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Perspectives on civilisation in Latin America
Jeremy C.A. Smith

expressed in history, others would continue shortly after in the modernist arts, literature, poetry, music and philosophy. A second wave of radical modernism emerged in Marxist politics, political economy, liberation theology and indigenous movements. 153 Engagement in the cross-currents of history 153 Modernism arose at the turn of the twentieth century as a movement of artists, philosophers, writers, poets, musicians and activists (Schelling, 2000). In a short time, they remedied the positivist cultures that had denigrated Latin America and venerated European

in Debating civilisations
Laura Chrisman

work of Raymond Williams, Spivak is likewise moved to challenge the work of Terry Eagleton for its insularly national account of Jane Eyre’s class dynamics. Jameson writes from a different but equally revisionary impulse: to extend Lukácsian aesthetics to include the impact of empire building on metropolitan art, and to amplify Lenin’s conceptions of imperialism as the last stage of capitalism. Like Jameson, Said and Spivak are also motivated by expressly contemporary political goals. Spivak offers a strategic intervention against contemporary Anglo-European

in Postcolonial contraventions
Laura Chrisman

African cultural studies as it already exists outside the academy. It might mean that what South African academics ‘appropriate’ from the UK are not only aspects of its current theoretical capital but also insights inspired by the UK’s social, educational and cultural history.3 I do not want to imply any direct parallel between the history of South Africa and that of the UK in the twentieth century: on the contrary. (Later I will address what I see as the dangers of applying theoretical paradigms developed in the UK, USA and Europe within a new South Africa.) But I do

in Postcolonial contraventions
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The imperial metropolis of Heart of Darkness
Laura Chrisman

concurrently with the more sensational operations of overseas violence. As Heart of Darkness indicates, within and across metropolitan everyday life, the economic, political and cultural elements of imperialism reproduced themselves in ways that were quiet,complex and apparently unspectacular. I will outline here some of the ways in which late nineteenth-century European imperialism inheres in the textures of daily labour and leisure in Conrad’s novella. I will also suggest that the Company’s structures and agents – including Kurtz – need to be reinterpreted through this

in Postcolonial contraventions
David Lloyd’s work
Laura Chrisman

premises were also, in some regards, different. When (p. 68) Lloyd refers to ‘post-enlightenment liberals such as John Stuart Mill’ and their continuation of Kant’s racial thinking, he suggests that Kant’s centrality to Victorian England is self-evident.6 But Kant’s pan-European influence in conceptions of ‘race’ is a notion that needs further justification. So does Lloyd’s claim for the primacy of cultural theory itself in eighteenth-century conceptualisations of ‘human identity’. This claim does not acknowledge as significant the theorisations produced by political and

in Postcolonial contraventions
Journeys through postmodern Dublin
David Slattery

conference in Cambridge the previous summer and he had begged me for an excuse to visit the ‘sexiest destination in Europe’. Hans’s views can be regarded with suspicion, if at all representative, as he is now outside the academy. There was Doctor Claude de Ville from the Department of Sociology outside Lyon. I will just call him Claude, as he had no patience with disguise. Claude is a distant relation of Durkheim and for that reason 139 eih ch-8.P65 139 26/3/03, 15:15 140 Slattery his opinions are given more credit than they deserve. He resisted visiting Ireland for

in The end of Irish history?
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Rodney Barker

allegiance to a party, country, faith, or family. A Conservative might wear red braces, but would be unlikely to wear a red shirt. And yet it is on the face of it astonishing that so much significance should attach to the colour of items of clothing. But it has always and everywhere been so. One of the first things that the states of Europe did when they began putting their ordinary soldiers into uniform from the seventeenth century onwards, was to select distinguishing national colours: blue and yellow in Sweden, white in France, Red in Britain. When it came to

in Cultivating political and public identity
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Kinneret Lahad

winding up, the concluding section of this introduction lays out some of the methodological considerations and the social context for of this project. The context for this study Israel presents a fascinating case study that can help deepen our understanding of singlehood and temporality, particularly due to what has been termed as the traditionalism–modernism paradox of contemporary Israeli society (Bystrov 2012). On the one hand, Israel has undergone dramatic transitions in family life. In common with many European and American societies, the country has been affected

in A table for one