Transgressing the Modern: Explorations in the Western Experience of Otherness / Edition 1

Transgressing the Modern: Explorations in the Western Experience of Otherness / Edition 1

by John Jervis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631211101

ISBN-13: 9780631211105

Pub. Date: 09/02/1999

Publisher: Wiley

This book provides the most concise, accessible account yet available of modern Western cultural and social explorations of 'other' forms or aspects of life that are devalued or coded as unacceptable, even unthinkable, in the modern ethos.  See more details below

Overview

This book provides the most concise, accessible account yet available of modern Western cultural and social explorations of 'other' forms or aspects of life that are devalued or coded as unacceptable, even unthinkable, in the modern ethos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631211105
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/02/1999
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. IThe Civilizing Imperative11
1Carnival Pleasures and the Spectre of Misrule13
2Manners and Morals: The Civilization of Culture32
Pt. IIModernity and Its Others55
3Exotic Encounters: Savagery, Civilization and the Imperial Other57
4The Alienated Mind: Reason and the Exile of Madness83
5Modernity's Sphinx: Woman as Nature and Culture107
6The Rape and Romance of 'Nature'134
7Forbidden Desires: Taboo, Transgression and Sexuality157
Pt. IIIContinuities, Challenges, Transformations181
8Blacks, Whites and Hybrids183
9Postmodern Possibilities: Alienating the Modern?204
Key Terms219
Guide to Further Reading222
Index223

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