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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of gaomkar book for a list of credits. Antimodernism and Artistic Experience: Colin marked it as to-read Mar 01, Duke University Press- Political Science – pages.

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Duke University Press Amazon. Most of the essays examine modernity from specific national and cultural sites and most work from the same premise.

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. 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?

Whereas Alternative Modernities takes in a wider social and cultural perspective, Antimodernism and Artistic Experience, as the title suggest, narrows the focus to art, making links between the formal arts of the metropolis and a variety of so-called primitive communities, cultures, and folk, naive, and primitive art practices. Your Friend’s First Name: Hakan Dogruoz added it May 20, Daniel Watts marked it as to-read Feb 25, 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.

The modernization process, on the other hand, is flagrantly visible. Be the first to ask a question about Alternative Modernities. In fact, it is unfair to single out three essays without saying that all of them are worth reading.


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Jill rated it really moernities it Jun 04, Trivia About Alternative Moder Manos Katsoulakis marked it as to-read Feb 27, William Cunningham Bissell Camera Zanzibar. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The essays in this collection, therefore, approach the dilemmas of modernity from transnational and transcultural perspectives. Specialists in anthropology, folk culture, or art history may disagree, but I found them very useful.

It will prove an important resource for scholars gaonkarr cultural studies, urban and architectural history, anthropology, and literature who are eager to incorporate a comparative dimension in their work. Lists with This Book.

Despite this dismaying perception, the essays are very good, with plenty of new information and gaonkad analysis. Gaonkar has rendered valuable service in bringing these scholars together in a single volume. Refresh and try again.

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