Introduction: Forum on Creolizing Theory

Lewis R. Gordon

Abstract


This introduction outlines why the author assembled a community of scholars with the task not of commenting on Jane Anna Gordon’s work on creolizing political theory but instead placing it in dialogue with their own.   The idea is that the value of theory depends also on the extent to which it could be engaged as a communicative practice with other theories dedicated to a shared concern.  In this case, it is scholars committed to thought devoted to concerns of dignity, freedom, and liberation as well as the critical question of the ultimate value of doing theoretical work.    


Keywords


Jane Anna Gordon; creolization; creolizing theory; Caribbean thought; Africana political thought; global critical Caribbean thought; Rousseau; Fanon

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jffp.2017.824

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