contemporary society definition
We will use the City of Southampton and surrounding areas to make a practical exploration of key topics related to Britishness. By considering ideas of belonging and identity, you will discuss and experience a range of British attitudes and practices related to subjects such as: the nations and nationalisms of Britain; (multi)cultural diversity; language and citizenship, social inclusion, and the British class system.
Modern Britain is a diverse, exciting, vibrant and highly complex society. Typical images of Britain often tend to focus on traditional aspects depicting top hats, tea and the Queen. This course aims to challenge such images by introducing you to the Britain lived by the majority of its people on a day-to-day basis.
Contemporary society refers to the modern society, in existence at the time being, and the social features it relates to. It is a dynamic reference, with the exact features being referred to changing from generation to generation.
The contemporary society at the moment features great technological dependence and innovations, longer average life spans in people, higher levels of literacy, and such things as greater levels of gender equality. Technological advances have also led to the notion of globalization and a higher awareness of international concerns. Towards the future, these features of the society are going to evolve, and either develop further, or recede into oblivion, as other contemporary issues take over.