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Geomodernisms: Race, Modernism, Modernity

ISBN: 9780253217783
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 2005-11-22
Number of pages: 368
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Modernism as a global phenomenon is the focus of the essays gathered in this book. The term "geomodernisms" indicates their subjects’ continuity with and divergence from commonly understood notions of modernism. The contributors consider modernism as it was expressed in the non-Western world; the contradictions at the heart of modernization (in revolutionary and nationalist settings, and with respect to race and nativism); and modernism’s imagined geographies, "pyschogeographies" of distance and desire as viewed by the subaltern, the caste-bound, the racially mixed, the gender-determined.


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