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The Resource The black Atlantic : modernity and double consciousness, Paul Gilroy

The black Atlantic : modernity and double consciousness, Paul Gilroy

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The black Atlantic : modernity and double consciousness
Title
The black Atlantic
Title remainder
modernity and double consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Paul Gilroy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Afrocentrism. Eurocentrism. Caribbean Studies. British Studies. To the forces of cultural nationalism hunkered down in their camps, this bold book sounds a liberating call. There is, Paul Gilroy tells us, a culture that is not specifically African, American, Caribbean, or British, but all of these at once, a black Atlantic culture whose themes and techniques transcend ethnicity and nationality to produce something new and, until now, unremarked. Challenging the practices and assumptions of cultural studies, The Black Atlantic also complicates and enriches our understanding of modernism." "Debates about postmodernism have cast an unfashionable pall over questions of historical periodization. Gilroy bucks this trend by arguing that the development of black culture in the Americas and Europe is a historical experience which can be called modern for a number of clear and specific reasons. For Hegel, the dialectic of master and slave was integral to modernity, and Gilroy considers the implications of this idea for a transatlantic culture. In search of a poetics reflecting the politics and history of this culture, he takes us on a transatlantic tour of the music that, for centuries, has transmitted racial messages and feeling around the world, from the Jubilee Singers in the nineteenth century to Jimi Hendrix to rap. He also explores this internationalism as it is manifested in black writing from the "double consciousness" of W.E.B. Du Bois to the "double vision" of Richard Wright to the compelling voice of Toni Morrison." "In a final tour de force, Gilroy exposes the shared contours of black and Jewish concepts of diaspora in order both to establish a theoretical basis for healing rifts between blacks and Jews in contemporary culture and to further define the central theme of his book: that blacks have shaped a nationalism, if not a nation, within the shared culture of the black Atlantic."--Jacket
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DLC
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1956-
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Gilroy, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Blacks
  • African Americans
  • Afrocentrism
Label
The black Atlantic : modernity and double consciousness, Paul Gilroy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The black Atlantic as a counterculture of modernity -- Masters, mistresses, slaves, and the antinomies of modernity -- "Jewels brought from bondage" : black music and the politics of authenticity -- "Cheer the weary traveller" : W.E.B. Du Bois, Germany, and the politics of (dis)placement -- "Without the consolation of tears" : Richard Wright, France, and the ambivalence of community -- "Not a story to pass on" : living memory and the slave sublime
Control code
28112279
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 261 pages
Isbn
9780674076051
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1559606
Label
The black Atlantic : modernity and double consciousness, Paul Gilroy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The black Atlantic as a counterculture of modernity -- Masters, mistresses, slaves, and the antinomies of modernity -- "Jewels brought from bondage" : black music and the politics of authenticity -- "Cheer the weary traveller" : W.E.B. Du Bois, Germany, and the politics of (dis)placement -- "Without the consolation of tears" : Richard Wright, France, and the ambivalence of community -- "Not a story to pass on" : living memory and the slave sublime
Control code
28112279
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 261 pages
Isbn
9780674076051
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1559606

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