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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

modernization in the region as expressed by influential authors. 61 Two of these tendencies we have discussed already. The first concerns the critique of modernity implied by perspectives on the “coloniality of power” and “decolonial knowledge.” The second involves recent work on Latin America and the Caribbean that has provided fresh meanings to discussions of the magic/insanity of capitalism and colonialism

in Subjects of modernity
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An introduction
Saurabh Dube

Modern India ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 1999 ); Richard Price , The Convict and the Colonel: A Story of Colonialism and Resistance in the Caribbean ( Boston, MA : Beacon Press , 1998 ); and Michael Taussig , Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man: A Study in Terror and Healing ( Chicago, IL : University of Chicago

in Subjects of modernity
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Melancholic dispositions and conscious unhappiness
Simon Mussell

regrettable that many political actors and states still refuse to consider, let alone admit, any complicity for past events. An example that springs to mind is David Cameron’s comments following Jamaica’s claims to reparations for the UK’s historical involvement in slavery. In response to the claims, Cameron remarked: ‘That the Caribbean has emerged from the long shadow it [slavery] cast is testament to the resilience and spirit of its people. I  acknowledge that these wounds run very deep indeed. But I do hope that, as friends who have gone through so much together since

in Critical theory and feeling