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And humiliating the cowering contestants can seem like thoroughly unmodern cruelty to dumb creatures.
Finally, we face the question, discussed previously by many authors in the book, of why Australian and Southeast Asian Palaeolithic stone tool industries appear to be so unmodern.
Another document complains that the wife of an officer wore unmodern clothing, referring to the headscarf.
It observes that acting beyond the law is no prerogative of unmodern locals sitting in the antechamber of (liberally assisted) formal processes.
The scenes leading up to the discovery of Dolores's body are crucial in forming a constrained ambiance, since these scenes foreground underlying class-based hierarchies: the presence of both the US-American Falcon and Don Ybarra in this region underscores the "backwardness" of the general Mexican population who perform antiquated manual labor: washing clothing in the lake and fishing by means of picturesque but unmodern "butterfly boats.
It happens similarly in Brancati's Paolo it caldo: here it is perhaps programmatic and ironic antimodernism, the very unmodern longing for reason and virtue to share an identity, to allow moral clarity to proceed, without losing its way, through the muddy river of feeling and sense.
is that we live with so many persistently unmodern things.
In a decidedly unmodern way it is grateful for guidance, concerning reality and concerning morality, regarding it as guidance for thought instead of obviating the need for thought.
The only problem here is implicit, and bigger than her project: that though this is the world's most famous icon, taking it as typical is as much a Western mistake as any residual Renaissance, unmodern sense of reverse perspective.
Instead, de Grazia links Hamlet's diabolic desire with the Vice figure and the play's structure of delay with medieval mystery cycles and morality plays, trying to recuperate again an unmodern Hamlet.
Mass-mediated photographic representations (often reproduced without sufficient explanation, or even any enlightening captions) allow for the Kumbh Mela to be interpreted as a quaint religious observance, performed by unmodern, superstitious, and irrational Indians.
The same is true of Christiania Whitehead's essay on Middle English religious lyrics, which also explores the narrative and visual affinities of many, and their varied material contexts: not just lyrics scribbled in the margins of other manuscripts, but such profoundly unmodern accompaniments to the 'literary' text as reckonings of how many years off Purgatory will be won by frequent recitals of particular lyrics.