radicalized modernity

radicalized modernity

a conception of MODERNITY which GIDDENS (1990; 1991) opposes to POSTMODERNITY and POSTMODERNISM by emphasizing thatL
  1. institutional developments rather than epistemological pluralism account for a sense of fragmentation in the late modern world;
  2. tendencies to integration and disintegration are both evident in the process of GLOBALIZATION OF CULTURE;
  3. the self is not dissolved or dismembered – rather possibilities for reflexive self-identity are enhanced;
  4. the pressing nature of global problems underpins truth claims;
  5. empowerment and appropriation are features of modern society, not merely powerlessness;
  6. post-modernity might be used to refer to movement beyond the institutions of modernity.
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A critique of Enlightenment rationality, this form of reflexiveness does not "take us 'beyond modernity"' even though elsewhere he credits "radicalized modernity" with an ability to "defin[e] post-modernity as possible transformation moving 'beyond' the institutions of modernity" (150).
One could therefore suggest that postmodernism basically does the work of "radicalized modernity." It also follows that since, as we saw above, "aesthetic" postmodernism" and sociological postmodernity go hand in hand, many of the distinctions Giddens posits between" PostModernity" and "Radicalised Modernity" (4) no longer hold.