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Published: 01 February 2014

304 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823254828

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Creolizing Political Theory

Reading Rousseau through Fanon

Jane Anna Gordon

A Fordham University Press Publication

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  • This book seeks to integrate work in modern European political thought with research in Caribbean politics and thought, thereby developing a methodological argument about how most fruitfully to engage the political theory canon.
  • She arguges that creolization--a process that arguably characterizes every modern culture--may be a more useful analytic tool than notions of diversity and multiculturalism, because it stresses the political nature of the inequalities that structure constellations of cultures.
  • Creolization also allows us to think of the meeting of different groups as the constant emergence of something new, rather than an attempt to keep in place boundaries that historically defined ethnic groups.

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