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Introduction

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter examines India and China and the ways in which they have been transformed by Western imperial modernity. The onset of modernity is said to be located in the nineteenth ... More


Social Theory and Later Modernities

in Social Theory and Later Modernities: The Turkish Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238881
eISBN:
9781846314094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238881.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter traces modernity as a product of the Western experience of modernity and the effects of Western views on modernity. Due to the Western influence on the concept of modernity, different ... More


Sex and Secularism

Joan Wallach Scott

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197227
eISBN:
9781400888580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197227.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The author's acclaimed writings have been foundational for the field of gender history. In this book, the author challenges one of the central claims of the “clash of civilizations” polemic—that ... More


Chinese Middle Classes between Empire and Revolution

Sabine Dabringhaus and Jürgen Osterhammel

in The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691177342
eISBN:
9780691189918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177342.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter points out how the political turbulences of the twentieth century prevented the emergence of a viable middle class. Until the late nineteenth century, China seemed to remain static, ... More


Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity

Lindon Barrett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038006
eISBN:
9780252095290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038006.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book is the unfinished manuscript of literary and cultural theorist Lindon Barrett, who died in 2008. The study offers a genealogy of how the development of racial blackness within the ... More


The Conceptual Impossibility of Racial Blackness: History, the Commodity, and Diasporic Modernity

Lindon Barrett

Justin A. Joyce, Dwight A. Mcbride, and John Carlos Rowe (eds)

in Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038006
eISBN:
9780252095290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038006.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter traces modern conceptions of racial blackness from the beginnings of Euro-American imperialism in the Western Hemisphere through the seventeenth-century Atlantic slave trade and the ... More


Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

Jason R. Ambroise and Sabine Broeck (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381724
eISBN:
9781781382257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381724.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the central but often critically neglected role of knowledge and epistemic formations within social movements for Black ‘freedom’ and emancipation. The collection examines the ... More


Superflat and the Postmodern Gothic: Images of Western Modernity in Kuroshitsuji

Waiyee Loh

in Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680498
eISBN:
9781452948706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter presents a reading of Toboso Yana’s Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), a manga series set in late Victorian England about a beautiful butler named Sebastian, who is actually a devil in ... More


Native Son and Diasporic Modernity

Mikko Tuhkanen

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Richard Wright's novel Native Son (1940) and its relation to the intellectual tradition of theorizing Western modernity. More specifically, it considers Native Son's ... More


Social Changes: “Dual” and “Incomplete” Societies

Ivan T. Berend

in History Derailed: Central and Eastern Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232990
eISBN:
9780520932098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232990.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the social changes in Central and Eastern Europe. “Dual” and “incomplete” societies represented both the dominant traditional characteristics and the new elements of a rather ... More


Living in a Broken World

Dwayne A. Tunstall

in Doing Philosophy Personally: Thinking about Metaphysics, Theism, and Antiblack Racism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251605
eISBN:
9780823252725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251605.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines four ways Marcel battles against the dehumanization of human persons in late Western modernity. First, Marcel criticizes the reduction of human persons to their functions in ... More


Haiti's Paper War: Post-Independence Writing, Civil War, and the Making of the Republic, 1804-1954

Chelsea Stieber

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479802135
eISBN:
9781479802166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802135.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book begins where so many others conclude: 1804. Recent scholarship has begun to explore the challenges that Atlantic world powers posed to Haitian sovereignty and legitimacy during the Age of ... More


Introduction

Tyler Roberts

in Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147521
eISBN:
9780231535496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147521.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter discusses the concept of religion, which most scholars view as a product of Western modernity. A vital aspect of its genealogy is the deep suspicion about the power of ... More


Corrupting Politics

Nadia Bou Ali

in Islam after Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190851279
eISBN:
9780190943028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851279.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter explores the relationship between culturalism and liberalism in modern Arabic. It argues that internal contradictions from within Arabic thought haunt the attempt to define the Arabs as ... More


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