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Unsettling Blues: A Decolonial Reading of the Blues Episteme

Rufus Burnett

in Beyond the Doctrine of Man: Decolonial Visions of the Human

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286898
eISBN:
9780823288731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286898.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

“Unsettling Blues: A Decolonial Reading of the Blues Episteme” reads the phenomenon of American Blues with Sylvia Wynter’s analysis of Eurocentric ontology, “the doctrine of Man,” in its Christian ... More


Introduction: The Projects of Unsettling Man

Joseph Drexler-Dreis and Kristien Justaert (eds)

in Beyond the Doctrine of Man: Decolonial Visions of the Human

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286898
eISBN:
9780823288731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286898.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter introduces readers to the struggle of decoloniality in relation to being—that is, in relation to how the human person is constructed in colonial modernity. It begins with outlining the ... More


Where Life Itself Lives

Mayra Rivera

in Beyond the Doctrine of Man: Decolonial Visions of the Human

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286898
eISBN:
9780823288731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286898.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Sylvia Wynter’s work seeks to expose Man as an arbitrary conception inherently linked to racism and too often mistaken for the human as such. She also offers a more capacious model for being ... More


Fictions of Migration and Refuge from the Anthropocene

John Patrick Walsh

in Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941633
eISBN:
9781789629200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941633.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The chapter treats a set of writers, Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Gary Victor, and Néhémy Pierre-Dahomey, whose fictions imagine experiences of migration and refuge in the wake of political and natural ... More


Creole Indigeneity

Shona N. Jackson

in Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677757
eISBN:
9781452948232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677757.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents a theoretical framework of Creole indigeneity, arguing that the concept is a way of recovering the excess or remainder of history and identity that shapes both social formations ... More


Nat Turner’s Orientation beyond the Doctrine of Man

Joseph Drexler-Dreis (ed.)

in Beyond the Doctrine of Man: Decolonial Visions of the Human

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286898
eISBN:
9780823288731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286898.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Nat Turner, as a leader of the 1831 Southampton slave rebellion, described a religious commitment that shaped his worldview and daily practices, and which ultimately manifested in his leading a slave ... More


Posthuman

Justin Adams Burton

in Posthuman Rap

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190235451
eISBN:
9780190235499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190235451.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Posthumanism is most often theorized as a technological/human hybridity, but here I consider a posthumanism that follows Sylvia Wynter’s insistence on a humanism that “exists outside the present ... More


Beyond the Doctrine of Man: Decolonial Visions of the Human

Joseph Drexler-Dreis and Kristien Justaert (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286898
eISBN:
9780823288731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286898.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Beyond the Doctrine of Man responds to the question of how individuals and communities can live and have lived beyond the way the human person is defined in colonial modernity. This volume brings ... More


A House for Mr Biswas and the Theory of the West Indian Novel

William Ghosh

in V.S. Naipaul, Caribbean Writing, and Caribbean Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198861102
eISBN:
9780191893070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861102.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is about the novel form in the West Indies in the 1960s. The novel, in this period, was a key site in which debates about decolonization, originality, and cultural sovereignty took ... More


Introduction: What We Talk About When We Talk about Secularism

Peter Coviello

in Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226474168
eISBN:
9780226474472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474472.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a genealogy of secularism as a mobile, many-voiced critical formulation. Surveying a wide archive of scholarship in and around the secularism concept, and offering up seven axioms ... More


Posthuman Rap

Justin Adams Burton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190235451
eISBN:
9780190235499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190235451.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Posthuman Rap listens for the ways contemporary rap maps an existence outside the traditional boundaries of what it means to be human. Contemporary humanity is shaped in neoliberal terms, where being ... More


V.S. Naipaul, Caribbean Writing, and Caribbean Thought

William Ghosh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198861102
eISBN:
9780191893070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861102.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book presents a new portrait of V.S. Naipaul, one of the twentieth-century’s most controversial writers about colonialism and its aftermath, by looking at his relationship with the Caribbean, ... More


African Humanism: Between the Cosmic and the Terrestrial

Patrice Haynes

in Beyond the Doctrine of Man: Decolonial Visions of the Human

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286898
eISBN:
9780823288731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286898.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the anthropocentrism of African indigenous religions, with a focus on the religious traditions of the Yoruba peoples (south-west Nigeria). In doing so it hopes to disclose an ... More


Race: The Ontological Crisis of the “Human”

Shannon Winnubst

in Philosophy for Girls: An Invitation to a Life of Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190072919
eISBN:
9780190072957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072919.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter introduces the fraught concept of race through the mythical and historical girl named Venus, who suffers the abduction of the transatlantic slave trade. Quite different from the ... More


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