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The end of conceit : western rationality after postcolonialism / Patrick Chabal.

Author/creator Chabal, Patrick, 1951-2014
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoLondon ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan,
Descriptionix, 369 p. ; 22 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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.
Abstract "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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [336]-364) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2012288506
ISBN1848135572 (pbk.)
ISBN9781848135574 (pbk.)

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