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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 ordinary note of care wake Equal Justice Initiative (slave) ship When I was writing about Margaret Cadmore Jr., Bessie Head’s fictional character in her novel, I argued that Maru might alert us to the “dangers in the current embrace of Saartje Baartman...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... volunteer, others have middle-wage employment, and a select number receive salaries equal to that of the governing elite, with various subsidies and benefits (housing, cars and drivers, education subsidies for children, etc.). Kenneth Anderson has referred to NGOs as fundamentally “campaigning organizations...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
... key political discourses from the Trujillo era, the author highlights the dictatorship's appropriation of key modern democratic vocabulary, terms including modern politics , democracy , progress , equality , and social justice . Ingrained for more than three decades, these meanings did not simply...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
... National Transgender Discrimination Survey (Washington, DC: National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality, and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 15 September 2011), 1. 18 Jaime M. Grant, Lisa A. Mottet, and Justin Tanis, with Jack Harrison, Jodi L. Herman, and Mara...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 91–101.
Published: 01 November 2015
... departmentalization), championed by Aimé, converting Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, and Réunion from colonies to departments, fully equal administrative units of France. When Guianese legislator Christiane Taubira became justice minister in May 2012, Europe was again wrestling with questions of identity...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... “closer to justice,” while attending with equal diligence to the actions of the disenfranchised themselves, notably, the “often fragile pursuit of personal liberty” carried out over the course of the eighteenth century by “free people of color learn[ing] to navigate the ins and outs of the colonial legal...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... intersections between black nationalism and family planning programs in Trinidad and Tobago during the 1970s. Dorothy Roberts, “Family Planning, Policy and Development Discourse in Trinidad and Tobago: A Case Study in Nationalism and Women’s Equality,” Institute for Policy Research Working Paper...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
... fractalization of civil rights based forms of domestic social order, and equally, the new minoritarian condition of whiteness, provide apposite bases from within which to rethink race politics in an age of failed states. Small Axe Inc. 2009 Whiteness as War by Other Means: Racial Complexity in an Age...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
... as a capitalist manifestation of a global eco-chic trend that dampens the resistive power of a movement. However, it can equally be taken to demonstrate the culmination of a national shift in political economy, the fashioning of which was strongly predicated on the ideas of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2014
... political violence, and to look beyond the ugly, divisive past toward the prospect of equal citizenship in a free and democratic South Africa. It is an unequaled achievement. And yet, of course, there were always those—and not only people who spoke angrily of his betrayal, who raised against him the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the feminist label but understood the ways the work might speak to an ethos of gender equality/gender justice. See Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s; History and Impact (New York: Harry Abrams, 1996); Cornelia Butler and Lisa Gabriel Mark...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
... it, I would be conceding that the process was appropriate. For me personally, process is very important.”27 Bahamian feminists rejected the government’s initiative of woman-protection and its co-optation of gender equality to signal political rectitude. In the same breath...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2017
... document declared the absolute entitlement of blacks to equal “rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as “free denizens” of the world; to “common human respect”; to “even-handed justice”; to control of their social and economic institutions; and to recognition of their leaders. Above all...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 129–145.
Published: 01 November 2015
... merely local, punctual intervention. In contrast to this neoliberal order, the Jacobin and black Jacobin tradition maintained that the state can become the proper site for the creation of popular sovereignty and justice as equality, when the domination of the masses and their interests (whether the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 68–80.
Published: 01 November 2018
... inherently political and are based on everyday struggles and negotiations between multiple actors who might have differing priorities and ideas of what constitutes a threat and how that threat should be addressed. Equally important is the shift from seeing insecurity as being triggered solely by large...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
... political and cultural history . . . ?” While she answers this affirmatively, Saunders’s substantive assertion is that “Jones’s ideological positions and activist praxis are represented and rendered (in equally meticulous detail and complexity) by black women writing during the same period as...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... in Cardiff, Wales.2 Drake’s expertise on the black and African presence in Britain was forged in the context of the convergence of US black struggles for equality, decolonization movements in Africa and the Caribbean, and the cold war. While based in London, Drake joined a Pan-African network...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 17–38.
Published: 01 February 2007
... of Carriacou. Membership was to be equally shared by gubernatorial appointees and elected individuals. Though this arrangement fell short of Donovan’s initial demands for fully elected bodies, it constituted an important milestone in his campaign for popular representation. An...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
... public policy debates as far back as 1942, when President Rafael Trujillo granted suffrage to women. 21 The new Constitution takes up these inheritances and inscribes them with new kinds of neoliberal logics that center rhetorics of inclusion, equality, progress, and democracy while simultaneously...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2004
... and international support to pressure for free and fair elections in Guyana. For its part the WPA pledged its complete support for the “common determination to fi ght for a pluralist democracy” as an “equal partner with other political parties and organisations, and with the people...