Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation (review)

Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation (review) symploke the actual hypothesis (and not some extreme version of it) are hard to muster. With this book, we can predict that the formerly radical hypothesis of 1998 will soon be the mainstream view in the philosophy of mind. Craig DeLancey, State University of New York at Oswego Michaeline A. Crichlow, with Patricia Northover. Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation. Durham and London: Duke UP, 2009. 305 pp. Focusing on Caribbean sociocultural practices, this wide-ranging study aims to reshape recent thinking about creolization through an approach closely resembling creolization itself, which Crichlow defines, following Michel-Rolph Trouillot, as "processes of `selective creation and cultural struggle'" (ix). Challenging, modifying, and integrating perspectives drawn from anthropology, geography, political theory, economics, philosophy, and literature, Crichlow's study of creolization seeks to bring conceptual complexity to our understanding of the "entanglements"--of global and local processes, temporalities, spaces, places, and power--within which modern subjectivities and practices are developed. Crichlow's key concepts and influences surface and resurface in a similarly entangled weave, reflecting the difficulty of the materials and ambitious scope of the study, which endeavors to present Caribbean histories and practices in a way that accounts for both their specificity and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png symploke University of Nebraska Press

Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation (review)

symploke, Volume 18 (1) – May 18, 2011

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symploke the actual hypothesis (and not some extreme version of it) are hard to muster. With this book, we can predict that the formerly radical hypothesis of 1998 will soon be the mainstream view in the philosophy of mind. Craig DeLancey, State University of New York at Oswego Michaeline A. Crichlow, with Patricia Northover. Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation. Durham and London: Duke UP, 2009. 305 pp. Focusing on Caribbean sociocultural practices, this wide-ranging study aims to reshape recent thinking about creolization through an approach closely resembling creolization itself, which Crichlow defines, following Michel-Rolph Trouillot, as "processes of `selective creation and cultural struggle'" (ix). Challenging, modifying, and integrating perspectives drawn from anthropology, geography, political theory, economics, philosophy, and literature, Crichlow's study of creolization seeks to bring conceptual complexity to our understanding of the "entanglements"--of global and local processes, temporalities, spaces, places, and power--within which modern subjectivities and practices are developed. Crichlow's key concepts and influences surface and resurface in a similarly entangled weave, reflecting the difficulty of the materials and ambitious scope of the study, which endeavors to present Caribbean histories and practices in a way that accounts for both their specificity and

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