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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... contrast to “care” and the “hold,” Sharpe positions black people engaged in “wake work” as (be)holding relations, provoking us to consider how we (be)hold black children in the wake of antiblack juvenile institutions. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Afro-pessimism black girlhood sexualization...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Jamaican writers anticipated current critical theories about failure's productivity, while also highlighting the need to pluralize our very conception of afro-pessimisms to account for different black diasporic geopolitical formations such as the Caribbean. 9 Whereas US-centered Afro-pessimism focuses...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
... charted: that of Afro-Caribbean philosophy. PHis central thesis is the confi rmation of the existence of an Afro-Caribbean philoso- phy, albeit a minor tradition, operating in the interstices of the more dominant forms of Caribbean intellectual production. He divides Afro-Caribbean philosophy into two...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... framework undertaken in the wake of poststructuralist theory as well as to like-minded salvos issuing from all points in the black world, from Edouard Glissant's Caribbean Discourse to Achille Mbembe's so-called afro-pessimism. 45 These scholars not only acknowledge the multiplicity of the racial sign...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 205–213.
Published: 01 September 2004
... elite eager to neuter the Caribbean’s Rabelaisian masses. Aching off ers a Caribbean paradigm that functions as the equivalent of “Afro- pessimism,” a profound sense of hopelessness about the condition and the future of the African continent. Carib-pessimism translates in Masking and Power as a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 214–221.
Published: 01 September 2004
... elite eager to neuter the Caribbean’s Rabelaisian masses. Aching off ers a Caribbean paradigm that functions as the equivalent of “Afro- pessimism,” a profound sense of hopelessness about the condition and the future of the African continent. Carib-pessimism translates in Masking and Power as a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 222–227.
Published: 01 September 2004
... elite eager to neuter the Caribbean’s Rabelaisian masses. Aching off ers a Caribbean paradigm that functions as the equivalent of “Afro- pessimism,” a profound sense of hopelessness about the condition and the future of the African continent. Carib-pessimism translates in Masking and Power as a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 179–190.
Published: 01 June 2008
... questions about its claims and stances. Bogues expresses concern about the omission of Afro-Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean religion in the book’s narrative of thought production in the region. The concern stems from the realization of our need to account for the site of ideas and action that...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 1–7.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in the commanding, didactic style that so characterized all of his scholarly work, Smith undertook in this essay a wide-ranging survey of the then existing sociological and social anthropological ways of looking at the Caribbean—from Afro-Americanist work to folk studies to studies of social...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 1–20.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Shakespearean witch who spends her exile from Algiers on an island and for whom Kamau Brathwaite names the Afro-Caribbean voice. 2 In 1493, Cristoforo Colombo of Genoa, Cristóvão Colombo of Portugal, Admiral Cristóbal Colón of Spain, sailed over the southern end of the submerged bridge that holds these...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Life (London: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1973), 76. 4 See Paget Henry's Caliban's Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy (London: Routledge, 2000), in which he avers that Caribbean philosophies of history can be broadly classified as either historicist or poeticist. The historicist...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
...: The archive is inseparable from the play of 32. Stephan Palmié, Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity and Tradition (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002), 94. See also Michel Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past (Boston: Beacon Press, 1997). 33...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 27–40.
Published: 01 March 2009
... system was going co-ed for the first time, neo-Nazi gangs and the Cray brothers ruled the streets, and the area had a substantial Afro-Caribbean and black British population. As I prepared for my first teaching job at Eastlea High School in August 1972, Idi Amin expelled British Asians from Uganda...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... Several decades later, he penned Enriquillo , veering from hispanofilia toward Taíno nationalist mythology, ever obstinate in excluding Afro-Dominican narratives. If Galván remained anxious about the republic's place among nations, he had reason to be; the United States had seized the nation's customs...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2005) 9 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 March 2005
... authenticity invested in the black British community there, which is used to rationalize the antago- nism aimed at the more recently arrived Afro-Caribbean immigrants to the island. Th e submerged presence of history in Liverpool stands in stark contrast to the commercial- ization of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 96–242.
Published: 01 March 2013
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 97–246.
Published: 01 June 2006