After Man, Towards the Human: Critical Essays on Sylvia Wynter

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Anthony Bogues
Ian Randle, 2006 - Caribbean Area - 344 pages
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Sylvia Wynter’s work is distinctively Caribbean. From her exciting and rigorous interventions on ‘folk culture’ and its profound meaning for the symbolic universe of Caribbean reality, creative writing and the nature of Caribbean culture, to her present genealogical critique of Western humanism, Wynter has emerged as one of the region’s premier cultural and social theorists. This interdisciplinary collection offers a variety of interpretations of Sylvia Wynter’s work and seeks to cover the range of her thought. Her rich source of investigation of some of the compelling questions that currently face humanity makes her not just a major Caribbean figure, but a world-class intellectual. In its explorations of culture, literary theory and philosophy, this volume significantly expands the field of Caribbean intellectual history and will be useful for courses in Cultural Studies; Caribbean Studies; African-American Studies; Intellectual History and Critical Theory.

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