On the Avant-garde as Rearguard The most groundbreaking art of the 20th century is called avant-garde. But perhaps these pioneering artists were not so pioneering after all. The artistic avant-garde did not break with established genres and traditions so much as it systematically established genres and tradition. Much of what is considered “radical,” “innovative” and “original” about Duchamp and the artistic avant-garde was brought into existence by people who were not visual artists. They were… [read more »]
Baby Worshipper: An Example of Religious Socialization
The amazing one-minute video below shows Ava Grace, a child of about two, at Ignited Church in Lakeland, Florida. The clip beautifully illustrates the socialization of children into particular kinds of worship. With hand motions, body movements, and facial expressions, this child is doing a wonderful job learning the culturally-specific rules guiding the performance of devotion. – Lisa Wade, Ph.D.
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