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Colonialism and Modernity (review)

Colonialism and Modernity (review) Book Reviews Colonialism and Modernity. By paul gillen and devleena ghosh. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2007. 288 pp. $35.00 (paper). With this recent work, Colonialism and Modernity, Paul Gillen and Devleena Ghosh produced a handbook mostly targeting students and the general public. The book addresses such topics as the rise of European powers and the concept of modernity (from 1450 to the aftermath of World War I) and how Western modernity is linked to colonialism. Their opus is divided into two parts, the first ("Histories") giving a chronological approach of both empire spreading and the rise of European modernity, while the second ("Themes") focuses on six topics ("Debating the Ethics of Colonialism," "Nationalism," "Culture," "Race," "Gender," and "Modern Time"). A short chronology follows that lists major events in colonization/decolonization (though independence movements of Western and Central Africa states have been forgotten) and dates of major cultural production, like specific paintings and philosophical or literary works. Each chapter includes double pages about a case study or a specific focus on a place or a cultural topic, for example, modernity, (post)modernism, acculturation, and neocolonialism. The chronological span (1450 ­1989) considered by the authors in the first part http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Colonialism and Modernity (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 20 (4) – Dec 23, 2009

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Book Reviews Colonialism and Modernity. By paul gillen and devleena ghosh. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2007. 288 pp. $35.00 (paper). With this recent work, Colonialism and Modernity, Paul Gillen and Devleena Ghosh produced a handbook mostly targeting students and the general public. The book addresses such topics as the rise of European powers and the concept of modernity (from 1450 to the aftermath of World War I) and how Western modernity is linked to colonialism. Their opus is divided into two parts, the first ("Histories") giving a chronological approach of both empire spreading and the rise of European modernity, while the second ("Themes") focuses on six topics ("Debating the Ethics of Colonialism," "Nationalism," "Culture," "Race," "Gender," and "Modern Time"). A short chronology follows that lists major events in colonization/decolonization (though independence movements of Western and Central Africa states have been forgotten) and dates of major cultural production, like specific paintings and philosophical or literary works. Each chapter includes double pages about a case study or a specific focus on a place or a cultural topic, for example, modernity, (post)modernism, acculturation, and neocolonialism. The chronological span (1450 ­1989) considered by the authors in the first part

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 23, 2009

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