Between Modernity and Repression: An Approach to the English Society Before World War I

Revista de Economia Institucional, Vol. 5, No. 9, 2003

12 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2005

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Mario García Molina

National University of Colombia - Department of Economics

Abstract

Based on literary sources and following Marshall Berman and Benedict Anderson's theory, this article outlines some key tendencies of English society prior to World War I. Economic modernization and political imperialism emerged while the cultural avant garde (i.e., modernism) was pushed into the background. Religious, sexual and political repression completed the picture and supported the fear of inner ruptures and discontinuities related to the experience of modernity; in contrast, conventions and other mechanisms were used to create the illusion of continuity in their place.

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Keywords: Modernity, repression, English society, English imperialism, Keynes

JEL Classification: B10, B19, Z19

Suggested Citation

García Molina, Mario, Between Modernity and Repression: An Approach to the English Society Before World War I. Revista de Economia Institucional, Vol. 5, No. 9, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=698161

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