Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Planetary Modernisms : Provocations on Modernity Across Time - Reprint by Susan Stanford Friedman

Planetary Modernisms : Provocations on Modernity Across Time - Reprint by Susan Stanford Friedman - image 1 of 1

About this item

Drawing on a vast archive of world history, anthropology, geography, cultural theory, postcolonial studies, gender studies, literature, and art, Susan Stanford Friedman recasts modernity as a networked, circulating, and recurrent phenomenon producing multiple aesthetic innovations across millennia. Considering cosmopolitan as well as nomadic and oceanic worlds, she radically revises the scope of modernist critique and opens the practice to more integrated study.Friedman moves from large-scale instances of pre-1500 modernities, such as Tang Dynasty China and the Mongol Empire, to small-scale instances of modernisms, including the poetry of Du Fu and Kabir and Abbasid ceramic art. She maps the interconnected modernisms of the long twentieth century, pairing Joseph Conrad with Tayeb Salih, E. M. Forster with Arundhati Roy, Virginia Woolf with the Tagores, and Aimé Césaire with Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. She reads postcolonial works from Sudan and India and engages with the idea of Négritude. Rejecting the modernist concepts of marginality, othering, and major/minor, Friedman instead favors rupture, mobility, speed, networks, and divergence, elevating the agencies and creative capacities of all cultures not only in the past and present but also in the century to come.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 451
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Modernist Latitudes
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Susan Stanford Friedman
Language: English
Street Date: December 12, 2017
TCIN: 53418672
UPC: 9780231170918
Item Number (DPCI): 248-67-3026
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$27.00
Shipping
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores
Loading, please wait...

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.