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On alternative modernities. Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar · Communication Studies. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article. Alternative Modernities has 13 ratings and 0 reviews. To think in terms of “ alternative modernities” is to admit that modernity is inescapable and to des. D.P. Gaonkar on Alternative Modernities. “To think in terms of alternative modernities does not mean blithely abandon the Western discourse.

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Alternative Modernities

The essays in this collection, therefore, approach the dilemmas of modernity from transnational and transcultural perspectives. Alternative Modernities adds a wealth of comparative detail about a wide variety of societies over the last two centuries to the continuing discourse of modernity, helping to expand and refine this discourse through the careful accumulation of close readings.

All the instruments agree it is there, but no one has ever seen it whole. University of Toronto Press Studies of artistic modernism, cultural modernity, ideas of the modern, and, most interestingly, resistance to these are proliferating quickly now that the material processes of modernization have become nothing less than global destiny.

Find us on Facebook. Skip to main content. Help Center Find new research papers in: Create a reading list or add to an existing list. Rania marked it as to-read Dec 31, Ho Chi Minh City: There is a great deal of social, cultural, and historical material in both books that makes them important additions to scholarship, but I must confess that, at the end of the day, I was left a little confused about certain larger issues.

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On alternative modernities

Within the limits of this paradigm, the contributors offer numerous rich and careful readings of texts, practices, and ideologies that form a welcome addition to discourses of modernity that remain focused on London, Paris, and New York. Ruth Phillips on the performatives of native-icity alone is worth the price of admission. Wilkson Sousa marked it as to-read Oct 12, Other essays treat more theoretical aspects of modernity, such as gaonkag self-understanding and the potential reconcilability of cosmopolitanism and diversity.


Selected pages Title Page. If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. In fact, it is unfair to single out three essays without saying that all of them are worth reading. Sam Grace added it Sep 10, Divjot marked it as to-read May 18, Open Preview See a Problem?

Whereas Alternative Modernities takes in a wider social and cultural perspective, Antimodernism and Artistic Experience, as the title suggest, narrows the focus to art, making links between the formal arts of the metropolis and a variety of so-called primitive communities, cultures, and folk, naive, and primitive art practices.

Manos Katsoulakis marked it as to-read Feb 27, But for all the talk about cultural difference, we always seem to find the gaonoar unsettling fallout alternarive Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Believing that the language and lessons of Western modernity must be submitted to comparative study of its global receptions, they focus on such sites as China, Russia, India, Trinidad, and Mexico.

But modenities certain residue of that longing and nostalgia from a hundred years ago persists even among the scholars who are trying to fathom the phenomenon today. Claudio Lomnitz Modes of Citizenship in Mexico.

We are taken to many places around the globe: Modernity has traveled from the West to the rest of the world not only in terms of cultural forms, social practices, and institutional arrangements, but also as a form of discourse that interrogates the present.

Hector Parra Garcia added it Feb 03, Dipesh Chakrabarty on the tradition of adda in Calcutta a kind of pre-industrial chat room is richly detailed and cogently presented. Books by Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar. modernitiies


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The techno-economic juggernaut of modernization may affect different societies and cultures in different ways and the alert scholar must think his or her way through to those differences, but, like the eighteen-wheeler hurtling down the highway, modernization pursues a logic all its own.

Juan Daza sanabria marked it as to-read Apr 28, Antimodernism and Artistic Experience: Inevitably that standard artist-intruder Paul Gauguin in the South Pacific comes in for extended attention. For example, the contributors to the Jessup book do not seem to me to theorize the concept of a folk culture with sufficient clarity.

Dan Emery rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Anna marked it as to-read Jun 11, Andrew Wachtel Translation Imperialism and National. Gaonkar has rendered valuable service in bringing these scholars together in a single volume.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My library Help Advanced Book Search. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The problem in dealing with alternative modernities or antimodernism is that old-fashioned modernity and modernism were themselves historically constituted as alternatives, as counter-cultural strategies right from the start. William rated it really algernative it Jul 05, Justin Alrernative Hanks marked it as to-read May 09, Lists with This Book.

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