Woolf, Gauguin, DuBois and Sociology
This paper studies how the respective art forms of Virginia Woolf, Paul Gauguin, and W.E.B. DuBois demonstrate a social commentary.
# 123255 | 1,500 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Sociology (Theory) , Literature (General) , Art (General)
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In this article, the writer provides a discussion of how the art of Virginia Woolf, Paul Gauguin, and W.E.B. DuBois articulates a social critique that resonates in the 21st century. DuBois' Souls of Black Folks, Gaugin's choice of subject matter, Woolf's feminist polemic.
From the Paper:"In 'The Souls of Black Folk' W E B DuBois articulates inconvenient truths that were to become the founding vocabulary of the American civil rights movement. DuBois gives voice to the oppressed but it is perhaps more important that he gives diction and rhetoric to the critique of oppression much in the manner of Dr Kingin. His mechanism in 'The Souls of Black Folk' is to name the pain of slavery and discrimination and his credibility derives from his personal ..."
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