For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. . Taylor & Francis, Ltd. and Association of American Geographers are collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Annals of the Association of American Geographers. http://www.jstor.org This content downloaded from 220.127.116.11 on Thu, 19 Sep 2013 04:46:26 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions Identity and Territory: Geographical Perspectives on Nationalism and Regionalism David B. Knight Department Geography, of CarletonUniversity, Ottawa, Ontario KiS 5B6, Canada Abstract. Group politico-territorial identitiesare potent realities in our fragileworld, yet geographers have all but ignored them.
All in all, they emphasized on the importance of the individual and the spirit of nature. (1) Indeed, it seems a new form of philosophy and a new perspective to guide us to recognize the world. However, the truth is, in 1836, when Emerson published his first book, Nature, which presented the germ of Transcendentalism, his English friend William Wordsworth, had expressed similar philosophic ideas in “Lines Composed a Few Above Tintern Abbey” 38 years before. Although we cannot group his ideas into “Transcendentalism”, we also cannot ignore Wordsworth’s great contribution to the development of this philosophy. In fact, those contributions in “Tintern Abbey” laid a foundation to the emergence of the New England Transcendentalism.
From the 1880s until the First World War, western Europe and the United States witnessed the development of Art Nouveau ("New Art"). Sinuous lines and "whiplash" curves were derived, in part, from botanical studies and illustrations of deep-sea organisms such as those by German biologist Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834–1919) in Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms in Nature, 1899). Other publications, including Floriated Ornament (1849) by Gothic Revivalist Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812–1852) and The Grammar of Ornament (1856) by British architect and theorist Owen Jones (1809–1874), advocated nature as the primary source of inspiration for a generation of artists seeking to break away from past styles. The unfolding of Art Nouveau's flowing line may be understood as a metaphor for the freedom and release sought by its practitioners and admirers from the weight of artistic tradition and critical expectations. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture especially in the applied arts, graphic work, and illustration.
This paper will explore Dreiser’s combined application of naturalism and realism. The detailed analysis is to bring a special prospect to study Dreiser’s writing style and the greatness of his work I. Realistic characteristic in characterization The techniques Dreiser applied in characterization in An American Tragedy demonstrated his outstanding talent in the creation of his characters and also symbolized the beginning of a more mature period in his writing career. In this novel, the characters were influenced by all social and cultural factors. Dreiser studied his characters by putting them into a typical environment: the American society after industrialization, after the World War I.
The two most important questions that all activity in the field of educational innovation must face are, ‘Why all this education? To what purpose?’ (Knight 1998, p.3, 4). Studying philosophical and sociological foundations of the educational approach is significant, as it allows educators to evaluate the purpose, goals and actual needs of education (Knight 1998, p.5). Asking those larger questions ultimately leads educators to recognize the underlying meaning of education, including the nature of reality, the meaning of knowledge, and its value system. This essay is focusing on Constructivist teaching, which has been one of the most influential views of learning during the last two decades of the 20th century (Applefield, Huber and Moallem 2000, p.2).
In order to have a successful educational experience, one must meet at the point of becoming a devoted “scholarship-boy” and showing efforts towards Nature. By having this balance, an outstanding structure can be formed with the help of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Richard Rodriguez. These two authors have different views and opinions on the processes of education, but by combining them both and devising a strategy of both their thoughts, a successful outlook on education can be developed. Richard Rodriguez, a scholar whose vision was to achieve desire, had biased views, which were torn between loving his family or loving his own education. He dedicated his life and time to studying and reviewing books and knowledge of his educators, leaving no time for his family or extracurricular activities: A primary reason for my success in the classroom was that I couldn’t forget that schooling was changing me and separating me from the life I enjoyed before becoming a student.
The Greatest Educators Ever vs. For the Love of Knowledge Paulo Freire and William Brickman were two wonderful educators who made great contributions to the world of education. First, we will discuss their theories towards education and how these theories impacted their philosophies on the improvement of education in their time. In addition, I will explain some of the resistance each of them confronted in advanced stages of their research. I will also compare and contrast their contributions towards education while exploring components that could be possible contributors to their progress and their impact on a diverse array of contributors and scholars (Flanagan, 2005). Paulo Freire had to relocated his family to the country, where they experienced poverty's effect on education due to the crisis and the crash of Wall Street (Flanagan, 2005).
The Hudson River School was a group of painters established what is considered the first true tradition of landscape painting in the United States. Hudson River School Artists existed between the 1820s and the late nineteenth century. Their paintings mainly included scenes of the Hudson River Valley and the nearby mountains of New York and Vermont, but also show cased far-flung sights around the world. Hudson River School painters created artworks showing meticulously rendered details and an almost religious reverence for the magnificence of the American wilderness. (Purple Mountain Majesty) Through their works, the Hudson River School artists set about the task of re-creating the unique beauty of the American landscape for the public.
Government b. Business c. Culture Who Were and Is the Navajo Indians The Navajo Indian culture is one of great pride filled with sacred traditions, beliefs and ceremonies that have been handed down from generation to generation. Their cultural background and beliefs have been infused throughout their people and they take pride in making sure that their story and experiences are known throughout all of their cultural members, young and old. The background of the Navajo people, including their primary mode of subsistence, their beliefs and values (consisting of the use of medicines and ceremonies for rituals), gender relations as well as economic and social organizations can teach us a great deal. The Navajo Nation is the largest Indian reservation in the United States, comprising about 16 million acres or about 25, 000 miles, approximately the size of the state of West Virginia.
Quest for a journey In the Native American stories “Fox and Coyote and Whale” and “The Way to Rainy Mountain” we find a relationship between the two stories. This relationship goes toward the concept of humans and nature. The relationship between humans and nature in the Native American stories “Fox and Coyote and Whale” and “The Way to Rainy Mountain” is that both Native American stories set goals that they must accomplish for their or good or for the good of others that will bring upon a cause in this world. In the Native American stories “The way to Rainy Mountain” and Fox and Coyote and Whale” we meet many characters with different characteristics that contribute to the relationship between humans and nature. In the Native American story “The Way to Rainy Mountain” we meet a total of 4 different characters.