These travel narratives of Latin American and Spanish authors show their reactions and interpretations of the capitalist and technological modernities
they encounter in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy.
, Class, and the Contradictions of Globalization: The anthropology of global systems.
The problem of modernity and its aesthetic movements has been its local derivation, its ownership, and its persistent lack of acknowledgement of other, more unrecognizable modernities
and modern aesthetic movements.
In Sciences from Below: Feminisms, Postcolonialities, and Modernities
, Sandra Harding attempts to bring together the study of modernity with feminist and postcolonial thought.
Their works recall the paradigm of multiple modernities
is structured thematically in four chapters, plus an introduction and a conclusion to underscore the author's arguments.
The colonial contact site remains one of the most interesting and problematic aspects of the emergence of a range of modernities
in the context of Africa.
If modernity is defined as the modernity of Western cities, there are also "diverging" modernities
, situated "on the periphery.
They cover transnational and border-zone modernities
, nation-states and citizenship, and cultural and moral orientations.
By contrast, the papers collected in this special issue on alternative modernities
in African literatures, cultures and histories suggest that a genuine debate about modernity and the alternatives to it requires a rigorous understanding of the alternatives within modernity.
He thus presents modernity as a struggle over ideas and principles in the course of which central problems of human social life need to be addressed and considers the cases of Brazil and South Africa as illustrative of the plurality of modernities
To celebrate, and especially to anticipate, symmetrical alternative modernities
is to ratify the Truman Doctrine translated into a new social scientific sublime' (p.