However, the book also highlights another social shift from materialistic concerns to non-materialistic ones. This is what Ronald F. Inglehart calls “post-materialistic” values in the Silent Revolution (1977). After World-war II, improvements in the economic and social sphere enables individuals to reshape human motivations toward non-materialistic concerns such as the spread of democracy, gender role but also the environment consciousness. A case in point is Fred Smith’s trajectory. Described as “preppy” and “hippie”, he grew up in Manhattan and even had an apartment on Park Avenue.
Hip Hop America, is centered around hip-hop in America and the effects hip-hop places on American culture. Artist praising negativity allow for audiences to be severely impacted by hip-hop subculture. Hip-hop coming from a violent environment, uses violence to express. An artist having an audience, opens up the possibility of artists giving the wrong impression of the perception of right or wrong. The ethical corruption hip-hop can create, increases by the violence incorporated in the
Una Noche was directed by Lucy Mulloy, a first time director who decided to make the film after spending time in Havana. Mulloy gained support from famed director and producer Spike Lee, who is known for films that have an underlying political or cultural message. Mulloy follows in Lee 's footsteps and creates a film addressing several societal issues, such as immigration and sex tourism. A major theme of the film is the perception of the United States by the main characters, especially Raúl and Lila. Raúl 's perception of what life will be like for them in America is extremely skewed.
In conducting our research, we discovered that modern poetry originates in North America, United States to be more specific. Even though these poets were spoken word poets, their poetry was resistance poetry and an expression of rebellion. As we noted before that the origins of this contemporary form of performance poetry is found in oral tradition of African Americans, the descendants of the African slaves. We also discovered that the poets of the 1950s and 1970s used their poetry as a voice to express the needs of the black American people. Contemporary spoken word poetry started in America, in the 1950s as an underground political movement.
Alexander Hamilton wrote the first of many Federalist Papers. He was born in the Caribbean and immigrated to New York City when he was 16 (“Alexander Hamilton” 1). He fought in the Revolutionary War under George Washington, then returned to his home state after the war and became a politician. As a result of his governmental position of “the nation’s first secretary of the treasury” under George Washington, he obtained a significant position in society (“Alexander Hamilton” 1). Alongside James Madison and John Jay, he wrote the Federalist Papers after the Articles of Confederation failed.
West Side Story is a metaphoric re-presentation of the original play, written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. The way it was adapted to the modern American world brought diversity and vicissitude to the Shakespearean play. “Made during a period of significant Puerto Rican and
media market clearly shows the substantial shift that the magazine has embraced over time. Due to the changing cultural standards in the USA, Rolling Stone has moved from covering the countercultural trends of the 1960s to covering the mainstream popular culture trends of the present time. The transformation of the magazine was voluntary and happened in line with the evolution of the American culture in the 1980s. On the whole, we can suppose that Rolling Stone’s conceptual shift is embedded into broader cultural processes that took place in the USA in the second half of the twentieth century. If we look at the beginnings of the magazine and at its current positioning within the American cultural landscape, we can we have observe that before the early 1980s Rolling Stone used to be an alternative media outlet writing about the American sixties counterculture.
Every day, thousands of African migrants take the path towards a land of exile, seeking a better life in a continent full of dreams: Europe. Alpha Abidjan-Gare du Nord is a graphic novel published in 2014 written by Bessora and illustrated by Barroux. This quite unique duo created Alpha Abidjan-Gare du Nord, a migrant narrative deeply entrenched in the actual context of immigration waves from Western Africa to Europe as the cartoon takes the form of an autobiographical fiction in which Alpha tells us his journey from Abidjan to Paris. Bessora is a Swiss-Gabonese author, who is mostly known for her novel Cueillez-moi, jolis Messieur… for which she received the Grand prix littéraire d’Afrique Noir. Barroux designed the illustrations, the French illustrator is well known in the world of independent cartoon for his drawing-style influenced by naïve art.
uerrilla War” (1967) as well as briefly discussing the political and social situations in Italy at the time of the foundation of the movement. The outlining of these principles and historical contexts will set a framework for the discussion of the placement of Arte Povera art in its contemporary setting to be addressed in chapter 3. A comparative discussion regarding 1970s American Art movements that coincided with Arte Povera movement, will also be included. Paying particular attention to each movement's approach to making art and the social and political contexts of the environments in which they took place. The Final Chapter will examine the current situation of Arte Povera art through its display in commercial galleries and its stance
The Tortilla Curtain informs the readers about immigration and shows the audience what life is like on both sides. Throughout the novel Boyle displays the underlying theme of immigration and racism strongly through the setting, plot, point of view, characterization, and style. All these ideas are wrapped around the notion that Boyle shows in the story that the American Dream is nearly impossible to harbor if you are an immigrant because of how citizens of the United States act and treat this minority. The plot of the story correlates with this theme. Moreover, the plot development is placed in chronological order.