Model: ST/HS0062
ISBN: 9780822332909
Authors: FISCHER, SIBYLLE
Publishers: THE PRESS -UWI
Price: $2,250.00JMD
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 September, 2011.
Reviews
Modernity Disavowed is a pathbreaking study of the cultural, political, and philosophical significance of the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804). Revealing how the radical antislavery politics of this seminal event have been suppressed and ignored in historical and cultural records over the past two hundred years, Sibylle Fischer contends that revolutionary antislavery and its subsequent disavowal are central to the formation and understanding of Western modernity. She develops a powerful argument that the denial of revolutionary antislavery eventually became a crucial ingredient in a range of hegemonic thought, including Creole nationalism in the Caribbean and G. W. F. Hegel’s master-slave dialectic.