Yugoslav Wars 1991 1995 19981999 Fatah Hamas Dessert Storm Iranian nuclear

Yugoslav wars 1991 1995 19981999 fatah hamas dessert

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Yugoslav Wars (1991-1995; 1998~1999) Fatah; Hamas; Dessert Storm Iranian nuclear effort Arab Spring (2010) Unit 6, Topic 23 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Part II), 1945 - present
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Modern period (1870 - 1940) Contemporary era / postmodern era (1940 -) Trends: multiculturalism mass media technology information / digital revolution Unit 6, Topic 24 Culture, Science and Technology, 1900 - present
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High art and culture bold experimentation and distortion/abandonment of traditional norms and conventions First half of the 1900s: uncertainty and pessimism Artist: avant-garde Dada movement - absurdism, irrationality Psychologist: Sigmund Freud Historian: Spengler’s The Decline of the West Writer: Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front; Eliot and Kafka; Virginia Woolf: stream of consciousness prose Abstract painters: Picasso; Surrealists - Salvador Dali After WWII: existentialism Author: Beckett; Philosopher: Camus; Jean-Paul Sartre; Postmodernism: doubt of modernity and rationalism Unit 6, Topic 24 Culture, Science and Technology, 1900 - present
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Non-Western World: India - Tagore; China - Lu Xun; African-American’s Harlem Renaissance and Negritude movement; Mexican artist - Diego Rivera (for the poor) Chinua Achebe Yukio Mishima Gabriel Marquez Unit 6, Topic 24 Culture, Science and Technology, 1900 - present
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Mass Culture and Multiculturalism mass media / popular culture mass culture and high culture became difficult to define e.g. Harlem Renaissance, Jazz (US), cabaret culture (Germany); modern Olympic Games; World Cup soccer; cricket ; propaganda. always have agenda. brainwashing. Globalization, Westernization, Americanization vs. Multiculturalism Coca-colonization; global village; new mixing interactions - reggae music, Bollywood films Unit 6, Topic 24 Culture, Science and Technology, 1900 - present
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Religion in the Modern Era Synthetic forms of spirituality Religious difference and political / ethical difference Religious fundamentalism liberation theology John Paul II (anti-communism) Unit 6, Topic 24 Culture, Science and Technology, 1900 - present
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Science and Technology Albert Einstein and theory of relativity Quantum physics Rocketry and space science, powered flight (1903); space race Medical advances: polio vaccine, penicillin; genetics; molecular structure of DNA; neurology invention of the computer; PC; information / digital revolution; internet; wireless technology; mobile communications; social media … Unit 6, Topic 24 Culture, Science and Technology, 1900 - present
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Unit 6, Topic 25 Economic Systems, 1900 - present Trend: globalization, business cycles (and economy cycle), periodic boom and bust Divergent Approaches to the Economy Free-market capitalism - by Adam Smith. unregulated; market force driven by supply and demand; monopolies; government to build up social safety net, infrastructure, social welfare system; Semi-capitalist / semi-socialist: the middle or the third way Keynesian School - by John Maynard Keynes. regulated; against: Austrian School - by Hayek (free market) against: Milton Friedman, advocate of privatization State-directed capitalism Socialist / social democratism Communism - state-sponsored industralization; collectivization of agriculture
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Unit 6, Topic 25 Economic Systems, 1900 - present Boom and bust
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