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- adjective not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time. Opposite of
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- adjective Having
characteristicsof past times; not modern.
- noun One who is not modern.
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- adjective not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time
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In turn, this makes possible a more decisive break with modernity: "What the new archives, geographies, and practices of different historical cosmopolitanisms might reveal is precisely a cultural illogic for modernity that makes perfectly good nonmodern sense"
Going back to apply it to a nonwhite, nonmodern culture is inherently racist as well as inaccurate.
Or a baseline of less than 100 years of fiat money plus a few adventurous years earlier, but in nonmodern economies?
These are puzzling artifacts to be found with a nonmodern human species.