This essay suggests that Caribbean studies and Black studies might be constituted as twins, arguing that Blackness and Black people are the foundational instituted terms of both studies. This argument is based in the author’s reading of the anglophone Caribbean and draws on Kamau Brathwaite’s insights of how a psycho-poetics of thought shapes Caribbeanness.
“Inner Plantation”: Caribbean Studies, Black Studies, and a Black Theory of Freedom
Rinaldo Walcott is a professor of Black diaspora cultural studies in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. His most recent books are The Long Emancipation: Moving Toward Freedom (2021) and On Property (2021).
Rinaldo Walcott; “Inner Plantation”: Caribbean Studies, Black Studies, and a Black Theory of Freedom. Small Axe 1 November 2021; 25 (3 (66)): 116–126. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-9583460
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