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Convergence and Resistance: The European Dilemma of Turkish Intellectuals

Nora Fisher Onar and Ahmet Evin

in European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594627
eISBN:
9780191595738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594627.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Nora Fisher Onar and Ahmet Evin trace continuity and changes in several schools of thought on Europe from the inception of Ottoman Westernization to the present. They then turn to key moments in the ... More


The Limits of Hatred: Popular Attitudes Towards the West in Republican Canton

Virgil K.Y. Ho

in Understanding Canton: Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282715
eISBN:
9780191603037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282714.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Cantonese displayed acceptance of Westerners and their cultures in the late imperial and Republican period, in spite of their reputation for being xenophobic and anti-foreign since the days of ... More


Cantonese Opera as a Mirror of Society

Virgil K.Y. Ho

in Understanding Canton: Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282715
eISBN:
9780191603037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282714.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The commercial success of Cantonese opera was attributed to the industry’s eagerness and ability to ‘modernize’ the stage. These changes did not necessarily represent a total distancing from its ... More


After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Konrad H. Jarausch

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book deals with the transformation of Germany after the Second World War and the Holocaust into a Western, democratic, and therefore civilized country. It proceeds in three stages, beginning ... More


Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book investigates the question of Russian identity, looking at changes and continuing over a huge territory, many centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. Its main ... More


The Reign of Peter the Great

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the momentous reign of Peter the Great and its impact and influence on Russian intellectual life and culture. It explains that the dominant European intellectual climate of the ... More


Embracing the West

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.04
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter deals with the process of Westernization during the 1960s, which transformed political preferences in the direction of the Western alliance and cultural practices towards American ... More


Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts: From Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

Michael Lucken

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172929
eISBN:
9780231540544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172929.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The idea that Japanese art is produced through rote copy and imitation is an eighteenth-century colonial construct, with roots in Romantic ideals of originality. Offering a much-needed corrective to ... More


History Lessons

Martin Malia

in Conversations on Russia: Reform from Yeltsin to Putin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300611
eISBN:
9780199850754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300611.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The late Martin Malia, professor emeritus of history at the University of California–Berkeley and author of the famous “Z” article, assessed Putin's policy decisions in the pre-Beslan phase in a ... More


Introduction

Tejumola Olaniyan

in Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American and Caribbean Drama

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094053
eISBN:
9780199855278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094053.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Social ties are not established by culture, but through “an identity of passion.” With an extensive analysis of the transcontinental “passions”—referring to the encompassing compliance to ... More


Difference, Differently

Tejumola Olaniyan

in Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American and Caribbean Drama

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094053
eISBN:
9780199855278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094053.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter begins with the exploration of components of the “colonizing structure” of European imperialism project so as to discern the justifications behind the revolutionizing of non-European ... More


Gender and Nation in Meiji Japan: Modernity, Loss, and the Doing of History

Jason G. Karlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838263
eISBN:
9780824871451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838263.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a historical analysis of the discourses of nostalgia in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan. Through an analysis of the experience of rapid social change in Japan's ... More


For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State

Noah Salomon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165158
eISBN:
9781400884292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165158.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

For some, the idea of an Islamic state serves to fulfill aspirations for cultural sovereignty and new forms of ethical political practice. For others, it violates the proper domains of both religion ... More


A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799799
eISBN:
9781503601475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799799.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

A Taste for Home is a cultural history of the middle-class home in late Ottoman Beirut that is at once global and local. Focusing on the period from the second half of the nineteenth century until ... More


Epilogue: Which Modernity? Whose Tradition?

Kwame Gyekye

in Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Conceptualization of modernity in Africa is discussed in this section, in disagreement with the notion that “modernization” is similar to Westernization for the reason that contemporary or developed ... More


Conclusion

Paul Robinson

in Russian Conservatism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747342
eISBN:
9781501747366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747342.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This concluding chapter argues that Russian conservatism is a response to the pressures of modernization and Westernization and, more recently, globalization. For the past two centuries, ... More


Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change

Fatma Müge Göçek

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099256
eISBN:
9780199854547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099256.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The book examines the process of Westernization and social change during the 18th and 19th centuries in the Ottoman Empire. Using empirical analysis of archival documents and historical chronicles, ... More


Introduction: Class Formation and the Ottoman Empire

Fatma Müge Göçek

in Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099256
eISBN:
9780199854547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099256.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

From an Anatolian principality in 1299, the Ottoman state extended to a world empire spanning three continents—from Eastern Europe and the Arabian Peninsula to North Africa—at the height of its power ... More


Ottoman Structure, Social Groups, and Westernization

Fatma Müge Göçek

in Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099256
eISBN:
9780199854547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099256.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The sultan's household is the basic organizational unit of the Ottoman society. This household—comprising kin, retainers, and servants—goes beyond formal institutional and class boundaries, and ... More


Modern bodies in the making: Tales from a factory and a bar in South China

Eric Kit-wai Ma

in Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South China: Transborder Cultural Politics, 1970-2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083459
eISBN:
9789882209329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083459.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines a disco bar and a toy factory in South China, and explores how modernity has its imprint on rural migrant workers in the city. The making of modern bodies involves the forced, ... More


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