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Bollywood, Postcolonial Transformation, and Modernity

BILL ASHCROFT

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores globalization and resistance to globalization from the perspective of postcolonial theory. It argues that resistance to cultural domination occurs through transformation of ... More


Conclusion Alternative Modernity and Autonomous Youth after 1945

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This concluding chapter charts the afterlife of the unseasonable youth plot, first in relation to challenges posed to developmental discourse by cultural theories of (colonial) difference, then in ... More


The Turkish transition and alternative modernity

Ayla Göl

in Turkey facing east: Islam, modernity and foreign policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090752
eISBN:
9781781706619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090752.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 2 explains why the study of modernity is chosen as the second pillar. In particular, the relationship between foreign policy and modernity is explored in order to understand the process of ... More


The Modern Foundations of Brazilian Cinema

Maite Conde

in Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520290983
eISBN:
9780520964884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290983.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory chapter outlines a theory of early cinema in Brazil and its relationship to the country’s invention of modernity. Theories and examinations of early film’s relationship to modernity ... More


Freedom Amongst Aliens: Jack London, Lafcadio Hearn, and the Alternative Modernity of Japan

Nathaniel Cadle

in The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618456
eISBN:
9781469618470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the role played by literature in the widespread adoption of the European model of overseas imperialism, one of the more prominent and controversial processes of globalization ... More


Introduction

Tiago Saraiva

in Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035033
eISBN:
9780262335706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035033.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The introduction places the book in the historical tradition of Georges Canguilhem and Michel Foucault of taking fascism as biopolitics. It stresses the fact that the biological dimension of fascist ... More


Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement

M. Hakan Yavuz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199927999
eISBN:
9780199980543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927999.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Republic of Turkey has recently gone through remarkable political and socioeconomic transformations. As Turkish democracy and civilian rule have been consolidated, the country has also witnessed ... More


On Being in Time: Modern African Elites and the Historical Challenge to Claims for Alternative and Multiple Modernities

Jacob Dlamini

in African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity: Past Oppression, Future Justice?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400404
eISBN:
9781474412476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400404.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the ways in which African elites define their relation to the Europe with which they were confronted by the settlers in both appreciative and combative terms. It considers how ... More


The Chinese State, Hollywood, and Postsocialist Modernity

Wendy Su

in China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: "Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167060
eISBN:
9780813167077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167060.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Analyzing the consequences of the China-Hollywood encounter, this concluding chapter argues that market and global forces have pushed the state to transform from an ossified, omnipresent ruler to a ... More


Introduction: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maitreya?

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The introduction presents the anomaly at the heart of the study: namely, that the “reform faction” of modern Chinese Buddhism, which is generally portrayed as demythologized, promoted devotion to the ... More


Power of Secrecy

Ferdinand de Jong

in Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of the secrecy practiced in the Casamance region of Senegal and how it provides Casamançais with the means to produce an alternative modernity. This is followed ... More


Tamil Modernity, the Postcolonial State, and the Good Modern Life

Ulrich Demmer

in Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter five examines how the modern state of Tamil Nadu imagines concepts of a good life in a public political performance. It explores both an acultural concept and a cultural vision of a good life ... More


Religion and the Public Sphere In Senegal: The Evolution of a Project of Modernity

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Crediting God: Sovereignty and Religion in the Age of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233199
eISBN:
9780823233212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233199.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter brings back a leitmotif connecting all of the preceding chapters, namely, the role of axial religions (in this case Christianity and Islam) in building a ... More


Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Justin Ritzinger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Anarchy in the Pure Land investigates the cult of Maitreya, the future Buddha, promoted by the Chinese Buddhist reform movement spearheaded by Taixu as an avenue through which to consider the ... More


Manoeuvring Baroda and the Nation in British India: Sayajirao Refashions Baroda

Priya Maholay-Jaradi

in Fashioning a National Art: Baroda's Royal Collection and Art Institutions (1875-1924)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199466849
eISBN:
9780199087501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466849.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Set against princely India’s reorientation towards English–Indian hybrid lifestyles as well its English–Indian political indoctrination, this chapter traces Sayajirao’s favourable response to both ... More


Concluding Reflections: Identities and Freedoms

Allison Weir

in Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936861
eISBN:
9780199333073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936861.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

This chapter briefly addresses the problem of distinguishing between identities as sources of oppression and identities as sources of freedom. I then reflect on the conceptions of freedom developed ... More


Conclusion: Remembrances of Futures Past

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The conclusion summarizes the monograph’s findings, retracing the reimagining of the cult of Maitreya, its origins in Taixu’s encounter with anarchism, and its decline and subsequent revival. It then ... More


. Rumba and the Rise of Black Proletariat Art, 1941–1990

Peter Szok

in Wolf Tracks: Popular Art and Re-Africanization in Twentieth-Century Panama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032431
eISBN:
9781617032448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032431.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses the emergence of a rival sense of nationalism, an “alternative modernity” encouraged by the isthmus’s social and economic transformation, which utilized popular art to ... More


The Pulse of an Institution

Sienna R. Craig

in Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapters 1 and 2 describe one day in two ethnographic sites. They show the scope of this ethnography and introduce key characters. They exemplify the book’s central arguments: that efficacy is a ... More


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