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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 177–193.
Published: 01 November 2023
...D. Alissa Trotz; Nigel Westmaas This essay offers a modest attempt to read Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) alongside the political tragedy that was unfolding in 1960s Guyana, which Rodney was thinking and writing about before and during his Dar es Salaam years. The authors...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 194–202.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Richard Drayton Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) examined, of course, how European imperialism turned Africa into a subordinate zone of the world economy. But beyond that, this essay seeks to show how Rodney explored, with Marxist and Caribbean tools, the complex problem...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 66–83.
Published: 01 November 2023
...David Scott This essay is assembled around four loosely interrelated questions concerning Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972). First, Why read this book now? Second, How should we read this book today? Third, What is the politics and poetics of the formal conceptual...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Roshini Kempadoo Recent political agitations across countries, including those in Southern Europe, the Middle East, South America, and North and Middle Africa, are further problematized by the perceived failure of “state multiculturalism” in Europe. European citizens of different cultures...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Petrina Dacres Political monuments in Europe played an important role in the construction of national traditions and as spectacles of governmental power in the nineteenth century. But while the genre of the heroic statue had waned in Europe and America by the 1960s, it was an important convention...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 147–176.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Michaeline A. Crichlow This essay addresses Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) in relation to three moments: the time of its writing and publication; that of the next major global political epoch, the neoliberal turn of the 1970s and 1990s; and our current moment, when...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Ingrid Pollard The Atlantic Ocean as physical and psyche space forms the basis of this work. During the last 600 years, stretches from the eastern shores in the Caribbean and the America's and the western shores and England and Europe, have been the sites of important arrivals and departures. Using...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 148–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... as their putative opposites, dictatorship and terror< must be seen as situated categories, at best only relevant to the conditions of the United States and Europe, and, at worst, part of ideologies that justify the continued global economic and political dominance of the West. Taking Dupuy and Hallward 1 s books...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in which the idea of a black radical tradition has been employed. The essay suggests that “Africa” and “slavery” are recurrent tropes of this tradition and gives the example of Edward Kamau Brathwaite's discussion of Walter Rodney's How Europe Underdeveloped Africa . © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152–162.
Published: 01 November 2010
...David Scott This essay critically engages aspects of Susan Buck-Morss' much acclaimed Hegel, Haiti and Universal History . While appreciating Buck-Morss' scepticism of Europe's presumption of authoritative self-knowledge, the essay raises two principal doubts: the first concerns whether indeed...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a manifestation of the black radical tradition and a critical involvement with socialism. Drawing on C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter, it argues that black freedom struggles in the Americas and Europe, including slave revolts, have been an essential part of the history of labor and freedom struggles. It also...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 132–154.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... The author argues that the influence of these nineteenth-century Haitian authors can be seen everywhere in social history, especially in the concept of history from below, even though most historians in Europe and the United States have never even heard the names of these other Haitian authors. Dumesle’s...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 2021
... to the undesirables of Europe based on the principles of the 1804 Haitian Revolution. At this critical juncture where attention to the past has been recognized among scholars as pivotal to facilitating engagement with Southern participants in the international humanitar-ian system, what would it mean to “sharpen...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 91–101.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jennifer M. Wilks This essay positions Negritude thinker Suzanne Césaire (1915–66) as a cultural critic whose “writings of dissent” remain relevant both in the Caribbean of her birth and the Europe of her death. Although far-right politicians have argued for contemporary France's return to its...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the formation of cultural studies in Europe and North America. To this end, the author sketches a number of overlapping traditions of writing on culture in the Caribbean that take us from the late nineteenth century and considers the work of two Caribbean theorists, C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 50–65.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Adom Getachew Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) was written from the perspective that the history of Africa is necessary to understand the continent’s present and to envision its transformation in the future. This essay tracks Rodney’s positioning of the historian...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 117–146.
Published: 01 November 2023
...David Austin Drawing on Walter Rodney’s lesser-known texts and speeches alongside his How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972), this essay demonstrates how Rodney applied Marx’s dialectical materialism to the study of slavery and colonialism in relation to labor in Africa and the Americas. It offers...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 84–94.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Natasha I. Shivji This essay explores the discourse produced in Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) as part of an intellectual genealogy at the University of Dar es Salaam and Rodney’s involvement in a political landscape that was global in nature. The author proposes...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 95–116.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Peter James Hudson This essay reconsiders Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) via a discussion of Rodney’s pedagogy and his methodology. The essay inquires into the relevance of Rodney’s pedagogy and what it means to teach the book in the contemporary moment. To that end...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in Europe, is interpellated into the position of white other, or “whitey,” as she is called on the streets. It argues that McGilchrist's art constitutes a poetics or a “how” of stepping into and negotiating white identity as a place of recognition. The essay explores McGilchrist's visual engagement...
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