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Sylvia Wynter

Caribbean Reasonings: After Man, Towards the Human

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Critical Essays on Sylvia Wynter

This interdisciplinary collection offers a variety of interpretations of Sylvia Wynter’s work and seeks to cover the range of her thought.  Her rich source of investigation of some of the compelling questions that currently face humanity makes her not just a major Caribbean figure, but a world-class intellectual.

By: Anthony Bogues

Product Description

Sylvia Wynter’s work is distinctively Caribbean. From her exciting and  rigorous interventions on ‘folk culture’ and its profound meaning for the  symbolic universe of Caribbean reality, creative writing and the nature of  Caribbean culture, to her present genealogical critique of Western  humanism, Wynter has emerged as one of the region’s premier cultural and  social theorists.

This interdisciplinary collection offers a variety of interpretations of Sylvia Wynter’s work and seeks to cover the range of her thought.  Her rich source of investigation of some of the compelling questions that currently face humanity makes her not just a major Caribbean figure, but a world-class intellectual.

In its explorations of culture, literary theory and philosophy, this volume significantly expands the field of Caribbean intellectual history and will be useful for courses in Cultural Studies; Caribbean Studies; African-American  Studies; Intellectual History and Critical Theory.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-224-8

Page Count:

364

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

2006

About The Editor

Anthony Bogues is Royce Professor of Africana Studies and Teaching Excellence and the current Chair of the Africana Studies Department, Brown University. He is also an Associate Director of the Centre for Caribbean Thought, University of the West Indies.

Contents

1. Modernity and the ‘Work of History’ – Demetrius L. Eudell
2. Perceiving Reality in a New Way: Rethinking the Black/White Duality of Our Time – Joyce E. King
3. Otherness and the Impossible in the Wake of Wynter’s Notion of the ‘After Man’ – Clevis Headley
4. The ‘S’ Word: Sex, Empire and Black Radical Tradition – Greg Thomas
5. After Man, Womens: The Third Sex or Ain’t i a Eunuch – Patricia D. Fox
6. Reading Said and Wynter on Liberation – Aaron K. Kamugisha
7. Sylvia Wynter’s Hedgehogs: The Challenge for Intellectuals to Create New ‘Forms of Life’ in Pursuit of Freedom – Neil Roberts
8. Notes on the Current Status of Liminal Categories and the Search for a New Humanism – Nelson Maldonado-Torres
9. Biocentrism, Neo-Ptolemaicism, and E. O. Wilson’s Consilience: A Contemporary Example of ‘Saving the Phenomenon’ of Man, in the Name of the Human – Jason L.R. Ambroise
10. Is the Human a Teleological Suspension of Man? Phenomenological Exploration of Sylvia Wynter’s Fanonian and Biodicean Reflections – Lewis R. Gordon
11. Wynter and the Transcendental Spaces of Carribbean Thought – Paget Henry
12. Legitimizing Africa in Jamaica – Nicosia Shakes
13. The Human, Knowledge and the Word: Reflecting on Sylvia Wynter – Anthony Bogues

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