The new faces of Obscurantism in Western Societies
Vincenzo Cicchelli (Université Paris Cité, Ceped), Sylvie Octobre (Minsitère de la Culture, Centre Max Weber), Massimo Pendenza (University of Salerno)
Although the West has often viewed itself as spearheading modernity and universal values through the vast movement of the Enlightenment, many of its peoples now seem to be turning their backs on the idea of progress as an antiquated 20th-centuries notion. Instead, this notion seems now to evoke a time when social and technical progress was associated with intellectual and even psychological fulfillment on the one hand, with equal opportunities for upward social mobility and integration of working classes and ethnic minorities on the other hand, with advancements in civic rights, democracy, and full citizenship finally.
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