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    The archive is also a place of dreams: on creolization as method

    Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar (2021) The archive is also a place of dreams: on creolization as method. Philosophy and Global Affairs 1 (2), ISSN 2692-790X. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    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 or a method. Building on the work of political theorist Jan A. Gordon, the method of creolization is hereby presented as an invitation to consider the archive of our collective histories and lived experiences as an imaginary/visual site, first, and and only then as an idea or a concept. The first half of the article engages creolization as an experiment in onto-epistemological comparativism and research as an act of dream- and memory-work through radical investment, de-composition and recomposition, engaging creatively with the existing archive. The second half focuses on the normative import of creolisation.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Creolization, normative import, dream-work, method.
    School: School of Law
    Research Centres and Institutes: Law and the Humanities, Centre for
    Depositing User: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
    Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 15:59
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2021 06:31
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/45321

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