CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers and book reviews are invited for an upcoming
special issue (5.1) of Shibboleths devoted to Caribbean
philosophy and edited by Friedrich Ochieng'-Odhiambo. For more
information, please click HERE.
Other forthcoming issues include special issues devoted to
George Lamming (in honour of his 90th birthday), Derek Walcott (to
commemorate his passing), Frantz Fanon, and African Philosophy.
CALL FOR BOOK REVIEWS
Please send book reviews to the General Editor,
Richard Clarke, at this
Reviews, once accepted, are normally published in the two issues of
Shibboleths that appear in June and December annually, but may also
be published at other times of the year as the occasion arises.
All reviewers should follow the submission guidelines found below.
(Re)Thinking Caribbean Culture
Shibboleths: a Journal of
Comparative Theory and Criticism is a publication of Shibboleths
Publishing, Bridgetown, Barbados.
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We welcome submissions that seek to
of these fields (including discussions of particular philosophers or theorists, specific
phases and periods, and schools of thought),
explore their development in particular
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topics, problems or issues
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comparative approach and / or seek to interrogate theoretical commonplaces
and orthodoxies. Our approach is pluralist: we are open to a variety of
view and strive to privilege none.
exclusively Caribbean in focus, attempts to theorise the Caribbean, theories
by Caribbean thinkers, and efforts to situate Caribbean thought within a
wider socio-historical and intellectual context inevitably form an important
part of what we do, given the roots of many of us involved in this
project, and are particularly welcome.
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