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Destabilizing Eurocentrism and Reframing Political Inquiry

Farah Godrej

in Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Some critics suggest that the central dilemma animating our study of otherness is the choice between viewing traditions as only meaningful to their own members, or acknowledging that any attempt to ... More


Post-Occidental Reason: The Crisis of Occidentalism and the Emergenc(y)e of Border Thinking

Walter D. Mignolo

in Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter brings border thinking into conversation with postcoloniality through the colonial difference. Postcoloniality, and its equivalents—beyond Eurocentrism and Occidentalism—is both a ... More


An Other Tongue, An Other Thinking, An Other Logic

Walter D. Mignolo

in Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This afterword extends the observations from previous chapters, which distinguished postmodern from post-Occidental thinking as a critique of modernity from the interior borders (postmodernism) and ... More


The Catholic Afro Mass and the Dance of Eurocentrism in Brazil

John Burdick

in Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195149180
eISBN:
9780199835386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149181.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the late 1970s, the progressive wing of the Catholic Church in Brazil has worked in solidarity with that country's black movement to formulate practices to advance the cause of anti-racism. In ... More


Unity and Diversity

Richard A. Schoenherr

David Yamane (ed.)

in Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195082593
eISBN:
9780199834952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195082591.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first trend in the matrix of social forces affecting the Catholic Church is the decline in the priest population combined with growth in church membership, and this dual force bears a catalytic ... More


Shifting Conditions: The Changing Markets for South Asian Writing in Britain during the Twentieth Century

Ruvani Ranasinha

in South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a broad literary and structural history of South Asian Anglophone writing published in Britain. Early writers like Mulk Raj Anand and Nirad Chaudhuri need to be seen in terms of ... More


Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space

Alexis Wick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285910
eISBN:
9780520961265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Red Sea has, from time immemorial, been one of the world's most navigated spaces, in the pursuit of trade, pilgrimage, and conquest. Yet this multidimensional history remains largely unrevealed ... More


Wole Soyinka's Yoruba Tragedy: Performing Politics

Astrid Van Weyenberg

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses Wole Soyinka's The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite, It explores, first of all, how Soyinka draws on Yoruba mythology and cosmology to emphasise the revolutionary ... More


International Law and Empire: Historical Explorations

Martti Koskenniemi, Walter Rech, and Manuel Jiménez Fonseca (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795575
eISBN:
9780191836893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795575.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In times in which ‘global governance’ in its various forms, such as human rights, international trade law and development projects, is increasingly promoted by transnational economic actors and ... More


Plotting against Eurocentrism: The 1929 Surrealist Map of the World

David R. Roediger

in Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the 1929 surrealist map of the world as an early attempt to identify Eurocentrism as a problem and to project a “nonwhite” alternative. Geographers often refer to attempts to ... More


From West to Non-West

Dhruv Raina

in Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068808
eISBN:
9780199080113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The diffusion of modern science to the ‘new’ and ‘ancient’ worlds from Europe in the nineteenth century constitutes a rapidly developing area of research in the history of science. Depending on the ... More


Diplomatic Sites: A Critical Enquiry

Iver Neumann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327966
eISBN:
9780199388141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327966.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Increasing globalization and the rise of new powers like India and China is putting conventional Eurocentric forms of diplomacy under pressure. This book investigates the resulting transformations by ... More


Beyond Anti-Americanism, Beyond Euro-Centrism: Locating Bruno Dumont's Twentynine Palms in the Context of European Cinematic Extremism

Neil Archer

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Bruno Dumont's reworking of the American road movie, Twentynine Palms (France, 2003). It identifies and explores one of the key aspects of a European cinema of new extremism — ... More


The Seismic Shift and the Decolonization of Knowledge

Robert Stam and Ella Shohat

in Race in Translation: Culture Wars around the Postcolonial Atlantic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814798379
eISBN:
9780814723920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814798379.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter recounts how tragic events in the 20th century—World War II, the Jewish Holocaust, and Third World independence struggles—led to the waning of Eurocentrism (decolonization of knowledge) ... More


Conclusion

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

in Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

After deep and wide-ranging study and extensive writing, Hegel’s conclusions regarding the beauty of Indian art, the sublimity of Indian religion, and the complexity and significance of Indian ... More


Imperial Technoscience: Transnational Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India

Amit Prasad

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026956
eISBN:
9780262322065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026956.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In the last four decades, during which magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as a cutting-edge medical technology and a cultural icon, technoscientific imaginaries and practices have undergone ... More


Mining the museum in an age of migration

Anne Ring Petersen

in Migration Into Art: Transcultural Identities and Art-Making in a Globalised World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526121905
eISBN:
9781526132352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121905.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter 4 explores how Western museums of art and culture have become important arenas for new forms of bridge-building as well as critical interrogations of the Eurocentric bias inherent in these ... More


Multiple Modernities or Global Interconnections: Understanding the Global Post the Colonial

Gurminder K. Bhambra

in Varieties of World-Making: Beyond Globalization

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310195
eISBN:
9781781380857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314346.004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews the debate on multiple modernities in the light of the assumption that such varieties emerge in territorial forms. There is a double risk in this debate: first, by focusing on ... More


Masters, Mistresses, Slaves, and the Antinomies of Modernity

Paul Gilroy

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Modernity is a notion widely debated, whether it is the periodization of modernity or the attributes defining the modern period. Jürgen Habermas situates the Enlightenment as a moment of critique of ... More


Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

Hala Halim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251766
eISBN:
9780823252992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Interrogating how Alexandria became enshrined as the exemplary cosmopolitan space in the Middle East, this book mounts a radical critique of Eurocentric conceptions of cosmopolitanism. The dominant ... More


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