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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Tao Leigh Goffe This essay focuses on artwork that centers family photographs and home movies as a point of departure to trouble the conventional family album in order to narrate a story about Caribbean Chinese kinship. In the art examined, personal visual archives are used to respond to the lacuna...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Elizabeth E. Sine This essay explores the making of a radical cultural politics amid the global crisis of the 1930s and 1940s through a study of the life and work of dancer Si-lan Chen. Born in Trinidad to Afro-Caribbean and Chinese parents, trained as a ballerina in Moscow, and an active supporter...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
... parties. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 reggae Afro-Asian infrastructure Chinese Caribbean colonialism Two institutions—the soundsystem and the Chinese shop—were pivotal in shaping Jamaican sonic modernity in the 1950s. 1 The electrical engineering of the soundsystem in the 1950s produced...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
...” LGBT individuals present to the nation. Chin's identity as a woman of Chinese and African descent calls into question a unitary identity or origin story for Caribbean subjects and asks which bodies are allowed to be legitimate citizens of the postindependence Caribbean. Chin's personal experiences...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Her suggestion raises a productive question about how much fuller the array of concerns in Caribbean Asian—Indian and Chinese—diaspora studies might actually be. Although research on Chinese in the circum-Caribbean is growing, a large body of research historically has been devoted to Indians (South...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of the Chinese in the Caribbean in the early twentieth century, loses connections to the language, history, and land of his birth as he forges an identity in his new home. In an illumination of a history not explored, The Pagoda , with its multiple crossings of gender, race, and desire, focuses our attention...
Published: 01 July 2018
Figure 1 Albert Chong, Addressing the Chinese-Jamaican Business Community , 1992. Gelatin silver print, 30 × 40 in. More
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 149–160.
Published: 01 March 2014
... a specifically Chinese Jamaican experience, one that, I argue, challenges our understandings of the Chinese diasporic subject and their relationship to nation. In the few histories of the Chinese in the Caribbean, more attention has been paid to sites where Chinese immigrants coalesced in larger numbers to form...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 119–143.
Published: 01 July 2022
... shows like the 2017–18 Circles and Circuits: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean at the California African American Museum or the 2020–21 Cultural Encounters: Asian Art of Latin America and the Caribbean organized by the Art Museum of the Americas, both of which foreground, and arguable reify...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
... and racial groups who were introduced to the Caribbean from the Asian continent and subconti- nent. Where the discussion relates primarily to Indians or Chinese, I make specific reference. I propose that these groups have come to occupy the status of the other and tease out some ideas...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
...: Heinemann Caribbean, 1989), 55–74 and 335–36, esp. 67–68; Francis J. Osborne, History of the Catholic Church in Jamaica , 2nd ed. (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1988), 423; Howard Johnson, “The Anti-Chinese Riots of 1918 in Jamaica,” Caribbean Quarterly 28, no. 3 (1982): 19–32; and Natasha B. Barnes...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in Cardiff and Liverpool, locating them in ongoing campaigns of the National Seamen and Firemen’s Union that demonized seafarers from racialized minorities. The second part explores some of the ways the racialized violence was contested and negotiated by Caribbean seafarers, particularly in relation...
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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 (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...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
...” and the yet more aloof “French creole” whites. Thus, Thomas positioned creoles in stark opposition to Indians, to Chinese, and also to other black people from the United States, West Africa, and other Caribbean colonies (5). Smith sees such recitations as a form of regula- tion—policing...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
...L. Camille van der Marel This essay examines the relationship between debt and memory that is emerging in contemporary calls for reparation and Caribbean Canadian literature. CARICOM's and Ta-Nehisi Coates's discussions of reparatory justice, as well as David Chariandy's Soucouyant and Ramabai...
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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 (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
... on the islands, yet they are very much a part of the continental Caribbean. 38 This is a fundamental difference, courtesy of the colonial enterprise. Derek Walcott, speaking of West Indians, states that every citizen “has been severed from a continent, whether he is Indian, Chinese, Portuguese, or black.” 39...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
... that ultimately have been centuries in the making. Barbuda bears a particular and quite atypical trajectory in Caribbean history as a nonsugar island. Kalinago (Carib) Indians did not inhabit Barbuda but would travel to the island for fishing and raising livestock. The Spanish “claimed” the island in 1493...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2014
... are nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American literature, American literature, the anglophone Caribbean, and gender and cultural studies. She is currently working on several articles and a book project on Jamaican Chinese literary and cultural production. L ara P utnam is a professor of Latin...