Modernity-Postmodernity in Puerto Rico: Consumer Culture and Paradigmatic Crisis
The postmodern condition highlights the exacerbation and discontinuities of modernity. This can be illustrated by consumer culture, which dislocates the imaginary of progress, culture and politics in a glocal juncture.
||Economy of Consumption, Modernization, Postmodernzation, Consumer Culture, Puerto Rico
International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.101-110.
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Laura L. Ortiz-Negrón is currently Researcher at the Social Science Research Center at the Rio Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico. She obtained her doctorate in Sociology at The Graduate School and University Center - City University of New York. Her intellectual background and research include the sociology of consumption, cultural studies and the sociology of work. She has taught courses in classical and contemporary sociological theory, as well as interdisciplinary courses at the University of Puerto Rico. Her book, Al filo de la navaja: Los márgenes en Puerto Rico (1999) examines the subject of post-work culture and those sectors excluded from the world of work identified as the margins. In addition, she has also published articles on migration, modern culture and work, and consumer culture and the mall. Her most recent project is the video Arcadas de las estaciones 20-21: Visiones sobre las centros centros comerciales en Puerto Rico (2005). Currently she is writing a book on consumer culture in Puerto Rico, a work that casts a trenchant look at Puerto Rican society.
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