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The creolization of theory

Author: Françoise Lionnet; Shumei Shi
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2011.
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Suggesting that the abstract universalisms of Euro-American theory may ultimately be the source of its demise, Lionnet and Shih advocate the creolization of theory: the development of a reciprocal, relational, and intersectional critical approach attentive to the legacies of colonialism. This use of creolization as a theoretical and analytical rubric is placed in critical context by Dominique Chancé, who provides a  Read more...
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Creolization of theory.
Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2011
(OCoLC)1089720400
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Françoise Lionnet; Shumei Shi
ISBN: 9780822348320 0822348322 9780822348467 0822348462
OCLC Number: 673418380
Description: viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Symptomatically Black : a creolization of the political / Barnor Hesse --
Postslavery and postcolonial representations : comparative approaches / Anne Donadey --
Crises of money / Pheng Cheah --
Material histories of transcolonial loss : creolizing psychoanalytic theories of melancholia? / Liz Constable --
From the multicultural to Creole subjects : David Henry Hwang's collaborative works with Philip Glass / Ping-hui Liao --
I am where I think : remapping the order of knowing / Walter Mignolo --
Taiwan in modernity/coloniality : orphan of Asia and the colonial difference / Leo Ching --
Toward a diasporic citizen? From internationalism to cosmopolitics / Étienne Balibar --
"The forces of creolization" : colorblindness and visible minorities in the new Europe / Fatima El-Tayeb --
Appendix: Europe and the Antilles : an interview with Édouard Glissant / Andrea Schwieger Hiepko ; translated by Julin Everett --
Creolization : definition and critique / Dominique Chancé ; translated by Julin Everett.
Responsibility: edited by Françoise Lionnet and Shu-mei Shih.

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