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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
... production of the crime of obeah discursively isolated those aspects of Caribbean spiritual practice that match terms defined as antonyms of or precursors to religion—“magic,” “superstition,” “witchcraft,” separating these aspects from others that conform more easily to an idea of “religion.” This colonial...
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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 (2002) 6 (1): 169–172.
Published: 01 March 2002
... religions” and their Caribbean off shoots, including African-Christian religions such as Revival and Zion in Jamaica, and the Shouter and Spiritual Baptist religions in the East- ern Caribbean and Guyana. ? is access to knowledge through trances underlies notions of spiritual...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... history is decidedly not a subdiscipline of Caribbean history, how might we assess its critical labor in fields as varied as political thought, sociology, philosophy, literary criticism, cultural history, and religion and spirituality? Two of the leading explorations of Caribbean intellectual...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the region as whole, in quotidian as well as revolutionary times. Where Ferrer has presented a remarkable model for taking this approach in the Age of Revolution, Kristen Block’s Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean: Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit offers one model for taking...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 17–32.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in Communion with Their African Kin,” Caribbean Quarterly 39, nos. 3–4 (1993): 82–99. 20 Paravisini-Gebert and Fernández Olmos, Creole Religions . 19 Jane C. Beck, “The Implied Obeah Man,” Western Folklore 35, no.1 (1976): 23–33; Jane C. Beck, To Windward of the Land: The Occult World...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and colonialism, was eclipsed as a conscious discipline, though it survives in Afro-Caribbean religion and in contemporary Afro-Caribbean literature. Two proposals follow: First, that we should move beyond the prejudicial blinders that prevent us from appreciating the rich heritage, in order...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 179–190.
Published: 01 June 2008
... or the potentials it fails to realize. He accepts the conversation in which the book wishes to engage him, and, in so doing, he raises prodding questions about its claims and stances. Bogues expresses concern about the omission of Afro-Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean religion in the book’s narrative of thought...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 71–84.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Inc. 2016 Spiritual Baptist queer Caribbean religion Calypso Rose By now, same-sex desirous and gender nonconforming devotees are a gloriously unavoidable presence even in the most resistant candle-bearing corners of the kindred first-generation creole religions of the Americas...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
... history Caribbean religion Ras Bupe Karudi Tanzania In August 1986, a Rastaman roamed the streets of Kingston encouraging other Rastafari to leave Jamaica permanently. In particular, he searched for Rastafari elders who shared both his intellectual commitments and his deep desire to repatriate...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
...: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012), 262. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 culture concept embodiment Diasporas tell innumerable stories. The people, products, and processes of diasporas are so vast that they can be delineated and interpreted...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 59–76.
Published: 01 March 2002
... fi ction as a crucial formal and thematic paradigm that owes its expressive and interpretive designs to the widespread vernacu- lar mode of spirit possession in Afro-Caribbean religions. Lamming uses this trope to structure Fola’s quest for identity in Season of Adventure; in Water with Berries...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 36–49.
Published: 01 July 2021
... Economy of Brujería under the Modern Colony: A Pirated Modernity?,” in Diana Paton and Maarit Forde, eds., Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012), 289. 37 See Bruno Latour, We Have Never Been Modern , trans. Catherine...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., Paul Erdmann Isert and Selena Axelrod Winsnes, Letters on West Africa and the Slave Trade: Paul Erdmann Isert's Journey to Guinea and the Caribbean Islands in Columbia (1788) (Legon, Accra: Sub-Saharan, 2007); or Joseph Corry, Observations upon the Windward Coast of Africa, the Religion, Character...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 124–149.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and African religions brought to the Caribbean were pagan, uncivilized, and barbaric. 10. Th is is not true of dance and music, which were initially recognized by dancer Katherine Dunham and extensively discussed in her Danses d’Haitii and Island Possessed. 11. From the introduction to the 1975...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 134–146.
Published: 01 November 2021
... fieldwork in Garifuna communities on the Caribbean coast of Honduras and in New York City, Johnson’s ethnography shows how Garifuna diasporas make Garifuna religious practices. Borrowing from Thomas Tweed, Johnson lays out a theory of “diasporic religion[s]” whose members view themselves against new...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 200–209.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Aisha Khan In this essay I explore key tropes in the study of the Caribbean and New World African diasporas, focusing on the work of Richard Price, and, in particular, Travels With Tooy. I engage some problematic issues in the definition and apprehension of memory, history, and cultural...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... is crucial in Afro-Caribbean thought (“It is the beginning of the poetry of the New World. And the language used, is like the religion, that of the conqueror of the God. But the slave had wrested God from his captor.”20), then for us to think about and inside a Caribbean intellectual tradition without...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
... leads. At the same time, these philosophical orientations were profoundly indigenized by their complex feedback relations with Afro-Caribbean philosophical demand. Further, within the Africana philosophical world, the relationship between religion and philosophy...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 244–246.
Published: 01 November 2013
...-Cuban Modernity and Tradition (2002), and The Cooking of History: How Not to Study Afro-Cuban Religion (2013), as well as the editor of several volumes on Caribbean and Afro-Atlantic anthropology and history. C hristy W ampole is an assistant professor of French at Princeton University. Her...