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

Dipesh Chakrabarty on the tradition of adda in Calcutta a kind of pre-industrial chat room is richly detailed and cogently presented. Other essays treat more theoretical aspects of modernity, such as its self-understanding and the potential reconcilability of cosmopolitanism and diversity.

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 so do many other artists and artistic communities, including many in Canada. This refers to a what else? Ditto for notions gaonkzr the primitive. Find us on Facebook.

Ruth Phillips on the performatives of native-icity alone is worth the price of admission. This is certainly a point that needs to be front and centre when discussing the work of European artists in contact with native traditions, Paul Gauguin or Emily Carr.

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.


Log In Sign Up. Selected pages Title Page. Jamie Merchant rated it liked it Jul 26, Gaonkar seems conscious of this in his introduction, although it is a dilemma that needs more extensive scrutiny than he gives it. Duke University Press Amazon. John rated it really liked it Feb 08, All the instruments agree it is there, but no one has ever seen it whole.

Anna marked it as to-read Jun 11, Joel Trono-Doerksen marked it as to-read Mar 26, Your Friend’s First Name: David rated it liked it Jun 09, Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. Hakan Dogruoz added it May 20, Kaye Johnson marked it as to-read Mar 23, Going forward would seem to demand that we critically imagine the possibilities of alternative modernities.

Skip to main content. Stephanie McGarrah marked it as to-read Nov 01, The essays in this collection, therefore, approach the dilemmas of modernity from transnational and transcultural perspectives. Colin marked it as to-read Oct 29, These differences form a kind of invisible planet that exerts gravitational influence, but the planet itself cannot be spotted.

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Alternative Modernities by Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar

Jaden Andrue rated it really liked it May 31, Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. To think through and against means to think with a difference — a difference alternahive would destabilize the universalist idioms, historicize the contexts and pluralize the experiences of modernity.

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. If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. Adam A marked it as to-read Jun 05, Paperbackpages. More Harm Than Help? Sign up for Subject Matters alternatiive updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.

Whether in vernacular or cosmopolitan idioms, that questioning of the present which is taking place at every national and cultural site today, cannot escape the legacy of Western discourse on modernity.

Most of the essays examine modernity from specific national and cultural sites and most work from the same premise. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.