Modernity at New Crossroads I: Rethinking Classic Modernity

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 45 (Main Building)
RC35 Conceptual and Terminological Analysis (host committee)

Language: Spanish and English

The modernity debate seemed to lose its meaning and importance at the end of the last century, when the postmodern critics began to decline. But the interest in modernity, however, remains alive as long as new uncertainties and unanswered questions arise. 
Certainly, postmodernism questioned the core assumptions of the classical modernization theory and eroded the ability of the modern project to show itself as the goal of a historical logic impelled by progress. Thus, current approaches to modernity focus on topics like the failure of the secularization process theory, the plural ways in which modernity may be experienced, the understanding of modernization in the light of postcolonial views and the end of a sociological reading of history as an ineluctable fate.
This call for papers tries to gather these new theoretical approaches which are renewing the comprehension of modernity, by paying special attention to perspectives like “Multiple Modernities” or “Axial Civilizations”, the reshaping of cosmopolitism and so on.
Session Organizer:
Jose Maria PEREZ-AGOTE, Public University of Navarra, Spain
Josetxo BERIAIN, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Pensar El Presente. Una Reconstrucción Teórica Del Concepto Moderno De Tiempo.
Estefania DAVILA, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Ejercer La Suspensión Sobre La Modernidad Como Génesis De La Existencia Social Presente.
Maya AGUILUZ-IBARGUEN, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico