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Published: 01 March 2016
Sylvia Wynter, circa late 1950s. Photograph by Oswald Jones. Used with permission Sylvia Wynter, circa late 1950s. Photograph by Oswald Jones. Used with permission More
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Published: 01 March 2016
Sylvia Wynter on her birthday, Crogan's Restaurant, Oakland, 11 May 2015. Photograph by Jack Dresnick. Used with permission Sylvia Wynter on her birthday, Crogan's Restaurant, Oakland, 11 May 2015. Photograph by Jack Dresnick. Used with permission More
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Shirley Toland-Dix Sylvia Wynter's 1962 novel, The Hills of Hebron , is both a narrative of the nation and critique of the extant vision of the nation. Writing her novel from the perspective of a theorist, Wynter introduces insights and concepts that she has since developed in her extensive body...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2016
...David Scott 1 See David Scott, “The Re-enchantment of Humanism: An Interview with Sylvia Wynter,” Small Axe , no. 8 (September 2000): 119–207. 2 One thinks of collections such as Anthony Bogues, ed., After Man, Toward the Human: Critical Essays on Sylvia Wynter (Kingston: Ian...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Sylvia Wynter, circa late 1950s. Photograph by Oswald Jones. Used with permission Sylvia Wynter, circa late 1950s. Photograph by Oswald Jones. Used with permission ...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Demetrius L. Eudell This essay illustrates how Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” reconceptualizes the question of labor as it relates to the history of blacks in the Americas and generally to the being of Being Human. It does so by situating Wynter's distinctive intervention within the context...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Greg Thomas This essay reads Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” as a text that both examines and embodies maroonage, significantly, in various ways and on various levels. It takes off from Aimé Césaire's underacknowledged imperative, “Marronnons-nous,” recognizing and demonstrating the import...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Tonya Haynes 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...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Nijah Cunningham As the recent revival of Sylvia Wynter's scholarship has commanded the attention of a younger generation of scholars, the special section of Small Axe dedicated to her “forgotten” work provides an occasion to reconsider the prehistory to her theory of the human. Rather than simply...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
... demonstrates how by turning to two of the Caribbean’s major thinkers, C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter, and their far-less-studied Caribbean writings, Kamugisha takes seriously the centering of Caribbean thinkers in their own histories of political becoming. The essay ends with sustained focus on Kamugisha’s...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 79–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Katherine McKittrick This essay studies Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” and draws attention to the ways plantocratic systems generated black creative activities that rebelled against the tenets of white supremacy and its attendant order of consciousness. Building on Wynter's insights...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Sylvia Wynter on her birthday, Crogan's Restaurant, Oakland, 11 May 2015. Photograph by Jack Dresnick. Used with permission Sylvia Wynter on her birthday, Crogan's Restaurant, Oakland, 11 May 2015. Photograph by Jack Dresnick. Used with permission ...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the formation of cultural studies in Europe and North America. To this end, the author sketches a number of overlapping traditions of writing on culture in the Caribbean that take us from the late nineteenth century and considers the work of two Caribbean theorists, C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Mimi Sheller This essay reviews Aaron Kamugisha’s reading of the works of C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter in his 2019 book Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition . Kamugisha issues a resounding call to reenergize the radical Caribbean intellectual...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a manifestation of the black radical tradition and a critical involvement with socialism. Drawing on C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter, it argues that black freedom struggles in the Americas and Europe, including slave revolts, have been an essential part of the history of labor and freedom struggles. It also...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and through which freedom can be engendered. 25 When This Island Now was first published, Sylvia Wynter wrote a scathing review. The novel, Wynter felt, was Caribbean lite: “ This Island Now is an Instant novel-now coffee power blend, easily digestible. And forgettable.” 26 Unlike Abrahams’s 1946...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., Sylvia Wynter), they have for the most part been separated, and this, as Wilson Harris has suggested,¹ has served to diminish potential advances in social understanding that might have arisen from a closer affi liation. More important, the absence of a self-conscious philosophical gaze has...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
... my thinking will foster other considerations of black and racial geographies—rural, suburban, gated, beyond the Americas, too—that might benefit from the sort of imagining of plantation futures I put forth. Working with the writings of Sylvia Wynter and Dionne Brand, and soldering the theoretical...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 116–126.
Published: 01 November 2021
...; it marks a certain lack of diasporic material and affective life force. In the essay “Genres of Human: Multiculturalism, Cosmo-politics, and the Caribbean Basin,” I argue in part, using the work of Brathwaite, Édouard Glissant, Stuart Hall, and Sylvia Wynter, that the zone of creolization is not just...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 218–227.
Published: 01 November 2020
...-love as a call to substitution (in the Fanonian sense), a signal to the fact that things ought to be turned around or upside down—that the last shall be first. 9 If it is true, as Sylvia Wynter notes, that we are in a time of such stasis that the “dialectic has stopped,” 10 then positioning...