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Fugitive Rousseau : slavery, primitivism, and political freedom

Author: Jimmy Casas Klausen
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, [2014]
Series: Just ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Critics have claimed that Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a primitivist who was uncritically preoccupied with "noble savages" and that he remained oblivious to the African slave trade. Fugitive Rousseau demonstrates why these charges are wrong and argues that a fresh, "fugitive" perspective on political freedom is bound up with the themes of primitivism and slavery in Rousseau's political theory. Rather than trace  Read more...
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Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Casas Klausen
ISBN: 9780823257294 0823257290
OCLC Number: 863379973
Description: xvii, 333 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Slavery --
Displacements --
... and Condensations --
Freedom? --
Cosmopolitanism --
Nativism --
Fugitive Freedom --
Afterword.
Series Title: Just ideas.
Responsibility: Jimmy Casas Klausen.

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Fugitive Rousseau explores slavery and primitivism in Rousseau's political writings by contextualizing them in modern European empire and Roman imperial philosophy. Fugitive Rousseau argues against  Read more...

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"Jean-Jacques Rousseau obsessively deploys the rhetoric of slavery, but has almost nothing to say about the actually-existing slavery of his own time. Taking off from this striking observation and Read more...

 
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