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Modernity, Ḥadātha, and Modernité in the Works of Abdallah Laroui

Conceptual Translation and the Politics of Historicity

Nils Riecken

translate themselves into certain categories, then the question arises of what pushes people toward translating themselves into some categories—such as modernity —but not others. Studying claims made about modernity in non-Euro-American settings, one thus

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The Notion of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Spain

An Example of Conceptual History

Javier Fernández Sebastián and Gonzalo Capellan de Miguel

This article provides an account of the concepts of modernidad and modernismo in the Spanish language, chiefly in Spain, from the end of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century. This account also reflects the peculiarities of how conceptual history is being conducted in Spain, which resulted in the recently published Diccionario de Conceptos Políticos y Sociales del Siglo xix Español. The authors conclude that an examination of these two terms reveals that the emphasis upon Spanish singularity has been exaggerated and that, despite the presumed historical backwardness of the country, Spain played an outstanding role in the creation of the language of modernity and postmodernity.

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Emerging Kinship in a Changing Middle East

Soraya Tremayne

marker, which we laid down, 10 years ago, on the impact of modernity on ‘Kinship in the Middle East’, in this journal ( Shahshahani and Tremayne 2007 ). Revisiting that special issue of Anthropology of the Middle East has proved critical in providing a

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Plural Modernity

Changing Modern Institutional Forms—Disciplines and Nation-States

Filipe Carreira da Silva and Mónica Brito Vieira

The article begins with the assumption that modernity is undergoing a profound change. The focus is on the structural transformation of two typical modern institutional regimes: the academic discipline and the territorial nation-state. Their demise as the predominant institutional forms in the realms of science and politics signals the end of the modern project—or at least the need for its profound redefinition. It is suggested that such a redefinition entails a radical conceptual shift in the social sciences and that the meta-theoretical expression of this shift can be designated as 'dialogical pluralism'. At a theoretical level, both modernization theories and the recent program of 'multiple modernities' are rejected. A plural modernity, with several distinct varieties, seems a more promising perspective.

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Timo Pankakoski and Antto Vihma

concept and metaphor of fragmentation. We also engage with the related ideas of differentiation and modernity. The conceptual history of fragment and fragmentation as social and historical categories has been mostly neglected prior to the analysis we

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Evenki Adolescents’ Identities

Negotiating the Modern and the Traditional in Educational Settings

Svetlana Huusko

opposition to modernity, contributes to the portrayal of indigenous cultures as static and nonevolving. Accordingly, within the educational settings of Solino, the duality of tradition and modernity tends to correspond with Western academic thinking, which

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In the shade of the chinar

Dushanbe's affective spatialities

Malika Bahovadinova

across the city center. By counterposing these positions and exploring the role of statist conceptions of modernity, personal and political memories of space and the emotions called forth by urban redevelopment, the article will elaborate on the place of

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The Ill-Equipped Modernist

Historicizing Édouard Dujardin’s Les Lauriers Sont Coupés

Kelly J. Maynard

, and cultural forces that shaped it. This analysis offers a new understanding of both the content of the novel itself and the predicament and experience of emergent modernity in the specific moment of the 1880s. I propose that the novel, drafted in the

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Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi

order to sharpen and deepen the thoughts on pan-Africanism by looking at a particular form of the project known as sub-Saharan pan-Africanism to evaluate its gains in relation to African modernity. My focus is sub-Saharan pan-Africanism because this is

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Cotten Seiler

” of South Asian truck drivers in Amie McLean’s contribution—that evidence their spiritual and psychic infantility. For Hegel, as well as Immanuel Kant and other builders of the philosophical substructure of modernity, 2 blackness signified that