CLR James Journal 25 (1):59-70 (2019)

Benjamin Davis
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
The central claim of this essay is that Édouard Glissant’s concept of “opacity” is most fruitfully understood not as a built-in protection of a population or as a summary term for cultural difference, but rather as a political accomplishment. That is, opacity is not a given but an achievement. Taken up in this way, opacity is relevant for ongoing decolonial work today.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Major Philosophers  Social and Political Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/clrjames2019121763
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