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Excerpt at page 78:

Then, I offer an analysis of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s travelling development-education exhibition, Bridges that Unite. Specifically, I analyze the exhibition’s representation on “Agents of Change” and engage with how it is informed by a discourse of benevolence that relies on the ideal of cultural pluralism. I argue that global citizenship, unlike earlier forms of European imperial benevolence—the “white man’s burden”—presupposes, or seems to enact, an end to race. Taking up Cecil Foster’s contention that multicultural Canada is poised to foster a new spirit of modernity, an era in which “race does not matter,” I argue in the final section of the article that benevolence provides the signature of this new modernity (2005: 25). To be modern—to be fully human—is to have the responsibility to aid and uplift an Other, who is not (yet) modern.

http://academia.edu/1498422/_Benevolence_Global_Citizenship_and_Post-Racial_Politics._

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