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Caribbean critique : Antillean critical theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Nick. Nesbitt


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  • Title:
    Caribbean critique : Antillean critical theory from Toussaint to Glissant
  • Author: Nick. Nesbitt
  • Description: Cover; Half-title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction: The Caribbean Critical Imperative; I. Tropical Equality: The Politics of Principle; 1 Foundations of Caribbean Critique: From Jacobinism to Black Jacobinism; 2 Victor Schoelcher, Tocqueville, and the Abolition of Slavery; 3 Aimé Césaire and the Logic of Decolonization; 4 'Stepping Outside the Magic Circle': The Critical Thought of Maryse Condé; 5 Édouard Glissant: From the Destitution of the Political to Antillean Ultra-leftism; II. Critique of Caribbean Violence
    6 Jacobinism, Black Jacobinism, and the Foundations of Political Violence7 The Baron de Vastey and the Contradictions of Scribal Critique; 8 Revolutionary Inhumanism: Fanon's on Violence; 9 Aristide and the Politics of Democratization; III. The Critique of Relation; 10 Édouard Glissant: From the Poétique de la relation to the Transcendental Analytic of Relation; 11 Césaire and Sartre: Totalization, Relation, Responsibility; 12 Militant Universality: Absolutely Postcolonial; Conclusion: The Incandescent I, Destroyer of Worlds
    Appendix: Letter of Jean-François, Belair, and Biassou/Toussaint, July 1792Notes; Bibliography; Index
    Caribbean Critique seeks to define and analyze the distinctive contribution of francophone Caribbean thinkers to perimetric Critical Theory. The book argues that their singular project has been to forge a brand of critique that, while borrowing from North Atlantic predecessors such as Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, and Sartre, was from the start indelibly marked by the Middle Passage, slavery, and colonialism. Chapters and sections address figures such as Toussaint Louverture, Baron de Vastey, Victor Schoelcher, Aime Cesaire, Rene Menil, Frantz Fanon, Maryse Conde, and Edouard Glissant, while an exten
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (616 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-78138-628-5;ISBN 1-78138-923-3;ISBN 1-84631-793-2
  • Subjects: Philosophy, French; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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