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the quality of being current or of the present

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He went in for glorifying and reviving village republics, village industries; while Ambedkar was a product of western modernity which he used to fight caste discrimination and equality of rights; it was Nehru who could be attributed to imposing western modernity on independent India.
Implicit in this focus on the modernity of Nazism is a broader understanding of culture itself.
Through this review process, Smits advances two key arguments: first, that energy and modernity should be regarded as being "intertwined" (p.
Her purpose is "to locate intersections and divergences of privileged female and male subjectivity to generate further interpretations and examples of Spanish modernity from the center" (11).
Kahn's chapter ('Islam and capitalism in the frontiers and borderlands of the modern Malay world') shows the intercultural or intercivilisational roots of modernity and capitalist practices in the Malay world.
When explaining what late modernity is, Dawson makes use of three important sociological theorists that study late modernity.
Lest we consider vomiting scones and pork as the only form of al-Shidyaq's cultural resistance, El-Ariss rightfully shows how the now legendary figure, himself a merciless self-critic of Arab society and culture, dismantles the binaries that structure modernity and exposes "the coercive violence of civilization itself.
Critique: A work of seminal scholarship, "America's Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia" is enhanced with the inclusion of a six page Appendix, sixteen pages of Notes, and a comprehensive Index, making it an important and strongly recommended addition to academic library Criminology & Contemporary Sociology reference collections and urban delinquency studies supplemental reading lists.
My purpose," he maintains, "has not been to purge the word modernity and certainly not to cast aside the issues that concern those who use the word.
For example, Dr Rima said, countries growing at a slow pace, like Oman, welcomed modernity but countries, which are growing at a fast pace like the UAE were concerned about losing some of it traditional values.
All of these postures are in consonance with the authors' criticism of the linear time of bourgeois modernity and their attempts to experience time via aesthetic modernity.
Housed in the Arsenale, Acquiring Modernity is Kuwait's second participation after Kethra, which debuted at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in 2012.
Stripped of its emotive connotations, however, modernity is nothing more than the societal forms produced by Western societies in the course of their own evolution.
There are three main themes that I want to address in Jadran Mimica's analysis of my and others' works that I feel can contribute to important discussions in anthropology (both Melanesianist and beyond): (1) the conceptualization and theorization of modernity and modernization, (2) the strengths and shortcomings of using 'keywords' (Williams 1985) in ethnography and their application to non-Western histories and cultures, and (3) the use of comparative ethnographies and historical change.
Twentieth-century historiography was marked by a tendency to present modernity as a kind ofimmense cultural earthquake, originating somewhere in western or central Europe, and then gradually propagating eastward and southward.