Shock and Awe: A History of the Postmodern World - MHIS375
This unit explores the historical shift from modernity to post-modernity underway since the late 20th century, tracing: the history of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the emergence of the neo-liberal culture of enterprise that has characterised the global economy since the 1990s; the tension between notions of progress and their environmental consequences; and the nature of war and terror in the post-modern world. The unit also considers how post-modernity manifests in culture and the historical context of these cultural expressions. Post-modernism is explored as a manifestation of the historical shift to post-modernity, and the unit considers a range of post-modernist historical texts, and texts which challenge these interpretations.
D2 - Day; Offered in Session 2, North Ryde
X2 - External study; Offered in Session 2
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Mark Hearn|
Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations
Faculty of Arts
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