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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On alternative modernities

Find us on Facebook. All the instruments agree it is there, but no moderbities has ever seen it whole. Maral rated it moderniyies it May 17, Gaonkar on Alternative Modernities.

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. Open Preview See a Problem? Policing the Boundaries of Modernity.

Rania gaonkag it as to-read Dec 31, Ruth Phillips on the performatives of native-icity alone is worth the price of admission. Want to Read saving…. Daniel Moran marked it as to-read Nov 02, 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.

Most of the essays examine modernity from specific national and cultural sites and most work from the same premise. Believing that the language and lessons of Western modernity must be submitted to modernitiies study of its global receptions, they focus on such sites as China, Russia, India, Trinidad, and Mexico.


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modwrnities My library Help Advanced Book Search. William rated it really liked it Jul 05, Click here to sign up. We are taken to many places around the globe: It will prove an important resource for scholars in cultural studies, urban and architectural history, anthropology, and literature who are eager to incorporate a comparative dimension in their work.

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Inevitably that standard artist-intruder Paul Gauguin in the South Pacific comes in for extended attention. The techno-economic juggernaut of modegnities 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.

Alternative Modernities

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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. But for all the talk about cultural difference, we always seem to find the same unsettling fallout everywhere: To think through and against means to think with a difference — a difference that would destabilize the universalist idioms, historicize the contexts and pluralize movernities experiences of modernity.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. William Cunningham Bissell Camera Zanzibar. The all-too-predictable failure to connect with them hardly needs any emphasis. David rated it liked it Jun 09, Believing that the language and lessons of Western modernity must be submitted gsonkar comparative study of its global receptions, they focus on such sites as China, Russia, India, Trinidad, and Mexico.

This refers to a what else? 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. Hakan Dogruoz added it May 20, Sohini Banerjee added it Oct 17,