Sylvia Wynter

Sylvia Wynter
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Publisher : Duke University Press
Total Pages : 266
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ISBN-10 : 9780822375852
ISBN-13 : 0822375850
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Book Synopsis Sylvia Wynter by : Katherine McKittrick

Download or read book Sylvia Wynter written by Katherine McKittrick and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2015-02-02 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Jamaican writer and cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter is best known for her diverse writings that pull together insights from theories in history, literature, science, and black studies, to explore race, the legacy of colonialism, and representations of humanness. Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis is a critical genealogy of Wynter’s work, highlighting her insights on how race, location, and time together inform what it means to be human. The contributors explore Wynter’s stunning reconceptualization of the human in relation to concepts of blackness, modernity, urban space, the Caribbean, science studies, migratory politics, and the interconnectedness of creative and theoretical resistances. The collection includes an extensive conversation between Sylvia Wynter and Katherine McKittrick that delineates Wynter’s engagement with writers such as Frantz Fanon, W. E. B. DuBois, and Aimé Césaire, among others; the interview also reveals the ever-extending range and power of Wynter’s intellectual project, and elucidates her attempts to rehistoricize humanness as praxis.

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