In Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown delivers the reader with a Native American history of the west. Providing the narrative with historical accounts and primary sources, Brown offers a unique view into the past. Brown’s book offers several fascinating accounts of Native American culture during the nineteenth century. The reader should analyze the aspects offered by Brown to understand how the author’s book provides a unique history of the Native American West. Brown’s thesis provides the reader with a unique narrative of Native American identity and history in the West.
The author discusses a Linguists name Parker Mackenzie who has dedicated his life to Kiowa language. He continues to discuss other linguistics quests to save the dying Native American languages. The author brings up an interesting point of differences in saving the language. It is a quote from Leanne Hinton where he acknowledges that linguistics want to document the language and the tribes just want to have new speakers. This article is useful because it gives statistical facts about Native American languages in the past, talks about the effects of the Native American Language Act, and gives a good linguistic point of view.
In his book, Remembering Pinochet’s Chile, Steve J. Stern argues that the Chilean memory of Pinochet’s dictatorship is like this idea of a “giant, collectively built memory box” (xxiix). This memory box attempts to “give meaning to, and find legitimacy within, a devastating community experience” (xxix). This theory tries to explain what happened during the dictatorship and acknowledges that there is a “great collective trauma” that must be recognized (Stern xxviii). In order to recognize this trauma, Stern introduces this idea of “memory knots” groups of people who brought attention to this traumatic past and the importance of remembrance. An example of these “memory knots” are authors
In the modern world we are not only surrounded by the culture of our own people but also that of those who live amongst us be they from a different region of our own country or from a foreign shore. Culture surrounds us constantly and through its diversity makes life interesting. Cultural appropriation is where by one borrows something from another culture and places them into a different setting and by adding new elements to it gives it a new meaning. Many artists use cultural appropriation to convey messages in their work, an example of this is Kendell Geers. Kendell Geers uses cultural appropriation throughout his artworks relating to South African culture.
Shooting gives an opportunity to repeat action, as well as, transform it by including additional information, for example backstage scenes, thereby, changing the meaning of rite. As Grimes shows it, it could be cause of political, ethnical or any other controversies, because camera stuck performance by making it a document. Thirdly, shooting can validate rite by camera, which means it makes this rite important, transforms it into declaration. Thus, shooting rite can declare, but not indicate. Whereas, ritual process “require witnesses” ,“a fleshy, merely human, pair of eyes is a fallible witness ”, camera presents a “machine godlike” view on the performance, “ a manufactory of eternity”.
In addition to contributing to the barrio authenticity through mise-en-scène, murals serve as a counter-discursive visual narrative to underscore the underlying myths or discourses revealed in this analysis, especially issues of bilingualism and biculturalism which are at the core of Chicano identity. As Fregoso (1993) points out in her analysis of Yo Soy Joaquin, Yo Soy Chicano, and Chicanas, murals have played a key role in both Mexican and Chicano social and political movements and in film. Therefore, from a multimodal and genre perspective, the depiction of murals in the film is both an intertextual reference to previous films in which murals have figured prominently and a subtext about Mexicanidad and Chicano history reflecting social justice issues.
By studying this book, students would learn about the complexities of imagery, a device which is present in almost all forms of art. While this may appear as an isolated idea with little application, imagery in art teaches society about the nature of the world and how our sense perception dictates our emotion, intuition, and imagination. Not only does Reichl help students through an academic understanding of their world views, but also develops a personal understanding of society’s standards for fair treatment and respect, two ideals which can unify any student
A culture 's divine creator serves as a lens through which certain values and traditions can be contextualized. Writing samples from the Popol Vuh, Edward Winslow 's reflections on the first Thanksgiving, and the Puritan poetry of Edward Taylor give the modern reader insights into the characterization, role, and perception of the god(s) their respective societies worshiped. For instance, the animistic religions of the ancient Native Americans arose to interpret familiar environmental and cultural phenomena, using narratives that weave core creation myths with oral legends that explore themes of morality and the role of humankind in the natural world. Centuries later, European settlers would bring with them their own conception of the divine creator in which mankind, bound to a predetermined fate, exists to serve their god through strict adherence to his
In addition, the material used for a piece of art has become as important in the narration of the work as the subject itself. The contemporary Indian artist, Sheela Gowda, uses unusual mediums, such cow dung, human hair, and found objects, as a source of commentary on the labor of marginalized people of India. Through formal and cultural analysis, Jessica Morgan, in her article Material Concern, inspects various works created by Gowda and argues that there is vital importance between the unity of material and substance within her oeuvre. Drawing on biographic
The culture of the Ancient World involves many different societies, geographical locations, and values. In observing the different cultures’ laws, gender roles, and morality in the ancient world, we can explore the reasons these cultural norms existed. Exploring throughout Rome, Sumeria, Israel, Babylon, Persia and Greece, the diverse civilizations of the early Western World contain many principles that are now obsolete individually, but combined have created the foundation for life today and often serve as precedents to modern culture.
Created Through the Eye Why do we all have different interpretations of art? Because we all are different in some way, our identity defines us and how we look at the world while our actions shape us and world around us. The works of Wenda Gu and Gordon Bennett both reflect aspects of their identity, whether that be personal, spiritual, cultural or psychological. Both artist are similar in many ways, notably for their reflection on personal experiences as cultural minorities. Gordon Bennett successfully portrays his personal experiences as well as the cultural influences in his artworks.
According to Alcock Monuments are objects deliberately created to provoke memories. They both link to the past, and the future can be made through their materiality. Landscape however is a physical environment influenced by settlement patterns, boundaries, and the like. As I was reading this I began to think back on the Edlund article and Etruscan mountain and spring sanctuaries. In a way I think that Etruscan sanctuaries fill the hole that Alcock creates between monuments and landscapes because both the monument and the landscape are used to create one sacred space.
However the economist Mancur Olson would differ by stating that “from the perspective of individual rationality, it makes sense to be a ‘free rider’ rather than an activist” (Rosenthal and Flacks 5). But the authors were interested in exploring the “interaction of social life and art” (Rosenthal and Flacks 7). As such Rosenthal and Flacks went on to speak on the importance of music as it relates to interpretation and thus a resource for recruiting individuals and sustaining commitment to the movements joined. Thus “the music breath it’s soul” (Rosenthal and Flacks 4) and, just as we learn language and the meanings connected to it, it “creates, sustain, and alter social reality as well as reflect it in a single act” (Rosenthal and Flacks
The work does affect my thinking because it is an article that partially helps me answer my topic questions. It helps me understand that particular music can have an affect one’s development of self-identity. Furthermore, how setting can make a difference in how music affects an individual. For instance, they give the example of Salsa. However, it is happening in a particular setting, such as London.
All the exhibits in the gallery created this relation but the uniqueness of “Rites of Passage” and “Border Park of Earthly Delights” was that these pieces could be noticed and analyzed at a distance. The moment one entered the room, one can notice from far away that those two exhibits are different than all the other exhibits in the room because of the materials the piece uses. Once one would get closer to it, you would be able to see even more unique aspects of the art such as the artists incorporating biblical figures and drawings into the masterpiece. The closer we got, the more one feels into the drawing as if we are included inside the art piece. It feels like we are feeling the surrounding environment in the exhibit and this is most likely due to its three dimensional aspects it contains.