The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness Topics for Discussion

Paul Gilroy
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What is The Black Atlantic? How does it relate to Gilroy's main thesis?

What are the concepts of race that Gilroy wants to reject? What is his preferred concept of race? What is his argument for the latter over the former?

Discuss two of the major intellectuals that Gilroy analyzes in the Black Atlantic and explain how Gilroy uses these figures to argue for his main thesis.

What is Du Bois's concept of double consciousness? How does Gilroy develop the idea in the book? Explain in detail.

What is modernity, for Gilroy? What is his critique of the European ideal of modernity? How should the experience of slavery be integrated into the concept of modernity?

How does the analysis of black music fit into Gilroy's main argument?

Is Gilroy a post-modernist and in what sense? Explain in detail.

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