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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Margo Groenewoud; Aaron Kamugisha This essay traces the roots of marginalization of the Dutch Caribbean in Caribbean studies, approaching these roots as an integral part of a shared Caribbean intellectual history. In the era of twentieth-century Caribbean anticolonialism, nationalism...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Charles Forsdick Those working on the Caribbean have regularly adopted the figures and practices of translation in their work and also have devoted attention to the study of various translational processes. The presence of the Caribbean in translation studies remains, however, considerably less...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel This essay reflects on the colonial Spanish Caribbean as a heuristic that enriches Caribbean studies. First, it meditates on the usefulness and limitations of applying the category of the Spanish Caribbean to the analysis of some pre- and post-seventeenth-century texts...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Kamari Maxine Clarke This essay explores the ways that new judicial formations centered on the Caribbean Court of Justice provide a space for understanding the workings of various legal rights brokers as central to a project of Caribbean regionalism. It examines the intermediary spaces in which...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 80–96.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Angeletta KM Gourdine Small Axe Incorporated 2006 small axe 20 June 2006 p 80 96 ISSN 0799-0537 Caribbean Tabula Rasa: Textual Touristing as Carnival in Contemporary Caribbean Women s Writing Angeletta KM Gourdine Oh, by now you are tired . . . you want to reach your destination your...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jana Evans Braziel In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant's valorization of diaspora as the anti-dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora” obscures nationality, class, race, gender, sexuality, and political economy as striating diasporas and diasporic...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
...José F. Buscaglia-Salgado Silvio Torres-Saillant's passionate defense of Caribbean intellectual traditions is far from being “an intellectual history of the Caribbean.” Nevertheless, this is an indispensable book, both for what it says and for the Antillean passion that drives the author's...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Anthony Bogues Arguing that An Intellectual History of the Caribbean is an important text in the emerging field of Caribbean intellectual history, this essay suggests that missing from this important text is the working through of an intellectual history that grapples with black religious practices...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
... production of the crime of obeah discursively isolated those aspects of Caribbean spiritual practice that match terms defined as antonyms of or precursors to religion—“magic,” “superstition,” “witchcraft,” separating these aspects from others that conform more easily to an idea of “religion.” This colonial...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Carole Boyce Davies The authors response to Kevin Gaines' and Patricia Saunders' discussion of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones. Claudia Jones Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Sisters Outside: Tracing the Caribbean/Black Radical Intellectual Tradition...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Patricia Mohammed This essay examines the problem of being Asian in the Caribbean, Asian referring generically to settled groups originating from the sub-continent of Asia. The essay traces how demographic minority status and religious difference have historically led to the process of becoming...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 24–42.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Christian Høgsbjerg This essay examines C. L. R. James's relationship to the heroic and inspiring arc of labour rebellions that swept the colonial British Caribbean during the 1930s. The essay begins by discussing James's 1932 work putting the case for West Indian self-government, The Life...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... and destination/away/settlement societies. This emphasis has arguably restricted our comprehension of the complexity of transnational practices that connect people not just with the place they left but across sites of migration. Drawing on the example of Caribbean women who travel regularly between Toronto...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Apart from the fact that it is one of very few book-length studies of a Caribbean-based British Caribbean black intellectual from the nineteenth century, and one of even fewer written by a literary studies scholar, Faith L. Smith's Creole Recitations stands out because...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Dominique Brebion The titles of the exhibitions and works of visual artists from the Francophone Caribbean often underline the extent to which the theme of memory remains at the heart of their work. This problematic is broken down into three branches. The feeling of an irremediable loss provokes...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Glyne Griffith Small Axe Incorporated 2001 Deconstructing Nationalisms: Henry Swanzy, Caribbean Voices and the Development of West Indian Literature Glyne Griffi th etween 1943 and 1958, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), through its General Overseas Service...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Annalee Davis; Joscelyn Gardner; Erica Moiah James; Jerry Philogene This special section focuses on the work of women whose artistic practices are grounded in a feminist ethos and engage multiple and nuanced meanings of the Caribbean and its diaspora across linguistic, geographic, material...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Anthony Bogues Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Politics, Nation and PostColony: Caribbean Inflections Anthony Bogues For if the history of Caribbean society is that of a dual relation Between plantation and plot, the two poles which originate in a single Historical process...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 173–178.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Claudette Anderson Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Caliban’s Reason and the Future of Afro-Caribbean Philosophy Claudette Anderson aget Henry, in his book Caliban’s Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy, has done an excellent job of excavating what he terms the “implicit...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Paget Henry Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Culture, Politics and Writing in Afro- Caribbean Philosophy: A Reply to Critics Paget Henry must begin by thanking Brian Meeks, Maureen Warner-Lewis, Patrick Goodin, and Claudette Anderson for taking the time to put down so clearly...