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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2016
... gifted political intellectuals is heard in the United States and in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Both the quality of social thought and regard for political intellectuals as agents of transformative change are alleged to be in steep decline in these islands. Brian Meeks's recent collection of essays...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Economies: A Study of the Caribbean (Mona: University of the West Indies, 1983). 12 Norman Girvan, “New World and Its Critics,” in Meeks and Girvan, The Thought of New World , 17. See also Norman Girvan, “Caribbean Dependency Thought Revisited,” Canadian Journal of Development Studies 27, no. 3...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... as modes of thought. It also argues that if Caribbean thought gets knotted up in the trope of Caliban, it will not decolonize itself and begin to wrestle with what Kamau Brathwaite has called the “inner plantation.” Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Writing Caribbean Intellectual History Anthony Bogues...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 190–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
... studies of the anglophone Caribbean’s postindependence social and political order and scholarship on Caribbean thought. Ultimately, Beyond Coloniality engages in a quest for freedom beyond neocolonial citizenship. © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 Caribbean thought coloniality postcolonial citizenship C...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 2018
... prepared reading public. Referring to some recent global events, and drawing on a largely neglected pamphlet by Edouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau, the author wonders if the time for the Éloge and the broader, related Caribbean theories of history and culture may have arrived and argues that Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the most important unpublished nonfiction work by an anglophone Caribbean intellectual and is the major guide to the transition in Wynter's thought between her work mainly on the Caribbean and black America in the 1960s and 1970s and her theory of the human from the early 1980s onward. Not only does...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 21–32.
Published: 01 November 2010
... globalization, or mondialisation, as it is often termed in French), that the international movement between francophone Caribbean thought and writing and those of other traditions (anglophone writ large or European, for example) does not seem to be any more smooth or successful than...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Kate Perillo This essay situates Nalo Hopkinson’s science fiction novel Midnight Robber within an understudied tradition of critical and creative thought that theorizes technological futurity in distinctly Caribbean terms. Although not typically read as “science fiction,” Édouard Glissant’s...
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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 (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
...H. Reuben Neptune This review essay asserts that Aaron Kamugisha’s 2019 Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition , for all its brilliance, does not do justice to the thought of C. L. R. James, especially in relation to gender. After claiming that Kamugisha...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... intellectual production, and reminds us of the existential crises the region faces in the third decade of the twenty-first century. Caribbean intellectual history black radical tradition Caribbean thought Caribbean studies History is the angel with whom all we Caribbean Jacobs have to wrestle...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
...— This Island Now (1966) and The View from Coyaba (1985)—fictionalize the transition to independence in the anglophone Caribbean and how that transition related to the set of concerns unfolding across the rest of the black world. This essay traces Abrahams’s thought on questions of race and decolonization...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
... popular thought promises to elucidate connections across the island as well as ties to networks and neighbors throughout the Caribbean. In this essay, I briefly consider some of the promising recent works that present nineteenth-century Santo Domingo in pan-island and regional context. Considering...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
... intellectual traditions against the hegemony of what he terms the “Western intellectual industry” is one more and meritorious attempt to enunciate the elusive movement and dispersed geography of Caribbean thought.1 In a performative way the book is a sort of treaty on the subject. It is also...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
... is a thoughtful critical reflection on the Caribbean, its multiplicity, and its course of change over a lifetime. The discussion also traces Birbalsingh’s migrations to India, Canada, New Zealand, and Nigeria and examines how these journeys have shaped his critical work within the fields of Commonwealth...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and the migration of black Caribbean thought to Romantic-era London. Her essay in this issue is part of her book project, Romantic Commons: Resisting Enclosure in Great Britain and the Caribbean, 1750 1850. Eddie Chambers i s a professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, Austin...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
.... 7 See James Davies, ed., When Men Revolt and Why (1971; repr., New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1997). 8 “Lloyd Best, ‘The People,’ and the Road Not Taken in 1970,” 86–97 in Critical Interventions ; originally published in Selwyn Ryan, ed., Independent Thought and Caribbean Freedom...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... political thought. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 freedom Caribbean Guadeloupe It is an honor and a pleasure to have my work discussed in this forum, in no short measure because the preoccupations that gave shape to Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... generations of writers and political figures. Most notably, I will show the ways in which his legacy can be traced in the work of the contemporary Caribbean philosopher and poet Edouard Glissant, whose brand of transnationalism in Le discours antillais develops the ramifications of Fanon's thought in a way...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Elizabeth E. Sine This essay explores the making of a radical cultural politics amid the global crisis of the 1930s and 1940s through a study of the life and work of dancer Si-lan Chen. Born in Trinidad to Afro-Caribbean and Chinese parents, trained as a ballerina in Moscow, and an active supporter...