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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
... New World approach to the region. Titled “Paths to National Self-Discovery: USA and Puerto Rico,” it first appeared in 1956 and was written by Daniel J. Boorstin, a historian of the United States. Unlike conventional scholarship on the Caribbean, including the definitive work, The People of Puerto...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 92–97.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Lowell Fiet Work on Sargasso as an independent journal of Caribbean literature, language, and culture began at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in 1983. After a successful, but not uncomplicated, launching of its first issue in 1984, the journal received support and contributions from important...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Petra R. Rivera-Rideau In 2012, reggaeton artist Tego Calderón released a music video for his song “Robin Hood.” The video tells the story of a man who aids a group of undocumented Dominican immigrants to Puerto Rico. Through a close reading of “Robin Hood,” this essay argues that Calderón...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
... produced within a particular national context. On this premise, Natalie L. Belisle argues that “untranslatability” designates the exclusion of texts originating in juridically indeterminate spaces, such as Puerto Rico, from world literary space. Building primarily on theories of language and translation in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 179–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Kamau Brathwaite. Ultimately, this essay discusses the uneasy relationship between rooted, land-based constructs of identity and flowing water imagery, arguing that exploring the tensions between them is productive not only in the case of Puerto Rico but also in other Caribbean settings. © Small Axe...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 188–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the prolonged delay and neglect by Puerto Rico's literary establishment in giving the poet her due recognition? What were some of the circumstances that converged to thrust such a gifted writer and social and political revolutionary into the physical and mental ravages of alcohol addiction, wandering...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, in 2004. Incorporating both self- and peer reflection, their remarks provide historical and critical context for their own and each other's work. They also address the Caribbean as influence and inspiration, and as both a real and an imagined site. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... historiography rooted in boundary-crossing research. Drawing on fruitful approaches to and examples of the genre—including those contributed by historical sociologists—the essay illustrates the commensurability of apparently disparate cases through a discussion of Puerto Rico and Belize from abolition to the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 61–83.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Michelle Joan Wilkinson Small Axe Incorporated 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Haciendo Patria: The Puerto Rican Flag in the Art of Juan Sánchez Michelle Joan Wilkinson uerto Rico is an...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 209–218.
Published: 01 November 2017
... border icon through which the cultural tensions of the border between Puerto Rico and New York are negotiated and contested. I will also offer some clarifications on my motivations and general approach to Becoming Julia de Burgos . My interest in Burgos started with a fascination with the range of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 203–208.
Published: 01 November 2017
... unavowable community is interpellated. Burgos rests as a Jane Doe in a public burial lot. The histories that emerge when her body is finally identified and welcomed back to Puerto Rico to receive a proper burial open the path to the creation of Burgos the myth. These mythical stories reflect on the nature...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 3 Estadista ( Statehood’er ), 2017; 1968 Schwinn Fastback, vintage hangman sissy bar, flags. Background: State Hood , 2017; Klansman hood sewn from the 2016 campaign flags of the Partido Nuevo Progresista, Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood party. Photograph by Jason Wyche. Figure 3 More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2016
... glosses the first syllable “Nu” as a reference to the city that was a principle port of entry for migrants from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands dating to the nineteenth century. “Nu” also gestures to the “new” poetics and unexpected, fresh, bomba -inflected sounds that came about in the city's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Figure 3 Estadista ( Statehood’er ), 2017; 1968 Schwinn Fastback, vintage hangman sissy bar, flags. Background: State Hood , 2017; Klansman hood sewn from the 2016 campaign flags of the Partido Nuevo Progresista, Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood party. Photograph by Jason Wyche. Figure 3...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2006) 10 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 February 2006
... verano en Nueva York . . . el cuatro de la independencia, el desfi le borinqueño todo eso parece un sueño si lo 2. Salsa song by the band Gran Combo de Puerto Rico—speaks of the good times to be had during New York City summers. 3. Pasteless are a singular creation made from common...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., which produce the following results: Cuba, five; the Dominican Republic, six; and Puerto Rico, two. On the face of it, then, we might conclude that Small Axe , as a premier journal in Caribbean studies, has had relatively little participation from and engagement with the Spanish Caribbean. 1...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 22–37.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Spanish central banking policy. 31 Roldán de Montaud has also contributed to the history of the Banco Español de Puerto Rico—an institution, like its Cuban counterpart, that chartered as a private concern after 1898. The best overview of the history of banking in Puerto Rico during the nineteenth...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... any in Christendom—and many fine, large, flowing rivers. 7 A similar strategy is followed by Bartolomé de las Casas in his Brevísima relación de destrucción de las Indias (1550), when he creates, under the heading “The Islands of Puerto Rico and Jamaica,” a discursive template in which he...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 206–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... interests focus on Caribbean visual culture, critical theory, and collaborative artistic practices. He has done long-term fieldwork research in Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, and the United States. He is the author of two books on Caribbean...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 21–31.
Published: 01 November 2016
... simultaneously to both the intense Americanization and Latin Americanization of the hispanophone Caribbean. While deep divisions exist between the hispanophone and other linguistic groups within the region, divisions also exist between Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Spanish-speaking circum...