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THE INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE BLACK “OTHER” IN PRIMITIVIST MODERNISM: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MODERN DANCE AND MODERNIST LANGUAGE

@inproceedings{Beyad2015THEIO,
  title={THE INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE BLACK “OTHER” IN PRIMITIVIST MODERNISM: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MODERN DANCE AND MODERNIST LANGUAGE},
  author={M. Beyad and Farshad Roshnavand},
  year={2015}
}
  • M. Beyad, Farshad Roshnavand
  • Published 2015
  • Blaming the logic-stricken culture of Western civilization for the bloodshed of World War I, the avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century set out on a quest for alternative cultures. The desire to find the redeeming life force eventually resulted in modernists’ fascination with the long subalternized African culture. However, the black Other, represented as primitive and exotic, was no more than an instrument in the hands of primitivist modernists. This paper tries to analyze modern… CONTINUE READING

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