July 24, 2008

Colonialism, Modernity, Colonial Modernities
Edited by Saurabh Dube and Ishita Banerjee-Dube

‘…an indispensable read on the inextricable relation of modernity to coloniality.’
Sara Castro-Klaren, 
Johns Hopkins University

266 pages 215x140 mm Hardback
Rs 675
ISBN 978-81-87358-23-7
Pub date January 2006

IN THIS VOLUME well-known scholars from India and Latin America – Enrique Dussel, Madhu Dubey, Walter Mignolo and Sudipta Sen to name a few – discuss the concepts of modernity and colonialism, and describe how the two relate to each other.
Unbecoming Modern: Colonialism, Modernity, Colonial Modernities explores the vital impact of the colonial pasts of India, Mexico, China and the even the Unites States on the processes through which these countries have become modern.

The collection is unique as it brings together a range of disciplines and perspectives. The topics discussed include the Zapatista movement in southern Mexico, the image of the South in recent African-American literature, the theories of Andre Gunder Frank about the early modernization of Asian countries, and the contradictions of the colonial state in India.

Saurabh Dube is Professor of History, Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México, Mexico City.
Ishita Banerjee-Dube is Associate Professor, Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México, Mexico City.

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