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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
... throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. 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...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 169–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
... 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 of truth...
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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 (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 194–202.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Richard Drayton Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) examined, of course, how European imperialism turned Africa into a subordinate zone of the world economy. But beyond that, this essay seeks to show how Rodney explored, with Marxist and Caribbean tools, the complex problem...
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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 (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 22–37.
Published: 01 March 2014
... with which banking history is usually associated, and it occasionally slips beyond the discipline of history entirely, emerging in anthropology, sociology, geography, economics, and political economy. Banks and banking surface only anecdotally in most historical surveys of the Caribbean while those few...
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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 (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2013
... 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 of translation itself as a model for cultural...
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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 (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 (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 (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
... programming beginning in the 1970s, and a range of global economic and environmental 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...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in Emerging Economies: Learning from Our Past, Preparing for the Future,” Bridgetown, Barbados, July 2010). 45 Nurse, “Diaspora, Migration, and Development,” 6. This argument is also elaborated in a recent documentary, Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora , dir. Lisa Wickahm (St. James...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... opaque circuits of capital. AML/CFT served as part of the foreclosure of repair that began with updating the POCA laws, later joined by the increased violence and the state of emergency. Mullings asks, “What is the future terrain of struggle for Caribbean economies and the Caribbean diaspora in the wake...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
... as it refounds and reoriginates itself and the regime of work it imposes from crisis to crisis? This is to say, then, that the plantation is not behind us but before us. Caribbean economies themselves remained dominated by plantation or by plantation-type (e.g., tourism) modalities of accumulation. 84 Direct...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of the significance of women of color for the Caribbean economy, as is the marketing of their bodies for tourism. Even the historically taboo union between white women and black men holds the potential of producing a mixed-race offspring that can possibly be commoditized. In the failed promise to produce children...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 14–30.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of Britain (and arguably other colonial and imperial powers in the Caribbean), political independence was to be an act of political emancipation that denied Caribbean nationals the freedom to create the region anew. Britain intended that the Caribbean economy after independence, fueled by the labor...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., devastated Caribbean economies, and presented a more globally uncertain future than at any time since World War II. 46 See Norman Girvan, “Existential Threats in the Caribbean: Democratising Politics, Regionalising Governance” (C. L. R. James Memorial Lecture, Oil Workers Trade Union, Cipriani College...