Beyond the Black Atlantic

Beyond the Black Atlantic

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Debates about the a€˜Black Atlantica€™ have alerted us to an experience of modernization that diverges from the dominant Western narratives of globalization and technological progress. This outstanding volume expands the concept of the Black Atlantic by reaching beyond the usual African-American focus of the field, presenting fresh perspectives on postcolonial experiences of technology and modernization. A team of renowned contributors come together in this volume in order to: redefine and expand ideas of Black Atlantic challenge unified concepts of modernization from a postcolonial perspective question fashionable concepts of the transnational by returning to the local and the national offer new approaches to cross-cultural mechanisms of exchange explore utopian uses of technology in the postcolonial sphere. Exploring a variety of national, diasporan and transnational counternarratives to Western modernization, Beyond the Black Atlantic makes a valuable contribution to the fields of postcolonial, literary and cultural studies.existence 87; of western modernity 109 Australia: postcolonial utopian/dystopian fiction 185, 186a€“7 Baartman, Saartje 23 ... 69; a#39;Salon of 1859a#39; 63a€“4 Bauman, Zygmunt 162 BBSs (bulletin-board systems): Indian diaspora 153, 155a€“6, 156a€“ 60, 160, ... John: Pig Earth 13 Berman, Marshall 15 Berry, James 81 Besant, Annie 51; Thought Forms 140a€“1 Bhabha, Homi 150, ... and Franklina#39;s idea of public sphere 120, 121; global emergence of 115, 126 boycott 48 Bozic, Sreten see Wongar, anbsp;...

Title:Beyond the Black Atlantic
Author:Walter Goebel, Saskia Schabio
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-07-29


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