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African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity: Past Oppression, Future Justice?

Peter Wagner


This book asks why, from some moment onwards, ‘Europe’ and ‘the rest of the world’ entered into a particular relationship. This relationship was not merely one of domination but one that was conceived as a kind of superiority; more specifically, as an ‘advance’ in historical time. Toward this end, the book first analyses the emergence of this Atlantic modernity, then proceeds to compare aspects of contemporary Southern modernity, focusing on Brazil, Chile and South Africa. Finally, it explores the dynamics of contemporary modernity worldwide, looking at the relationship between past oppression ... More

Keywords: domination, Europe, superiority, Atlantic, modernity, oppression, injustice, freedom, justice, South Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781474400404
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400404.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Wagner, editor
Universitat de Barcelona

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