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

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 modernihies have become nothing less than global destiny. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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But for all the talk about cultural difference, we always seem to find the same unsettling fallout everywhere: Dipesh Chakrabarty on the tradition of adda in Calcutta a kind of pre-industrial chat room is richly detailed and cogently presented. Ho Chi Minh City: Alex marked it as to-read Mar 28, Trivia About Alternative Moder Divjot marked it as to-read May 18, Candy Chang On View: Daniel Watts marked it as to-read Feb 25, Click here to sign up.


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D.P. Gaonkar on Alternative Modernities

These latter essays are particularly valuable because so much of the material they deal with will be new to the general reader interested in modernism.

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Gaonkar has rendered valuable service in bringing these scholars together in a single volume. The number of copies requested, the school and professor requesting For reprints and subsidiary rights, please also note: Jaden Andrue rated it really liked it May 31, In fact, it is unfair to single out three essays without saying that all of them are worth reading.

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On alternative modernities

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The all-too-predictable failure to connect with them hardly needs any emphasis. But what is that difference? This refers to a what else? For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department.

Be the first to ask a question about Alternative Modernities. Sachin added it Oct 08, But a 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.

Paperbackpages. 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.

It needs to be read and extended. 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. About Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar.