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The Francophone Caribbean and the American South are sites born of the plantation, the common matrix for the diverse nations and territories of the circum-Caribbean. This book takes as its premise that the basic configuration of the plantation, in terms of its physical layout and the social relations it created, was largely the same in the Caribbean and the American South. Essays written by leading authorities in the field examine the cultural, social, and historical affinities between the Francophone Caribbean and the American South, including Louisiana, which among the Southern states has had a quite particular attachment to France and the Francophone world. The essays focus on issues of history, language, politics and culture in various forms, notably literature, music and theatre. Considering figures as diverse as Barack Obama, Frantz Fanon, Miles Davis, James Brown, Edouard Glissant, William Faulkner, Maryse Condé and Lafcadio Hearn, the essays explore in innovative ways the notions of creole culture and creolization, terms rooted in and indicative of contact between European and African people and cultures in the Americas, and which are promoted here as some of the most productive ways for conceiving of the circum-Caribbean as a cultural and historical entity. An Open Access edition of this work is available on the OAPEN Library.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Creolizations
  1. Lafcadio Hearn’s American Writings and the Creole Continuum
  2. pp. 19-39
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  1. Auguste Lussan’s La Famille créole: How Saint-Domingue Émigrés Became Louisiana Creoles
  2. pp. 40-55
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  1. Caribbean and Creole in New Orleans
  2. pp. 56-76
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  1. Creolizing Barack Obama
  2. pp. 77-94
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  1. Richard Price or the Canadian from Petite-Anse: The Potential and the Limitations of a Hybrid Anthropology
  2. pp. 95-110
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  1. Music
  1. ‘Fightin’ the Future’: Rhythm and Creolization in the Circum-Caribbean
  2. pp. 113-128
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  1. Leaving the South: Frantz Fanon, Modern Jazz and the Rejection of Négritude
  2. pp. 129-146
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  1. The Sorcerer and the Quimboiseur: Poetic Intention in the Works of Miles Davis and Édouard Glissant
  2. pp. 147-164
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  1. Creolizing Jazz, Jazzing the Tout-monde: Jazz, Gwoka and the Poetics of Relation
  2. pp. 165-180
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  1. Intertextualities: Faulkner, Glissant, Condé
  1. Go Slow Now: Saying the Unsayable in Édouard Glissant’s Reading of Faulkner
  2. pp. 183-196
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  1. Édouard Glissant and the Test of Faulkner’s Modernism
  2. pp. 197-215
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  1. The Theme of the Ancestral Crime in the Novels of Faulkner, Glissant and Condé
  2. pp. 216-229
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  1. An American Story
  2. pp. 230-239
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 240-243
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 244-256
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781781386095
Related ISBN
9781846317538
MARC Record
OCLC
801365215
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-30
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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