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  • Editor’s Note

CR: The New Centennial Review is devoted to comparative studies of the Americas. The journal's primary emphasis is on the opening up of the possibilities for a future Americas that does not amount to a mere reiteration of its past. We seek interventions, provocations, and, indeed, insurgencies that release futures for the Americas. In general, CR welcomes work that is inflected, informed, and driven by theoretical and philosophical concerns at the limits of the potentialities for the Americas.

Such work may be explicitly concerned with the Americas, or it may provide a broader, global, and/or genealogical scholarship with implications for the Americas. CR recognizes that the language of the Americas is translation, and, therefore, questions of translation, dialogue, and border crossings (linguistic, cultural, national, and the like) are necessary for rethinking the foundations and limits of the Americas.

For 45 years, CR has been a journal committed to interdisciplinarity; we continue to encourage work that goes beyond a simple performance of the strategies of various disciplines and interdisciplines, and that therefore interrogates them. [End Page vii]

This special issue is organized around the topic of "W. E. B. Du Bois and the Question of Another World," and features the first-ever English language rendering of an important early text by Du Bois, "Die Negerfrage in den Vereingten Staaten" ("The Negro Question in the United States") (1906). Nahum D. Chandler (Tama University) is the guest editor of this issue, and his Introduction provides details on this text and on the rest of the issue. The question of another world frequently haunts the pages of CR, and perhaps never more than now. Perhaps, too, the question of another world needs to be opened now more than ever.

We currently are soliciting work for special issues or special sections on the following topics, among others:

  • • Hearings (lending an ear . . .)

  • • Remainders (of Jacques Derrida)

  • • Latin American Philosophy

  • • Cultures of Occupation

  • • Borges, Kabbalah, and Politics



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