Monday, October 19, 2015

Terms of the Day for October 19

  • Modern Age– the post-medieval historical period which was marked by the move from feudalism toward capitalism, industrialization, secularization, rationalization, the nation-state and its constituent institutions and forms of surveillance.
  • Late Modern Era – the final phase of the Modern Age, occurring between 1900 and the 1970s, which was marked by extreme industrialization, urbanization, and strides toward race and gender equality.
  • Modern Art – artistic works produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the style and philosophy of art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation.
  • The “New Negro” – a term popularized during the Harlem Renaissance implying a more outspoken advocacy of dignity and a refusal to submit quietly to the practices and laws of Jim Crow racial segregation. The term was made popular by Alain Locke.
  • The Harlem Renaissance - a period in the 1920s and 1930s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished, characterized by a deliberate reconnection with traditional and ancient African arts.

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