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By Jane Anna Gordon,Neil Roberts

In 1967, C.L.R. James, the much-celebrated Afro-Trinidadian Marxist, acknowledged that he knew of no determine in background who had “such large impression on such generally separated spheres of humanity” inside of many years of his demise because the eighteenth-century thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau. whereas this impression used to be so much said in innovative politics encouraged by means of political theories that defied basing political authority in monarchy, aristocracy, and the Church, it prolonged to ecu literature, to philosophies of schooling, and the articulation of the social sciences. yet what relatively struck James approximately Rousseau was once the powerful resonance of his paintings in Caribbean proposal and politics.

This quantity illuminates those resonances by means of advancing a creolizing approach to analyzing Rousseau that figures now not ordinarily engaged jointly, to create conversations between humans of likely divided worlds actually entangled through colonizing tasks and histories. Doing this permits us to grapple with the which means of creolization and the total diversity of Rousseau’s legacies not just in modern Western Europe and the us, yet within the Francophone colonies, territories, and bigger worldwide South.

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