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Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Nick Nesbitt

Abstract

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, Aimé Césaire, René Ménil, Frantz Fanon, Maryse Condé, and Edouard Glissant, while an exten ... More

Keywords: Critical Theory, Caribbean Literature, Francophone Literature, Aimé Césaire, Edouard Glissant, Toussaint Louverture, Frantz Fanon, Vastey, C.L.R. James

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318665
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.001.0001

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Nick Nesbitt, author

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