CLR James Journal

ISSNs: 2167-4256, 2325-856X

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    The Sociology of Development and the Underdevelopment of Sociology.Anton L. Allahar - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):61-83.
    In the present essay my aim is first to review and extend Frank’s thinking on ‘the sociology of development,’ and second, I will attempt to apply his insights to some of the new or present-day directions in sociological theory and research with a view to showing how they might be seen as contributing to ‘the underdevelopment of sociology.’ Beginning with the vision of the founding fathers of sociology broadly understood, I will argue that that vision and the promise of sociology (...)
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    Caribbean Development from Colonialism to Post-neoliberal Multipolarity.Dennis C. Canterbury - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):91-116.
    Arguably, Caribbean development has evolved through three distinct historical periods in international political economy and currently must find its way in a fourth—the new multipolar world order. The hitherto three periods were characterized by a system of multipolar colonial imperial empires, bipolar cold war with neocolonialism, and unipolar neoliberalism. The purpose here is to unlock the door to critical thinking on Caribbean social, political, and economic policies for the new multipolarity. The region must dial back its blind pursuit of self-regulating (...)
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    Criminalizing Black Reason.Derefe Kimarley Chevannes - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):195-220.
    This paper critically examines the nexus between the scientific method and the study of race in the contemporary world. It begins by historicizing the emergence of the scientific method as indispensable to the advent of European modernity. The development of modernity collapsed into the racialization of black subjects as subhuman and criminal. This criminalization of blackness occurs at two critical junctures: the arrest of blacks via plantation enslavement and the concomitant imprisoning of black bodies of thought. The consequence of modernity’s (...)
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    A Sociology of Possibilities.George K. Danns - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):85-90.
    Caribbean sociology accords with the Du Boisan paradigm of sociology as a science. Caribbean sociology originated as an undifferentiated discipline. It is a panoply of social thought integrated with history, political science, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. Sociology has never been a discipline sufficient unto itself. To speak of Caribbean sociology is to introduce space and place, territory, and identity as parameters of a social scientific discipline that is yet to adhere to its own boundaries or adequately define itself. Caribbean countries (...)
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    Blurring the Lines of Demarcation.Stephanie Fullerton-Cooper - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):117-135.
    This paper seeks to challenge the “fixed line” between disciplines by exploring the interconnections of Sociology and Caribbean Literature. It highlights the Caribbean author as a social activist and policymaker whose aim is to agitate for improvement in various social conditions. The writings of three Caribbean authors—Erna Brodber of Jamaica, as well Frank McField and Roy Bodden of the Cayman Islands—are examined. Through their published and unpublished works, through their fiction and non-fiction, the interconnection between Sociology and Caribbean Literature is (...)
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    Poetic Traditions of Revolt in the Caribbean.Oscar Guardiola-Rivera & Juan Felipe García - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):13-60.
    How to reciprocate a precious gift? In this case the gift was given to us twice. First, in the shape of Paget Henry’s pioneering reinvention of René Ménil’s “Aesthetic Marxism.” Through it, second, we’re led to rediscover the fantastic world of Ménil’s hitherto ignored but crucial contribution to contemporary philosophy: his systematization of the poetics of revolt. Our debt with Ménil and Henry is unpayable. Our humble response in this essay is to offer readers a map to the treasure that (...)
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    Editor’s Note.Paget Henry - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):1-3.
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    Between Poetry and Politics.Paget Henry - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):299-306.
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    The Crisis of Caribbean Sociology and a Sociology of Crisis.Paget Henry - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):137-163.
    In this paper, I argue that macro-theorizing in the field of Caribbean sociology is going through a crisis of transition from the third to the fourth major period in its 100-year-old process of historical development. It is a transition from a period in which the houses of earlier Caribbean macro-theorizing in the social sciences, such as creole theory, cultural pluralism and dependency theory, were blown from the center and displaced by the simultaneous arrival of two re-colonizing intellectual hurricanes from the (...)
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    Gordon Rohlehr: Celebrating the Life of a Bookman.Leslie R. James - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):5-11.
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    Of Wandering, Theory, and Transcendence: A Review of Ashmita Khasnabish’s Virtual Diaspora, Postcolonial Literature and Feminism. [REVIEW]Thomas Jay Lynn - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):289-293.
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    Practicing Out of Tune.Rachel McNealis - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):295-298.
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    Jorge Zúñiga M. Enrique Dussel. Retratos de una filosofía de la liberación.Frederick Mills - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):253-261.
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    Affectivity and Marxism after Luxemburg.Marilyn Nissim-Sabat - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):263-271.
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    A Forgotten Revolutionary Solidarity.Yue Qiu - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):165-194.
    Though a few scholars have discussed the transnational engagement of Caribbean thinkers with China, hitherto unknown is the imaginative alliance Left-wing Chinese writers crafted with the Caribbean via their works on the Haitian Revolution. This paper explores writings by four Chinese Marxists—Li Chunhui, Wang Chunliang, Lu Guojun, and Mao Xianglin—who engaged with Caribbean intellectuals, like Eric Williams, and used the history of the first anti-colonial revolution to rethink China’s own decolonial experiment. During the Maoist era, these thinkers argued for the (...)
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    Fanon and Soap Advertising.Annalee Ring - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):221-251.
    This paper critically examines the pervasive colonial myth that associates whiteness with cleanliness and blackness with dirtiness, a myth often perpetuated through media, especially soap advertisements. Through an analysis of Frantz Fanon’s contributions to psychoanalysis and phenomenology, the paper elucidates how racial constructs are sociogenically constructed and internalized, shaping the collective unconscious. Focusing on Fanon’s phenomenological exploration of the white gaze, the paper highlights its role in overdetermining the black man, reducing them to an object embodying racial myths. The paper (...)
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    Disaggregating the State from the Euromodern State.August Shipman - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):273-280.
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    A Review of Miraj U. Desai, Derek Hook, and Leswin Laubscher (eds.) Fanon, Phenomenology, and Psychology. [REVIEW]Justin Wooley - 2023 - CLR James Journal 29 (1):281-287.
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