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An introduction
Saurabh Dube

see, all of this shores up, as well, what the work might contribute to discussions of modernity after so much has been said and written about the subject. Primary matters It warrants emphasis that the conditions of possibility for this work lie in a series of critical questions concerning modernity, history, and the West/Europe, which have been raised by distinct perspectives

in Subjects of modernity
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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

since at least the eighteenth century. 14 At stake, indeed, are mappings of time and orderings of space, which substantialize both (space and time) in antinomian ways. Representations emanating from the European Enlightenment have played a key role here. Now, it would be hasty and erroneous to see the European Enlightenment of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as all of a piece. From contending

in Subjects of modernity
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An epilogue
Saurabh Dube

imaginary but palpable distended and aggrandizing West/Europe as modernity – for all those awaiting its second coming in prior places, anachronistic spaces, lagging in time. In artistic, intellectual, and aesthetic arenas, modernism(s) in South Asia have variously, often critically, engaged with these projections and presuppositions: but they have also been unable to easily escape

in Subjects of modernity
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Identities and incitements
Saurabh Dube

agents of colonialism, diverse agendas of empire. 9 On the one hand, the racial mythologies and the homespun lifestyles of colonizers sought to blur such fault lines, often invoking an exclusive time-space of European (and Euro-American) folk. On the other, divisions between different colonialist groups also stood highlighted within everyday representations and quotidian practices in distinct contexts

in Subjects of modernity
Philip Nanton

. Frontier study also offers a useful foil to the nationalist representation of history. This notion of frontier can encompass an American sense of open-endedness as well as the more European idea of (fortified) boundary lines. This definition is useful to my exploration of the specificity of the frontier in a relatively under-explored Caribbean context, the eastern Caribbean island state of SVG. 1

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
Peter J. Spiro

asserts that we “cannot make sense of claims to inclusion in the city of Florence, the region of Tuscany or the European Union without describing first the different nature of these polities and their relations with the Italian state” (p. 51). I am not so sure. One can be a sociological member of a locality or a region without being a sociological member of a national state. This is the logic of non-citizen voting in local elections. Although membership in

in Democratic inclusion
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Entanglements and ambiguities
Saurabh Dube

encountered in European overseas expansion. Although thus fundamentally (and oppositionally) diversitarian in impulse, such study has usually implied a reflexivity which reencompassed the European self and alien “other” within a unitary humankind. This history of anthropology may thus be viewed as a continuing (and complex) dialectic between the universalism of

in Subjects of modernity
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Rainer Bauböck

4 of chapter 1 . It is perhaps easiest to understand for derivative citizenship. I am a citizen of the European Union because I am an Austrian citizen by birth and Austria is a member state of the EU. Member states are the constitutive polities of the EU as a union of democratic states. Such a union tries to combine the self-government of member states as independent countries in the international arena with supranational democracy at the

in Democratic inclusion
Philip Nanton

intelligible to European ears’ (75). The St Vincent frontier is presented in Anderson’s journal not only through nature or through social experimentation and flux. The ad hoc nature of society and various forms of personal social dislocation add to the more tangible sense of dislocated frontier living that he conveys. An attempt at formal control of violence by the State in establishing a police force had only

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
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Frontier patterns old and new
Philip Nanton

as the seventeenth century, it intensified in times of economic decline. Whenever absentee landlords tried to make claims on their estates in the West Indian colonies, Richard Pares notes that: ‘Nothing could altogether counteract the tendency of the colonial communities to favour the interest of the resident debtor against those of the creditor in Europe. Every creditor found that “ les absents ont

in Frontiers of the Caribbean