Nostalgia and Popular Culture Essay by Master Researcher

Nostalgia and Popular Culture
Discusses the views of Jean Baudrillard on post-modernism, progress and popular culture.
# 31921 | 1,650 words | 7 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 29, 2003 in Philosophy (General)

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Jeff Lewis's summary of the contribution made by Jean Baudrillard emphasizes that many regard his view of post-modernism as too negative an even nihilistic, in that Baudrillard describes post-modern culture as a combination of technological determinism, strong pessimism and general human bewilderment and wonder. (2002, 235) There is the suggestion that progress and change of different kinds have arrived so quickly, that few people venture to know what to make of them, how to explain clearly what is happening, of what cultural trends really are afoot.

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