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161. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 9 > Issue: 1
Paget Henry Between Naipaul and Aurobindo: Where is Indo-Caribbean Philosophy?
162. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 8 > Issue: 2
Charles Verharen "What They Lose On Earth By Being Black": Du Bois and the Future of African American Education
163. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 8 > Issue: 2
Kenneth Knies Rethinking Two Categories of Political Economy: A Contribution to Black Marxism
164. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 8 > Issue: 2
Nicolas Veroli Panegyric for the Revolution: C.L.R. James and the Self-Overcoming Of the Intellectual
165. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 8 > Issue: 2
Marilyn Nissim-Sabat C.L.R. James and the Invitability of Socialism
166. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 8 > Issue: 2
Brian Meeks Arguments Within What's Left of the Left: James, Watson and the Question of Method
167. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 8 > Issue: 2
Cameron McCarty Mariners, Renegades, and Castaways: C.L.R. James and the Radical Postcolonial Imagination
168. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Joseph de la Torre Dwyer Seeking Cuban Politics Beyond the State: Katherine A. Gordy’s Living Ideology in Cuba
169. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Vivaldi Jean-Marie Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks: The Irreducibility of Black Bodies
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This piece argues that Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks inscribes the social and psychological experience of the African Diaspora within the conceptual purview of the western sciences by the means of psychoanalytical and philosophical concepts. The upshots of Fanon’s goal are twofold. Its first implication is that in employing psychoanalytical and philosophical lingo, Fanon commits to delineating a distinct tenet of self-determination for the African Diaspora. Such tenet of self-determination consists in a set of norms, beliefs, socio-cultural, and political practices. Secondly, besides the stated goal in the Introduction, namely to ‘liberate the black individual from herself,’ Fanon is attempting to alter the European perception of black communities as sexual and biological threats. Accordingly, this piece concludes that Fanon’s successful inscription of the psychological and lived experiences of the African Diaspora in the western sciences, via his psychoanalytical and philosophical rendition, is hampered by the European perception of black bodies which prevents their complete scientific conceptualization.
170. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
George Ciccariello-Maher Book Discussion: Katherine A. Gordy’s Living Ideology in Cuba: Socialism in Principle and Practice
171. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Dan Wood Immanence, Nonbeing, and Truth in the Work of Fanon
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The present essay examines three apparent contradictions to arise in Fanon’s work regarding his operative critique of religion, ontology, and theory of truth. I review some of the prevailing evaluations of these apparent contradictions, and then argue that said interpretations of Fanon do not stand up to close textual and historical scrutiny. I then dissolve the aforementioned apparent contradictions and provide more adequate approaches to interpreting their theoretical significance in such a way as to highlight the internal coherence and force of Fanon’s philosophical vision.
172. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Antoni Kapcia Book Discussion: Katherine A. Gordy’s Living Ideology in Cuba: Socialism in Principle and Practice
173. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Angélica Maria Bernal Living Ideology and the Limits of Contestation: A Review Essay of Katherine Gordy’s Living Ideology in Cuba: Socialism in Principle and Practice
174. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Derefe Kimarley Chevannes Trabajando y estudiando para ser el hombre total: Socializing the Political in Living Ideology in Cuba
175. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Gamal Abdel-Shehid, Zahir Kolia In Light of the Master: Re-reading Césaire and Fanon
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While there has been significant literature concerning the relationship between Frantz Fanon and European philosophy; particularly, Marxism, psychoanalysis, phenomenology and existentialism, there has been little work addressing the influence of Aimé Césaire to Fanon’s work. In this essay we argue that Césaire’s ethical sensibility concerning freedom and transformation had a major role in shaping Fanon’s thought. We suggest that Césaire’s work cannot be reduced to an essentialist reading of blackness, or a retrograde form of African nativism. Rather, we argue his anti-colonial philosophy can be understood as an “ethics of acceptance” that seeks to journey to the inward of human consciousness in order to transcend the black’s negative self-concept under colonialism. Contrasting Césaire’s ethics of acceptance, we trace Fanon’s external ethics of confrontation through his reading of Césaire, and also the thought of Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. In doing so, we argue that Fanon departs from Césaire not based on the latter’s conception of blackness, or négritude, but rather his ethics of acceptance.
176. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Michael E. Sawyer Undoing the Phaedrus: Melville’s Rereading of Plato
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Readers of C.L.R. James are familiar with the thinker’s careful reading of Melville’s Moby-Dick in his text Mariners, Renegades, and Castaways. In that work James proposes that Melville exposes the foundations of societal level fascism as exemplified by the monomaniacal purpose of Ahab. The purpose of this effort is to push further into the concept of societal division as exemplified by Moby-Dick by proposing that Melville is taking on the discourse of color (black vs. white) and its relationship to ontological value (bad vs. good) by imploding the internal logic of Plato’s Phaedrus. What concerns this project is the relationship between the phenotypic “blackness” of the characters of African descent in Moby-Dick and ways in which Melville endeavors to destabilize skin color in the western imaginary as a means to correct the negative consequences of this flattening of the hierarchical nature of society on the part of Ahab.
177. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Jorge Zúñiga M. The Principle of Impossibility of the Living Subject and Nature
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Is it possible to ground universal ineluctable principles related to social reality? How should these principles be formulated from a Latin-American perspective of critical thought? What do they consist of? This paper focuses on answering these questions. The theoretical framework presented here is taken from the arguments and philosophical perspectives of two Latin-American critical thinkers: Enrique Dussel and Franz Hinkelammert. In this context, the arguments which are relevant are those linked to life as presupposition of human action. The purpose here is to provide an alternative strategy for grounding and formulating the material principle of life.
178. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Katherine A. Gordy Partial Hegemony as Ideological Negotiation: A Reply
179. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Andrew J. Douglas “The Brutal Dialectics of Underdevelopment”: Thinking Politically with Walter Rodney
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This essay surveys the writings of Walter Rodney, the late Guyanese scholar-activist, in an effort to elicit a distinctive way of thinking politically about underdevelopment. Focusing on a range of primary sources, including a series of unpublished notes and lectures on Marxism and development theory, I consider how Rodney’s engagement with the concrete struggles of Black people informed his appropriation of historical materialism. An avowed “Black Marxist” working at the onset of the neocolonial order, Rodney suggested that collective human development, the historical expansion of productive and social capacity, had become routinely delimited by racially charged political blockages, the effects of a kind of zero-sum game in which development for some was secured only through the active underdevelopment of others. Ultimately I suggest that Rodney’s work invites serious reconsideration of the enduring explanatory power of the Black radical and Marxist legacies, in this case by providing a rich theoretical framework that can help to orient and sustain critical engagement with the elusive racial politics of persistent underdevelopment.
180. The CLR James Journal: Volume > 23 > Issue: 1/2
Matthew Quest New Beginning Movement: Coordinating Council of Revolutionary Alternatives for Trinidad and the Caribbean
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The New Beginning Movement (NBM) (1971–1978) in Trinidad functioned as a voice of direct democracy and workers self-management through popular assemblies, and as a global coordinating council of a Pan-Caribbean International with linkages across the region, in Britain, the United States, and Canada. A crucial philosophical and strategic leaven in the 1970 Black Power Revolt led by Geddes Granger’s and Dave Darbeau’s National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) and the 1975 United Labour Front (ULF) in Trinidad, NBM aspired to interpret Afro-Trinidadians and Indo-Trinidadians equally, and on their own autonomous terms, toward self-directed emancipation. Led by Bukka Rennie, Wally Look Lai, and Franklyn Harvey, NBM was inspired by C.L.R. James’s intellectual legacies. Through publications such as New Beginning, Caribbean Dialogue, and The Vanguard, these partisans advocated labor’s self-emancipation and critical perspectives on capitalism and state power, and exposed the limits of elite party politics and representative government.