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Title African, American and European trajectories of modernity : past oppression, future justice? / edited by Peter Wagner
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2015]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  CB430 .A36 2015    AVAILABLE    30650020059826
 Modern History Library  327.4 A258    AVAILABLE    30550100606068
Descript vii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Annual of European and global studies
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-293) and index
Part I, Reconstructing the history of Atlantic modernity -- Part II Comparing trajectories of modernity in the South -- Part III Claims for justice in the history of modernity and in its present
"African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity asks why, from some moment onwards, 'Europe' and 'the rest of the world' entered into a particular relationship. This relationship was not merely one of domination but one that was conceived as a kind of superiority; more specifically, as an 'advance' in historical time. Towards this end, the volume first analyses the emergence of this Atlantic modernity, then proceeds to compare aspects of contemporary Southern modernity, focusing on Brazil, Chile and South Africa. Finally, it explores the dynamics of contemporary modernity worldwide, looking at the relationship between past oppression and injustice and expectations for future freedom and justice"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Civilization, Modern -- 21st century
World history
Alt Author Wagner, Peter, 1956-
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