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The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness

Gilroy, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0860916758 / ISBN 13: 9780860916758
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Title: The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double ...

Publisher: Verso

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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An account of the location of black intellectuals in the modern world following the end of racial slavery. The lives and writings of key African Americans such as Martin Delany, W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglas and Richard Wright are examined in the light of their experiences in Europe and Africa. Num Pages: 274 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1D; 1H; 1KBB; JFC; JFSL3. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 227 x 150 x 18. Weight in Grams: 412. . 1993. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780860916758

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Synopsis: "Whilst others scarcely put a toe in the water, in The Black Atlantic Gilroy goes in deep and returns with riches." Guardian Afrocentrism, Eurocentrism, Caribbean Studies. To the forces of cultural nationalism trapped in their respective camps, this bold book sounds like 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 enriches our understanding of modernism.

From the Back Cover: 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, Gilroy complicates and enriches our understanding of modernism. He also exposes the shared contours of Black and Jewish concepts of diaspora to establish a theoretical basis for healing rifts between blacks and Jews in contemporary culture.

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