American tradition in literature
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...American Literature Tradition. Emerson on Self Reliance “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates into that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you. These are the voices which we hear... Response to Quotes Quotes from significant and famous personalities and ities are not just merely uttered strings of words. They are important and informative. Often they point at the aspects in the socio-cultural and political environment that they seek to redress, appraise or commend. Quotes are often meant to bring an insight on a specific issue. They may be inspirational at most times. This paper will analyze specific examples of quotes in terms of their significance and relationship to...
How well or how poorly has the united states lived up to " the american tradition "
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...American Live Up? John F. Kennedy's speech was about the importance of history. He essentially says that we have to know where we have been in order to know where we are going. History also provides a way for the national identity to assert itself – we have to know the traditions that were formed during the early days, because this is what our nation now relies upon for its current traditions- “Our past judges our present” (Kennedy). Of note, Kennedy stated that there are traditions that are currently frowned upon because our nation forgets that these certain traditions are the ones upon which our early nation was formed. For instance, he... John F. Kennedy's Speech Regarding History: How Well does...
5 Questions to be answered in regards to "The American Tradition in Literature" by George and Barbara Perkins
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...American Literature The different works of the Native Americans show several similarities and differences to other culturesand peoples, creating a universal thought process in other forms. When reading the pieces of literature, it can be seen that the similarities are defined as the religious or spiritual processes, as well as human nature that is widely accepted as a popular concept. However, the differences are reliant on the cultural affiliations and traditions which are created among the different cultures, specifically which define a sense of uniqueness among those practicing this tradition. An example of the similarities can be read in stories such as At the Time of the White Dawn... 11/17...
The Vernacular Tradition of the African American.
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...Tradition of the African America Question Part A Oral traditions play a crucial role in the of African American culture. The vernacular does not necessary involve the written-down but also encompasses church songs, sermons, jazz or hip hop music that expresses the traditions of the blacks. The famous African American Spiritual lyric "Go Down Moses" was commonly sung by slaves mostly during the Civil War. It was common for working and resting hours of the slaves. The poem uses an imagery of Moses as the liberator and Egypt to represent the slave states that were mostly towards the South. There is a sense of people held captive or against their will i.e. line4 "…let my people go... The Vernacular...
African American Vernacular Tradition Focuses on Spirituals Songs
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...American Vernacular Traditions Regarding Spiritual Songs The African Americanhistory can be sketched back to the early European colonization period during which mass migrations took place, responsible for the multi-cultural and multi-national society currently flourishing in the region. The Africans were taken as slaves from their homeland and shipped to America for filling up the labor requirement gap. This proved to be the foundation for “white” and “colored” discrimination in the United States, which still thrives ceaselessly in the area. With immense African migrations, slavery was legalized in many regions of America (Zinn 23). The African... Americans were referred to...
What can we learn about American history and the American experience through an in-depth study of the jazz tradition?
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...American History and the American Experience through an In-Depth Study of the Jazz Tradition? Jazzmusic is one of the indigenous genres of music engulfed in the American culture. The style had originated from the American people before it was assimilated into other cultures where it developed sub-genres that are evident today across the world. Formerly, jazz music was designed by the African-American communities in the late years of the 19th century. It combined the traditional cultures of the two groups to come up with a musical concept that is widely celebrated today in many parts of the world (Larson 72-75). The African perspective that makes up jazz music is the rhythm... What can we learn About...
Are the American realist & naturalist writers breaking away from Romantic literary tradition, or are these later writers still infusing the Romantic spirit?
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...TRADITION OF ANCESTRAL GUILT “In Memory of Arthur Winslow” and “The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket” (1946) display a bitterly disdainful preacher-poet who regards the lives of the dead relatives he has presumably come to mourn as so many exempla of the ultimate failure of the New England Puritan vision. (Perloff) Thesis: Modern American writers were definitely realistic than romantic writers such as Hawthorne. The quote above expresses one of Robert Lowell’s most common poetic motifs – the theme of religious (and familial) criticism. Another similar motif in his poetry is that of Lowell’s dichotomous relationship with his ancestral history... , as is seen in the first chapter of The Scarlet...
Do native peoples today invent their tradition?
