POSTMODERNISM FOR DUMMIES
2. Postmodern Societies
Distinctions between the cultures of the different social classes have been blurred, for example by the use of opera as a theme tune for the football world cup. The process of globalisation has also meant the blurring of traditional cultural boundaries. Today Coca-Cola can be found in the remotest regions of the world.
3. Postmodern Societies
Postmodernists also argue that other characteristics of modern societies are disappearing.
• The big production companies making vast quantities of the same product are becoming more diversified and there has been a growth of small companies producing goods for very specialised markets.
• New social movements are connecting people across traditional class and ethnic boundaries; movements such as gay rights, environmentalism, feminism, and new religious movements.
• The significance of nation states is in decline. Today many multi-national companies are larger and have more power than most countries, and within countries more provision is being privatised and less is provided by the state.