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Title:The Ordeal of Modernity in the Age of Terror
Author:Berman, Bruce J.
Year:2006
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:49
Issue:1
Period:April
Pages:1-14
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:modernization
human security
speeches (form)
History and Exploration
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
colonialism
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/african_studies_review/v049/49.1berman.pdf
Abstract:This paper, which was earlier delivered as the Presidential Address at the 48th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Washington, D.C., on November 18, 2005, discusses the deeply ambiguous and often destructive consequences of modernity in Africa. It first examines the social ordeal of capitalist modernity in the West and its relationships to the development of liberal democracy and the reconstructions of moral economy. Second, it deals with the distinctive African experience of modernity, and, finally, it discusses the current epoch of globalization and the profound immiseration, social decay, State failure, and acute vulnerability that make it for Africa an age of terror. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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