Download or read book Provincializing Europe written by Dipesh Chakrabarty and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2000, Dipesh Chakrabarty's influential Provincializing Europe addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This imaginary Europe, Dipesh Chakrabarty argues, is built into the social sciences. The very idea of historicizing carries with it some peculiarly European assumptions about disenchanted space, secular time, and sovereignty. Measured against such mythical standards, capitalist transition in the third world has often seemed either incomplete or lacking. Provincializing Europe proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well--a translation of existing worlds and their thought--categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity. Now featuring a new preface in which Chakrabarty responds to his critics, this book globalizes European thought by exploring how it may be renewed both for and from the margins.
Download or read book William Kentridge & Peter L. Galison written by Peter L. Galison and published by Hatje Cantz Verlag. This book was released on 2011-06-10 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unsere Auffassungen von Zeit verändern sich fortwährend auf vielschichtige Art und Weise. Dies ist eine Untersuchung dieser Verschiebungen und Kämpfe in Form von Zeichnungen und Texten, Musik und Bewegung bis hin zu Filmen und Konzepten. Gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts wurde Zeit übergreifend organisiert: Dörfer, Städte, ganze Länder wurden ihrer »eigenen« Zeit beraubt, als die Uhren mithilfe von Signalen synchronisiert wurden. Albert Einstein stieß mit seiner radikalen Idee, die die Vorstellung eines »überallhörbaren Tik-Tak« zugunsten von Zeiten, die nicht Zeit sind, außer Kraft setzte, auf erbitterten Widerstand. Auch in unserem eigenen Zeitalter wird die Zeit wieder durcheinandergewirbelt – die Zeit wird mit Informationen gekreuzt, sie wird herausgefordert am Horizont Schwarzer Löcher oder sogar von vielen Stringtheoretikern als pure Illusion dargestellt. In einer kongenialen langfristigen Partnerschaft mit Peter L. Galison, Historiker, Autor, Filmemacher sowie Professor für die Geschichte der Wissenschaften und der Physik an der Harvard University, widmet sich der südafrikanische Künstler William Kentridge der Erforschung dieser Ideen in Die Ablehnung der Zeit, ein Projekt für die dOCUMENTA (13), in dessen Entstehen das vorliegende Notizbuch Einblick gewährt. Sprache: Deutsch/Englisch
Download or read book Postcolonial Studies and Beyond written by Ania Loomba and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 499 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This interdisciplinary volume attempts to expand the temporal and geographic agenda of postcolonial studies.
Download or read book The Nature of History Reader written by Keith Jenkins and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The question of what the nature of history is, is a key issue for all students of history. It is recognized by many that the past and history are different phenomena and that the way the past is actively historicized can be highly problematic and contested.
|Author||: Jose Abraham|
|Release Date||: 2014-12-09|
|Pages||: 243 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (373 download)|
Download or read book Islamic Reform and Colonial Discourse on Modernity in India written by Jose Abraham and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-12-09 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Kerala, Vakkom Moulavi motivated Muslims to embrace modernity, especially modern education, in order to reap maximum benefit. In this process, he initiated numerous religious reforms. However, he held fairly ambivalent attitudes towards individualism, materialism and secularization, defending Islam against the attacks of Christian missionaries.
Download or read book East-Asian Marxisms and Their Trajectories written by Joyce C.H. Liu and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-02-03 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume, leading scholars from around the world suggest that radical ideologies have shaped complex historical processes in East Asia by examining how intellectuals and activists interpreted, rethought and criticized Marxism in East Asia. The contributors to this volume ask how we can use Marxism to understand East Asia in a global capitalist world, and where the problems that Marxism highlighted, including imperialism, domination and inequality, are increasingly prevalent. The volume draws on various disciplines to reinterpret Marx, and shed light on the complex dynamics of global capitalism in various historical/national contexts. The distinguished contributors illuminate, rethink and make accessible highly complex Marxist concepts, such as the question of class contradiction, the temporalities of capitalism, real and formal subsumption, relative surplus value and the commodity form, the question of class and the proletariat. At a time when people around the world are struggling to cope with the crises of global capitalism, this volume on regional responses to capitalism is especially welcome. It will be of interest to students and scholars of East Asian studies, social and political theory, sociology and globalization studies.
Download or read book Oswald Spengler als europäisches Phänomen written by Zaur Gasimov and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on 2013-08-14 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Der Sammelband behandelt die europäischen Rezeptionswege der Kultur- und Geschichtsphilosophie Oswald Spenglers.
Download or read book Doing Conceptual History in Africa written by Axel Fleisch and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2018-02-21 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africa’s historical development, with a particular emphasis on pragmatics and semantics. From precolonial dynamics of wealth and poverty to the conceptual foundations of nationalist movements, each contribution strikes a balance between the local and the global, engaging with a distinctively African intellectual tradition while analyzing the regional and global contexts in which categories like “work,” “marriage,” and “land” take shape.
Download or read book Connected Worlds written by Ann Curthoys and published by ANU E Press. This book was released on 2006-03-01 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together historians of imperialism and race, travel and modernity, Islam and India, the Pacific and the Atlantic to show how a 'transnational' approach to history offers fresh insights into the past. Transnational history is a form of scholarship that has been revolutionising our understanding of history in the last decade. With a focus on interconnectedness across national borders of ideas, events, technologies and individual lives, it moves beyond the national frames of analysis that so often blinker and restrict our understanding of the past. Many of the essays also show how expertise in 'Australian history' can contribute to and benefit from new transnational approaches to history. Through an examination of such diverse subjects as film, modernity, immigration, politics and romance, Connected Worlds weaves an historical matrix which transports the reader beyond the local into a realm which re-defines the meaning of humanity in all its complexity. Contributors include Tony Ballantyne, Desley Deacon, John Fitzgerald, Patrick Wolfe and Angela Woollacott.
Download or read book Southeast European Studies in a Globalizing World written by Christian Promitzer and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2014 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the early 1990s, Southeast European studies have undergone profound changes, being shaped by the wars of Yugoslav succession and the ramifications of post-socialism, coupled with democratic deficiencies, which characterize most of Southeast Europe. The countries which it encompasses rest uneasily on the periphery of the developed variant of Western capitalism, but they have nonetheless to contend with the challenges of adjusting to a market economy. The imprint of these contexts on academic research has led to a discussion of the role of Southeast European studies. It is the task of this volume to summarize and raise awareness of this discussion. (Series: Studies on South East Europe - Vol. 16) [Subject: European Studies, Sociology, Politics]
Download or read book Literarische Wertung und Kanonbildung written by Nicholas Saul and published by Königshausen & Neumann. This book was released on 2007 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
|Author||: Rosie Warren|
|Publisher||: Verso Books|
|Release Date||: 2016-11-01|
|Pages||: 304 pages|
|Rating||: 4.7/5 (847 download)|
Download or read book The Debate on Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital written by Rosie Warren and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2016-11-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Leading thinkers’ critiques of award-winning Postcolonial Theory, as well as the author’s responses and reformulations Vivek Chibber’s Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital was hailed on publication as “without any doubt ... a bomb,” and “the most substantive effort to dismantle the field through historical reasoning published to date.” It immediately unleashed one of the most important recent debates in social theory, ranging across the humanities and social sciences, on the status of postcolonial studies, modernity, and much else. This book brings together major critics of Chibber’s work to assess the efficacy of his argument from differing perspectives. Included are Chibber’s own spirited responses and reformulations in light of these criticisms. With contributions by Partha Chatterjee, Gayatri Spivak, Bruce Robbins, Ho-fung Hung, William H. Sewell, Jr., Bruce Cumings, George Steinmetz, Michael Schwartz, David Pederson, Stein Sundstøl Eriksen, and Achin Vanaik.
