WEEK 6.

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237130­_A2_Wk6_Task#1_Library Research_26/April/2016.

  • (Burton, Anthony. Remains of a Revolution. Britain. Penguin Books. 2001. Book)
  • (Evans, Eric. J. The Forging of the Modern State. Britain. Pearson Education. 2001. Book)
  • (Fairbairn, Madeline. New Direction in Agrarian Political Economy. United States. Taylor and Francis. 2016. Book)
  • Burtynsky, Edward. Manufactured Landscapes. Canada. National Gallery of Canada. 2003. Book)

 

 

237130­_A2_Wk6_Task#2_Who Else Is Talking About This Stuff _26/April/2016.

 

 

237130­_A2_Wk6_Task#3_Analysis Ideology_26/April/2016.

Ideology- is an idea of how society is supposed to function and ultimately work. Economically, politically and socially, we base our ideas on what we perceive as ‘normal’ lifestyles, our expectations and beliefs on how we look at our world.

monet

(Mirzoeff, Nicholas. “The Changing World” How to See the World. London: Pelican, 2015. Print. ‘Figure 70 — Monet. “Unloading Coal”. 1875. April 2016.)

Ideology is an important consideration when analysing this visual text because we are tested to think about how our economy has developed from early stages of the industrial revolution to our current further advanced world. We think about the condition for workers, whether or not they are overworked or underpaid, our ideology of equality and fair pay in our current society. These ideas are engraved into our minds, beliefs of right and wrong in the world.

 

 

237130­_A2_Wk6_Task#4_Essay Topic Research_26/April/2016.

(Hazard, Anthony. “The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you”. TedEd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXC4Q_4JVg. Dec 22, 2014. YouTube. April 2016.)

This video was about human slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, how many Africans were dehumanised and treated as mere objects to fulfil a task. Some relevant points in the video that link to my essay are mainly how the human slaves main purpose was to fuel our industrial economy controlled by a dominant race who sought to produce natural materials, sugar cane, tobacco and cotton. Another point being how influential humans were at the time, abusing their own kind for individual survival and the conquest of nature and land, showcasing our merciless behaviour, inequality and greed. These points are important for artists and designers to think about as it allows them to reflect and transcend their perspectives of the topic. Whether it be positive or negative opinions on human slavery, artists have the ability to make their audience ponder these ideas and issues in our society, and how we can effectively learn from history, or improve our future.

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