Paralyses

Literature, Travel, and Ethnography in French Modernity

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  • 0803234198
  • 9780803229914
  • 9780803234192
Modernity has long been equated with motion, travel, and change, from Marx’s critical diagnoses of economic instability to the Futurists’ glorification of speed. Likewise, metaphors of travel serve widely in discussions of empire, cultural contact, translation, and globalization, from Deleuze’s “nomadology” to James Clifford’s “traveling cultures.” John Culbert, in contrast, argues that the key texts of modernity and postmodernity may be approached through figures and narratives of paralysis: motion is no more defining of modern travel than fixations, resistance, and impasse; concepts and figures of travel, he posits, must be rethought in this more static light.
  • University of Nebraska Press; January 2011
  • ISBN 9780803234192
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  • Title: Paralyses
  • Author: John Culbert
  • Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0803234198
  • 9780803229914
  • 9780803234192
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0803234198
  • 9780803229914
  • 9780803234192