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the quality of being current or of the present

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Chapter 4 argues that the somatic affects of modernity and "colonial trauma could only be staged and embodied in texts," poignantly and complexly narrated in Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration to the North (90).
Many of the individual contributions in Consuming Modernity contain appealing (but perhaps not entirely surprising) examples of how individuals, particularly women, experienced commercial capitalism in the 1920s and 1930s.
The European modernity created a whole shift in mind sets and created a whole intellectual revolution, while our modernity is an imported one it is more related to lifestyle than intellectual change.
This interaction is precisely the second phase of modernity at the turn of the nineteenth century, where "the nineteenth-century modern public can remember what it is like to live, materially and spiritually, in worlds that are not modern at all.
The pavilion will investigate the arrival of modernity in Kuwait through a number of buildings and projects commissioned by the state as 'modern status symbols,' particularly the Kuwait National Museum," said Farid.
In a chapter entitled 'Decomposing Modernity', James Ferguson (2006) addresses this very issue by stressing the need to understand modernity as an economic status based on global hierarchy.
s reflections, which distill the results of a lifetime of thought, could be fruitfully pondered by Christian theologians engaged with modernity, and also usefully compared and contrasted with Hilary Putnam's decidedly different approach in Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life (2008).
Voegelin sums it up perfectly: "The essence of modernity is Gnosticism.
From Barolong history Plaatje learned the necessity of resistance, resilience, fortitude and self-empowerment: this led him to an awareness of the necessity of forging a national consciousness with other African Nations in order to construct a counter-narrative to the hegemony of European modernity.
Here, the author sets up Ireland as "a social laboratory" where readers can see the "failings of modernity writ large and small" (p.
According to Islamist movements, one of three major factors that prevented the development of modernity and society's modernization during the Ottoman and Republican eras was that modernity had been imposed on the public through imperative, top-down, state-formulated policies.
Towards the beginning of that period, it was the scholars of Al-Azhar who led the campaign to expel the wave of infidel invaders, however it wasn't long before they came to appreciate what those invaders brought in the way of modernity.
Working out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity, 1870-1940, by Wilson Chacko Jacob.
Club Modernity for Reluctant Christians" is a discussion of faith and the modern world from Leonard Swidler as he digs into his own Catholic faith and reflects on the nature of many topics of the modern day and how being faithful to one's belief does not mean turning one's head away from the world.
The minister was speaking at the opening of a conference on modernity and modernization in the field of education held under the patronage of premier Najib Mikati.