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    Indigenous Art has been commodified by western colonization throughout time. Western interest in resources and skills possessed by Natives has continuously led to the exoticism of native art. This phenomenon, has also removed most native art from its original context, therefore stripping it of its earlier importance and functionality. Western commodification of art is a popular topic today as society has become more interested in the concept of cultural appropriation. However, dressing as a…

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    Kalow And Runaways

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    elements of normalcy in the children’s lives rather than demonising the runaways through a focus on teen prostitution, drug use and adolescent alcoholism (Kalow, 1996, p.60). Both Kalow and Malinowski’s research endeavoured to remove unnecessary exoticism in their final publishing. The process of conducting anthropological research can be a long and difficult task drawn out over an extended period with no success. Malinowski comments on the “laborious years”…

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    Passing By Nella Larsen

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    In the novella, Passing, Nella Larsen portrays the multifaceted struggles an African-American woman must delicately balance in order to survive in society in the 1920’s through the character of Irene Redfield. When Irene and her childhood acquaintance Clare Kendry happen upon each other at a restaurant in Chicago, they are both “passing” for white women. It quickly becomes clear that Clare has been living as a white woman, while Irene utilizes her ability to pass exclusively when she needs to -…

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    Landscapes can embody values that have the power to prompt philosophical insight and a spiritual awakening in an individual experiencing a landscape. This notion is encapsulated in Alain de Botton’s non-fiction memoir, The Art of Travel (2002) and Sean Penn’s film ‘Into the Wild’ (2007). These texts collectively explore the philosophy of the relationship between people and landscapes and it’s potential power to nurture an intellectual and spiritual understanding of one’s self and the human…

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    The Wynwood Art District

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    sensuality of women. The women that she painted are not like we might think because they have diabolic faces, horns around their hairs and an uncommon type of canes with animal’s heads on the top, but at the same time are angelic. Her work exhibit exoticism and a free personality. Besides, her piece of…

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    Dutch Art In China

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    I am applying to Leiden University due to its reputation as an astounding institute of higher education with a highly accomplished faculty, as well as, its suitability to my research interests. The History, Arts and Culture of Asia MA is a unique opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of East Asian history and culture with a focus on visual and material culture. My academic interests center on cross-cultural interactions during the early modern period manifested in visual and material culture.…

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    Orient.’ “The display of both subjected peoples and products from foreign possessions made colonialism concrete to those at home and reaffirmed the colonizing society’s racial superiority.” With the expansion of colonial territories in East, the exoticism of Orient increasingly belonged to the West. By the 19th century, Western hegemony and its ability to obtain the Orient allowed a wide spread communication of Orientalism. No longer limited to just written and contemplative methods, the system…

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    Essay On Merope

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    The faintest star in the sky. In Greek Mythology, Merope made up one of the seven Pleiades sisters, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Merope was the runt of the family and was shunned away when marrying a commoner. She hid her face in shame, thus barely visible in the sky. When she came to learn about the origins of her name during a bedtime story at the age of 4, Merope Aquino bombarded her father with countless questions a second. She couldn’t help it, her curiosity killed her.…

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    It is routine and expected from the students, they are not rebelling but meeting the expectations set for them. The student’s conformity to these expectations only feeds further categorization of the students as a group outside of mainline French culture. Within the walls the students are monolithically believed to be incapable of reading ‘real’ French texts, like Voltaire. Outside of the walls — outside the systemic dictates— one student is capable of reading and digesting Plato’s Republic.…

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    The book is a amalgamation of contributions of Novel Prize winner renowned economist Amartya Sen’s, glorious papers on public conversation and rational pluralism in Indian society that incorporate Indian history and uniqueness, culture, focusing on the custom public debates and intellectual pluralism. It is the perceptions of Indian culture, history, or individuality which is not inevitably distorted or discerning but also without having a clear scientific interpretation. The book is a coherent…

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