Modernities in Conflict

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45
Location: Hörsaal 45 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Josetxo BERIAIN, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
This paper takes into account the concept of "modernities" in its plural aception. Instead of assuming the production of a modernity in Europe which is copied world wide, I assume the production of several types of modernity along the time and in different spaces and locations. These processes occur with different social embodiments such as the nation-states, or only the nations, but the point is that these social constellations are in conflictive interaction among themselves, that is to say, the are "defensive modernities". I will show these processes in a comparative way analyzing the European modernity, the northamerican modernity, the japanese modernity, the chinese modernity and the latinamerican modernity.