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...traditions. The plot development takes into consideration case studies and analogies from different cultures around the world. Special reference falls on the current American native community. The initial part shall outline points that contradict this premise. The second section shall then garner support for the premise before offering a conclusive standpoint in the stale mate. Tradition has always found its roots in oral tradition of a community. The community is a channel of culture transfer across generations. Consequently, it is inappropriate to assume that these natives invent their cultures. These cultures find their way to the present times through the vehicle of oral tradition... that...
Compare various types of Realistic writing
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...American Dream. References Twain, M (1884) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In Perkins, G, and Perkins, B, Eds. (2007).  The American Tradition in Literature, Volume II, 12th edition. (142-143) New York: McGraw-Hill Harte, B (1869). The Outcasts of Poker Flat. In Perkins, G, and Perkins, B, Eds. (2007).  The American Tradition in Literature, Volume II, 12th edition. (484-491) New York: McGraw-Hill Cloud, R (1870). All I want is Peace and Justice. In Perkins, G, and Perkins, B, Eds. (2007).  The American Tradition in Literature, Volume II, 12th edition. (492-493) New...
Marxist tradition
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...tradition is among central theoretical frameworks. In fact, the kind of opinion on capitalism created by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels left a significant trace in current and further understanding of the world around us. In this context, the way their vision appeared and explained the challenges of Industrial Revolution led to the appearance of such concepts as ‘proletariat’, ‘means of production’, and ‘rule of capital’. Consequently, this essay illustrates the overview of Marxism by highlighting its strong and weak points. In this context, Marx demonstrated progressive vision on capitalist changes, but did not notice the nature of human... In the development of Social Sciences discipline, Marxist...
Products of Native American Culture
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...American Text Introduction The products of Native American culture are often looked at as separate from the United States history and are considered secondary aspects that belong to a minority group. However, when examining the texts that are a part of the culture, it can be seen that there is intertwining with both cultures. More important, there is a part of the Native American culture which continues to dominate over American history and into the current day. While this is often ignored in traditional American history and is set as a stereotype and boundary, there are implications which show the importance of defining and understanding the history and beliefs... ?Re-Writing History with Native...
Great and Little Tradition
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...Tradition The “great tradition” is a concept introduced by Robert Redfield in 1955 which talked about the existence of a broader civilization which is “followed” people from different cultures. Like most American anthropologists, Redfield used to analyzed people as part of an isolated culture, which can be distinctly identified based on practices, beliefs, customs and traditions. In his experience doing research with peasants in Latin America, Redfield realized that even each tribe subscribed to their own belief systems, they share some values with other tribes. Hence, he deducted the interconnection between villages, states and societies and proposed... Anthropology   Topic:  SHORT ANSWER ONLY Great...
The Hero of American Fantasy: Rebel in Search of Cause
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...American Fantasy: Rebel in Search of Cause A This thesis attempts to highlight the main characteristics of the American culture. Several aspects are considered like the uniqueness of American culture, its mythmaking tradition, the theory of Hero’s Journey, the modern myth making tradition of American fiction, common characteristics of the hero character, the heroic character and relation with other character prototypes , the values that The American Speculative fiction represent, and the American legendarium’s influence over other traditions. The literature review aims to explore the different aspects of the topic selected for investigation and it reveals the importance... The Hero of...
Christianity and the American Indian
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...Americans. Native children were eventually forced into mission-sponsored boarding schools where they were forced to join and attend Christian churches and demonstrate Christian ideals. Native language and religious traditions were strictly... ?I. INTRODUCTION A number of historical factors have contributed to the re-shaping of the lives of Native Americans. Europeans involved Native warriors in fighting wars among the colonizers1. Settlers brought diseases which Native immune systems were not developed to defend against. The railroad brought people who encouraged the government to divide up the land and allocate it to the newcomers. Political treachery resulted in broken treaties and massacres of Native...
Christianity and the American Indian
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...traditions were strictly prohibited, and the slightest infractions were severely and violently punished6. III Their parents fared similarly. They suffered terrible challenges and limited resources on reservations. They were molded into helplessness, their traditional ways stripped from them. Practicing their religious traditions was legally forbidden.7 The law allowed Native spiritual leaders to be imprisoned up to 30 years.8. This was the law until 1978, when a new law was finally passed, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, recognizing the rights of the Native American sovereign nations to...