Download or read book Transcultural English Studies written by Frank Schulze-Engler and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2009 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is most strikingly new about the transcultural is its sudden ubiquity. Following in the wake of previous concepts in cultural and literary studies such as creolization, hybridity, and syncretism, and signalling a family relationship to terms such as transnationality, translocality, and transmigration, 'transcultural' terminology has unobtrusively but powerfully edged its way into contemporary theoretical and critical discourse. The four sections of this volume denote major areas where 'transcultural' questions and problematics have come to the fore: theories of culture and literature that have sought to account for the complexity of culture in a world increasingly characterized by globalization, transnationalization, and interdependence; realities of individual and collective life-worlds shaped by the ubiquity of phenomena and experiences relating to transnational connections and the blurring of cultural boundaries; fictions in literature and other media that explore these realities, negotiate the fuzzy edges of 'ethnic' or 'national' cultures, and participate in the creation of transnational public spheres as well as transcultural imaginations and memories; and, finally, pedagogy and didactics, where earlier models of teaching 'other' cultures are faced with the challenge of coming to terms with cultural complexity both in what is being taught and in the people it is taught to, and where 'target cultures' have become elusive. The idea of 'locating' culture and literature exclusively in the context of ethnicities or nations is rapidly losing plausibility throughout an 'English-speaking world' that has long since been multi- rather than monolingual. Exploring the prospects and contours of 'Transcultural English Studies' thus reflects a set of common challenges and predicaments that in recent years have increasingly moved centre stage not only in the New Literatures in English, but also in British and American studies.
Download or read book The Ethos of History written by Stefan Helgesson and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2018-06-19 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At a time when rapidly evolving technologies, political turmoil, and the tensions inherent in multiculturalism and globalization are reshaping historical consciousness, what is the proper role for historians and their work? By way of an answer, the contributors to this volume offer up an illuminating collective meditation on the idea of ethos and its relevance for historical practice. These intellectually adventurous essays demonstrate how ethos—a term evoking a society’s “fundamental character” as well as an ethical appeal to knowledge and commitment—can serve as a conceptual lodestar for history today, not only as a narrative, but as a form of consciousness and an ethical-political orientation.
Download or read book Postcolonialism and Political Theory written by Nalini Persram and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Postcolonialism and Political Theory explores the intersection between the political and the postcolonial through an engagement with, critique of, and challenge to some of the prevalent, restrictive tenets and frameworks of Western political and social thought. It is a response to the call by postcolonial studies, as well as to the urgent need within world politics, to turn towards a multiplicity--largely excluded from globally dominant discourses of community, subjectivity, power and prosperity--constituted by otherness, radical alterity, or subordination to the newly reconsolidated West. The book offers a diverse range of essays that re-examine and open the boundaries of political and cultural modernity's historical domain; that look at how the racialized and gendered and cultured subject visualizes the social from elsewhere; that critique the limits of postcolonial theory and its claim to celebrate diversity; and that complicate the notion of postcolonial politics within settler societies that continue to practice exile of the indigenous. Postcolonialism and Political Theory is an ideal book for graduate and advanced undergraduate level study and for those working both disciplinarily and interdisciplinarily, both inside and outside academia.
Download or read book Cultural Borders of Europe written by Mats Andrén and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2017-08-01 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The cultural borders of Europe are today more visible than ever, and with them comes a sense of uncertainty with respect to liberal democratic traditions: whether treated as abstractions or concrete realities, cultural divisions challenge concepts of legitimacy and political representation as well as the legal bases for citizenship. Thus, an understanding of such borders and their consequences is of utmost importance for promoting the evolution of democracy. Cultural Borders of Europe provides a wide-ranging exploration of these lines of demarcation in a variety of regions and historical eras, providing essential insights into the state of European intercultural relations today.
Download or read book Postcolonial Justice written by Anke Bartels and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-02-13 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Postcolonial Justice addresses a crucial issue in current postcolonial theory: the question of how to reconcile an ethics of diversity and difference with the normative, if not universal thrust that appears to energize any notion of justice.