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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 5–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
... were betraying the intentions of Rousseau, Montesquieu, and the other great philosophes of the eighteenth century. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Jean-Jacques Rousseau slavery Haitian Revolution enlightenment In a reflection of France's political transformation at the dawn of the French...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 September 2005
... as a stage for a French theater company to perform a play by Jean Jacques Rousseau. Th is magical representation of the collision of history and fantasy, real and surreal, may provide a useful way to analyze recent events in Haiti. Th e bicentenary of the Haitian Revolution has provided an occasion...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., the figure of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is of central importance to these considerations. Indeed, I’m inspired by work (recent and not so recent) that seeks to rethink and recontextualize Rousseau’s idea of the general will—an idea that Judith Shklar famously called his “most successful metaphor,” inasmuch...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
...- rative of universal civilization. This is owing to Vastey’s particular response to the problem of how to account for difference within the universal category of the human. The solution adopted by Enlightenment thinkers such as Père Lafitau and Jean-Jacques Rousseau was to spatial- ize and historize...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 116–139.
Published: 01 March 2003
... also Jean Jacques Rousseau, His Educational eories Selected from Emile, Julie and Other Writings, ed. R. L. Archer (Woodbury: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 1964), 253. Note here Rousseau’s remarks on the inadvisability of educated men marrying uneducated women, or marrying...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... mobilizes earlier literary (Charles Baudelaire, Marcel Proust), philosophical (Jean-Jacques Rousseau), and ethnographic texts as well as contemporary interdisciplinary scientific language—which goes back to the naturalist work of Georges Cuvier and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe—to empower the antiracist agenda...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 176–193.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., no. 4 (2014): 517–45. 25 “Deconstructive passion” is a term that Terada uses for Paul de Man’s reading of passion and its effacement in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Julie . See Terada, Feeling in Theory , 8; and Paul de Man, Allegories of Reading (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1979), 197...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2015
... never perceived”; André Breton, Martinique: Charmeuse de serpents (1947; repr., Paris: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1972), 93. 36 “The glare of the markets, the hummingbirds in the voices”; ibid. 37 “All those grimacing shadows split apart, disappeared … thus the man's voice was in no way...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
... aesthetic more closely related to Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s noble savage or Charles Baudelaire’s Vénus noire rather than contemporary perceptions of the self. Which brings me back to dancehall and the way that cultural conflicts and sexual anxieties continue to be exorcised...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 34–50.
Published: 01 March 2023
... because they can depict them as “a living existence, living in silence and joy and fear” under the cover of the imposed European cultural and social standards. 13 Studying Lamming’s “my people” in this perspective, we note Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s observation that, while the concept is close to Jean-Jacques...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 115–125.
Published: 01 March 2018
...: Exploring the Self and the Environment (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013); see chap. 4. 9 Jean Starobinski, L’oeil vivant: Corneille, Racine, La Bruyère, Rousseau, Stendhal (Paris: Gallimard, 1999), 10. 10 “L’énergie impatiente qui habite le regard”; Starobinsky, L’oeil...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 14–31.
Published: 01 October 2008
... else—not Sonthonax, Laveaux, André Rigaud, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, or Henri Christophe, with the possible exception of Claude Moïse—in power in Saint-Domingue proposed or accepted a social model for the island based upon small-scale, self-sufficient farming.6 Could freedom include the right...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 28–58.
Published: 01 February 2006
... philosophical justi cation for its claims in the work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Albert Geou re de Lapradelle, and others, arguing about the rights of man and territorial sovereignty. In support of what he sees as la justa causa of Venezuela s claim to Guyana, Antonio de Pedro Fernández outlines in La historia...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 30–54.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the south under his control. Louverture’s lieutenant Jean-Jacques Dessalines eventually defeated Rigaud’s forces in the south in August 1800 and Rigaud fled to France. He returned in 1802 as part of Charles Leclerc’s expeditionary force, sent to the colony by Bonaparte to deport Louverture to France...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 97–246.
Published: 01 June 2006
...- paper magnate, had a house at Fairfield and he had a granddaughter by the name of Lady Jean Campbell. Whenever he came [to Jamaica] at Christmas he would throw a party for the youths in the area and he’d ask me to come and arrange the games. DS: How did you meet him? RN...