One can easily see a symmetry that is being presented in the book among three forms of modernities
(which succeeded each other in the West but seem to co-exist and compete in all societies to varying degrees), and three corresponding forms of institutions and organizations.
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 meaning framework is crucial for Stark as he anchors his argument for the presence of alternative modernities
as being built upon meaning production.
It is possible to envisage alternative paths to modernity as well as alternative modernities
which have been proposed by several scholars around the world.
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.
Inevitably, perhaps, these belated modernisms have a certain familiarity and exhibit, in Gaonkar's words, 'the latecomer's license to play with the props of modernity' (Alternative Modernities
The essays vary tremendously in subject and scope, but all are well-written and well-researched, and the volume as a whole bears out the editors' contention that Sapphic Modernities
"marks the first attempt to examine the representation of modernity from the multiple perspectives of literary, historical, visual, and cultural studies" (10).
In Lost Modernities
, Alexander Woodside explores east Asian political modernity over more than a millennium in the context of global history.
Here there has been keen recognition not only of the divergent articulations of modernity and contending intimations of the modern, but also of the competing place within all modernities
of exclusive images of Western modernity, where the singularity and universalism of the latter are differently engaged by the measures and horizons of the former --these distinct procedures shaping and suturing empire, nation, and globalization.
is a timely book that documents and analyzes a diverse array of modernist imaginations in contemporary China.