This essay traces the rise of the crisis school of Caribbean heteromasculinity studies through a critical reading across popular writing, policy research, and scholarly work on Caribbean masculinity. Mobilizing insights that Sylvia Wynter articulated in “Black Metamorphosis” and developed in later essays, it examines the circulation of knowledge on gender and sexuality emanating from the crisis school. Highlighting the points of convergence found in government-sponsored policy studies, academic scholarship, and the newspaper column of a men's organization from Barbados, the essay reveals a particular investment in a specific way of being human and questions what such investments mean for black liberation, gender relations, and power/knowledge.
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Tonya Haynes; Sylvia Wynter's Theory of the Human and the Crisis School of Caribbean Heteromasculinity Studies. Small Axe 1 March 2016; 20 (1 (49)): 92–112. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-3481570
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