Modernities Revisited – Introduction

JVF Conference Papers

This collection of essays – resulting from a conference of the same name – attempts to understand the two phases of modernity theory in light of one another – as collaborators rather than competitors. Rather than choosing between them – classical modernity or multiple modernities? – the collection explores three ways in which these two models can be combined. No attempt is made to present any coherent theoretical result of this exploration; rather, the collection capitalizes on the diversity of disciplines and interests that the IWM specializes in and supports.

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