Modernity and international law: Mythological materialism in the east-west telos

Singh, Prabhakar (2018) Modernity and international law: Mythological materialism in the east-west telos. In: International Law: Contemporary Issues and Future Developments. 1st ed. Routledge, New York, pp. 532-552. ISBN 9780429499715

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This chapter takes on modern art as the location of modernity. This subject, in my view, holds potential for a productive multilogue, rather than just a dialogue, between three binary sociocultural categories: child and adult, normal and mad, and colonisers and colonised. Modern art raises very interesting questions, and as an area that is often ignored in the analysis of law and science, it forms a powerful field for exploring both as well as their intersections. Exploring the psychology of colonisation/domination is an important objective of this chapter. In order to get at it, the chapter imbibes Arjun Appadurai, Michel Foucault, and Ashis Nandy as offering complementary stances on modernity and the subsequent globalisation of intra-European relations after the Industrial Revolution. In doing, I relate aspects of semiotic theory by looking at theories of myth. This chapter concludes by applying their relevance to the strategy of signification that international law/relations deploys.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Modern art | Modernity | International law
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2021 11:51
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2022 03:41
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