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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Initiative’s community remembrance project that takes the form of soil collection from the approximate sites where black children, women, and men were lynched. Begun by Bryan Stevenson as a nonprofit organization, and based in Montgomery, Alabama, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) provides legal...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
... be letting women’s rights become secondary. But if I vote for 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...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 129–145.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 sansculottes in France or the former slaves of Saint-Domingue) replaces...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 17–38.
Published: 01 February 2007
... local self-government was finally insti- tuted by an ordinance creating bodies for the six parishes and the island-ward of Carriacou. Membership was to be equally shared by gubernatorial appointees and elected individuals. Though this arrangement fell short of Donovan’s initial...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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, grasping...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
...-Hicks, with Jaime Grant, Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the 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. 16 Lambda...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of age in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, rejected what many see as a Western logocentrism in 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...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the Sistren Theatre Collective, the Voluntary Organization of Women, the Committee of Women for Progress, and the Women’s Movement of the People’s National Party, who fought for the repeal of bastardy laws, for equal work for equal pay, and for maternity leave in the 1970s. A notable predecessor of the army...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 91–101.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 and belonging...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... eventually flow[s]” ( OR , 26, 27), just not the kind of justice that might result in systemic change. Ghachem tracks the often ambitious if almost invariably ineffective efforts of colonial administrators and theorists at coming “closer to justice,” while attending with equal diligence to the actions...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 68–80.
Published: 01 November 2018
... is the notion that people’s in/securities are 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...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
... primary modern constructs emerge from these debates. The first is the conceptualization of the human as a universalized aspirational Christian possibility. The second is the argument that “assimilation to Christianity [is] the barometer of equality [and in turn legitimizes] an underlying moral...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... 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.” 29 Unlike community-based organizations, which tend to be more...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2023
... in the constituent epistemic elements of Nyerere’s understanding of socialism and how these contributed to a distinctive political theory. At the center of Nyerere’s idea of socialism, he holds, is a notion of “human equality”—an idea shaped not by the economic rationality of class struggle but by an ethical...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... conversation in a context of equality, “in which we all have a seat” (158). Meeks is thinking through existential traditions of thought that emerged in the region and that are very important to creating new possibilities and is also making a point about how change is derived. His questions mean coming to terms...
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Small Axe (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 of Guyana, so...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 38–56.
Published: 01 February 2008
... enrollments by subject field have remained gendered in traditional ways—except for law. See Barbara Bailey, “The Search for Gender Equity and Empowerment of Caribbean Women: The Role of Education” in Gemma Tang Nain and Barbara Bailey (eds.) Gender Equality in the Caribbean: Reality or Illusion...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 164–173.
Published: 01 November 2022
... be for women to decolonize their own thinking and recognize that there were sexist aspects of the society that they need not accept. Pregnant girls did not need to be forced out of school forever; unmarried teachers did not need to suffer unpaid maternity leave; women could earn equal pay to their male...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 137–147.
Published: 01 November 2009
... democratic norms of equality and freedom. To my knowledge, in the very few cases in which Aristide did invoke the possibility of popular violence, its use remained explicitly banned in any consensual state of constitutional law. Aristide remained faithful to this injunction in his September 1991 call...