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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... diasporic networks: that of violence in all of its different social registers, from means of social control to response to the traumas of past violence. This essay argues that while James’s text is concerned with unveiling the roots of Jamaica’s violence in late–Cold War US imperialism and the larger...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Matthew Chin Drawing from the work of Jamaica’s Gay Freedom Movement (1977–84), this essay uses the term gaydren to consider the basis for activism around same-sex desire in Jamaica in the 1970s and 1980s. Gaydren is a combination of gay , a North Atlantic reference to subjects of same-sex desire...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Tanya Batson-Savage In the following essay I explore the portrayal of Jamaicans and Jamaica in mainstream films produced by the US film industry over the past two decades. I examine film’s role as the celluloid continuation of the neocolonial gaze, wherein the mythical image of the native...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... No script. The mahogany paneling and nautical bric-a-brac in M's office remain Edwardian, but international power relations have changed. An active US intelligence presence in the hitherto “British space” of colonial Jamaica, something that would have aroused an earlier generation's imperial ire, is coupled...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Gallery of Jamaica and the Edna Manley Founda- tion, 1990), 22. 26 Fig. 8. Edna Manley, Negro Aroused, 1935. National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston. Photograph by Denis Gick. Krista A. Thompson Used with permission of the Edna Manley Foundation. mid-1930s, which challenged imperial and colonial interests...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Christians and anyone who used alien manufactures Th e mutiny proved not to be a long-term deterrent, however, to Europeans obsessed with the evils of sati in India, matched only by their horror of African “superstition” in Jamaica and by their certainty in the goodness of their work. Europeans also...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2002
... (London: Elliot Stock, 1899). 2 1 . / omas, Froudacity. See also Elizabeth Pullen-Berry, Jamaica As It Is,1903 (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903), 26. 3300 also framed their remarks within a vision of progress consistent with Social Darwinist ideas While this should underscore for us the diffi...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, Hazel V. Carby’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands blends autobiography, family history, the history of colonial Jamaica, and the history of imperial Britain in a breathtaking demonstration of imagination, historical reconstruction, and critical reading. 1...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... imperial world. The third aspect of Draper’s work that I would like to comment on is the way it draws us away from a focus on Jamaica and Barbados, the territories that have tended to dominate scholarship on slavery and emancipation in the British Empire. Our understanding...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 81–96.
Published: 01 November 2020
... was not premised on the association of homosexuality with communism, this nationalist tactic took shape in relationship to US anticommunist imperialism. As the United States took greater economic and military interest in Jamaica (and the Caribbean as a whole) to prevent communist incursion, Jamaican nationalists...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 159–167.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., instead of, as Belinda Edmondson has shown us for fi gures such as George Lamming and Claude McKay, deeply infl ected by it.¹ In Civilising Subjects, we see how events in Morant Bay, Jamaica, in 1865 resonated not just in the halls of London’s Colonial Offi ce or in the editorials that prominent...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 24–45.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of the planter class. Stark’s History and Guide to Jamaica , published in the late 1890s, uses the legal phrase “in ruinate” for the sight of plantations retired from sugar production. The travel guide’s British American author, James Stark, describes motoring through a Jamaican countryside dotted with one...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 127–136.
Published: 01 September 2003
... on Brit- ish imperialism and, by extension, to obscure the conditions of their production and investiture I wonder if Hall adequately distances herself from the discourses produced by her sources Jamaica, as she herself demonstrates, was made singular precisely because...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 181–186.
Published: 01 November 2020
... exchanged at these gatherings. What, then, might this method of thinking with and through Jamaica offer the practice of criticism? The Jamaican literary critic Eddie Baugh has long taught us that quarreling with and through history and our interlocutors is a central feature of a Caribbean intellectual...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of decoloniality being enacted in the popular realm. Thinking about the long 1950s in Jamaica, therefore, led us to frame our approach to the “decade” in terms of a series of displacements—displacements in the organization of labor, in the patterns of imperialism and state governance, in the centrality...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . On the 27th June we were then taken to Barbados and was sent ashore to await another ship to take us to Jamaica. . . . We were then sent away on the 31st July on the HMS Cambrian and arrived Jamaica on the 2nd August 1919. [We] arrived Jamaica in a destitute condition. 1 Sergeant’s account...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 55–71.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., the Caribbean historians of this generation sought to use these works as a means of reshaping the curriculum in the high schools to reflect West Indian rather than imperial perspectives of their history, though the effort was stronger in Jamaica than elsewhere. 29 Historian David Waddell was so...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... States during the Cold War, itself the organizing framework for the CIA infiltration of 1970s and 1980s Jamaica that animates the novel. In the decades following World War II, US scholars and institutions, in the service of national security, fashioned “area studies” to subdivide and manage the conflict...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 197–207.
Published: 01 July 2020
... are entangled with Caribbean histories of finance and banking, race, and national sovereignty. Born in Jamaica, Fairclough was educated at Calabar High School. At the age of twenty he emigrated to US-occupied Haiti, where he served as a clerk, and then assistant manager, in a branch of the City Bank–owned...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 50–70.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., Jamaica Register of Correspondence, Ind. 18937, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England. The original correspondence is listed as “destroyed under statute.” The vessel carrying Garvey to England could have stopped at a US port; in a letter written shortly after his return to Jamaica, Garvey...