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Journal of Socialomics
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Modernity and Social Change: Perversion, Commoditization and Closure

Antonio L Rappa*
SIM University, Singapore
Corresponding Author : Antonio L Rappa
Associate Professor of Security Studies
Department of Political Science
SIM University, 461 Clementi Road
Singapore
E-mail: [email protected]
Received November 09, 2015; Accepted November 13, 2015; Published November 21, 2015
Citation: Rappa AL (2015) Modernity and Social Change: Perversion, Commoditization and Closure. J Socialomics 4:130. doi:10.4172/2167- 0358.1000130
Copyright: © 2015 Rappa AL. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Man believes in modernity and technology because he fears death. Man is likely to cling on to anything that will give him comfort, gratification or security in the world; a world in which culture and ritual play distinct and critical functions for human survival. Modernity for man used to be about understanding how the customization of societies and how things ought to come into play. But modernity is the realization of the question of what it means to be alive today? Modernity moves man towards resolution and closure within artificial landscapes designed out of contradictions and consequences. There are clear ambiguities, contradictions and consequences throughout the modern experience. This is discoverable in reality as well as the nonreality of academia, of cultural anthropology, political theory, political science, and computer science

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