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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 heritage who had “such super impact on such generally separated spheres of humanity” inside many years of his dying because the eighteenth-century thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau. whereas this influence was once so much stated in innovative politics encouraged by means of political theories that confounded basing political authority in monarchy, aristocracy, and the Church, it prolonged to eu literature, to philosophies of schooling, and the articulation of the social sciences. yet what really struck James approximately Rousseau was once the powerful resonance of his paintings in Caribbean proposal and politics.

This quantity illuminates those resonances by way of advancing a creolizing approach to studying Rousseau that figures now not quite often engaged jointly, to create conversations between humans of doubtless divided worlds actually entangled via colonizing initiatives and histories. Doing this allows 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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