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Unbecoming Modern

Colonialism, Modernity, Colonial Modernities, 1st Edition

Edited by Saurabh Dube, Ishita Banerjee-Dube


258 pages

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In this volume well-known scholars from India and Latin America – Enrique Dussel, Madhu Dubey, Walter Mignolo and Sudipta Sen to name a few – discuss the concepts of modernity and colonialism, and describe how the two relate to each other. This volume of Unbecoming Modern: Colonialism, Modernity, Colonial Modernities comes with a new introduction which extends and critically supplements the discussion in the earlier introduction to the volume. It explores the vital impact of the colonial pasts of India, Mexico, China and even the Unites States on the processes through which these countries have become modern. The collection is unique as it brings together a range of disciplines and perspectives. The topics discussed include the Zapatista movement in Southern Mexico, the image of the South in recent African-American literature, the theories of Andre Gunder Frank about the early modernization of Asian countries, and the contradictions of the colonial state in India.

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Table of Contents

Coloniality, Modernity, Decoloniality: A New Introduction to the Second Edition 1. Introduction: Critical Questions of Colonial Modernities 2. Reading a Silence: The “Indian” in the Era of Zapatismo 3. Between Anthropology and History: Manuel Gamio and Mexican Anthropological Modernity, 1916—1935 4. Mapping Oppositions: Enchanted Spaces and Modern Places 5. Postmodern Geographies of the U.S. South 6. Orientalism, Anti-Orientalism, Relativism 7. Henry S. Maine: History and Antiquity in Law 8. Uncertain Dominance: The Colonial State and Its Contradictions 9. World-System and “Trans” Modernity 10. Eurocentrism, Modern Knowledges, and the “Natural” Order of Global Capital 11. The Social Sciences, Epistemic Violence, and the Problem of the “Invention of the Other” 12. The Enduring Enchantment (Or the Epistemic Privilege of Modernity and Where To Go from Here)

About the Editors

Saurabh Dube is Professor of History, Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México, Mexico City.

Ishita Banerjee-Dube is Professor, Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México, Mexico City.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General