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Our Time-History, Sovereignty and Politics

Our Time-History, Sovereignty and Politics

If the modernist injunction has been to make the present an object of reflection and to make ourselves the object of interrogation, the question for post-colonials is, what does it mean to be modern? This paper raises questions about how the political present theorises itself focusing on three concepts history, sovereignty and the subject It is argued that deploying the problematic of community should enable us to delineate the conceptual limits of the political languages of modernity and to show the impasses of post-modernity as well as the reflexive possibilities of the political present.

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