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An epilogue
Saurabh Dube

This epilogue turns attention to salient subjects of a modernist provenance on the Indian subcontinent. Now, in South Asia, a certain haziness regarding modernism and modernity derives not only from the manner in which they can be elided with each other, but the fact that they are both frequently filtered through the optics of modernization. At stake is the acute, albeit altering

in Subjects of modernity
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An introduction
Saurabh Dube

book explores modernity, the disciplines, and time-space in specific ways, precisely through its location in the disciplinary borderlands of anthropology and history, articulating from their margins areal knowledge(s), including of South Asia as envisioned from Latin America. Of particular significance here is my thinking through of the place and play in influential scholarship of the face-off between

in Subjects of modernity
Catherine Baker

in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has very recently come into view in scholarship ‘between the posts’ (Chari and Verdery 2009 ) of postsocialism and postcolonialism as an explanation for its ambiguities within global raciality. The autonomous foreign policy and Marxist ideology that Yugoslav Communists sought after the 1948 Tito–Stalin split led Yugoslavia to become a founder member of this self-declared geopolitical third force that emerged from the 1955 Bandung conference of anti-imperialist African and Asian states. Recovering Non-Alignment as a topic of

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

conversations, including with critical theory, sociological understandings, and ethnographic inquiry, thereby augmenting the study of South Asia. 15 However, two points stand out. On the one hand, prior to these transformations, productive engagements with anthropology were very rare in historical scholarship on modern India conducted on the subcontinent. On the other, as was noted, the articulations of time

in Subjects of modernity
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Philip Nanton

implementation. For example, in a context of anti-racial-harassment policies, how might an equalities discourse access and monitor so-called black-on-black violence– for example the practice of robbing gold bangles from Asian women by black youth? Or, for that matter, the vexed question of who should adopt a black child – a devout black Pentecostal family or a white atheist one in a predominantly secular society

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
Catherine Baker

of Yugoslavia which, it is sometimes thought, opened space for new postsocialist racisms. Translations of broader racialised discourses in the 1990s indeed took distinctive forms, embedded in a transnational European ‘cultural racism’ (Balibar and Wallerstein 1991 : 26) consolidating nationalisms around a common defensive project of securing Europe against supposedly culturally alien, unassimilable migrant Others from Africa and Asia (Lentin 2004 ; Fekete 2009 ). Culturalist narratives of Europeanness-as-modernity and Europeanness-at-risk entered traditionalist

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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David McGrogan

the individual. But the same is equally true of other critiques. There are those, for instance, which portray the individualism of human rights as an instantiation of the “European colonial project” 17 – an imposition of individualistic Western values on a world which primarily organises itself on communitarian and religious principles. Here, Western values, of which human rights are a part, do not merely undermine collectivist endeavours of the welfarist or statist stripe; they attack the foundations of societies – particularly Asian societies – which privilege

in Critical theory and human rights
Catherine Baker

2 Histories of ethnicity, nation and migration Nationhood, ethnicity and migration have been linked in south-east Europe, including the Yugoslav region, since the descendants of Slav clans who migrated there from Central Asia in the sixth to eighth centuries CE and others living there who came to share their collective identity started to understand themselves as nations – however long ago or recently that might be (Fine 2006 ). Ottoman rule in south-east Europe, moreover, both represented and caused further migration. The region's nineteenth

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

introductory chapter, peasants, artisans, and workers in South Asia that have diversely articulated processes of colony and post-colony; indigenous communities in the Americas under colonial and national rule; peoples of African descent not only on that continent but in different diasporas across the world; and, indeed, subaltern, marginal, and elite women and men in non-Western and Western theaters

in Subjects of modernity
Catherine Baker

identification with an imagined African-American gangsta blackness through which one 1994–9 Montenegrin hip-hop duo named themselves ‘Monteniggers’ (referencing the ‘blackness’ of Montenegro's name across languages), 15 a routinized and very recent form of blackface characterises the celebrity talent-show Tvoje lice zvuci poznato ( Your Face Sounds Familiar ), produced in Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia since 2013–14. The franchise, developed by Dutch producers Endemol and the Spanish broadcaster Antena 3, has been sold to forty territories in Europe, the Americas and Asia

in Race and the Yugoslav region