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Dr. Andrew Wood
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Modernity Concepts

This page is intended for use in COMM 161 assignments, but it can also be used to supplement the midterm and final exam review page.

Central Sets


Set One

Set Two

Set Three


Authenticity [Dickinson]
Cosmopolitanism [Goh] 
[The] Enlightenment [Harvey]
Flanerie [de Certeau]
Fragmentation [Harvey]
Industrialization [Stilgoe]
Modernist Architecture [Hilliker]
Omnitopia [Wood, "Vegas"]
Panopticism [Foucault]
Simulacra [Wood, "Two Roads"]
Spectator[ship] [Benjamin]
Tourism [Sontag]

Supplemental Sets
Note: You may select any additional two from the list below, regarless of set.

Anxiety
Barthes, Roland
Bauhaus architecture
Baudrillard, Jean
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
Disneyfication
Globalization
Habermas, Jurgen
Ideology
International Style architecture
Jameson, Fredric
Late capitalism
Le Corbusier
Marxism
Memento (Christopher Nolan)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
Neoliberalism
Posthumanism
Post-tourism
Themed environments
Utopianism

Hint: While you are expected to review each reading by semester's end, Acrobat's "Find" feature will help you conduct an initial search for concepts appearing in PDFs.