Amnis: Review of Contemporary Civilization


Amnis: Review of Contemporary Civilization

Publisher: University of Western Brittany

Amnis is a French periodical available on the web and based at the
University of Western Brittany, France (UBO, Brest). Created by Severiano
Rojo Hernandez, professor in the Arts faculty, its aims at providing
researchers with a tool that contributes to a thorough and diversified
reflection on the recent past, present and future of (East and West)
European and (North, South and Central) American societies (19th to 21st

The periodical publishes articles, lists of recent articles and works, as
well as information of a scientific nature (conferences, etc). Amnis
welcomes contributions from the entire scientific community. However,
publication of articles is possible only if the author regardless of her/his
perspectives focuses her/his analysis on an historical, political, economic,
social or cultural phenomenon involving European and American societies.

The research axes of Amnis hinge on the idea of civilization, both as a
concept and as a field of study. Shorn of all ethnocentric connotations from
the 18th and 19th centuries, this vision of "civilization" rejects all
comparisons between societies referred to as "civilized" and "uncivilized"
and focuses on understanding the internal workings of the societies and
analyzing the relationships that they maintain among themselves.

The geographic field has been voluntarily limited to the "Europes" and the
"Americas" for several reasons. On the one hand, Amnis centers its research
on the societies in which the model or models are considered, rightly or
wrongly, hegemonic for several centuries and notably in the present time.A
geographic field stretching from the Ural to Patagonia allows us to observe
to what extent these models recur as well as how each society maintains its
unique character. Thus, this comparative and multidisciplinary approach
facilitates the analysis and understanding of where our models persist and
where they break down on a continental scale.

ISSN 1764 - 7193


Severiano Rojo Hernandez
Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest)


Abstracts in English available online. Articles available in PDF and MS Word

Current Issue: 2004

Date: 29 March 2005

Original posting date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
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