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Afterword: Chinese Communism, Cultural Revolution, and American Multiculturalism

Steven S. Lee

in The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Afterword highlights the afterlives of the inter-war ethnic avant-garde, first by tracking China's rise as a new revolutionary center which attracted a new generation of leftists. I then show how ... More


Circumspect and Prospect

Donald R. Kelley

in Frontiers of History: Historical Inquiry in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120622
eISBN:
9780300135091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120622.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines issues concerning the newer “new histories,” interdisciplinary encounters, the “linguistic turn,” the question of the “end of history,” and various other postmodernist ideas. It ... More


Decade: Period Pieces

Theodore Martin

in Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181921
eISBN:
9780231543897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181921.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that the arbitrary timespan of the decade becomes a central feature in the contemporary realist novel. In the work of Zadie Smith and Bret Easton Ellis, the decade represents the ... More


Thresholds of History:: India and the Limits of Europe in Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of History

Jeffrey S. Librett

in Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262915
eISBN:
9780823266401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262915.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the structurally determined recalcitrance of the mediating border in the grandiose expansion of typological thinking that is Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of History. ... More


Beckett’s Tragic Pantry

Richard Halpern

in Eclipse of Action: Tragedy and Political Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226433653
eISBN:
9780226433790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433790.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The eclipse of action by production in the age of political economy does not necessarily result in reduced conceptions of action. On the contrary, one common response, especially in the realm of ... More


Unmodern Thinking: Globalization, the End of History, Great Events

Gary Shapiro

in Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394459
eISBN:
9780226394596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394596.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on Nietzsche’s Unmodern Observations, reading these four essays as polemics against late and quasi-Hegelians (especially D.F. Strauss and E. von Hartmann) who posit some version ... More


The Clash of Civilizations

Manlio Graziano

in Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231174626
eISBN:
9780231543910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyses the clash-of-civilization concept as a possible tool of US foreign policy after the fall of the USSR.


Mourning and Melancholia at the End of Nature

Margaret Ronda

in Remainders: American Poetry at Nature's End

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603141
eISBN:
9781503604896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603141.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter begins with a consideration of the development of the discourse of the “end of nature” and its implications for understanding ecological relations. Pointing to the elegiac dimensions of ... More


Prehistory and Posthistory: Apes, Caves, Bombs, and Time in Georges Bataille

Maria Stavrinaki

in Power and Time: Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226481623
eISBN:
9780226706016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706016.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

After the Second World War, the thinker who imagined the symmetrical rapport between pre- and posthistory in the most complex terms was Georges Bataille. His interpretation of history and time is all ... More


Transprosing and Transversing’: religion, revolution, and the end of history in Dryden’s late works

Matthew C. Augustine

in Aesthetics of contingency: Writing, politics, and culture in England, 1639-89

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100764
eISBN:
9781526138651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100764.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Notwithstanding its reputation as a secular age, the Restoration was notable for its religious converts, not least its most famous pair of writers, Lord Rochester and the Stuart laureate John Dryden. ... More


Commemorating the End of History: Timelessness and Power in Contemporary Russia

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Power and Time: Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226481623
eISBN:
9780226706016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706016.003.0017
Subject:
History, Historiography

Russian history and memory of the era of the Soviet collapse and the turbulent 1990s is an important topic for comprehension of contemporary Russian culture and politics, yet one that is poorly ... More


Introduction: Beyond the ‘End of History’

Christopher Hobson

in The Rise of Democracy: Revolution, War and Transformations in International Politics Since 1776

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748692811
eISBN:
9781474416184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692811.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter provides an introduction to the central arguments and themes of the book. It considers the standing of democracy following the end of the Cold War, noting that liberal democracy still ... More


The hiatus of history

Salvatore Babones

in American Tianxia: Chinese Money, American Power and the End of History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336808
eISBN:
9781447336907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336808.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

When Henry Luce famously called the twentieth century the "American Century," he strongly implied that it was the "first" American century (i.e., not the only one). Subsequent commentators have ... More


History's Fools: The Pursuit of Idealism and the Revenge of Politics

David Martin Jones

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197510612
eISBN:
9780197520765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510612.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The end of the Cold War announced a new world order. Liberal democracy prevailed, ideological conflict abated, and world politics set off for the promised land of a secular, cosmopolitan, ... More


Fragile friendships: Films of the 1980s

Joseph Mai

in Robert Guédiguian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096471
eISBN:
9781526124104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096471.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the lesser known, but high quality, films made by Guédiguian during the 1980s. His first film, Dernier été, explores in an original way many of the themes important to ... More


From the Brink to ‘Triumph’: The Twentieth Century

Christopher Hobson

in The Rise of Democracy: Revolution, War and Transformations in International Politics Since 1776

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748692811
eISBN:
9781474416184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692811.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the ‘long war’ between the competing ideologies of democracy, communism and fascism that defined the twentieth century. Only decades after World War One, democracy’s existence ... More


Conclusion: The End of the End of History?

Ngoc Son Bui

in Constitutional Change in the Contemporary Socialist World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851349
eISBN:
9780191885969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851349.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This conclusion summarizes trends and major points in socialist constitutional change, and addresses broader implications. The socialist constitutions’ history or progress indicates the trend to ... More


The War on Terrorism and International Law: Toward a Continental Divide

Amnon Lev

in The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368327
eISBN:
9780199368358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368327.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The West’s response to the 9/11 attacks is perceived to have brought out transatlantic differences in commitment to international law. This chapter situates those differences within the geopolitical ... More


Moving in Circles: Kinetic Elite and Kinetic Proletariat in ‘End of the World’ Films

Ewa Mazierska

in Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474421836
eISBN:
9781474460118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421836.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers two science fiction films, Elysium (2013) by Neill Blomkamp and Snowpiercer (2013) by Joon-ho Bong, which  utilize the motif of journey and take us to the near future. What is ... More


The Evangelical-Capitalist Resonance Machine

William E. Connolly

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/9780823233199.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter attempts to come to terms with this coincidence of opposites: the end of history according to secularization theory and the end of history according to a ... More


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