An Interview with Kris Sealey on Creolizing the Nation

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Abstract

Michael Monahan, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis, speaks with Kris Sealy about her recent book, Creolizing the Nation (Northwestern University Press, 2020). Drawing on Caribbean, decolonial, and Latina feminist resources, Creolizing the Nation identifies the nation-form as a powerful resource for political struggles against colonialism, racism, and other manifestations of Western hegemony in the Global South even as it acknowledges the homogenizing effects of the politics of nationalism. Sealey argues that creolization provides a rich theoretical ground for rethinking the nation and deploying its political and cultural apparatus to imagine more just, humane communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-92
Number of pages8
JournalSouthern Journal of Philosophy
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021

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  • Philosophy

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