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Transgressing the Modern: Explorations in the Western Experience of Otherness

Jervis, John S. (1999) Transgressing the Modern: Explorations in the Western Experience of Otherness. Wiley Blackwell, 248 pp. ISBN 978-0-631-21110-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Abstract: A companion volume to Exploring the Modern: Patterns of Western Culture and Civilization (Blackwell, 1998). Both volumes offer a perspective on the central features of what we take to be western modernity, drawing on literature, art, cultural history, and theory. This volume pursues the theme of transgression, in that what is construed as ‘other’ can both be devalued and proscribed, but can also be a source of fascination and creativity, and examines this through debates on the ‘civilizing process’, the colonial experience, the construction of ‘insanity’, modernism in the arts, gender stereotypes, and the appeal of ‘nature’. Both books conclude with explorations of the possible significance of trends and tendencies sometimes called ‘postmodern’, tendencies that suggest the central importance of the reflexive dimension of the modern.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 12:24 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72939 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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