Postmodernism And Modernism

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The first chapter is considered as the engine driving the entire document consisting of important arguments throughout. This chapter is aimed to reflect the aims and objectives, rationale, background, and methodology for the study to be conducted. 1.2. Background of Study The term postmodernism is considerably a complicated term consisting of different philosophies and artistic styles. The movement has emerged as the reaction higher levels of modernism, which is the framework of observing and thoughts related to the characterisations of the entire world in different ways that postmodernism has reacted against. The modernism is found to be interested in the narratives of history related to the teleological nature (Denzin, 2012; Kim, 2012).…show more content…
The aspects of postmodernism emerged within a time not defined by the revolution or war but by the media. Apart from modernism, postmodernism has no faith in the narratives of history or as the self as independent subject. The postmodernism is found to be interested in the instability and fragmentation while focusing on the elements of destruction of boundaries (Kim, 2012; Weston, et al., 2015). The mixture of different times along with the periods of art may have been considered as the high or low aspects and as a common practice in the work of postmodernism. This aspect of the practice is referred to as the pastiche while it is taking a subjective aspect of the globe with the identification of art. It further reflects the endless process of implications with the signs of certain meanings. It can be said that the postmodernism is known for demonstrating the perception of the globe, art and time as the defected one (Weston, et al., 2015; Petridis,…show more content…
Research Questions The research questions for the study are provided as below: • What are the theoretical implications of films as the social practice? • How the film culture and audience engagement reflects the social impact of films? • What are the aesthetics of film and their social implications? • What is the difference between modern and postmodern films in terms of characteristics and social impacts? 1.5. Research Rationale The fundamental purpose of conducting this research study is to provide thorough understanding related to the social implications of films in postmodern era. The considered study is expected to be used a beneficial piece for students of film area or the researchers of the film area to understand the differences of films of postmodern era in the context of the social changes. This study can enable them to understand while portraying the aspects of social implications of films. The researcher of the study faced considerable challenges in the completion of this study and the major issue was gaining comprehensive understanding regarding the topic. Another example that researcher of the study faced during this study is related to the gathering of the relevant studies highlighting the social impacts of films (Bottomore, 2001; Saletta,
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