International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Postmodernism and Industry
Sunday Israel AKINDE

This paper takes a look at postmodernism in its epochal significance as allies of other changes such as post industrialism and post capitalism. Like modernism which heralds the scientific age and improvement in technology, postmodernism represents the epoch in which service industry in ICT, as opposed manufacturing industry takes the center stage in human productive efforts. The advanced capitalist regions seem to have matched beyond manufacturing industry and now cede the productive outcomes of the era to the developing world, which seem not to have been caught up with the service industry information age frenzy. With this dichotomy in the world’s productive efforts, is this not another call for neoliberalism, a political capitalist economic philosophy by which advanced countries of the West teleguide development efforts in the underdeveloped regions by indirectly enforcing development path already trod by the West?

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