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Figurations of modernity : global and local representations in comparative perspective

Author: V J H Houben; Mona Schrempf
Publisher: Frankfurt ; New York : Campus Verlag, ©2008.
Series: Eigene und fremde Welten, Bd. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Probes how non-European worlds have become modern ones, from the perspective of a broad range of societies around the globe. This book is suitable for those studying postcolonial nations across  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Aufsatzsammlung
Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: V J H Houben; Mona Schrempf
ISBN: 9783593386829 3593386828
OCLC Number: 225875938
Notes: "This collection of essays arose out of an interdisciplinary workshop on Figurations of Modernity (07-08.04.2006), organised by the working group>Modernity
Description: 198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : figurations and representations of modernity / Vincent Houben and Mona Schrempf --
Representations of modernity in colonial Indonesia / Vincent Houben --
Performing the metropolitan habitus : images of European modernity in cross-cultural encounters in nineteenth century Eastern Africa / Michael Pesek --
Modern Indians : the training of indigenous teachers in post-revolutionary Mexico / Eugenia Roldán Vera --
Representations of modernisation and vocational education in Argentina at the beginning of the 20th century / Verónica Oelsner --
Modernity and the problem of secular morality in Tibet / Vincanne Adams --
Planning the modern Tibetan family in China / Mona Schrempf --
The modernity of heritage : visualizing the past in a Nigerian city kingdom / Peter Probst --
Heroes in the museum : Soviet hero constructions and multiple meanings of modernity on the Soviet periphery / Olaf Guenther.
Series Title: Eigene und fremde Welten, Bd. 12.
Responsibility: Vincent Houben, Mona Schrempf (eds.).
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