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The Resource Creolizing political theory : reading Rousseau through Fanon, Jane Anna Gordon

Creolizing political theory : reading Rousseau through Fanon, Jane Anna Gordon

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Creolizing political theory : reading Rousseau through Fanon
Title
Creolizing political theory
Title remainder
reading Rousseau through Fanon
Statement of responsibility
Jane Anna Gordon
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Language
eng
Summary
"Might creolization offer political theory an approach that would better reflect the heterogeneity of political life? After all, it describes mixtures that were not supposed to have emerged in the plantation societies of the Caribbean but did so through their capacity to exemplify living culture, thought, and political practice. Similar processes continue today, when people who once were strangers find themselves unequal co-occupants of new political locations they both seek to call "home." Unlike multiculturalism, in which different cultures are thought to co-exist relatively separately, creolization describes how people reinterpret themselves through interaction with one another. While indebted to comparative political theory, Gordon offers a critique of comparison by demonstrating the generative capacity of creolizing methodologies. She does so by bringing together the eighteenth-century revolutionary Swiss thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the twentieth-century Martinican-born Algerian liberationist Frantz Fanon. While both provocatively challenged whether we can study the world in ways that do not duplicate the prejudices that sustain its inequalities, Fanon, she argues, outlined a vision of how to bring into being the democratically legitimate alternatives that Rousseau mainly imagined"--
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1976-
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Gordon, Jane Anna
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC179.R9
LC item number
G67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Political science
  • General will
  • General will
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Political science
  • Fanon, Frantz
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Fanon, Frantz
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • PHILOSOPHY / Political
  • Politische Theorie
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Creolizing political theory : reading Rousseau through Fanon, Jane Anna Gordon
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Delegitimating Decadent Discourses of Inquiry -- 2. Decolonizing Disciplinary Methods -- 3. Squaring the Circle: Rousseau's General Will -- 4. Creolizing the General Will: Fanonian National Consciousness -- 5. Thinking through Creolization -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
856647604
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 294 pages
Isbn
9780823254828
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2013019537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)856647604
Label
Creolizing political theory : reading Rousseau through Fanon, Jane Anna Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Delegitimating Decadent Discourses of Inquiry -- 2. Decolonizing Disciplinary Methods -- 3. Squaring the Circle: Rousseau's General Will -- 4. Creolizing the General Will: Fanonian National Consciousness -- 5. Thinking through Creolization -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
856647604
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 294 pages
Isbn
9780823254828
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2013019537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)856647604

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