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    Creolisation, dreamscapes and genealogies of standardisation

    Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar (2019) Creolisation, dreamscapes and genealogies of standardisation. Social Identities , ISSN 1350-4630. (In Press)

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    This essay introduces the practice of creolization in relation to the history and philosophy of human dignity, natural law and human rights, in its intersection with artistic and ethnographic practices. I argue that creolization is first and foremost a participatory practice (a method?) as well as a way of seeing. In other words, creolization is an invitation to consider the archive of our collective histories and lived experiences as an imaginary or even visual site, first, and then and only then as an idea or a concept. As such, the kind of (perspectival) shift on perspective brought about by means of creolisation can be said to privilege percepts over concepts. The first half of the article engages creolisation as a perspective that understands knowledge as process, a kind of ontological comparativism, and research as an act of imagining and remembering through radical investment, de-composition and recomposition, cut-up and sampling, and otherwise engaging creatively with the existing archive. The second half focuses on the normative import of creolisation, using Colombia's Special Peace Jurisdiction as a particular exemplar of a more generic possibility.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 11:16
    Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 23:48


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