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Introduction: Literature, Imagination and the State of Exception

Katherine Isobel Baxter

in Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420839
eISBN:
9781474476478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420839.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides an introduction to the key ideas (statehood, the state of exception, imagination, law and civilisation) with which the book as a whole engages and how they relate to each other. ... More


Introduction

Michela Coletta

in Decadent Modernity: Civilisation and 'Latinidad' in Spanish America, 1880-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941312
eISBN:
9781789629040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941312.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction starts by defining the theoretical framework in the context of recent and current debates on ‘multiple modernities’, which often fail to include Latin America. This section then ... More


Raza latina: immigration and decadence at the fin de siècle

Michela Coletta

in Decadent Modernity: Civilisation and 'Latinidad' in Spanish America, 1880-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941312
eISBN:
9781789629040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941312.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the ways in which the incorporation of the notion of ‘Latinity’ was affected by changing representations of European civilisation. Through an analysis of the discourses that ... More


European Integration: Historical Trajectories, Geopolitical Contexts

Johann P. Arnason

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455893
eISBN:
9781474480604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455893.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Different understandings of European integration, its background and present problems are represented in this book, but they share an emphasis on historical processes, geopolitical dynamics and ... More


The Police of Civilisation: War as Civilising Offensive

Mark Neocleous

in War Power, Police Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692361
eISBN:
9780748697205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692361.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter takes up the idea of ‘civilisation’ as the basis for an exercise of war powers. It does so by tracing the idea of ‘civilisation’ back to its origins in the idea of ‘police’. IN its ... More


Civil Society and Civilisation

Craig Smith

in Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474413275
eISBN:
9781474460187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413275.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter makes the case for Ferguson as a partisan for civilisation and sees him not as a critic of modern commercial society, but rather as someone deeply aware of its fragility. The benefits of ... More


Civilised Warfare

Craig Smith

in Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474413275
eISBN:
9781474460187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413275.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The final chapter turns to Adam Ferguson’s preoccupation with warfare and citizen militias. It argues that Ferguson saw war as a human universal and a key feature of politics. The chapter covers ... More


From the Faraway Orient to the Reclaimed Occident: French Civilisation, Religious Conversion and Cultural Assimilation

Zahia Smail Salhi

in Occidentalism: Literary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780748645800
eISBN:
9781474464833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645800.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter analyses the discourse created by colonial France to consolidate its rule in the newly conquered Maghreb. This discourse was supported by imperialist authors who worked towards a ... More


Empire and History Writing 1830s–1890s

Joanna de Groot

in Empire and History Writing in Britain c. 1750–2012

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719090455
eISBN:
9781781706046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090455.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses the way in which Empire shaped important trends in the diversity of nineteenth-century writing, focusing on works between the 1830s and 1890s. There is detailed discussion on ... More


The notion of ‘développement’ in French colonial discourses: changes in discursive practices and their social implications1

Françoise Dufour

in Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091803
eISBN:
9781781706824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091803.003.0014
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The period between the end of the First World War and the independence of African nations around 1960 was marked by the passage from a colonial Discourse based on ‘progress of civilisation’ (‘progrès ... More


Introduction: Perspectives on European Unity and Diversity

Johann P. Arnason

in European Integration: Historical Trajectories, Geopolitical Contexts Annual of European and Global Studies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455893
eISBN:
9781474480604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455893.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The introduction begins with a comment on the different periodizations and temporalities to be noted when reflecting on European integration as a long-term process. This is followed by a discussion ... More


To Hell and Beyond: The European Civilisational Crisis of the Twentieth Century

Johann P. Arnason

in European Integration: Historical Trajectories, Geopolitical Contexts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455893
eISBN:
9781474480604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455893.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The main focus of the chapter is on the first half of the short twentieth century as a background to European integration, but it contains some reflections on subsequent developments. Against the ... More


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