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The End of Conceit [electronic resource]: Western Rationality After Postcolonialism

Patrick Chabal
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
1848135572 (pbk.), 9781848135574 (pbk.), 9781848135581, 1848135580
Summary
"In this radical new book, Patrick Chabal addresses the crucial issue of why the manner in which we in the West approach key political, social, and economic issues in today's globalized world - our traditional assumptions about "Western rationality" - is fatally constrained by an overly deterministic tradition of thought and enquiry. Presenting such provocative questions as "is it a good idea to build mosques in Europe?" and '"s Beckham the new black icon?", Chabal explores why this is the case and how the "challenges" of the non-West - both in terms of what is happening in regions such as Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East as well as how the non-West is present in our own societies - ought to make us fundamentally re-think how we approach, explain, and attempt to "manage our world." How, ultimately, it should lead to the end of Western conceit."--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • West and non-West
  • Western rationality and postcolonialism
  • Rationality, theory and thinking
  • The problem
  • At home
  • Abroad
  • Identities
  • Who are we?
  • Who are the 'others' ?
  • Why is the West more 'advanced'?
  • Why is the non-West a 'threat'?
  • Ideas
  • Individual
  • Society
  • Freedom
  • Faith
  • Market
  • Change
  • Interpretations
  • To think is to theorise
  • To theorise is to explain
  • To explain is to act
  • To act is to think (again)
  • Epilogue: Three questions
  • Secularism
  • Human rights
  • Sovereignty.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [336]-364) and index.
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