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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 335–352.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Alexis Pauline Gumbs Abstract This essay offers a meditation on how the idea of being human as praxis, as developed by Sylvia Wynter and Katherine McKittrick, applies to a melting planet. What is the intersubjectivity demanded by (and causing) the deadly heating of the ocean, and how is it informed...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 199–243.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Dilemma .” Ancient Philosophy 13 , no. 1 ( 1993 ): 111 – 23 . Scott David , and Wynter Sylvia . “ The Re-enchantment of Humanism: An Interview with Sylvia Wynter .” Small Axe 4 , no. 2 ( 2000 ): 119 – 207 . Sexton Jared . Amalgamation Schemes: Antiblackness...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 373–389.
Published: 01 December 2019
... those inspired by Sylvia Wynter’s work, which charts the colonial emergence of the Western figure of “Man”— charge that the attempt to go beyond or after “the human” moves too quickly over the plight of those never considered properly human in the first place. To throw out human-centered concern risks...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. McLaughlin, Kevin. Poetic Force: Poetry aft er Kant. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2014. Oprisko, Robert L. Honor: A Phenomonology. London: Routledge, 2014...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2021
... not be mystical and yet explain the real? How can analytics come after imagination? When you read Sylvia Wynter and she talks about the hereticism of the Rastafarian culture in contrast to the Judeo-Christian culture, the belief there is of a different sense: it is a fighting belief, but it’s not just a struggle...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 241–280.
Published: 01 December 2019
... undermines: (the racialization of) blackness exceeds history and time. In her discussion of Sylvia Wynter’s and Katherine McKittrick’s revitalization of physics and mathematical motifs, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson calls systemic excesses analogous to these demonic, suggesting that Black feminism’s inspiration from...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 231–295.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., this archive destabilizes gender as an analytic that can be taken for granted at all. Following the work of Sylvia Wynter, I maintain that gender is the property of the Human, that the Human is wholly exclusive of the Black, but that history’s tacit subject is the Human. Therefore to assume gender when writing...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 263–278.
Published: 01 December 2016
... must Shomura: New Humanisms 269 address the centrality of racializing assemblages by taking up minori- ty discourses such as black studies. Weheliye draws upon Hortense Spillers and Sylvia Wynter to re- cast biopolitics through enfl eshments of race...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 309–342.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and animality cannot be understood apart from slavery. In this I follow scholars such as Sylvia Wynter and Tiffany Lethabo King, who mark the arrival of the Portuguese on the West Coast of Africa in 1441 as the start of modern colonial conquest and “the invention of Blackness as a crucial line of demarcation...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 51–86.
Published: 01 June 2021
... epistemic shifts resulting from the Middle Passage, slavery, and colonialism. As Sylvia Wynter has argued, for example, the Copernican Revolution and the concomitant invention of the modern European figure of “Man” were only “fully effected by the parallel invention/instituting of the new categories...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 37–65.
Published: 01 June 2022
...” is thus particularly poignant. 67 Palmer explicates Sylvia Wynter’s framing of the “extreme epistemological and metaphysical violence” that is Western modernity and its instantiation of humanity by which “the Black is positioned as the constitutive outside of the Human.” 68 Though Palmer centers his...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 233–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of Sylvia Wynter points us toward. In other words, let’s keep Haraway’s idea of the Chthulucene but just call it the Anthropocene. Haraway even approaches this possibility at one point: “We will continue to need the term Anthropocene. . . . What and whom the Anthropocene collects in its refurbished netbag...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 95–136.
Published: 01 December 2016
... pathbreaking intervention. On the pitfalls of the concept of “dehuman- ization” in particular, see Samera Esmeir, “On Making Dehumanization Possible,” pmla 121 (October 2006): 1544– 51. 4. I have adopted “being/knowing/feeling” from Sylvia Wynter, “On Dis- enchanting Discourse: ‘Minority...