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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 246–253.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Barbara Lalla This essay reviews Belinda Edmondson’s literary yet cross-disciplinary study Creole Noise: Early Caribbean Dialect Literature and Performance (2022), which questions the Blackness of orality versus the Whiteness of narrative in the growth of Caribbean literature. Caribbean language...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 237–245.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Tim Watson This essay is a response to Belinda Edmondson’s Creole Noise: Early Caribbean Dialect Literature and Performance (2022), which is an excellent history of literary and performative Creole in the anglophone Caribbean, tracing its roots back to the work songs of enslaved African laborers...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 226–236.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Supriya M. Nair This essay discusses Belinda Edmondson’s Creole Noise: Early Caribbean Dialect Literature and Performance (2022). The author shows how Edmondson challenges Standard English dismissals of anglophone Caribbean vernaculars as an inferior form of English and reorients the historical...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 261–268.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Belinda Edmondson Small Axe Incorporated 2006 BOOK DISCUSSION: Black Empire Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914–1962, Michelle Stephens. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0822335514 African American Manhood...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 254–262.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Belinda Edmondson In response to three discussions of the author’s Creole Noise: Early Caribbean Dialect Literature and Performance (2022), this essay raises questions about the meaning of authenticity in the production of literary Creole in the anglophone Caribbean from the eighteenth century...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 269–275.
Published: 01 June 2006
... in the Making of Caribbean (Inter)Nationalism Belinda Edmondson My father has been obsessed with Billy Eckstine for as long as I can remember. As a black boy coming of age in colonial Jamaica in the 1950s, my father had before him many images of dignified, educated, black and brown West Indian...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 276–286.
Published: 01 June 2006
... in the Making of Caribbean (Inter)Nationalism Belinda Edmondson My father has been obsessed with Billy Eckstine for as long as I can remember. As a black boy coming of age in colonial Jamaica in the 1950s, my father had before him many images of dignified, educated, black and brown West Indian...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 287–289.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of Caribbean (Inter)Nationalism Belinda Edmondson My father has been obsessed with Billy Eckstine for as long as I can remember. As a black boy coming of age in colonial Jamaica in the 1950s, my father had before him many images of dignified, educated, black and brown West Indian professional men...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Belinda Edmondson Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Public Spectacles: Caribbean Women and the Politics of Public Performance Belinda Edmondson e race rises as its women rise. ey are the true standard of its elevation. We are trying to produce cultured men without asking...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
... (1907; repr., Mona: University of the West Indies Press, 2006). For excellent discussions of the novel, see the introduction to this edition, as well as Rosenberg, Nationalism, and Belinda Edmondson, Caribbean Middlebrow: Leisure, Culture, and the Middle Class (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
..., (and potentially 2. Kamau Brathwaite, Roots (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993), 26. 3. Belinda Edmondson, Making Men: Gender, Literary Authority, and Women’s Writing in Caribbean Narrative (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1999), 20. 4. Timothy Brennan, “The National Longing...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., in conversation with Belinda Edmondson’s important study Caribbean Middlebrow , which suggests that “Caribbean society’s consignment of literature and entertainment to separate spheres has produced a schizoid perception of its own culture.” 1 If the Jamaican 1970s were (as has been argued) a defining...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
... black and brown middle class, whose bid for legitimacy depended so heavily on the status of its women.” Belinda Edmondson, Caribbean Middlebrow: Leisure Culture and the Middle Class (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009), 60. 16 Kamau Brathwaite, “Roots” (1963), in Roots (Havana...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the region’s postcolonial imaginary was the “unreality” of the Caribbean as represented in the long tradition of colonialist narratives. As Belinda Edmondson indicates, “This image of the West Indian space as amorphous, sensual, and chiefly metaphorical established the terms of the discourse of Victorian...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
...: Chutney Soca, Carnival, and the Politics of Nationalism,” in Belinda J. Edmondson, ed., Caribbean Romances: The Politics of Regional Representation (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1999), 12–38. 35 • July 2011 • Leah...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 159–167.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., instead of, as Belinda Edmondson has shown us for fi gures such as George Lamming and Claude McKay, deeply infl ected by it.¹ In Civilising Subjects, we see how events in Morant Bay, Jamaica, in 1865 resonated not just in the halls of London’s Colonial Offi ce or in the editorials that prominent...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 111–123.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Such an agenda could be seen in explorations of brownness and the search for self-representation that Belinda Edmondson identified in early Caribbean novels, which aimed to provide, she argues, a definition of creolized society that had the desire to create a naturalized brown middle class, a homogenous...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... into black women’s respectability, a notion that has been explored in current studies of black American women. 23 Ramírez moves the conversation forward by expanding on the works of writers Belinda Edmondson and Roxanne Gay on Caribbean and Afro-diasporic women’s respectability in the home- and hostlands...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Otherwise he would be trapped in a presymbolic maternal bond. For the nineteenth-century anglophone Caribbean novel, according to Belinda Edmondson, “brown women's sexuality is pivotal to the understanding of these early romances because brown men's social status hinged on the status of their women...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 16–34.
Published: 01 November 2013
... as “ladyness”—a certain style of respectable conformism. 15 Belinda Edmondson argues that, through beauty pageants and queen shows, black middle-class women seek to displace the “vulgar black ‘street’ woman” as marker of authenticity in favor of “new icons of a black(ened), creolised modernity.” As a result...
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