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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Hakan Dogruoz added it May 20, But a gaonkxr residue of that longing and nostalgia from a hundred years ago persists even among the scholars who are trying to fathom the phenomenon today. The all-too-predictable failure to connect with them hardly needs any emphasis.
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Ho Chi Minh City: Return to Book Page. Rania marked it as to-read Dec 31, 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, Modenities, Trinidad, and Mexico.
No trivia or quizzes yet. The essays in this collection, therefore, approach the dilemmas of modernity from transnational and transcultural perspectives. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright.
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More Harm Than Help? Going forward would seem to demand that we critically imagine the possibilities of alternative modernities. 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.
Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a a,ternative link. Manos Katsoulakis marked it as to-read Modernjties 27, But what is that difference? Log In Sign Up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Duke University Press Amazon. 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.
To think through and against means to think with a difference — a difference that would destabilize the universalist idioms, historicize the contexts and pluralize the experiences of modernity.
This volume is a major contribution to this project. One can provincialize Western modernity only by thinking through and against its self-understandings, which are frequently cast in universalist idioms.
Max marked it as to-read Nov 17, For example, the contributors to the Jessup book do not seem to me to theorize the concept of a folk culture with sufficient clarity. 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?
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On alternative modernities
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other essays treat more theoretical aspects of modernity, such as its self-understanding and the potential reconcilability of cosmopolitanism and diversity.
Believing that the language and lessons of Western modernity must be submitted to comparative study of its global movernities, they focus on such sites as China, Russia, India, Trinidad, and Mexico.
Other essays treat more theoretical aspects of modernity, such as ,odernities self-understanding and the potential reconcilability of cosmopolitanism and diversity.
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.
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Meanwhile we all seem to get run over by that hideous truck anyway. 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.
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