History of Renaissance Art The Renaissance, or Rinascimento, was largely fostered by the post-feudal growth of the independent city, like that found in Italy and the southern Netherlands. Grown wealthy through commerce and industry, these cities typically had a democratic organization of guilds, though political democracy was kept at bay usually by some rich and powerful individual or family. Good examples include 15th century Florence - the focus of Italian Renaissance art - and Bruges - one of the centres of Flemish painting.
Printer-Friendly Version This article is an edited chapter on the major historical events and contemporary characteristics of the Indian American community, excerpted from The New Face of Asian Pacific America: But the distance and restrictive immigration quotas meant that by the end of the 19th century, less than Indians are recorded to have emigrated here.
No wonder that when four Sikhs were allowed to land in San Francisco on April 6,it was a newsworthy event. It was unclear what happened to those Sikhs, but soon many other Sikhs followed, also seeking their fortunes.
Small Sikh male worker communities soon sprang up all along the West Coast. From the early s untilthere were up to Hindus working at a timber mill near Portland, Oregon, with their neighborhood nicknamed "Hindu Alley.
In the Central Valley city of Stockton, California, the first organized society of Sikhs was formed inwith a temple built the following year. And insix Indians enrolled as students at UC Berkeley. Relations were not always so harmonious, as Indians were seen as a threat for jobs by local workers.
Inin the city of Bellingham, Washington, a mob of about men attacked boarding houses and mills, forcing about Indians to flee. And restrictive laws, such as the Alien Land Law in California aimed at preventing Chinese and Japanese from owning and farming land, also affected Indian immigrants.
No significant immigration took place until the Immigration Act. Only 7, immigrants from South Asia are said to have arrived in the United States by The Census counted nearly 1. A significant proportion of the Indian American population are ethnic Indo-Caribbeans.
Indians were brought by the British to the Caribbean beginning in the early s as indentured workers. Lucia, and other countries up until the early 20th century.
Even today, Indians comprise about half of the population of Guyana, while in Trinidad and Tobago, Indians comprise about forty percent of the population. The Census does not track lndo-Caribbeans separately; they may identify themselves as Asian Indian or Pakistani, or choose the Caribbean country of origin.
Demographic Characteristics An East-West Center study of Asian Indians in the United States based on Census data concluded that Asian Indians are extremely well-assimilated economically, but very diversified in other areas such as cultural, religious, and other dimensions.
According to the recent Census data, Indians had the highest median household income, family income, per capita income, and annual median income of any foreign-born group. The Asian Indian American population is dominated by young working-age people.
Nearly four in ten are between the ages of 20 and The true figure may have been even higher; some temporary immigrant workers such as H1-B visa holders and their families might not have completed the Census forms due to confusion over whether they should complete the Census forms they were supposed to.
The Asian Indian community is not only very young compared to the white population, it is aging slowly. The median age changed from That leaves about 15 percent born in other parts of the world, such as the Caribbean, evidence of the wide scope of the Indian diaspora.
Asian Indians are highly concentrated in the Northeastern part of the United States. About 35 percent live there, with more thanAsian Indians calling the New York City metropolitan area home. Success and Mobility, But With Some Exceptions The educational attainment of Asian Indians far exceeds those of local populations for any given marital status or age group.
It is important to note that most Asian Indians allowed to emigrate to the United States have completed their bachelor's or master's degree.
This selectivity is an important factor that contributes to higher levels of education among Asian Indian Americans. The Census data shows that about 54 percent of Asian Indians held a professional or college education. Among Asian Indians 20 years or older, only 25 percent have high school diplomas or lower, with the remaining 75 percent population having some college or professional degree.Chapter 3 Characteristics of the Prophets [Return to the Table of Contents] [Return to the Homepage] Prophets Share Common Characteristics Tests of a Genuine Prophet.
Despite the “perfect storm” of older employees leaving the workforce and younger hospitality employees entering the hospitality industry, there has not been a single study in the hospitality literature investigating Generation Z’s attitudes towards working in the hospitality industry.
The perceiving of impermanence, bhikkhus, developed and frequently practiced, removes all sensual passion, removes all passion for material existence, removes all passion for becoming, removes all ignorance, removes and abolishes all conceit of "I am.".
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Warhol. EVOLUTION OF VISUAL ART For details of art movements and styles, see: History of Art. What is Pop-Art? - Characteristics. The term "Generation X" has been used at various times throughout history to describe alienated youth.
In the s, Hungarian photographer Robert Capa used Generation X as the title for a photo-essay about young men and women growing up immediately following World War II. In , English musician Billy Idol used the moniker as the name for a punk rock band, based on the title of a book.
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