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ART 9B- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 39 pages long!)


Department
Art
Course Code
ART 9B
Professor
David Trend
Study Guide
Final

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UC-Irvine
ART 9B
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Lecture 1
A Culture of Divided Worldviews
What are Culture Wars?
o Result of a recognition of the role of culture in shaping people's understandings,
attitudes...
During the Regan Era
o Certain aspects of culture are having an impact on society and how/the idea that the
government can intervene
o Ended with the Regan administration
o Launched the issue with values and religion...
o James Davison Hunter
Two groups of people/two schools of thought
Orthodox peoplethink about timeless values and universal principles
that apply to all people in all time, looks at abstract examples
Unorthodox/progressive peopleopposite; things aren't universal,
there are different definitions that apply to different people in different
contexts, look at concrete examples
o A lot of early culture wars were motivated by Christian interests
o Culture wars were evidence of a "divided America"
Began to demonstrate how "split" America was politically, religiously,
economically...
What are the New Culture Wars?
o 2000 Bush vs. Gore, divided electorate
o 9/11/01war, patriotism, capitalism, faith, culture
o 2012 Romney vs. Obama
47%, health care, immigration, war on women
o 2014 Congressional take-over
o 2016 Donald, Ted, Hilary, and Bernie
o Current examples:
"Government", Obamacare, surveillance, marriage equality, drug laws
Drone attacks, Syria, nukes
The Politics of culture
o Culture has a lot to do with how we act or behave towards politics, economics...
Divided America
Tradition of disagreement
o America has always been divided the way it is but usually for different reasons
o New divisions are simply broader categories of disagreements that have occurred in the
past
Thomas Jefferson and democracy
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o "A little rebellion now and then is a good thing."
Historical Amnesia
Forgetting history of disagreement
Living in the present
Immediacy of information
New distractions
Split: A Divided America
Is the U.S. inherently divided?
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