Michael Epley KNW 2399 April 30, 2015 Ball-Phillips Impact on Colonization India has a long history of mixed culture, views, and who’s in power. Great Britain colonized India and forced a culture shock from day one. The impact left by Great Britain will stay with India’s culture forever. The caste system
The spinning wheel—few material objects so succinctly represent patriarchal oppression under colonialism. The wheel was once the expedient implement to create thread and yarn, and pondering the vast demand in the 18th century before the industrial revolution rendered it obsolete, to make a capital fortune in cotton required innumerable wheels and an equal representation of labor.
This class has shed light on the fact that the two very different countries of India and Mexico have many similarities. From initial colonization, to castes systems, to revolutions, and more, studying India and Mexico in one class has made many connections never before thought possible from two countries on opposite sides of the planet.
History can be interpreted through different mediums: language, print, art, or photographs. In his article, “The Material and Visual Culture of British India,” scholar Christopher Pinney argues that visual culture, which encompasses any graphical or pictorial form of expression, is not a “superstructure”—that is, an outcome of prior political or social action—but a representation of
From divergent gender roles, to class systems, to religious beliefs, to monetary values alike, true equality has yet to exist. This division has endured throughout history and is almost unavoidable due to the way in which they assist societies to function as a whole in their respective countries. Merriam-Webster defines equality as, “the quality or
Women’s importance to society is paramount, with their accomplishments being under-appreciated for much of history. In all aspects of life, this truth is profound with society only grasping this as a norm recently. To help understand why, a case-study between India and Mexico in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is necessary. The economic
Amun Taharka KNW 2399 30 April, 2015 Visual Culture Analysis: The Contents of an Image What is contained in an image? The word image is defined as the physical representation of a person, place, or object according to dictionary.com.1 However, anyone who has seen any of Pablo Picasso’s famous paintings, or anyone who is
Introduction Author Virginia Woolf claimed in her essay A Room of One’s Own, “for most of history, anonymous was a woman”[i]. While colonial and post-colonial history predominately features the literature and accounts of the struggles of mankind little documentation exists on the accomplishments, adversities, and general lifestyles of women. Colonization by western European powers in