-modern

1600
Medical period and before

2

Modern society

The enlightenment

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Post- modern

Late 1950s
After ww2

4

Nation state

National government
One government is in control in terms of laws and policies

We are controlled by centralised state (laws, tax and education)

5

Development of capitalism

Industry led to the polarisation of classes

6

Epistemology

Religion v science

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Development of knowledge

Rational thinking- bases on belief
Metinaritive = grand explanation
We now question religion

8

Social life

People are now in charge of their own destinies

9

Reasons for becoming a post modern society

Globalisation
Technology changes
Economic changes
Shift in culture and identity

10

Baudrillard

'Simulacra'
Things in society are copied, replicated, unoriginal or fake

11

Lyotard

Meta narratives

Dismisses traditional theories such as Marxism and functionalist as they just want you to believe them

12

Beck

Risk society