All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘postmodern’
We had moved in our postmodern world into a form of global capitalism that requires high levels of consumption, which in turns requires ceaseless transformation in style, a connoisseurship of surface, an emphasis on packaging and reproducibility.
Major shifts have occurred as our world has moved from a premodern era (based in the extraction of natural resources and craft work) to a modern era (industrial and human-service based). Shifts of a similar magnitude are now occurring throughout the world (and particularly in the Western world) as we move into a postmodern world.
It is important to recognize both the newness of the world in which we are leading and the organizational and societal structures, problems and opportunities that we have inherited and that are emerging in our current world.
Many societies in our world are in the midst of major transformation from a premodern to modern social structure. This is being replicated in the shift of other societies from a modern to postmodern social structure.
We live in a world of complexity, uncertainty and turbulence that continues to call into question our sense of a coherent self and our sense of a consistent set of interpersonal relationships.