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  1. The Modalities of American Whiteness.Patrick D. Anderson - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):237-272.
    Philosophers tend to conceive of whiteness as having only one modality, treating it as a single social, political, and historical phenomenon. Philosophers ought to abandon this habit and instead recognize that there are many whitenesses, that whiteness has a plurality of modalities. Drawing upon Charles Mills’ non-ideal theory, Michael James’s political ontology, and Matthew Frye Jacobson’s cultural history, this study develops a non-ideal political ontology of whiteness that demonstrates various modes of whiteness and the roles they play in the different (...)
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    The Metaphysics of Decolonization.Natalie Avalos - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):81-99.
    Decolonization is synonymous with liberation. It is invoked in multiple overlapping geopolitical projects that demand both the undoing of imperial-colonial structures and the amelioration of their effects. In his essay “Decolonizing Western Epistemology/ Building Decolonial Options,” Walter Mignolo describes decoloniality as a double-faced concept. Decolonization is a geopolitical project while decoloniality is an epistemological, political, and ethical process that enables decolonial futures. In this way, decoloniality is an analytical that critiques coloniality but also a generative utopian project that relies on (...)
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  3. Bob Marley and Frantz Fanon: Two Perspectives on Liberation.Lawrence Bamikole - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):273-289.
    As individuals and social activists, Bob Marley and Frantz Fanon appear to stand in paradoxical relations with one another. In some ways, they were kindred, coming from the same physical and social spaces—Marley from Jamaica and Fanon from Martinique. As social activists, they spoke the same language of liberation that transcends their local and regional realities—specifically; both were globalists as the theory of liberation is concerned. However, Marley and Fanon, to certain extents, differed in relation to the means of liberation. (...)
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    Why Political? Why Spirituality? Why Now?Drucilla Cornell & Stephen D. Seely - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):25-38.
    In this essay, we revisit the concept of “political spirituality” that we developed in our book The Spirit of Revolution: Beyond the Dead Ends of Man in light of the profound political upheavals that have happened since its publication. We begin with theories about the breakdown of neoliberalism and the “return of politics” with the rise of so-called populist movements. We argue that notions of the “demos” and the “people” miss the dimension of transindividuality central to our thinking of political (...)
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  5. Kusch En El Trópico: Itinerant Fusions in the Obra of Irka Mateo.Carlos Decena - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):121-139.
    This article stages the imaginary “travel” of the ideas of the Argentine philosopher/anthropologist Rodolfo Kusch to the Caribbean, in the service of sketching the work of feminist cultural producers in generational knowledge transmission. The first part elaborates a dialogue between Kusch’s concept of “fagocitación” with “transculturación”, developed by the Cuban Fernando Ortiz. The second part of the article focuses on how Dominican diasporic composer, singer, and healer Irka Mateo enters this itinerary as a field researcher, an intellectual and expressive cultural (...)
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    A Review of José Itzigsohn and Karida L. Brown’s, The Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois. [REVIEW]Karolina Dos Santos - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):377-389.
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    Frantz Fanon and the Creolization of Hegel.Deivison Faustino - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1):189-212.
    In this article, I discuss Frantz Fanon’s position regarding Hegelian dialectics. Dialektik von Herr und Knecht is one of the most important analytical keys of Phänomenologie des Geistes, published by G.W.F. Hegel in Jena in 1807. However, in his Peau Noire, Masque Blancs, written when he was 25 years old and published in 1952, Fanon argues that under the colonial yoke, reciprocity, a fundamental characteristic of dialectics, is not effective. The question I seek to answer in this study is: does (...)
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  8. Decolonialism’s Reframing of French Existentialism in Fanon’s The Drowning Eye.Carol J. Gray - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):213-234.
    Frantz Fanon’s posthumously published one act play, The Drowning Eye, reframes French existentialism in a postcolonial context by examining both the absurd and racial identity. Divided into three parts, this article first discusses the many parallels between The Drowning Eye and Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, both one act plays set in one room with the entire action of the play consisting of a dialogue among three individuals in a love triangle. The second part explores the role of the absurd in (...)
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  9. Gregson Davis and the Katabasis of Translation.Anjuli I. Gunaratne - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):169-187.
    The focus of this paper are the themes and principles informing Gregson Davis’s innovative 2017 translation of Aimé Césaire’s, Cahier d’un retour au pays natal. For long, the poem’s title was translated as Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, but Davis renders it as Journal of a Homecoming. To understand this and other highly nuanced changes, I argue that it is necessary to keep in mind at least five crucial aspects that guide Davis’s translation. First is the open-ended (...)
