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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Monique A. Bedasse; Aaron Kamugisha This essay argues for an approach to postcolonial Caribbean intellectual history that moves beyond the national archive to rely on a globally dispersed archive. It uses Rastafari repatriation to Tanzania to highlight the intellectual history of the movement...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Aaron Kamugisha; Aaron Kamugisha This essay provides a meditation on the field of Caribbean intellectual history. Commencing with a reflection on the second edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (Carifesta 1976), the essay proceeds to outline the contours of the field through a consideration...
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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 (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 (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 127–133.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Fanon, inter alia—in a joyfully rigorous exercise free of generic and disciplinary expectations. “Caribbean Man” was required reading in the seminar, and I remember its tremendous impact on our approach to Caribbean studies. The essay introduced us to Caribbean intellectual history and demonstrated...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
... to the making of the modern world. 12 Rather than seeking inclusion into the narrative of modernity, Caribbean intellectuals have built on the ideas of James and Williams and reframed the historical terrain of the modern. 13 These insights are profound; nevertheless, as a decolonization of history...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 91–108.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Devyn Spence Benson; Antonio López This essay recovers the history of 1960s and 1970s black movements in Cuba through an examination of works by Afro-Cuban intellectuals and their meetings with Caribbean thinkers to show the coexistence of mestizaje and black consciousness as a defining...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 1–7.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the contemporary question of the “Caribbean” as such (whatever, wherever, that might be) but the contemporary question of the study of the Caribbean, here conceived as a geopolitical area of the intellectual imagination, an object of intellectual history. I put it this way because I want to keep in view...
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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 (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Nadi Edwards This reading of Edward Baugh's seminal 1977 essay highlights its contextual affiliations and affinities and its relation to an anglophone Caribbean critical discourse on the representation and significance of history. Nadi Edwards delineates the intellectual genealogy of the concept...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 190–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
... decisively influential at the time of composition” (169). One point of complete agreement I have with Neptune is our shared interest in Caribbean reading practices and in Caribbean interpretations of texts drawn with and through Caribbean intellectual history. This is itself an urgent and compelling topic...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
... theoretical models and methodologies. A far from exhaustive list would include M. Jacqui Alexander’s Pedagogies of Crossing , Paget Henry’s Caliban’s Reason , Silvio Torres-Saillant’s An Intellectual History of the Caribbean , and Hanétha Vété-Congolo’s L’interoralité caribéenne . 5 To give a sense...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... appear as parvenu within the vibrant debates constituting the history of black British political thought and an emergent Caribbean intellectual history. 8 And yet there appear to be several points of consonance between arguments made about the search for Caribbean intellectual traditions and those...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2022
... intellectual awareness, but we met and conversed at any length no more than three times during his life. Like many Barbadians of my generation, I had the privilege of hearing Kamau read his poetry and present his unique perspective on Caribbean cultural history in my teens and early twenties and knew him...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... a radical remapping of relations across the Afro-Atlantic. Using these political and intellectual contributions as both theory and method allows for a project that engages some of the most peripheralized works that emerge in Caribbean, African, and transatlantic crossings. Specifically, I call attention...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... landscape is its own monument: its meaning can only be traced on the underside. It is all history. —Edouard Glissant, Caribbean Discourse Memory has become one of the buzzwords of contemporary historiography. Sparked by the atrocities of the Holocaust and intimately bound up with the concept...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., and of linking with its counterparts in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. 3 See Chang Tsong-Zung, Kuan-Hsing Chen, and Gao Shiming, eds., West Heavens: India-China Summit on Social Thought [in Chinese] (Shanghai: Renmin, 2014). 2 See Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 1, no. 1 (2000). 1...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2011
... from our midst of intellectuals and artists whose works and lives have so shaped our contemporary idea of the Caribbean has prompted me to consider again intel‑ lectual generations, and how important they are to think about, think with, and think through in writing our intellectual histories...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
... neo-colonial regime. For Beckford there was no division between the academic, the political and the personal.20 In the larger perspective of Caribbean intellectual history, the significance of Beckford’s transition from New World to Abeng was reflective of the decline...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... scholar” although they may have read only Pan-Caribbean texts of mine, such as Caribbean Poetics and An Intellectual History of the Caribbean . 4 One might note that Denis M. Benn at the University of the West Indies set out to produce a necessary volume that undertakes to map the history...