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Mads Qvortrup

, or to write histories of ideas tracing the morphology of a given concept over time’ (Skinner 1969: 48). For, as he goes on, ‘the classic texts are concerned with their own alien problems’ (52). Any ‘statement is inescapably the embodiment of particular intentions, or a particular occassion’, and thus specific to its context in a way that it can only be ‘naïve to try to transcend’ (50). Skinner has a point. Rousseau was obviously a product of his age. As is natural, even for a genius, he reacted to developments in his own age. Yet this does not mean that we cannot

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Catherine Baker

and audiences perceive through transnational media is adapted or vernacularised through their own perceptions of race and identity. This is already recognised, latently, in south-east European feminist media studies of female embodiment in pop-folk performance, which often comment on the vernacularisation of style, movement and sound from Anglo-American musics but much more rarely discuss how many of these practices at point of origin are racialised as black. Does it matter, in interpreting these performances, that their representations of aspirational excess using

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

articulated with dominant representations of modernity and its spatial-temporal trajectory as a self-realizing project of progress and a self-evident embodiment of history. As worldly knowledge, then, these neat proposals, abiding oppositions, and their constitutive presumptions entered the lives of historical subjects, albeit at different times and in distinct ways. Formidably if variously disseminated as ways of

in Subjects of modernity
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What does race have to do with the Yugoslav region?
Catherine Baker

only on ‘ethnicity’ while excluding ‘race’: Native and non-native scholarship on the history and culture of peoples in the region treats ‘ethnicity’ as the central category that has organized group and individual identities and social relations in the area. Political scientists and area studies scholars in the so called ‘West’ describe the Balkans as the embodiment of ‘ethnic nationalism’ and ‘ethnic violence’ while highlighting the democratic, pluralistic, civic and developed nature of a Western

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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An introduction
Saurabh Dube

, there is neither an excision of the details by their being assimilated to the endless analytics of unpicking and unmasking, principally unhinged from temporal/spatial matrices, nor is there a privileging of particulars by their being presented as innate embodiments of alterity and locality, difference and place. Having outlined the broad lineaments of the endeavor ahead, before proceeding any further it

in Subjects of modernity
Rousseau’s and nationalism
Mads Qvortrup

paradigmatic status (Hall 1998: 1). Ernest Gellner has defined nationalism as ‘a political principle, which holds that the political and national unit shall be congruent’ (Gellner 1983: 1). It is about ‘entry to, participation in, and identification with a literate high culture, which is co-extensive with the entire political unit’ (15). Nationalism is the embodiment of the new imperative of cultural homogeneity, which is the very essence of nationalism for the first time in world history a high culture becomes the pervasive and operational culture of an entire society. The

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Andrew Bowie

anything else. The temporality in question here will, of course, be a central issue in modernist art: Proust’s moment privilégié and Joyce’s epiphany, for example, echo what Schlegel intends. The other aspect of art highlighted by Schlegel is allegory, which he understands as being a result of the impossibility of presenting a positive account of the absolute. Allegory points beyond itself and it is therefore not, as a symbol is, a sensuous embodiment of what it means. In this respect allegory is analogous to Kant’s sublime. For Schlegel, then, one is left with the

in Aesthetics and subjectivity
Catherine Baker

intervention developed – yet ethnographies of post-conflict–postsocialist Bosnia rarely discuss them. NATO's multinational military force (Implementation Force (IFOR) and Stabilization Force (SFOR)), which replaced UNPROFOR after Dayton, and the UN's International Police Task Force (IPTF) that monitored and assisted local police, occasioned numerous encounters between Bosnians and people of colour within an intervention that many Bosnians experienced as disempowering, unaccountable and indeed neo-colonial. 9 If these were neo-colonial authorities, their embodiment was

in Race and the Yugoslav region
Andrew Bowie

, Hegel has to argue that the ideal content of a word can survive this ‘fragile vibration’ in the same way as the Idea overcomes the transience of its objective embodiments. This is precisely what Foucault denies is the case for what he sees as philosophically the most significant development of language in modernity. For Hegel the note ‘admittedly also does have a content, yet not one in the sense of the visual arts or literature; for what it lacks is precisely objective formation [Sichausgestalten], whether it be formation into forms of real external appearances or

in Aesthetics and subjectivity
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Art as the ‘organ of philosophy’
Andrew Bowie

: the Gods ‘do not mean it, they are it’ (I/5 p. 401). A gap between concrete image and what it represents does not exist in such a culture. (The concern here is not, one should add, with the historical or philosophical validity of this view, but rather with its implications for conceptions of language in the early modern period in Germany.) According to the PA there is no need, with regard to this sort of myth, for philosophical reflection, because what we have come to see in terms of the idea and its objective embodiment are already united. The stories are ‘of ’ the

in Aesthetics and subjectivity