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La modernité dans l'historiographie du Soudan : usages convenus d'un concept nébuleux ?

Abstract : This paper deals with "modernity" as an analytical category, investigating how it has been used by scholars of modern Sudan in the last fifty years. Keeping in mind the heuristic distinction between analytical and normative categories, the study goes back to European conceptualizations of modernity before examining how it has been constructed and used across a wide range of Sudanist academic writings. Despite significant differences in their approaches and subjects of study, most of the works under review explicitly or implicitly adopt either modernization or dependence theories. The paper ultimately argues for the necessity of avoiding the epistemological dead ends of both "modernizing" and "multiple" modernities.
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Iris Seri-Hersch. La modernité dans l'historiographie du Soudan : usages convenus d'un concept nébuleux ?. Cahiers d'études africaines, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 2012, pp.905-935. ⟨halshs-00639529⟩

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