The Cultural and Political Predicament of Global Modernity

The talk will explore problems thrown up by the predicaments and contradictions of global modernity, with special attention to the continued cultural and political significance of critical practices that are the legacies of Enlightenment universalism.
  • Arif Dirlik, Independent Scholar, Eugene, OR, USA/Professor of History and Anthropology, Duke University, 1971-2001
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Tuesday, February 23, 5-6:30 pm, reception to follow
    in the series
    Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor
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  • “Our ways of knowing” are in deep crisis. New constituencies demand representation both in the content of learning and its mode of delivery, enriching life and learning but also making it more complicated than ever to determine what is and is not worth knowing. Globally, postcolonial and postrevolutionary states question Eurocentric universalism responsible for the erasure of their pasts and their cultural interests by colonial regimes and imperialist hegemony. Ironically, these challenges more often than not are voiced in discourses that are derivative of the universal values in question, routinely associated with the Enlightenment. The talk will explore problems thrown up by this contradiction, with special attention to the continued cultural and political significance of critical practices that are the legacies of Enlightenment universalism.
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  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

 

When
February 23rd, 2016 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
Location
Piano Lounge
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z1
Canada
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Phone: 604-822-8660
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Speaker (new) Arif Dirlik, Independent Scholar, Eugene, OR, USA/Professor of History and Anthropology, Duke University, 1971-2001
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