Item description for C. L. R. James and Creolization: Circles of Influence by Nicole King...
C. L. R. James (1901-1989), one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century, expressed his postcolonial and socialist philosophies in fiction, speeches, essays, and book-length scholarly discourses. However, the majority of academic attention given to James keeps the diverse mediums of James's writing separate, focuses on his work as a political theorist, and subordinates his role as a fiction writer.
This book, however, seeks to change such an approach to studying James. Defining creolization as a process by which European, African, Amerindian, Asian, and American cultures are amalgamated to form new hybrid identities and cultures, Nicole King uses this process as a means to understanding James's work and life. She argues that, throughout his career, whether writing a short story or a political history, James articulated his attempt to produce revolutionary, radical discourses with a consistent methodology.
James, a Trinidad-born scholar who migrated to England an
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Jul 25, 2001
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 1934110493 ISBN13 9781934110492
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More About Nicole King
King is an associate professor of literature at the University of California (San Diego).
Nicole King currently resides in the state of California.