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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 129–145.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Nick Nesbitt This essay argues that Aimé Césaire remained committed to a nonaligned, tricontinental Marxism well beyond his resignation from the Parti Communiste Français in 1956. It describes this commitment positively in relation to “black Jacobinism” as well as the limitations of Césaire's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of both Marxism and the engagement by black intellectuals of the issues of labor and class. Moving beyond the presuppositions of liberal humanism, Marxism, and Black Cultural Nationalism, Wynter put forth an interpretation of the cultural forms of blacks in the Americas (both as slaves and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 86–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Césaire's poetic legacy, his theory of Negritude, his relationship to Marxism, and his intellectual partnership with his wife, Suzanne Césaire. What emerges is a sense of Césaire's legacy as a living legacy, firmly rooted in a specific historical context but revealing different facets of its structure to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 177–184.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... 2015 racial formations black diaspora Marxism One of the more striking features of Leon Wainwright's Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean is the way it manages to showcase a Caribbean visual arts sphere that is very much of the present, precisely by historicizing the temporal...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
... discusses the significance of Hall's Caribbean origins and diaspora identity for his later intellectual and theoretical work. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Black British cultural studies Marxism Althusser racial formations diaspora As I flip through one of Stuart Hall's early essays, “Minimal...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 97–111.
Published: 01 March 2019
... viability of a Marxist-Leninist party and the implosion of the New Jewel Movement in Grenada in 1983. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Workers Party of Jamaica Marxism-Leninism People’s National Party Jamaica Labour Party Soviet Union Cuba In the 1970s the preoccupation of the Workers...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
... published alongside the stalwarts of Italian radical Marxism. In 1972, Rawick published an essay in the collection Operai e stato , which included pieces by Sergio Bologna, Negri, Mauro Gobbini, Luciano Ferrari Bravo, and Gambino. Selma James's A Woman's Place would be translated and published as an...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the left of Karl Marx is as fitting a statement of the nature of her politics as of her life. A number of scholars have tried to identify the contours of this black radical tradition. Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism perhaps has the most explicit detailing of its historiography, in chapters...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... often involves the failure to make an appearance. But what does Copeland mean by that word appear ? Copeland takes his title from Cedric Robinson's critical tour de force, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition , and specifically a synoptic passage in which Robinson explains...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Starvelings and its two-volume sequel, Strike the Iron , parts of an unfinished work concerned to quarrel with versions of structural Marxism on the terrain of modern Jamaica. 15 It is a very curious fact that Post’s books are not mentioned by Wright in the body of his text and do not even appear in his...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Marxism represents what Walter Mignolo calls a Eurocentric critique of modernity, a critique from within Europe, black Marxism exceeds that frame, which is not to suggest it completes Marxism by applying that analytic outside the locus of its original articulation. Rather, a decolonial turn involves as...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2015
... rigidification of the forms of recognition of politics, with the possibility that the modes of exercise of critical thinking not conforming to the institutional grounds may not be recognized, identified, or valorized as forms of politics. The complex institutionalization of Marxism in the 1960s in France has...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 109–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., difficult in Brazil. In this context, the encounter between Hall and Brazilian academia occurs mainly where abstractions hold sway: reception theory and the diagrams in “Encoding/Decoding” and Marxism, as well as the idea of identity, most often used in the analysis of subcultures rather than the cultural...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
... modern black subject. But in the constrained aftermaths of the various black nationalisms, black Marxisms, the Cold War, and so on, what idea of politics does radical signify or organize? It is not easy to say with any certainty. And finally, what idea of a “tradition” does the idea of a black radical...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 85–177.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Western Marxism, the paradoxical relation between the political success of the Bolsheviks and the failure of their rivals. As he says: “. e fi nal argument fl ung by the Leninists at the non-Leninists was that Lenin succeeded. . e non-Leninists were not only wrong, they failed...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... critical thinker for a Caribbean cultural thought. James describes the conjuncture that led to the writing of Beyond a Boundary , his last sustained work of cultural criticism, as the crisis in his 1940s Marxism. Notwithstanding this, the considerable delay in finding a publisher for this work meant...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2003) 7 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the stories of the lives of working people and its joy and pleasure in their words, its opti- mism, its insistence that there was a revolutionary tradition in English society that could be recovered, its rescuing of Marxism from economic determinism. But we also had to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2015
... did, a stray, battered copy of the Communist Manifesto . What questions about Marxism might this text have stimulated in him? How might he have connected its doctrines to the unfolding politics around him? For it's well to remember that the 1940s was one of the most radical periods in Jamaica's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
...? Anything we look at will immediately be much more complicated than the identity rubrics we are using. Farah Griffin : Nikhil raised this in his presentation, which I thought was very useful. In the introduction to Cedric Robinson's Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition , Robin D. G...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 60–65.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Marxism; the Russian Revolution; Caribbean politics; Shakespeare’s King Lear; cricket; George Padmore; and African independence. Moreover, James, on the heels of his Workers’ and Farmers’ Party defeat to Eric William’s PNM in the 1966 elections in Trinidad, not only made a...