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Figurations of Modernity: Global and Local Representations in Comparative Perspective
edited by Vincent Houben and Mona Schrempf
Campus Verlag, 2008
Paper: 978-3-593-38682-9
Library of Congress Classification CB357.F54 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 303.4091724


Conventional wisdom holds that globalization has made the world more modern, not less. But how has modernity been conceived of in colonial, postcolonial, and post-revolutionary worlds? In Figurations of Modernity, an international team of scholars probe how non-European worlds have become modern ones, from the perspective of a broad range of societies around the globe.           


From vocational education in Argentina to secular morality in Tibet, from the construction of heroes in Central Asia to historical memory in Nigeria, this comprehensive volume reckons with the legacy of empire in a globalizing world. Enhanced by the perspectives of historians, anthropologists, and scholars of comparative education, Figurations of Modernity will be an essential book for those studying post-colonial nations across disciplines.


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