Harley Davidsons: Why they are an American Dream
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...American tradition whose following is large and loyal, it’ part of Americana and therefore part of the American Dream. Almost from its invention in 1903 in a Wisconsin barn, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle has been part of American history. The military commissioned the company to fabricate and manufacture motorcycles for use to quell Mexican border skirmishes perpetrated by Pancho Villa in 1916 and ordered twenty thousand to send to Europe during the First World War. Harley-Davidson not only adapted their machine to perform in combat situations, it developed a training program so that soldiers... Harley Davidson: Why they are an American Dream Harley-Davidson motorcycles were born in America, have...
Japan modernization vs tradition
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...tradition (often mistakenly romanticized m but portrayed by Akira Kurosawa with a deep understanding: Kurosawa's ancestry was Samurai. Japan invited the West to it and not the other way around. Western curiosity led it to Japan to try and peel layer after layer to get at the truth. Modernism seems to have reached Japan quite late but Japan absorbed Western influence in its own way - yet the trappings of modernity which other countries of Asia were eager to flaunt, were not visible to outsiders - a predilection for technology, scientific institutions and American education. Japan exists in its paradoxes. Japan has no technological... JAPAN; MODERNISATION VS TRADITION The film 'The Last Samurai' was...
Interview/Cultural Tradition Report
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...American society. This is coupled with the various Indian resteraunts that are becoming part of the American individual’s cuisine. Also includes are various practices such as their belief in meditation and yoga. Thus, both cultures have transfused to create a harmonious and powerful bond. Works Cited Magliola R & Sweet W (2008), The Dialogue of Cultural Traditions: Global Perspective, Council for Research in Values & Philosophy, p. 1 Reisman D (1965), Faces in the crowd: Individual Studies in Character and Politics, New Haven, Yale University Press, p. 286 Venugopal C N (1998), Religion and Indian Society; A Sociological Perspective, Gyan Publishing House, p. 13... Interview/Cultural Tradition Report...
Anthropology and ORal Tradition Paper
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...Americans have relied upon the oral tradition on the transmission of stories, lessons, histories and other knowledge. They have continued this tradition to maintain their historical record and sustain their identities and cultures. The Iroquois are a Native American community that is rich in their oral tradition and they are proud of their culture and traditions. In North America, the American Indians were the only people living... Anthropology and Oral Tradition Paper Affiliation Anthropology and oral traditional paper Oral tradition is defined as the cultural material and tradition that is transmitted orally from one generation to another. The testimony or messages are transmitted verbally in speech...
Family Folklore Tradition
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...Tradition While my family enjoys normal holiday practices, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, one of our more unique familial traditions are sporadic family reunions. Some families have regularly scheduled reunions, but with my large and complex family it is next to impossible to have consistent reunions. For this reason, when my family does have a reunion it is a major event. When I speak about a family reunion, I refer to my father’s side of the family. While my mother’s family is still alive, there are only a few individuals on this side and we are in regular contact with them. Instead, my father’s side of the family is expansive. He grew up with five brothers and two sisters... ?Family Folklore...
The Liberal Tradition in America
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...Americans think about its history and the nation. Radicals and conservatives together totally hold to or openly appeal to Hartz analysis to carry the claim that defense of property rights and devotion to individualism has defined American culture. Hartz’s thesis was simple and elegant. He confused his readers on how he presented his thesis. He approached his thesis using single factor analysis with two dimensions, first "the absence of feudalism and the presence of the liberal idea”, according to Louis Hartz. The Liberal Tradition in America (p. 20). America did not have a "genuine revolutionary tradition" and a "tradition of reaction... Unit: Louis Hartz has continued to manipulate the manner in which...
English paper . Williams " in the american grain"
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...Americans. As described in the introduction to the book by Horace Grigory (p.17 of Introduction, Williams) the American tradition... Part Hernando De Soto had gone to the New World expecting to find out new native cities having plenty of gold in them towards the South East of America. He had historically inherited the leadership qualities, bravery and the invincible zeal for victory, like that Erik the Red or Columbus showed, who were also his predecessors in the conquest of America. The far-right wing position held by the common American individual can be seen to have its roots in the attitudes of these three American historical figures, Red Erik, Columbus and De Soto. The motto that drives them all is...
