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On Gnosis and the Imaginary of the Modern/Colonial World System

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/9780691156095.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter aims to move subjugated knowledge to the limits of the colonial difference where subjugated become subaltern knowledges in the structure of coloniality of power. It ... More


Border Thinking and the Colonial Difference

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/9780691156095.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores theoretical responses to and departures from the modern world system. The first part looks into Anibal Quijano's concept of “coloniality of power” and Enrique Dussel's ... More


A World of Standards

Nils Brunsson and Bengt Jacobsson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

In the modern world, there is no shortage of people who know what is best for others. Self-appointed experts, consultants, and organizations try to convince states, corporations, and individuals that ... 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


Human Understanding and Local Interests: Occidentalism and the (Latin) American Argument

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/9780691156095.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines a map of the border of the empires whose tensions contributed to the fabrication of a homogeneous notion of Latin America in the colonial horizon of modernity. These conflicting ... More


 The Religious and Cultural Meaning of The Green Pastures

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the content of and responses to Marc Connelly's long‐running Broadway drama, Green Pastures. The chapter examines why the play was so popular and how this most popular image of ... More


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

Walter D. Mignolo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is an extended argument about the “coloniality” of power. In a shrinking world where sharp dichotomies, such as East/West and developing/developed, blur and shift, this book points to the ... More


Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity

Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller, Michael Puett, and Bennett Simon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336009
eISBN:
9780199868933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336009.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book shows how rituals allow us to live in a perennially imperfect world. The book, building on anthropological theories, draws examples of ritual attitudes from a variety of cultural settings, ... More


The Disenchantment of the Intellectuals

John A. Hall

in The Importance of Being Civil: The Struggle for Political Decency

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153261
eISBN:
9781400847495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153261.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the alienation of many modern intellectuals. Perhaps the modern world is bereft of meaning, but the affluence provided by modern science means that for the vast majority of ... More


The Contemporary Expansion of Standardization

Nils Brunsson and Bengt Jacobsson

in A World of Standards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This book discusses standards and standardization — the production of standards — as a form of regulation, and argues that standards generate a strong element of global order in the modern world. ... More


Rethinking Public Religions

José Casanova

in Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199827978
eISBN:
9780199933020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827978.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter revisits the argument first presented in Public Religions in the Modern World in order to ascertain the extent to which the theoretical-analytical framework developed there needs to be ... More


Prelude: The modern stance

Stig Stenholm

in The Quest for Reality: Bohr and Wittgenstein - two complementary views

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603589
eISBN:
9780191729270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603589.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter outlines the motivation for the work. It is argued that, acknowledging the remarkable progress of science, it is essential to dissect the modern world view from the aspects of physics. ... More


Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Yasir Suleiman and Adel Al-Abdul Jader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The publication of this book honours Professor Carole Hillenbrand’s achievements in and service to Islamic and Middle Eastern Scholarship. It gathers original research from a range of international ... More


Visionaries and Revisionaries: Late Muir and MacDiarmid

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Edwin Muir and Hugh MacDiarmid, and observes the contrasting way they each dealt with the changing modern world. It first focuses on Muir, and discusses the importance of ... More


More God Than We Want

William H. Willimon

in Preaching in the New Millennium: Celebrating the Tercentennial of Yale University

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100815
eISBN:
9780300128178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100815.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes Yale as a child of the modern world. Although Calvinist Jonathan Edwards helped get Yale started, slaveholder Thomas Jefferson really built it, as far as the curriculum is ... More


Walter Scott and Modernity

Andrew Lincoln

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book argues that, far from turning away from modernity to indulge a nostalgic vision of the past, Scott uses the past as a means of exploring key problems in the modern world. This study ... More


Science and the Modern World as a Romantic Version of Process and Reality

Elizabeth M. Kraus

in The Metaphysics of Experience: A Companion to Whitehead's Process and Reality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217953
eISBN:
9780823284924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217953.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that Science and the Modern World (SMW) represents Alfred North Whitehead in his moment of romancing the metaphysical implications of his earlier epistemological theories, the ... More


In Search of Soul

Alejandro Nava

in In Search of Soul: Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293533
eISBN:
9780520966758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293533.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter follows Virginia Woolf's assessment of soul in Russian fiction, applying it instead to African American and Latin American traditions as its guiding spirits. It operates with an ... More


Restoring Sufism in the Modern Age

Khairudin Aljunied

in Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724565
eISBN:
9781501724589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724565.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores Hamka’s effort to restoring Sufism. First, he sought to clarify the origins of Sufism, emphasizing its historical role as a fundamental aspect of Islam by linking it to the time ... More


Worldly Goods and the Transformations of Objectivity

Harold J. Cook

in Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117967
eISBN:
9780300134926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117967.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book offers an account of how we got to be the way we are. It seeks to share an understanding of how some ways of knowing the world that are too often taken for granted, or seem ... More


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