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Alternative modernities

Author: Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2001.
Series: Millennial quartet.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modernity is global and multiple and no longer has a Western "governing center" to accompany it. The essays in this collection, therefore, approach the dilemmas of modernity from transnational and  Read more...

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Alternative modernities.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00046659
(OCoLC)45023492
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar
ISBN: 0822380307 9780822380306
OCLC Number: 52272932
Notes: "Public culture books."
Description: 1 online resource (x, 363 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: On alternative modernities / Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar --
Settler modernity and the quest for an indigenous tradition / Elizabeth A. Povinelli --
Translation, imperialism, and national self-definition in Russia / Andrew Wachtel --
Shanghai modern: reflections on urban culture in China in the 1930s / Leo Ou-fan Lee --
Adda, Calcutta: dwelling in modernity / Kipesh Chakrabarty --
Miniaturizing modernity: Shahzia Sikander in conversation with Homi K. Bhabha / Robert McCarthy, editor --
Two theories of modernity / Charles Taylor --
On reconciling cosmopolitan unity and national diversity / Thomas McCarthy --
Camera Zanzibar / William Cunningham Bissell --
"Left to the imagination": Indian nationalisms and female sexuality in Trinidad / Tejaswini Niranjana --
Afro-Modernity: temporality, politics, and the African diaspora / Michael Hanchard --
Modes of citizenship in Mexico / Claudio Lomnitz --
Modernist ruins: national narratives and architectural forms /Beatriz Jaguaribe.
Series Title: Millennial quartet.
Other Titles: Public culture (Durham, N.C.)
Responsibility: edited by Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar.

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