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The Past in the Present

Helliwell, Christine J; Hindess, Barry

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At least since John Locke's observation (in his Second Treatise of Government, 1690) that "in the beginning, all the world was America", Western thinkers have engaged in the practice of treating non-Western people as if they were living in the European past, a practice which remains pervasive within contemporary social and political thought. This article begins to chart the genealogy of this practice, exploring its classical (ancient Greek and Roman) antecedents as well as its European...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29630
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2011.01603.x

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