Andre Gunder Frank

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  • European Modernity

    pre-1990s, holding the more Eurocentric outlook that modernity can be characterised as a ‘product of Europe’. Historians such as Prasenjit Duara, Michael Adas, Antoine-Nicolas de Condorcet, C. Delisle Burns and Edward B. Taylor hold this idea of modernity coming from Europe through means such as industrialisation, capitalism, urbanisation, nationhood and secularisation with these then spreading to other cultures and countries directly from occidental nations – as Burns states when suggesting that ‘the modern…is Western in origin’ . However the Eurocentric view of modernity is less convincing when placed next to more recent historical writings that point towards two other historical theories of modernity: Global Modernity (suggested by Andre Gunder Frank, Kenneth Pomeranz and R.B. Marks) or Multiple Modernities (suggested by S.N Eisenstadt, D.P. Gaonkar, C.A. Bayly and M.J. Lauzon). The former proposing, as a “fix” to the Eurocentric view of modernity, that it was not, in fact, solely Europe that should be credited, but other countries around the globe too that also contributed to what the outcome of modernity became. The latter instead suggests that it is not simply where modernity comes from (even if one does not centralise this view around Europe) but instead one must consider the fact that the West’s period of modernity is not synonymous with the rest of the globe and would not be comparable to a group of Bedouins untouched by westernisation for example, therefore there…

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  • Magical Realism In The Giver By Lois Lowry

    Introduction Magical realism captures the fantastic side of reality ,and it achieves its effect by mixing elements associated with realism and elements related with fantasy. These two worlds undergo a merging and become one. The term “magical realism” was first introduced by German art critic Franz Roh who considered magical realism an art category. Roh influenced many writers around the world ,and one of them is Lois Lowry. This paper will discuss some major characteristic of magical…

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  • Surrealist Art Movement In The 1920's

    changed the way art was defined, this was known as the surrealist art movement. Surrealism originated in the late 1910s and early 20s as a literary movement that experimented with a new form of expression called automatic writing or automatism. In Paris in 1924 the publication of the manifesto of surrealism by poet, Andre Breton made surrealism an international and political movement. Many artists and poets such as Louis Aragon (1897–1982), Paul Éluard (1895–1952), and Philippe Soupault…

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  • Lydia Darragh

    said “A few years later the couple moved to America, settling in Philadelphia with it’s large Quaker community. “ And from the same website it also said “Although the Quakers were pacifists - and most remained neutral during the Revolutionary War - the Darraghs secretly supported the rebel cause.” After they moved to Philadelphia Lydia gave birth to 9 children but 4 died in infancy, so she raised 5 children. William Darragh continued his job as a tutor while Lydia worked as a housewife. So you…

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  • Rafael Nadal Research Paper

    Rafael Nadal is a professional tennis player. He is a twenty nine year Spaniard. At this time, Nadal is ranked number eight in the world. Since turning pro in 2001, he has won countless tournaments. A few of these tournaments include: the French Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon. After watching the US Open these past two weeks, I decided to write this paper on him because he a very well-known athlete due to a particular set of rituals that he performs before and during his matches. Rafael…

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  • The Persistence Of Memory Surrealism Analysis

    The Surrealist Movement was a creative effort to established a new style. Prominent figures and influencers during this twentieth-century movement were Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, André Breton, and Max Ernest (Dickerson 213). As a way to diverge from previous writing and artistic norms, artists began to use the idea of the unconscious mind as a way to better exemplify one's own imagination and mind. In the works "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, and The Persistence of Memory by Salvador…

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  • Truffaut's Auteur Theory

    Now that we have a foundation for how to encompass what determines an author and how to finite our definition, the theorists of week three begin to hone in our concept to a more narrow ideology. This week centers on the larger question of ‘what is an Author?’ Janet Staiger opens this week by listing problems with authorship studies, Francois Truffaut follows with his negative opinions of French cinema and what appears to be a form of authorship existing there, and Andre Bazin closes the week…

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  • Music Analysis: Hey Ya !

    Grammy Awards. Written by Andre 3000, a member of the hip hop duo, Outkast. It’s music video features a live performance by a band, whose all eight members are played by Andre himself. “Hey Ya!” takes it’s influences from funk, rap, and rock music to celebrate the relationships between men and women in the 2000’s and the importance of an individual's happiness. But according to the Writer Andre 3000, “Hey Ya!” is actually about his inability to maintain a relationship, and a quest to find…

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  • The Impact Of Charlemagne On Christianity In The Carolingian Period

    After he would conquer a region, he would require the defeated Saxons to convert to Christianity, and be baptised. When the war finally ended, the terms Charlemagne laid out for and accepted by the Saxons included, “...namely that they would reject the worship of demons, abandon their ancestral [pagan] rites, take up the Christian faith and the sacraments of religion, and unite with the Franks in order to form a single…

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  • Amy Winehouse's Concert Report

    The concert that I will be critiquing is the late Amy Winehouse, Live at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, England. On May 29th 2007, solo artist, Amy Winehouse performed along with her backing band, a soul group called The Dap-Kings. I chose to view this concert because Amy is my all-time favorite jazz/ soul singer. Amy performed songs from her masterpiece album "Back To Black" and a few songs from her debut album, "Frank". The Dap-Kings, male only band, consists of Dale Davis on the bass, Zalon…

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