Discussion Board # 5
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...American Tradition in Literature, Volume II, 12th edition. (p. 2070-2083) New York: McGraw-Hill Danticat, E (2004). In Perkins, G, and Perkins, B, Eds. (2007).  The American Tradition in Literature, Volume II, 12th edition. (p. 2084-2091) New York: McGraw-Hill... Discuss the multiculturalism into which American Literature has developed. Do you think this is a modern phenomenon? Is it necessary? Contemporary American writing revels in the writing of authors, who even though are individual and diverse, but have the all-American strain of African America, Asian American, Hispanic American experiences. The...
Hip Hop in the African American culture
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...American tradition. A majority, if not all, of the African American truly love this art. In the beginning, only the Blacks enjoyed this artifact, but as time goes by, almost all races have embraced this culture by enjoying, buying, and writing of Hip hop music. The rap music is an African oral poetry, which has been traced through jazz, rock, the gospel, and the blues, which originated form West Africa. A majority of the slaves who worked in America were kidnapped from West Africa. These slaves were those who took the knowledge of jazz, rock, Gospel, and blues, which later gave... ? Hip Hop in the African American culture Different artifacts that are a representation of culture surround the way of life...
American life between the years 1919-1929
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...American tradition that was considered tenacious due to the strong behaviors of drinking alcohol and the deteriorated control by the federal government. During these years, education had made a significant improvement, whereby there were requirements that young people below the age of sixteen and eighteen were expected to be in school. Moreover, there were improved public health care programs, which had been established by Rockefeller Foundation in the South in 1909; in fact, these health care programs led to elimination of infirmity, good nourishment, and enhanced public health 1920s. Works Cited Aboukhadijeh, Feross. "Chapter 32:...
Perceiving Racism as a Tradition
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...Tradition Literature has always been a part of history, preserving customs and traditions ofdifferent cultures and communicating thoughts of authors to readers that may reach a long line of generations. As stories, even those considered as fiction, are based from observations of real life situations, they usually reflect truths that are presented creatively according to the authors’ style of writing. For this reason, one must have a little background of a story’s author, origin and other pertinent information in order to clearly understand the symbolisms used in the story. For instance, The Lottery (page #) by Shirley Jackson seems to be difficult to understand especially... ?Full Perceiving Racism as a...
Survey of American Literature Comparison Paper
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...American Tradition in Literature, Twelfth Edition, Concise Edition in One Volume. George Perkins and Barbara Perkins (ed).  McGraw-Hill. New York City. 2009. ISBN: 978-0-07-338489-4   887-899. Jacobs, Harriet Ann. From "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." An American Tradition in Literature, Twelfth Edition, Concise Edition in One Volume. George Perkins and Barbara Perkins (ed).  McGraw-Hill. New York City. 2009. ISBN: 978-0-07-338489-4   874-886. Lee... Frederick Douglas and Harriet Ann Jacobs: A Difference in Perspective Fredrick Douglass’ "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass," and Harriet Ann Jacob’s "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," are both first-hand accounts of the cruelty...
American Lit
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...American Literature would be incomplete. Their individual contributions to America spiritually, politically and literally are indeed very important. They have helped shape what America is now, and they should be given such honor and recognition in literary appreciation and literary studies in general. Works Cited Perkins, George and Barbara Perkins (eds). The American Tradition in Literature. 8th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. 1994. Nelson, Dan A., et al. Anthology of American Literature. 9th Edition. George McMichael (ed). Prentice Hall, 2006.... 1. One critic has d that Lincoln makes reference to geography or place eight times within “The Gettysburg Address.” List these references (words or...
Theology of Worship: The Judeo-Christian Tradition
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...tradition'. Although the notion of a Judeo-Christian religion is unquestioned by most, including American Christian leader Professor Franklin H. Littel, a vocal supporter of the Zionist state, who frankly declared that 'to be Christian is to be Jewish, there are some who think otherwise. Take for example the astute Jewish writer Joshua J. Adler, who believes that such a decidedly Christian outlook is wildly simplistic and profoundly a historical. According to Adler, "The differences between... Theology of Worship: The Judeo-Christian Tradition (Fill in with your information etc Theology of Worship: The Judeo-Christian Tradition Judeo-Christian (or Judaeo-Christian) is "a term used to describe the bod...
