Exploring Decoloniality at the Dawn of a Our Second Decade
Conference Program TBA
For its ten-year anniversary meeting, the Caribbean Philosophical Association invites critical inquiries into existing forms of coloniality and the exploration of multiple forms of decoloniality in the areas of knowledge, power, being, and value in the Caribbean and elsewhere. Also, there will be individual presentations and panels in each of the areas of emphasis over the past ten years.
2003 (Barbados): Shifting the geography of reason
2004 (Puerto Rico): Gender, science, and religion
2005 (Montreal, Canada): Aesthetics, science, and language
2007 (Jamaica): Intellectual movements
2008 (Guadaloupe): Intellectual movements
2009 (Miami, U.S.A.): Migrations and diasporas
2010 (Cartagena, Colombia): Music, rhythm, and movement
2011 (New Brunswick, NJ, USA): The University, public education, and the transformation of society
2012 (Trinidad and Tobago): Racial capitalism and the Creole discourses Native-, Indo-, Afro-, and Euro-Caribbeans
As in the past, this year's conference presents papers from multiple disciplines and on related themes, including presentations that focus on other parts of the globe or that seek to contribute to South-South dialogues. Our view of philosophy is a highly transdisciplinary and intertextual one. We welcome multiple forms of theoretical decolonization and critique from artists, public intellectuals, and organizers who see a value in engaging scholars as well as panels that include dialogues among scholars, scholar-artists, or scholar-activists with other scholars, artists, and/or activists. Although each year we have a special focus, we have always welcomed papers that go beyond the scope of our organizing theme and that explore the significance of “shifting the geography of reason” in different sites of knowledge production.