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    Ya Gone TINA: Remembering Charles W. Mills.Paget Henry - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1):9-13.
  11. Du Bois, Classical and Contemporary Sociology: A Review of José Itzigsohn and Karida L. Brown’s, The Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois. [REVIEW]Paget Henry - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):391-398.
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  12. Editor’s Note.Paget Henry - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1):1-2.
  13. René Ménil’s Aesthetic Marxism and the Caribbean Philosophical Tradition.Paget Henry - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):143-168.
    This paper is an attempt to introduce the thought of the Martinican philosopher, René Ménil to the English-speaking world. It suggests that his philosophy can best be characterized as an aesthetic Marxism, which moved through three crucial phases: a surrealist/French communist phase; a Black poeticist/French communist phase; and a critical poeticist/Martinican communist phase. The passage through these three phases was marked by an increasing and more fixed centering of the aesthetic that created very real tensions with its politico-economic base. The (...)
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    On Our Own Terms.Anique John - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1):291-299.
  15. Tagore’s “Kabuliwallah”.Ashmita Khasnabish - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):301-324.
    This paper explores the concept of virtual diaspora, a concept through which I hope to establish another bridge between East and West. Virtual diaspora is a distinct and fluid location somewhere between postcoloniality and globalization, which allows the immigrant to address the pain of leaving home by moving back and forth mentally and thus being at home and abroad at the same time. I illustrate this subjective location with the aid of Rabindranath Tagore’s short story, “Kabuliwallah.” The state of mind (...)
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  16. A Reply to Paget Henry’s Self, Language and Metaphysics: A Review of Teodros Kiros's 2020 Self-Definition. [REVIEW]Teodros Kiros - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):371-373.
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  17. Reshaping Spirituality: Indigenous Decolonial Struggles for Justice in Mexico.Sylvia Marcos - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):67-79.
    Departing from Christian spiritualities, even those emerging from feminist theologians and Latin American eco feminist liberation theologies, the indigenous women´s movements started to propose their own “indigenous spirituality.” In some key meetings like the “First Summit of Indigenous Women of the Americas” and at other later meetings, their basic documents, final declarations, collective proposals have a spiritual component that departs from the influences of the largely Christian Catholic background of the country. Their discourses, demands, and live presentations have also expressed (...)
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  18. What Do They Know of Canada Who Only Canada Know? An Immigrant’s Guide to Multiculturalism and Shy Elitism.Daniel McNeil - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):325-367.
    This article examines how multiculturalism has overflowed from its governmental and policy articulations into Canadian society and culture more broadly. In doing so, it brings together three fields of research that are often separated and disarticulated from each other. Firstly, it draws on oft-overlooked archival material from agencies, departments and ministries of anti-racism, heritage, human rights, immigration, labour, multiculturalism, race relations, settlement and the status of women between 1971 and 2001. Secondly, it engages with the political and academic careers of (...)
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    Decolonizing Blackness, Decolonizing Theology.Eduardo Mendieta - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1):101-120.
    James H. Cone is without question the most important Black Theologian of the last century in U.S. theology. This essay is an engagement with his work, focusing in particular on the shifts from European theology, in his Black Theology & Black Power, to Black Aesthetic Religious production, in The Spirituals & The Blues, to The Cross and the Lynching Tree. The core theme of this essay is the entanglement of spiritual/religious colonization with production/invention of racial hierarchies that then became the (...)
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    Universal Emancipation: Race Beyond Badiou. [REVIEW]Michael J. Monahan - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):401-408.
  21. Earth Politics of the Spiritual Ground.Mark Lewis Taylor - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1-2):39-66.
    Amid the coloniality of power, earth politics is a political spirituality. It fosters decolonizing practices that create what Colombian anthropologist Albán Achinte terms “re-existence”—a “redefining and re-signifying of life in conditions of dignity.” Earth politics’ spirituality can be read across the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, Drucilla Cornell/Stephen Seely, and Paget Henry. Earth politics, in Henry’s words, is a “drama of consciousness” with a “spiritual ground,” a consciousness that is both “vertical” and “horizontal”—better, a spherical and ambient consciousness “grounding” an earthy (...)
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  22. Introduction to Special Issue: Decolonizing Spiritualities.Rafael Vizcaíno - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1):17-23.
  23. Mentoring as Empowerment.Rafael Vizcaíno - 2021 - CLR James Journal 27 (1):5-7.
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