Discussion Board #4
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...American Tradition in Literature, Volume II, 12th edition. (pp. 1926 - 1941). New York: McGraw-Hill   Oates, J. C. (1967). Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been.  In Perkins, G, and Perkins, B, Eds. (2007).  The American Tradition in Literature, Volume II, 12th edition. (pp. 1872-1883) New York: McGraw-Hill  ... The sources of terror in both “Carver’s A Small, Good Thing” and Oates’s "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” stem, apparently from different sources but can be said to have the same underlying source – a sense of uncertainty, fear of the unknown and the fear of what the future has in store for the two characters. While for Ann Weiss, the terror is caused by the accident of her son, the ...
American history from 1945 to present
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...American tradition.” This statement tells us that every action taken for a larger freedom and a more equal and spacious society is one more step toward the realization... In 1962, President John F. Kennedy wrote an article called “On History”. In the article, he enlightened us by illustrating the significance of history, and how history can give serve as a guide to our present life. In addition, he spoke about how we can be able to learn from history should we stop and reflect upon it. He states, “The history of our nation tells us that every action taken against the freedoms of conscience and expression, against equality before the law and equality of opportunity ….. is an action taken against the...
Current impression of the american legal system
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...American tradition. The role of civil procedure is to make sure that the day in court is a meaningful one. Under an adversary system as developed in the United States, fair process has several essential components. Parties to litigation must have an opportunity to adequately develop the facts and law in support of their cases and to present the relevant facts and legal arguments to the decision-maker. In the typical case, the parties must have a right to have a jury determine the facts of the case. The jury and judge must be neutral to both parties, must listen to their evidence and arguments, and must decide the matter solely on the basis of the evidence and arguments presented... The complaints are...
Struggle in the American experience did not end with the American Revolution but continued into the mid-nineteenth century as seen in the writing.
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...American citizens. “Jealous Mistress” was written by Harriet Jacobs. It is autobiographical in nature, and chronicles Jacobs’s hardships which she experienced as a slave. In her narrative she uses the pseudonym Linda Brent. Linda Brent. Dr. Flint symbolizes the oppressive male role in the nineteenth century. Dr. Flint objectifies Linda and at times fights her. Linda Brent rebels against him, and refuses to have intercourse with him. This represents the struggles she and other women had to endure. The Wound- Dresser is poem written by Walt Whiteman. The poem adeptly illustrates the suffering in the Civil War hospitals, and the poet’s distress. True, struggle in the...
African Oral Tradition & Sundiata
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...Tradition and Sundiata Oral artistic traditions are deeply ingrained in African societies, evenduring and after colonization times. Africans are predominantly oral people, where oral traditions dominantly shape and reinforce their cultural norms (Mphande “African Oral Literature” or “AOL” 70). Mphande describes oral art forms as the “best examples of the African imaginative expression” (“AOL” 70). African oral traditions are in the forms of songs, folktales, myths, praise poetry, epics, and legends. One of the most famous epics in African tradition is Sundiata, an Epic of Old Mali. Oral traditions are artistic uses of language that are passed on verbally from one generation... 10 September African Oral...
Marriage tradition in Amish
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...Traditions The Amish, or the ‘Plain People,’ are an American Protestant religious sect, centered in Pennsylvania. The Amish trace their roots to the radical movement of the Anabaptists in Europe in the 1500’s. Later, Menno Simons led a reformist movement, which saw the birth of the Mennonites. In the late 1600’s, due to differences in the stricter observance of religious practices, Jacob Ammon split from the mainstream of Mennonism, to found the Amish. Religious persecution brought the Amish to America in the early 1700’s. Amish membership in the US and Canada is approximately 100,000. Their language is a German dialect called Pennsylvania Dutch, and religious services are held... The Amish: Marriage...
What do you think about the class
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...American has currently become widespread in various s. The helps in giving the young generation an identity concerning American origin and the people who inhabited the land before colonization and migration. The class is also important in emphasizing the forms of culture and morals that the current generation should emphasize in order to avoid some of the bad behaviors that are being experienced in the society today. The course also helps in teaching the current American generation about the previous traditional Indian cultures which existed before the establishment of western culture that has eroded the previous...
