Paul gilroys the black atlantic which was first published in 1993 remains remarkable for its introduction of the validity of race as an analytical category in presenting the atlantic as a discrete geo political unit in the modern capitalist world system 1 the book elaborates a . Paul gilroy is a professor of social theory at the london school of economics his book the black atlantic is one of the pioneering works in the study of black diasporas the spread of african blacks across the atlantic coastline in the united states the united kingdom the caribbean south . Paul gilroy professor of british and american literature at kings college london describes black identity in europe and the new world as an ongoing process of travel and exchange across the atlantic. In the black atlantic modernity and double consciousness paul gilroy through his use of the metaphor of the black atlantic demonstrates that such dyads are not only reductive and finally limiting but that any true understanding of black atlantic culture must recognize and account for its very hybridity for gilroy any serious study
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