Tag Archives: Modernity

Experimental Photography of Ruins in China

A review of Building a History of Experimental Photography of Ruins in Chinese Demolition, by Xavier Ortells-Nicolau. “A philosopher who has evolved his entire thinking…

Entangling Modernities in Tajikistan

A review of Azan on the Moon: Entangling Modernities along Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway, by Till Mostowlansky. The dearth of post-Soviet ethnographies of Central Asia is being…

Islam and Modernity in Kyrgyzstan

A review of The Fruit of Devotion: Islam and Modernity in Kyrgyzstan, by Julie McBrien. In the growing scholarly and popular literature on Central Asia,…

Consumerism & Freedom in Iran

A review of “Shopping for Freedom“ in der Islamischen Republik. Widerstand und Konformismus im Konsumverhalten der iranischen Mittelschicht, by Ariane Sadjed. The title does not…