Modernity and the Holocaust | Religion & Culture

In conclusion, a glitch’s ability to disrupt and challenge assumptions about choice, media consumption, and the ongoing compression of every day life and desiring practices in digital culture rest almost entirely on the particularity of its use and circumstance. As this history has shown, what might have been a critical glitch yesterday most likely will not be so today or in the future. At the same time, what was commercially viable in pop culture last year, or twenty years ago, may next week be used in a new, unforeseen and politically progressive way. While one aspect of the future of glitch and noise is already inscribed in the sand—namely, its failure—the particular capacity for glitch and noise to disrupt or pose critical questions in other unforeseen ways is still active and potent, insofar as technology is itself always changing. It is from within this ongoing, transformative process that artists, media makers, and filmmakers find the appropriate mode for expressing the desire for social and political change, despite the frequency and inevitability of failure.

That's not easy, because the post-modern culture itself defies certainty or absoluteness.

Despite the exhibition’s generally positive critical reception, we wish to describe three troubling implications in its conception of art history and creative activity: first, its apparent presumption of a dominant entrepreneurial model of artistic labor; second, its complicity with contemporary, exploitative neoliberal discourses of human resource management and network theory; and, lastly, its marginalization of non-European cultures in the formation of modernism.


Culture in Crisis: The Visionary Theories of Pitirim Sorokin

It provides a framework of values to make the Indian culture well- groomed.



Swami Vivekananda (1863- 1902) laid stress on physical development as a prerequisite for spiritual development, which in turn leads to the development of the culture of the country.


Culture and Modernity | modernafrica

Finally, Chapter 7 is about the most pressing contemporary theme in consumer culture, the claim that there have been epochal changes in economic and cultural relations over the past few decades which have made both consumption and culture more central to social life, which have altered the way in which consumer culture is carried out and the role it plays in social reproduction as a whole, and which have shifted us out of the modern period into ‘new times’: an era of postmodernity, and of post-Fordist or ‘disorganised’ capitalism.

The Mise-en-Scène of Aufbruch I

These are pursued in Chapter 6 in terms of the long-standing social theoretical attempt to understand how the meaningful character of goods enters into the cultural reproduction of social identity, membership, status and ideology.

Cultural modernity: Consensus or conundrum?



Later in the century Westernization of Indian culture began , but it was stemmed by the efforts of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Dayananda Saraswathi, Swami Vivekananda, Narayana Guru, Maharisi, Aurobindo, etc.

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The question of meaning raises numerous questions – largely presented through a discussion of semiotics – about the relations between needs and objects, nature and culture, meaning and social practice.