Debating civilisations: Interrogating civilisational analysis in a global age

Debating civilisations: Interrogating civilisational analysis in a global age

by Jeremy C.A. Smith

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Contemporary civilisational analysis has emerged in the post-Cold War period as a forming but already controversial field of scholarship. Debating civilisations seeks to evaluate the main currents of the field and its principal competitors. The author draws a unique comparison of many key scholars of civilisations, comparing civilisational analysis with competing perspectives and presenting a fresh theoretical approach. Debating civilisations will appeal to academics and postgraduate and final-year undergraduate students in the fields of history, comparative and historical sociology and social theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526105301
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 06/24/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 581 KB

About the Author

Jeremy C. A. Smith is Deputy Head of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Federation University Australia, Victoria

Table of Contents

Part I: Theoretical engagements in civilisational analysis
1 Civilisations debated: uses and critiques of ‘civilisation’
2 Currents and perspectives in contemporary civilisational analysis
3 Counterpoints, critiques, dialogues
4 Inter-civilisational engagement: imaginaries, power, connected worlds
Part II: Studies in inter-civilisational engagement
5 Salt water horizons: seas, oceans and civilisations
6 Pacific imaginaries: ontologies of connection, reconstruction of memory
7 Engagement in the cross-currents of history: perspectives on civilisation in Latin America
8 Japan in engagement and the discourses of civilisation
9 Conclusion

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