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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 261–268.
Published: 01 June 2006
... in the Making of Caribbean (Inter)Nationalism Belinda Edmondson My father has been obsessed with Billy Eckstine for as long as I can remember. As a black boy coming of age in colonial Jamaica in the 1950s, my father had before him many images of dignified, educated, black and brown West Indian...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Anthony Bogues Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Politics, Nation and PostColony: Caribbean Inflections Anthony Bogues For if the history of Caribbean society is that of a dual relation Between plantation and plot, the two poles which originate in a single Historical process...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Glyne Griffith Small Axe Incorporated 2001 Deconstructing Nationalisms: Henry Swanzy, Caribbean Voices and the Development of West Indian Literature Glyne Griffi th etween 1943 and 1958, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), through its General Overseas Service...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 69–77.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann The West Indies Federation, like the Confederación Antillana from the nineteenth century, was structured by a tension between the dream of a future Pan-Caribbean nation and the prospect of a sovereign archipelagic political body that would exceed the scope of the nation...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
... between realms that might otherwise be difficult to discern: privatized humanitarianism, emotion, celebrity, entertainment, and the mediatized image of the Caribbean nation of Haiti. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Soundscapes of Disaster and Humanitarianism: Survival Singing, Relief Telethons...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2022
... haunts the anglophone Caribbean. The focus is on how this haunting is palpable to the criminalized urban poor in Trinidad; yet Black has never simply denoted abjection. From the vantage point of postcolonial Caribbean nation-states founded on anticolonial projects of Black sovereignty, one can see...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Leah Rosenberg Faith Smith's Creole Recitations offers a feminist critique and compelling alternative to the dominant narratives of Trinidadian and black nationalism. Smith's analysis of Thomas's participation in the anglophone Caribbean public sphere of the late nineteenth century makes visible...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... places physically outside the region central to island realities, from economic to affective ones. The essay argues that given the historical impermeability of imperial and national boundaries in the region, a transnational and transimperial approach to the Hispanic Caribbean is required. Finally...
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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 (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt This essay argues that Jamaican-American Michelle Cliff's writing should be understood within a new interpretive framework which sees post-independence Caribbean literature as inheriting gendered and raced legacies of Romantic nationalism. While Cliff's early work shows...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
... by positioning Puerto Rican independence as central to a wider decolonial Caribbean and postwar world order. By analyzing Pueblos Hispanos ’s practice of “inter-nationalism”—a term the author proposes to denote the flexible strategy used to mediate between competing political interests and which can serve...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in common: it is not the political futurity but the creative desire that makes possible the critique of national communities. The essays collected in this special section—key interventions on the Spanish Caribbean Confederation projects in the nineteenth century and the West Indies Federation...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 106–121.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., with respect to humanity’s present and future needs, urgently require redress. The book, then, teased out the insecurity and instability inherent in the contingent modern identities of race and nation. By focusing on the contradictions and injuries they produce (globally as well as in their Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 187–196.
Published: 01 July 2020
... stalking horses for imperialism, and their considerable autonomy and self-interest were sometimes at odds with the objectives of both host governments and metropoles. They acquired a cosmopolitan character that allowed them to bypass particular national identities when convenient. Caribbean markets lay...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Caribbean imaginary. Understanding how Caribbean decolonial projects of the 1920s through the 1960s conceived of sovereignty requires engaging with the trauma represented by the occupation. My argument will be that the lesson of the occupation—that political independence as a nation-state is not enough...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 169–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... It argues that difficult conversations about the processes that continue to produce the Caribbean as a racialized space of devalued surplus labor are needed nationally, regionally, and internationally before the region can truly embark on the road toward Black repair. racial capitalism financialization...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
... marks Guyanese and Caribbean experience to this day). The interviewers focus on the scholar’s career highlights and finally turn to the space that all wide-ranging departures and journeys beyond the nation encounter (regardless of emotional investments)—the place of exile and diaspora. We did...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Anne S. Macpherson This essay makes a case for comparative Caribbean historiography rooted in research that crosses linguistic, national, and imperial lines, through a discussion of Puerto Rican and Belizean working women from abolition to the 1930s. In illustrating the commensurability...
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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 (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 53–60.
Published: 01 March 2020
... by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Antillean Confederation Caribbean Federation modern subjectivities modernity and modernization nationalist discourses national and regional identities nineteenth century rhetoric of failure The idea of a Caribbean confederation has been present, as a geopolitical...