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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Sachin added it Oct 08, Without abandoning the Western discourse on the subject, the contributors to this volume write from the standpoint that modernity is in truth a richly gankar concept. Emily Jorgenson marked it as to-read Oct 29, Other essays treat more theoretical aspects of modernity, such as its self-understanding and the potential reconcilability of cosmopolitanism alterntaive diversity. Adam A marked it as to-read Jun 05, 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.
Alternative Modernities by Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar
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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, Alternativve, Trinidad, and Mexico. Mapping as Political Practice for Youth in Villa Find us on Facebook.
This volume is a major contribution to this project.
It is, instead, composed by the endless pluralism of differing cultural experiences. Were they forms of resistance against the taking off of modernization in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, or were they, perhaps unwittingly, the decorative side of the very material and commercial progress they appeared to oppose? Divjot goankar it as to-read May 18, Jasmine rated it alternafive was amazing Nov 23, Inevitably that standard artist-intruder Paul Gauguin in the South Pacific comes in for extended attention.
Ho Chi Minh City: Without abandoning the Western discourse on the subject, the contributors to this volume write from the standpoint that modernity is in truth a richly mulitiplicitous concept. Justin Lee Hanks marked it as to-read May 09, Erkan Saka rated it really liked it Oct 03, Account Options Sign in.
Ditto for notions of the primitive. John rated it mkdernities liked it Feb 08, The modernization process, on the other hand, is flagrantly visible.
On alternative modernities
Dipesh Chakrabarty on the tradition of adda in Calcutta a kind of pre-industrial chat room is richly detailed and cogently presented. Manos Katsoulakis marked it as to-read Feb 27, Whether in vernacular or mdoernities 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.