Tradition and Customs in Things Fall Apart
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...Tradition, Interpretation and Science: political theory in the American Academy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986. Pohlong, Basil. Culture and Religion: a Conceptual Study. New Delhi, India: Mittal Publications, 2004. Shils, Edward. Tradition. United States of America: University of Chicago Press, 2006. Webster, Merriam. Collegiate Dictionary. United States of America: Merriam-Webster Incorporated, 2004.... English Literature ic and Modern) Tradition and Customs in Things Fall Apart The book en d, Things Fall Apart is written by Chinua Achebe in 1958 (1-148). This book circles on the life of Onkonkwo, an influential man in an Igbo village and the struggles he...
Columbus, Smith, and the Beginnings of American Identity
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...American Identity In the writings of Christopher Columbus and in the later writings of John Smith one can begin to see an American identity gradually being formed. Obviously, before America became a country unto itself, we can also see how the New World was still subservient to European laws and traditions. Both Columbus and Smith generally viewed their undertakings as being for the glory of England and Spain respectively. In this sense, they were merely servants to the wishes of their rulers. But we can also see that both men undertook their voyages for personal reasons as well. Religion also played a very significant role in shaping early American identity... ?Columbus, Smith, and the Beginnings of...
Hong Kong Tradition and Modernization
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...Tradition and Modernization The Beijing Olympics was inaugurated on the 8 th August 2008 in Beijing, China. During the march of the sportspersons from the different countries, it was the well turned out contingent from Hong Kong which attracted the greatest applause from the spectators. The Chinese spectators from all over the Mainland China felt thrilled at seeing their cousins from the island, although the mainlanders excelled themselves in all the sports they participated in. The Hong Kong Chinese have a special sophistication, a certain style that the mainlanders admire and envy. While the ordinary mainland Chinese is traditional, the Hong Kong Chinese is modern, while... Bi-cultural Hong Kong- its...
Charles W. Chesnutts The Marrow of Tradition
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...Tradition" Charles W. Chesnutt bears the honor of being America's first Afro-American writer of fiction that enjoyed a more then average degree of commercial success and fan following. Chesnutt happened to be a prolific writer who got his first short story published when he was just 14 years old. His literary achievements comprise of a biography of Frederick Douglass, three novels and around 80 short stories. There is no denying the fact that Chesnutt commands a prominent place in America's literary history. The central theme of most of his works hovers around the injustices that happened to be the inevitable fate of most... of the of the Concerned 24 0ctober 2008 Charles W. Chesnutt's "The Marrow of...
DeVeaux, Scott. Constructing the Jazz Tradition.
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...Tradition” Official Version The official version of jazz history,as described by Scott DeVeaux, is the one found on textbooks and taught in universities as an appreciation class (1). Additionally, though emphases vary, this official version has the unified distinction of music style, clamored musicians, and masterpieces (DeVeaux 1). The official version also showcased the distinguishing factor of jazz music among others -- its substantial form reflecting “the culmination of a long process of maturation” (DeVeaux 2). Indeed, this version purposely posited its standard, superiority, and acceptability through assuming its... A Peek of Jazz History: In the Context of Scott Deveaux’s “Constructing the Jazz...
The US Liberal Criminological Tradition Critical Analysis
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...American rights, particularly the movements away from slavery and the race riots of the 1960s28. These are not comparable to any historical movement within the UK, and any development of punitive law based on these incidents may be far removed from the public attitudes and the sociological environment from which they developed. There are also significant differences in the religion status in the US and the UK. Spalek suggested that religion is often left out of criminological discussions, and this may be correct. However, the liberal criminological tradition in the US does not account for the way in which race is presented in society. For example, the US has a strong... ?The US Liberal Criminological...
Reflection paper on the experience of a student that visited a Native American Sweat Logde
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...American Sweat Lodge: Reflection There is no denying the fact that the visit to a Native American sweat lodge, located in Oklahoma, near the small city of Shawnee, happened to be a really moving experience for me. I was utterly moved by the rich meaning and symbolism that marked the entire sweat ritual. In that context, the sweat ritual I attended opened my eyes to a new way of seeing and relating to nature. It indeed enhanced my capacity for appreciating the healing powers inherent in the natural world and increased my respect for the Native American traditions and values. In retrospect, I feel really proud that I got a chance... of the Religion and Theology of the Teacher 8 April Visit to a Native...
