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Globality and Multiple Modernities
Comparative North American and Latin American Perspectives
Luis Roniger is senior lecturer of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Fellow of the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Carlos H. Waisman is Professor of Socilocy and Chair of the Department of Socilogy at the University of California, San Diego.
This book analyzes the Americas, North and South, in the global and comparative arena, showing how these societies gazed each other and Europe as they followed the road to multiple forms of modernity and globalization. New insights are contributed on the ways in which reflected conceptions of modernity, with utopian overtones, influenced the ways in which politicians and intellectuals viewed their own societies, other societies in the “New World,” and the older nations of Europe.
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Preface by Shmuel N. Eisenstadt and Wolfgang Schluchter
1 Approaching Multiple Modernities in the AmericasLuis Roniger and Carlos H. Waisman
Part I General Perspectives
2 The First Multiple Modernities: Collective Identity, Public
Spheres and Political Order in the Americas
Shmuel N. Eisenstadt
3 Latin America as a Mausoleum of Modernities
4 Fragment of Europe or Historical Innovation? The Emergence
of Modernity in the United States after Independence
5 Global Immersion: Latin America and its Multiple Modernities
6 The Multiple Modernities Argument and Societies in the Americas
Carlos H. Waisman
Part II Constitutionalism, Public Spheres and Modernity
7 Constitutional Development in the United States and Argentina
8 Constitutional Perspectives on Modernity: The Canadian Experience
9 The Generation of Public Spheres in Brazil: The Role of Abolitionism
10 The Meaning of Territory: Colonial Standards and Modern Questions
11Globalization and Limited Democracy through the Mirror of
History in Chile
Part III Multiple Modernities: Reflexive Trends
12 Modernity and Canadian Civilization: The Ideas of Harold A.
13 The Counter-Hegemonic Discourse of Brazilian and Argentinean
14 Collective Identities and Citizenship in Quebec
Luis Cardoso de Oliveira
15 Modes of Citizenship in Mexico
16 Latin American Migrant Writers: “Nomadic, Decentered, Contrapuntal”
Florinda F. Goldberg
List of Contributors
Well worth reading for its coherence, the quality of chapters that use rich historical detail and the scope of its empirical roots.
This timely book debunks the myth that ‘modernity’ is identical to ‘Western,’ and that ‘Western’ and ‘European’ are the same thing. A wonderful introduction to the nuances of the civilizing processes in the Americas.
Leon Zamosc, Director of Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego
Globality and Multiple Modernities breaks with former reductionist readings of the nature of American – particularly Latin American – modernities. It is an indispensable reading for anyone trying to understand the roots of current-day political challenges.
Isidoro Cheresky, Professor of Contemporary Political Theory, University of Buenos Aires
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