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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 187–196.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Brenda Gayle Plummer This discussion of Peter James Hudson’s Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean focuses on the way transnational banks are revealed to be players of multiple roles in the development of past and present Caribbean economies. The banks were hardly mere...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... As such, Hudson demonstrates the ways US finance capitalism, “in its encounters with the peoples, nations, and colonies of the Caribbean and Latin America,” participated in “the creation, replication, and reordering of Caribbean economies on racial lines.” These encounters aided in the reproduction of “racist...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 169–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the biased scrutiny and punishments that have been targeted at the region. 35 What is the future terrain of struggle for Caribbean economies and the Caribbean diaspora in the wake of the emerging AML/CFT global financial governance infrastructure? Perhaps the time has come for a diaspora-wide process...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., economic, and cultural making of post-emancipation Caribbean societies. These, after all, are the descendants of slaves who fabricated their own creole idioms of freedom in a plantation-dominated world, who created the great market networks within and across Caribbean economies that intersected...
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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 (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 22–37.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Political Economy 5, no. 3 (1998): 534–64; Don D. Marshall, “The New International Financial Architecture and Caribbean OFCs: Confronting Financial Stability Discourse,” Third World Quarterly 28, no. 5 (2007): 917–38; and Don D. Marshall, “Tax Havens in the Commonwealth Caribbean: A Merchant Capital...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Rocío Zambrana This reflection on Ren Ellys Neyra’s The Cry of the Senses: Listening to Latinx and Caribbean Poetics (2020) engages their reading of Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s cinema, paying particular attention to sensorial actualities that offer apprehension of the past of colonial violence...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Tao Leigh Goffe; Deborah A. Thomas This essay examines the political economy of Caribbean cultural capital and the formation of reggae in Jamaica in the 1950s. Through study of the Afro-Asian intimacies and tensions embedded in the sound of preindependence Jamaica, the essay traces the birth...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 133–144.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Leon Wainwright This article discusses various perspectives on image-making in the Anglophone Caribbean with reference to the economy of relations between its visitors and inhabitants during the modern colonial period and its aftermath. It evaluates the framework of the “tropical picturesque...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2013
... as evidence of his flight from Caribbean politics. This essay traces the relationship between Glissant and Deleuze and Guattari in terms of the politics of translation to bring into relief important questions about the political economy of scholarly influence in the French Caribbean and the usefulness...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 July 2009
... icons. Unlike many of the pre-lenten carnivals in the region, Crop Over celebrates the end of the sugar cane season, and directly ties the subversive elements and inversions of traditional carnival to the sugar economy of the Caribbean, and its historical dependence on slavery. While traditional...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... new plantation economies in British Guiana and Trinidad are discussed in the essay, which concludes with an examination of the imperative for scholars to continue to offer detailed histories of Caribbean slavery and emancipation while simultaneously focusing on British themes. © Small Axe, Inc...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
... generate wealth in both sites. See Anna Lee Saxenian, The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006). 48 David Jessop, “Refocusing the Diaspora,” Gleaner, 15 May 2011. 49 Meeks, Envisioning Caribbean Futures , 142. 50 Ibid...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
... shocks, have left many Caribbean economies in a state of disrepair, punctuated by high and rising debt burdens, high crime rates, high unemployment, and growing poverty levels. According to Scott, tragedy, then, as opposed to romance, may be a more apt narrative frame to describe the postcolonial period...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
...,” in Hilary Beckles and Verene Shepherd, eds., Caribbean Freedom: Society and Economy from Emancipation to the Present (Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 1993), 13. 74 Ibid. 75 Ibid., 17. 76 Postone, Time, Labor, and Social Domination , 5. 77 This understanding of labor...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and the state of emergency. Mullings asks, “What is the future terrain of struggle for Caribbean economies and the Caribbean diaspora in the wake of the emerging AML/CFT global financial governance infrastructure?” 19 Mullings’s question about the “terrain of struggle” pairs well with Kevon Rhiney’s...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... for the colonial elite are today frequented by sex tourists, and several of the island economies now depend upon the region's racialized, sexualized image.” 29 Ian Strachan makes a similar argument, convincingly describing the inextricability of representations of the Caribbean with black womanhood...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
...–36; and, in the same issue, Dorbrene E. O’Marde, “Toward Win/Win: Antigua/Barbuda Crossroads,” 37–41. I write this introduction in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed more than two million persons around the world, devastated Caribbean economies, and presented a more globally...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 197–207.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., oftentimes reactionary, positioning of twentieth-century Caribbean elites and how the Caribbean’s complex domestic configurations of class, caste, and color were articulated, structured, and exacerbated by and through the registers of international political economy. 16 Plummer, more than most, is well...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 145–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
... on Caribbean artists who self-consciously deconstruct in their own art the tropicalized visual economy generated to feed touristic desires for tropicality and picturesque beauty. This last chapter is a zinger. Thompson boldly critiques current uses of these old touristic postcards...