Unbecoming Modern: Colonialism, Modernity, Colonial Modernities

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Saurabh Dube, Ishita Banerjee-Dube
Social Science Press, 2006 - History - 257 pages
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Moving beyond recent collections' attempts to redefine the concept of modernity in terms of anterior histories, alternative patterns and divergent trajectories, this volume focuses specifically on the relationship between colonialism and modernity. Compared to studies dealing with colonial modernities as circumscribed by a particular area (for example, East Asia) or a special concern (for instance, sexuality), this unique collection brings a range of disciplines and perspectives, areas and concerns.

Saurabh Dubeis Professor of History at the Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México, Mexico City. He is the author of several books in English and Spanish includingStitches on Time(Duke University Press, 2004).Ishita Banerjee-Dubeis Associate Professor at the Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México, Mexico City, and author ofEntangled Histories(Anthem Press, 2006); and, in SpanishFronteras del hinduismo(El Colegio de México, 2006).

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