Postmodern Society: Definition & Concept


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Which word best describes postmodernism?

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1. To the modernist, systems such as society are _____.

2. Which of the following fields have prominent postmodern theories?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You may have heard certain people suggest that we are currently living in a postmodern society. If you've wondered what this meant, this lesson and attached quiz will help you understand the characteristics of postmodern societies. Some things you'll be tested on are the features of postmodernism as a whole, and various postmodern theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Descriptions of postmodernism
  • Modernist assessment of society
  • Postmodern theories
  • Postmodernism from an economic perspective
  • Postmodern social science and ecology

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the definition and characteristics of postmodernism
  • Reading comprehension - test your comprehension of the fields with significant postmodern theories
  • Knowledge application - draw from your understanding of postmodernism to identify specific postmodern perspectives in economics and social sciences

Additional Learning

To further expand your knowledge of postmodern societies, refer to the corresponding lesson called Postmodern Society: Definition & Concept. The lesson includes these topics:

  • Modernism vs. postmodernism
  • Postmodern societies
  • Approaches to postmodernism
  • Postmodern perspective on society