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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One can provincialize Western modernity only by thinking through and against its self-understandings, which are frequently cast in universalist idioms.

Hector Parra Garcia added it Feb 03, 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. Your Friend’s First Name: We welcome you to add others. All the instruments agree it is there, but no one has ever seen it whole.

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