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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 97–111.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Rupert Lewis This essay examines the ideological and political circumstances in Jamaica and the anglophone Caribbean that led to the emergence of the Workers Party of Jamaica in 1978. It explores the ways Jamaican radicals in the 1970s appropriated and applied the ideas of Marx and Lenin...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
.... 2010 The Public Sphere and Jamaican Anticolonial Politics: Public Opinion, Focus, and the Place of the Literary Raphael Dalleo The 1930s and 1940s are pivotal to accounts of the history of anticolonial nationalism through- out the Caribbean, and especially in Jamaica. It has become...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2003
...David Scott Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Political Rationalities of the Jamaican Modern David Scott Clientelism in the Th ird World is more than a device to win votes for competing parties. It is a mechanism by which to institutionalize a power structure. —Carl...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Rachel L. Mordecai Despite burgeoning interest in the cultural politics of the Jamaican 1970s, little critical attention has been paid to texts engaging that era in a popular-fiction mode. Starting from the conviction that popular-fiction texts potentially offer new ways of construing...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... politics and society. Obika Gray and Maziki Thame contributed review essays, tackling many of the issues explored in the book, including the Caribbean black power movement, the Grenada Revolution and its demise, the contemporary state of Jamaican politics, Caribbean intellectual traditions...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Carter Mathes This article examines transnational circulations of Afro-Jamaican and African-American political culture during 1960s and 1970s (roughly encompassing Jamaican independence, the transitions between Black Power and post–Black-Power era United States, and the year of escalating political...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Obika Gray The Jamaican 1960s represented a critical phase in the island's political history. The era provoked a second round of decolonization politics as the culturally Eurocentric political class that won power in the first round, during the 1930s, encountered stiff opposition to its autocratic...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... Beverly Lopez, a prominent Jamaican businesswoman, plain- tively says, “[I] recognize that the citizens of this country no longer look to us for a counter point vision or leadership But if there is general agreement that politics and various regional nation-states are in crisis...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... listening practice espoused by the Jamaican Cultural Political Modern Project. 11 It is precisely the naturalized way this parent Windrush generation as British subjects both assumed and claimed belonging in spite of racism that is at stake in the contemporary Windrush scandal. In the midst...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of the state. In the Jamaican case, while there is a crisis of participation, it is important to note that this may be rooted in a failure to develop conditions based in mutual respect. Meeks sees in Jamaica a collapse of the traditions of postcolonial politics, from charismatic leadership, and its...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 72–94.
Published: 01 March 2003
... and academics.¹ + ese accounts have been valuable for their provocation of debate about the nature of political leadership inT Jamaica, the character of state power and opposition to it, and the prospects for social reconstruction. Much of the liveliness of this contention over Jamaican politics has...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 167–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
... independence from Britain in 1962, and the path to postcolonialism became immediately problematic. The political leaders of Jamaican independence ended the celebration of 1 August as Emancipation Day, the most important day that the country's majority African-descended population had been marking since...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2016
... terrible of postcolonial Jamaican politics, Trevor Munroe—a polarizing but highly influential and dominant figure from this generation, along with others from his cohort that joined him in pursuing Communist politics as leading members of the Workers Party of Jamaica. 11 However, as is often...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... individual acts of violence and by drawing on a heterogeneous mix of fictional genres to capture various aspects of the tide of violence saturating the Jamaican political scene of the latter 1970s and then accompanying the rise of the transnational Jamaican drug “posses”: gang crime fiction to capture some...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in favor of the Puerto Rico development model; the increasing influence of the United States and the Cold War on Jamaican politics throughout the 1950s, and so on. Hart virtually always spoke from documents: letters, policy papers, pamphlets, and the like. The facts were essential to him; personal memory...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Bay, Jamaica, who, seeking more than economic opportunity, turned to what is known as the “Jamaican lotto scam.” 1 In the book, I chart how their turn to the scam was part of the longue durée of postemancipation Jamaican political-economic under-development. The Caribbean’s spatial fix...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 118–122.
Published: 01 March 2015
...; their visual aesthetic of dissent does not gravitate, for example, toward the politics of class or race or nation, or anyway not in the same centered, earnest, aspirational way of older generations. Think, in the Jamaican context, of Barrington Watson's evocation of the maternal dignity of black womanhood...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 125–139.
Published: 01 October 2006
... of distinction afforded to men who are considered to be of high social, political, and economic status in Jamaica. It is particularly used to denote status among men from the lower socioeconomic levels and in the inner city context and is commonly used in inner city and dancehall slang. The Jamaican...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 85–177.
Published: 01 September 2001
... were not prepared to follow Bustamante in the way that Bustamante required. I don’t recall him having much trade union support. But that’s all I can remember of Mil- lard Johnson. DS: When you come to UWI in ’65, and you are beginning to respond intellectually to Jamaican culture, politics...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 199–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
... in political science. He has published widely on Jamaican politics and is the author of Radicalism and Social Change in Jamaica, 1960–1972 (1991) and Demeaned but Empowered: The Social Power of the Urban Poor in Jamaica (2004). B arnor H esse teaches in the Department of African American Studies...