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The Resource Modernity and exclusion, Joel S. Kahn

Modernity and exclusion, Joel S. Kahn

Label
Modernity and exclusion
Title
Modernity and exclusion
Statement of responsibility
Joel S. Kahn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In what ways has modernity produced social exclusion? Does it make any sense to strive for 'universal' theories or propositions about human behaviour? What does the study of culture in the East tell us about the limitations of Western world-views?" "This book re-examines 'the project of modernity'. It seeks to oppose the abstract, idealized vision of modernity with an alternative 'ethnographic' understanding Categorically and methodologically, the book defends an approach to modernity that situates it as embedded in particular and historical contexts. Modernity then, is to be understood concretely, but always with the caveat that modern experience and modern analysis is reflexive. The book illustrates these categoric and methodological imperatives by examining cases of 'popular modernism' in the United States, Britain and colonial Malaysia. The author draws out the specific cultural and religious assumptions underlying popular modernism. He concludes that modernism is implicated in a diversity of forms of cultural and racial exclusion. However, by demonstrating that modernism is always embedded in specific historical and cultural contexts, the book also shows that particular forms of racial and cultural exclusion are never inevitable. By revealing and challenging the circumstances of exclusion, modernism can become inclusive of those previously excluded."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Kahn, Joel S
Dewey number
301.01
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1136
LC item number
.K34 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theory, culture & society
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  • Marginality, Social
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Racism
Label
Modernity and exclusion, Joel S. Kahn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in association with Theory, culture & society, Nottingham Trent University"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46332345
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 163 pages
Isbn
9780761966562
Lccn
00136290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Modernity and exclusion, Joel S. Kahn
Publication
Note
"Published in association with Theory, culture & society, Nottingham Trent University"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46332345
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 163 pages
Isbn
9780761966562
Lccn
00136290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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