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Perspectives on civilisation in Latin America
Jeremy C.A. Smith

-​first century. It seems plausible to argue with Miller that ‘the themes of secular spirituality, participatory solidarity, integration of the past with the present, and hospitality’ were a common denominator of myriad Americanist discourses (2008: 19). Beginning with dependency theory and Latin American critiques of the 1960s, a major counterpoint emerged to contest the presumptions made about Western civilisation as the telos of secular modernisation. Modernisation analysis framed US policy advice to governments and shaped US foreign policy in the region up until the mid

in Debating civilisations
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The autonomous life?
Nazima Kadir

anti-nuclear energy, anti-apartheid, anti-militarism, and anti-fascism. Many worked on solidarity campaigns with Nicaragua and El Salvador and organized attacks on the US Embassy to protest US foreign policy and the presidency of Ronald Reagan. The women’s movement manifested in the squatters’ subculture through a number of squats that banned the presence of men, to the point that during alarms, they permitted men to stand in front of the house but did not allow them to enter the squat to defend it from eviction

in The autonomous life?
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

and civilize and Christianize them, and by God’s grace do the best’. 118 One need not regard the religious touch as mere window-dressing or the epitome of hypocrisy. Apart from McKinley’s genuine religious feelings, 119 bringing together the sacred with the secular, however absurd it may appear to us today, is a proclivity in US foreign policy with a long tradition. 120 In any event, similar pronouncements, though more down to earth, were made by McKinley

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century