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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
... historiographical traditions deeply ingrained in the rise of the fields of medical history and black Atlantic studies have created distorting, and seemingly unconnected, narratives around medicine and corporeality. Arguing that black understandings about health, disease, and healing practices were not only widely...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
... such themes of mutual observation and interconnection as experienced by slavery-era Caribbean populations, free and enslaved. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 comparative slavery Caribbean slavery Atlantic history comparative history When describing the arrival of dozens of French...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... artistic project links sound to body to place to history to textuality in order to situate blackness not only as “processes,” as Paul Gilroy's concept of the black Atlantic has taught us to believe, but importantly as lifeworld events, as willed and willful poetic expressions of a global network of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2005) 9 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 March 2005
... diff erent scale and diff erent terms. Within this new context, it is as though the migrant male “cannot aff ord to be moved” and must remain detached from any emotive identifi cation.⁸ In Th e Atlantic Sound, Caryl Phillips traces the histories of migration and displace- ment within the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Patricia J. Saunders A discussion of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Woman Overboard: The Perils of Sailing the Black Atlantic, Deportation with Prejudice Patricia J. Saunders Homing pigeons gather aimlessly in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 193–202.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., never chose to denounce as forcefully as one might think he could have. The term usually associated with this particular North Atlantic universal is history , and it is to its work in the syndromatic cluster of terms operative in the making of the “West” and its “rest” that I would now like to turn. I...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Atlantic Slavery (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008); hereafter cited in text. 2 Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (Boston: Beacon, 1995), 2. small axe 31 • March 2010 • DOI 10.1215/07990537-2009-054 © Small Axe, Inc. 220  |  History...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Atlantic slavery to the Holocaust, it is that the nakedness and vulnerability of the victim is more likely to lead to fantastical cruelty than to the promotion of liberationist thought. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 History and Catastrophe Sibylle Fischer It is in the days after the 12 January...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Claire Tancons This article takes the 1928 Atlantic hurricane, remembered in Guadeloupe as le grand cyclone 28 , as the starting point for a selective genealogy of Guadeloupean women in times of catastrophe, following Melissa Harris-Perry's study of women and citizenship during Hurricane Katrina...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Matthew Chin Drawing from the work of Jamaica’s Gay Freedom Movement (1977–84), this essay uses the term gaydren to consider the basis for activism around same-sex desire in Jamaica in the 1970s and 1980s. Gaydren is a combination of gay , a North Atlantic reference to subjects of same-sex desire...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... might have been done. By throwing into crisis “what happened when” and by exploiting the “transparency of sources” as fictions of history, I wanted to make visible the production of disposable lives (in the Atlantic slave trade and, as well, in the discipline of history), to describe “the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Independence and the calls to maintain that independence in accordance with their imperialistic ambitions in the Caribbean. The contest over Haitian history thus became a means through which to discuss the nature of imperial control and black independence in the Atlantic world. In the creation of each of these...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Espinet's The Swinging Bridge , characterize the black Atlantic's colonial history as an outstanding debt. Collectively, they demonstrate that this past continues to overdetermine the transnational present. This assertion challenges cultural studies' tendency to parse “the colonial,” “the postcolonial,” and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... in the metropole it offers a new and important analysis of the character of British slave ownership on the brink of emancipation. Questions raised by Draper's work about the rise and influence of this absentee group, about the diversity of slave ownership in the British Atlantic, and about the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
...) more fully into other areas of study: Latin American studies, certainly, but also Atlantic history and world history, to name two more. To some extent, this work has long been in motion, particularly for other parts of the Caribbean. As far back as the 1940s, Eric Williams made a related point when he...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 213–227.
Published: 01 July 2012
... parts. In light of the number of people involved in producing Annotating Art's Histories, this cooperative dimension in intellectual life is exactly what has enabled black Atlantic dialogues to flourish over the past twenty years. The journey was not without its ups and downs. At a 1990 cultural...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152–162.
Published: 01 November 2010
...David Scott This essay critically engages aspects of Susan Buck-Morss' much acclaimed Hegel, Haiti and Universal History . While appreciating Buck-Morss' scepticism of Europe's presumption of authoritative self-knowledge, the essay raises two principal doubts: the first concerns whether indeed...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 194–208.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Revolutionary between History and Fiction Charles Forsdick Ab s t r a c t : Central to Madison Smartt Bell’s trilogy of novels on the Haitian Revolution is the char- acter of Toussaint Louverture. The article considers how Bell’s Toussaint fits into two centuries of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 60–74.
Published: 01 July 2012
... idea. At the same time, in this poem, “The Almond Trees,” we find him modifying his earlier view of history. The poem begins at the uncertain hour before dawn on a deserted West Indian beach: There's nothing here this early; cold sand cold churning ocean, the Atlantic, no visible history...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and the Atlantic World,” Journal of Social History 39, no. 3 (2006): 630. 8 Juanita De Barros, Audra Diptee, and David Trotman, introduction to De Barros, Diptee, and Trotman, Beyond Fragmentation , xi. This is a notably inclusive Pan-Caribbean anthology. 7 Aline Helg, “The Aftermath...