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Stories of Modernity: Planetary Scale in the Longue Durée

Susan Stanford Friedman

in Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170901
eISBN:
9780231539470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter argues that the Western metanarrative of its own invention of modernity after 1500 is an ideological formation developed to justify its imperial designs. Drawing on concepts of scale and ... More


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