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Identities and incitements
Saurabh Dube

, Politics ( London : Routledge , 1995 ); Tony Bennett , Pasts Beyond Memory: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism ( London : Routledge , 2004 ); Amiria Henare , Museums, Anthropology and Imperial Exchange ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2009 ); and John M. MacKenzie , Museums and Empire: Natural History, Human Cultures and Colonial

in Subjects of modernity
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Sal Renshaw

9780719069604_5_end1.qxd 07/01/2009 05:04PM Page 191 Conclusion Presenting graceful abundant love Question of the time of mourning: I do not cry in advance – I do not precede – Feeling of grace stronger than everything with me – In the combat between joy and mourning. (Cixous in Cixous and Calle-Gruber, 1997: 98) With the jointly authored publication of Rootprints: Memory and Life Writing Hélène Cixous and Mirielle Calle-Gruber have constructed a thoroughly postmodern textual engagement with the concept of writing the self. This apparently autobiographical

in The subject of love
Helena de Bres

detect a basically Platonic worldview lurking in the undergrowth.
 A common thought experiment in the philosophical literature on personal identity asks you to imagine your mind, which is to say all your mental life—including each of your memories, beliefs, intentions, desires, preferences, and character traits—being lifted from your current body and transplanted into a different one. Then you’re asked to tell us where you think you are at the end of the operation. If what holds your personhood

in How to Be Multiple
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Allyn Fives

. For Shklar, these approaches are non-sceptical: they lack ‘intellectual modesty’, and so they represent the ‘party of hope’; whereas, in contrast, the liberalism of fear, appealing to nothing other than actuality, is aligned with the ‘party of memory’ (Shklar 1989a , p. 26). Ostensibly, therefore, there are two distinguishing characteristics of the liberalism of fear: it is a sceptical approach that puts cruelty first among the vices. Nonetheless, despite Shklar's scepticism, arguably the latter is evidence of a not insignificant degree of

in Judith Shklar and the liberalism of fear
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An epilogue
Saurabh Dube

difference of the contemporary present from past epochs. Within South Asian modernisms, this claim of a surpassing of the past, turning on time and space, was variously inflected by the gravity of anticolonial and nationalist imaginaries, the weight of memory and history, the pull of the mythic and the primitive, and the burden of a violent independence and postcolonial politics. This is to say, these

in Subjects of modernity
Catherine Baker

Croatia and by hearing a Bosnian Muslim refugee in Birmingham narrate her rape by Serb soldiers, Begg first joined a foreign-fighter unit in Bosnia, then volunteered in Chechnya. ‘Bosnia’, in fact, became a site of memory and symbol of identity for some twenty-first-century Muslims facing racialised Islamophobia in the West. Narratives of the Bosnian conflict as a genocidal attack against Muslims, part of a myth that addressed Muslims across borders and continents as part of a transnational, under-siege ummah (Roy 2004 ), are in retrospect as

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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An introduction
Saurabh Dube

, memory and history, the mythic and the primitive, a fractured independence and violent Partition, the political and the postcolonial, gender and sexuality, body and pain, and the epic and the contemporary. Taken together, the discussion suggests the salience of tracking heterogeneous, yet overlaying, temporalities of modernisms in South Asia, including the creation of time and space

in Subjects of modernity
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What does race have to do with the Yugoslav region?
Catherine Baker

belonging already recognised as inescapable and constitutive for so many other areas: how has ‘race’, a notion propagated to support European colonial power and domination, manifested in the Yugoslav region, where attachment to ‘Europe’ informs so many forms of collective identity and where historical memories of being imperial subjects not imperial rulers inform so many narratives of national pasts? The Bulgarian scholar Miglena Todorova, writing in 2006, could already argue south-east European studies was separating its region from the rest of the globe by concentrating

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Melancholic dispositions and conscious unhappiness
Simon Mussell

simplistic modelling of causation. Indeed, one should take care not to overlook the complicated manner in which Benjamin himself, as a proponent and advocate of modernist aesthetics, elides any sharp distinction between the life and the text. His writing is often self-​referential, incorporating personal experiences, grievances, and memories, transfiguring them into micrological keys to unlock the larger totality. Indeed, Scholem goes to great lengths in his attempts to decipher the hidden meanings and veiled characters that appear in some of Benjamin’s writings (such as

in Critical theory and feeling
Steven Earnshaw

on what constitutes an ASC, partly because there is no agreed view across or within disciplines as to what consciousness itself is. A  recent argument, derived from neuroscience, indicates how consciousness might be conceptualised: The notion of an ASC is, we propose, the notion of a state of the nonconscious neurocognitive background mechanisms of consciousness. In this state the background mechanisms tend to produce misrepresentational contents of consciousness such as hallucinations, delusions and memory distortion. The effects of the background mechanisms are

in The Existential drinker