Type of Federalism
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...American tradition has kept up with the decentralized control of education as facilitated via local school districts. Among the types of federalism considered to help the government support such cause, cooperative federalism appears to exhibit supreme advantage for being a system designed to summon cooperation within various levels of the government. Unlike dual federalism in which limited authorities are involved between the state and national sovereignties and permissive federalism that depends upon the approbation of the national government in control of its federal counterpart despite the powers shared between them, cooperative relationship ensures balanced... Type of Federalism Conducive for...
How is war understood in the Realist theoretical tradition?
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...American-Soviet rivalry.”1 It is pertinent to establish that state security and power above other states are the essential components of the realist theoretical tradition regarding war and conflict. Significantly, realism is not a single theory and it has several classifications which evolved considerably during the Cold War period. In an examination of how war is understood in the realist theoretical tradition, it becomes evident that the intellectual construct called ‘realism’ focuses on international anarchy, insecurity, and the state... ?How is war understood in the Realist theoretical tradition? Among the various important theoretical perspectives on war and conflicts in the study of international...
How Greek Political Experience Shaped Western Tradition.
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...American universities were treated and taught with a lot of concern given their importance in the land. He further asserts that the 1950s saw the widespread regard for the western traditions and education across all leading American and European universities which wanted to identify themselves with and promote the western education systems as well as promote the western culture all over the world (Minogue, 9). Traced back from the ancient times, history reveals that the western traditions... ?Insert of How Greek political experience shaped western tradition The origins of civilization came about as a result of the spread of western culture mannerism across the entire world. This brought about the...
Explain how understanding the making of meaning as a social practice differs from understanding cultural products as simply another type of mass produced goods and from the social construction of reality approach
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...American tradition in studies of culture and goes on to delineate his thoughts to fit within this framework, he himself acknowledges the methodology that contrasting interdisciplinary... Year of Study/Semester: Submitted: Hall’s theoretical interpretation of meaning as well as language together with representation is in-depth and highly analytical. Primarily hall presents language as the major aspect that produces meaning. As such, he questions whether things which are primarily objects as well as events and people that fall within the province of the world have their own true meaning embedded within their own system like number plates and language. Hall also puts across another dimension which...
Surrealism in American Film
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...American historical perception of its culture. It is as if he takes that stereotype and twists it in order to tear back the veil and reveal what no one wants to talk about. He shines a light into the sewer, revealing what can’t scatter fast enough. Lynch believes that the stories he tells are reflective of an American tradition of telling stories that are created from the absurd and the Surreal. He is very aware of the way which the American culture has created their reality, all the while knowing that deep within its bowels... Surrealism in American Film Introduction Surrealism is a type of artistic movement that was developed in the early 1920’s and can be attached to the psychoanalytical movement...
Chinese-American Immigrants
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...American citizen was the fact that made her realize her family conditions when compared to those of other people who are Americans, Japanese, Philippines, etc(those from the far east).the coping in the family and in the new country was a challenge for Maxine and her family as the years passed by. The belonging to the Chinese or American tradition... (Section) 21 February 2007 'China in America' and Chinese-American immigrants. It is difficult to face a tear in personality especially when it requires conciliation between two cultures and being American was the only hope and guarantee of a great life to Chinese immigrants to America. As all kinds of immigrants to a new society they were 'deformed' in the...
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...American Tradition in Literature, Volume II, 12th edition. (p. 883) New York: McGraw-Hill Question 2 Hulga has been portrayed as a grown up person who is literally confined and unable to lead a normal life. Her heart condition and her disability had left her stranded in the country even though she... ?Question Part One The neighbour believes that building a fence between the farms is essential for maintaining healthy friendship between the neighbours, as can be seen by the line, “Good fence makes good neighbours.”(Perkins and Perkins, 2007, p883). This perception is guided by his (the neighbour’s) father’s belief and indicates that he is old fashioned and sticks to traditions. He thinks that a good...
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