The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness

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Verso, Jan 1, 1993 - African Americans - 261 pages
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"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.
  

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Review: The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness

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Employing literary techniques to critique the nationalist and ethnic focus of cultural studies, Gilroy analyzes a range of texts, authors, and artists as seemingly discordant as WEB Du Bois and Jimi ... Read full review

Review: The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness

User Review  - Theresa - Goodreads

See my review of There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack. Paul Gilroy is just brilliant. Read full review

Contents

The Black Atlantic as a Counterculture of Modernity
1
Masters Mistresses Slaves and the Antinomies
41
Black Music and
72
W E B Du Bois
111
Richard Wright
146
Living Memory and
187
Notes
225
Acknowledgements
253
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Paul Gilroy holds the Anthony Giddens Professorship in Social Theory at the London School of Economics.

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