The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness

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Verso, 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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Surely the worst book ever written about a great idea. The chapter on Wright was pretty good, the chapter on Dubois and 'Hegel' possibly the worst I've ever read, mainly because Gilroy seems to have ... 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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About the author (1993)

Magdalena Craciun is Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK

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