Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Nick Nesbitt

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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 extensive theoretical introduction defines the essential parameters of 'Caribbean Critique.'
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Liverpool Press
Number of pages346
ISBN (Electronic)9781781386286
ISBN (Print)9781846318665, 9781786940384
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2013

Publication series

NameContemporary French and Francophone Cultures
PublisherLiverpool University Press
Volume26

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    Nesbitt, N. (2013). Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant. (Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures; Vol. 26). University of Liverpool Press. https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/isbn/9781846318665/