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Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Susan Stanford Friedman


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 i ... More

Keywords: Modernity, Modernism, Globalism, Transnationalism, Longue durée, Empire, Postcolonialism, Gender, Planetary world history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231170901
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Stanford Friedman, author
University of Wisconson, Madison

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Front Matter

Part I Rethinking Modernist Studies

Part II Rethinking Modernity, Scaling Space and Time

Part III Rethinking Modernism, Reading Modernisms

End Matter