EAS105H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Modern Art, Gas Lighting, History Of Europe

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Work towards a definition of "modern" or "modernity"
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Make our/your own definition of modern
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Discuss if East Asia was modern in early 1800s
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Think about why East Asia was compelled to modernize/Westernize
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Midterm, final, and annotated bibliography uses reading response/readings
Identify author's argument
Tie argument to other readings and discussions in lecture/tutorial
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Office Hours: 12:30-1:30, 14144 (Robarts)-> Tuesday
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Today
places with lots of people. Aren't all the same but identify as being something the same.
Nation
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Modern people live in Nations-> live in place together and all have something in
common
Subject
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The Modern
Early Modern: 1500-1780s
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Modern: 1790-1900
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Late Modern: 1900-1989
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Date range= large
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If we use these date ranges, does everyone become modern at the same time?
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Western definition-> Europe and what is going on there
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Modern- 1800-1900
Cultural definition-> what it does to culture
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Example: Wage instead of trading, value in what you can buy, make table legs instead of table
(alienation-> alienated from table, don’t know how to make anything else except table leg)
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Alienation- separated from things, E.g.: Table, neighbors
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Money based
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Modern: Industrialization
All have same things
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Shared things
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Shared wants for things
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Modern: Mass Culture
Language gets closed down to very clear system
People can read same thing
Select group of events that happen at the same time for people
Produces simultaneous time
Newspaper
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Grouping people together, people who are similar in some ways
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Also separates through language (Whatever language the newspaper is written in, some
degree of exclusion)
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Certain things identify us as subjects of the same place
Separate ourselves from other people-> can result in war
Can bring us together through nationalism
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Requires people to be literate
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Modern: Print capitalism
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