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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 164–168.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., Raphaël Confiant, and Jean Bernabé. Éloge de la créolité has been much discussed and critiqued in relation to Antillean politics and literature; its claim to replace essentialist racial identities with an ever-evolving diversalité has been disputed by a variety of other authors from the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jorge L. Giovannetti Small Axe Incorporated 2006 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. The Elusive Organization of “Identity”: Race, Religion, and Empire Among Caribbean Migrants in Cuba Jorge L...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 23–42.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., and a hilarious e-mail (which Forbes has titled “Puncie”) circulated on the Internet. Arguing that these diachronous texts exemplify a culture of ideological disobedience that is celebrated as evidence of Caribbean identity yet undercuts Caribbean (and diasporic) modes of imagining identity and relation, Forbes...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... studies rather than area studies, given the former's focus on the geography rather than culture; the notion of a repeating, fractal island form rather than the isolated desert isle of colonial discourse; relationality rather than difference in defining Caribbean identities; and the visual traces...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
...) taken in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with the aim of advancing a notion of indentureship, at once larger and more circumscribed than Indo-Caribbean identity. This goal is underscored by three premises: visualization connects documentary sources to their imaginative coordinates; dynamics...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 1–13.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel Suzanne Césaire's essays in Tropiques make an important intervention in imagining a new Martinican and ultimately Pan-Caribbean identity during World War II. This study examines Césaire's joint politics and poetics of liberation in the context of dissidence in Martinique...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Both artists excavate genealogies of horror at the root of Caribbean identity discourse, tracing this through sexual histories linked, respectively, to femaleness and male homosexuality represented as a male-feminine morphology. Ultimately, the texts excavate different spaces of a “demonic ground...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 45–61.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Amanda T. Perry This essay analyzes the long genealogy of Haitian indigenism as an alternative discourse to diaspora in discussing Caribbean identity. It focuses on two moments when indigenous rhetoric becomes prominent: the 1920s cultural movement against the US occupation and the war...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Nineteenth-Century Caribbean addresses critical issues facing Caribbean studies today: the process by which Afro-Caribbean identity assumed its hegemonic position in the formation of national identities and cultures; the centrality of resistance movements, anticolonial national- ism, and black...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marsha Pearce Using the lens of relationality as posited in Stuart Hall's idea of identity and Terry Smith's notion of the contemporary, this essay analyzes the work of Jamaican contemporary artist Olivia McGilchrist, who, upon her return to the Caribbean after decades of living and studying...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and identity anchored in the political upheavals of the Cold War. This essay examines how the contemporary Caribbean writers Julia Álvarez, Junot Díaz, and Edwidge Danticat use familial dynamics to bring forth the multifaceted and complex realities of transnational communities, dispel ideas of cultural...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 52–66.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Natalie Catasús While scholarship on Suzanne Césaire has illuminated the critical role of ecopoetics in her writing, the strong psychoanalytic resonances that underpin her theory of Caribbean aesthetics and identity remain underexplored. This essay suggests that these resonances must be read...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... identity and inserting Martinique more fully within the Caribbean Region, the literary strategies of Chamoiseau reinforce ties with France. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Patrick Chamoiseau and the Limits of the Aesthetics of Resistance Stella Vincenot It would seem paradoxical to situate the work...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
... for cultural identity, also visible in Caribbean carnivals and in regional musical rhythms such as zouk. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 carnival exchange identity zouk Its integration of foreign elements cannot be denied: zouk's unique amalgam of musics … is what has allowed it to cultivate a wide...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 1–19.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., marked by the anxiety of reframing a “postcolonial” image of the country within an European context, and other attentive to the distance from essentialist and “identity-oriented” views of artistic practice that Caribbean creators were developing at the end of the decade. Being burdened by the first...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Leather Introduction One of the central dilemmas of postcolonial subjects concerns the creation of national identi- ties after the trauma of colonialism.1 This essay approaches the vexed subject of Anglophone Caribbean national identity through an analysis of the nationalist rhetoric contained...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of women across these circuits, and what might such gendered journeys offer to discussions of Caribbean culture and identity? © 2011 by Small Axe, Inc. 2011 Bustling across the Canada-US Border: Gender and the Remapping of the Caribbean across Place D. Alissa Trotz The term transnational...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 91–101.
Published: 01 November 2015
... —“Qui et quels nous sommes?”—took on new meaning as France's Caribbean residents, then caught between a waning colonialism and full citizenship, sought to assert themselves and their identity amid the rising tide of fascism. 3 Suzanne rephrased this inquiry as a challenge in the inaugural issue...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
... group called Grupo Antillano (1978–83) began with artists and then expanded to include writers, musicians, and others. Like CAM, Grupo Antillano brought together activists interested in crafting and promoting a stronger understanding of their Caribbean identity. It differed from CAM both...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., to dismiss as European self-indulgence and a psychoanalytic stupidity, runs counter to the habitual function and meaning of mother in the Eastern Caribbean, where the image of her is imbued with the possibility of national identity and racial reparation. Rematriation remains the most profound “referent...