African, American and European Trajectories of ModernityPast Oppression, Future Justice?

African, American and European Trajectories of ModernityPast Oppression, Future Justice?

Peter Wagner

Print publication date: 2017

ISBN: 9781474400404

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Abstract

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 and injustice and expectations for future freedom and justice. The book firmly links the history of Europe to world history, situating European modernity in its global context.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Peter Wagner

Part I Reconstructing the History of Atlantic Modernity

2 The Limits of Recognition: History, Otherness and Autonomy

Àngela Lorena Fuster Peiró and Gerard Rosich

Part II Comparing Trajectories of Modernity in the South

Part III Claims for Justice in the History of Modernity and in its Present

12 Indignation and Claims for Economic Sovereignty in Europe and the Americas: Renewing the Project of Control over Production

David Casassas, Sérgio Franco, Bru Laín, Edgar Manjarín, Rommy Morales Olivares, Samuel Sadian and Beatriz Silva Pinochet