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March 8.docx

Sociology and Anthropology
Course Code
SOAN 2112
Linda Hunter

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March 08, 2013 Weber continued…
Art of Politics
- nature was alive
o focus on the complex nature of the self
o art about complex nature of the self
- emotion was more important than motion
- emotion was part of the romantic philosophy
- in the German expression period, it’s motion, movement, precision, speed
- art was about the human soul
- interested in art as a spiritual outlet rather than religion
- early 1900s, reaction to this romanticism
o went from feeling of love to expression and politics
o away from feeling and subjectivity around love to expression and
o away from the subjective
o new attitude took place around WWI
- they turned to this rhythmic influence not a western influence
- machine in society became a symbol of power, emotion and energy of the
dehumanization of society under the influence of non-Western music
machine music.
- Melodies in music changing
o Strong, power of rhythm
o Melody turned to rhythm
o Rhythm and motion, not the element of feeling