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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
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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
Georgina Blakeley and Brendan Evans

evident in Blair’s commitment to benefiting ‘the many not the few’. Yet simultaneously it accepted that the private sector was the means to create wealth and that central and local government should co-­operate with business. Furthermore, New Labour’s conception of the public services was that they required reform and should provide value for money. While New Labour ministers referred to modernisation rather than to post-­modernism, they evinced the post-­modernist idea that the boundaries between public and private had blurred to the point where partnership politics

in The regeneration of east Manchester