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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Julian Henriques This essay takes off from Tavia Nyong'o's “Afro-philo-sonic Fictions” to make a journey into the embodiment of sounding through the dread body. It starts with Prince Buster's Judge Dread persona and Rastafarianism rather than the sonic bodies of the bashment gal in the setting...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in winning the majority of Jamaicans to their cause. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 coloniality of power political intellectuals Rastafarians decolonization politics In reckoning with the Jamaican 1960s and assessing why they mattered, it should be said the period was a major turning point...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 46–71.
Published: 01 March 2003
... indel- ibly imprinted in my memory, including the scenes of sermonizing and singing in the church, the still shots of Rhygin’ posing for gunslinger-style photographs, the idyllic sequence of the Rastafarian Pedro bathing his dreadlocks in the sea and sailing a kite on LLorettaoretta...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... critique, Civil Rights and Black Power ideologies, and Rastafarian consciousness animate the efforts of both figures as they attempt to refashion ideas of black political possibility through and against the terms of modern emancipation and citizenship. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Circuits of Political...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., and bredren , a word initially constructed in Rastafarian lexicon as a masculinist expression of collective solidarity. Examining the construction of gaydren highlights the cultural work of Jamaican activists as they transform North Atlantic political discourses to align with the particular contingencies...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 46–62.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Kevin Frank Analyzing the ongoing problem of Caribbean racial exploitation, particularly fear signified through one of the most potent Caribbean symbols, dreadlocks, I argue that Medusa's alterity is altered by Rastafarians' snake-like hair, but the transformative power of Rasta dreadlocks...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 167–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Gardens. © 1963 The Gleaner Co. (Media) Ltd. Figure 2. Onlookers at the Barnett Street Police Station, Montego Bay, where two members of the Rastafarian group in Coral Gardens were being held. Later, many innocent people were detained and mistreated there in acts of collective punishment...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... Turner with Bryan J. Ferguson, eds., Arise Ye Mighty People! Gender, Class, and Race in Popular Struggles (Trenton, NJ: Africa World, 1994); and “Rastafarian Sistren by the Rivers of Babylon,” Canadian Woman Studies 5, no. 2 (1983): 73–75. 67 Mekonnen, letter to Yawney. 66 See Bedasse...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 59–73.
Published: 01 February 2006
... including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff , Burning Spear, and U Roy.¹ Th e argument put forward then was that “the transference of philosophy and language by remote control is new and could not have happened before technology advanced as far as it has today 1. Velma E. Pollard, “Rastafarian...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
... serious critical discussion. aaxexe Indeed, of the one movement that gains some signifi cant space—the Rastafarian—his analysis and conclusions are found wanting. To take up Henry on this question, from my own Jamaican tradition, I begin with his conclusions. Henry states...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Caribbean Thought: A Reader,ed. Brian Meeks and Folke Lindahl (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2001), 234. small axe 23 • June 2007 • p 66–87 • ISSN 0799-0537 SX23 • June 2007 • Ama | 67 Rastafarian tradition in Caribbean art...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
... by the Rastafarian concept of sofrin. The struggle Walcott identi- fies with language is not restricted to literature, but permeates everyday oral experience. It is not only a matter of choice between distinct languages (English, Creole, “Antillean patois”) but of choices within one’s repertoire...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
...,” in Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, William David Spencer, and Adrian Anthony McFarlane, eds., Chanting Down Babylon: The Rastafari Reader (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998), 32, 33. 28 A history of circulated signs, including the images of and sounds by Bob Marley, makes Rastafarian culture among...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
... visual legacy of colonial representations that Huie and Manley had to struggle, seeking to forge a counter visual culture, one re ective of the pulse of the country. Krista A. Thompson THE POLITICS OF THE IMAGE: THE ROLE OF VISUAL REPRESENTATION IN GARVEYISM, RASTAFARIANISM, AND CULTURAL NATIONALISM...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Rastafarianism within the communist Left and no systematic effort at organizational relationship.” This was true despite the fact that, as Munroe further points out, there was significant “overlap between Rastafarian and communist working people and unemployed, particularly in Western Kingston.” 70...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 152–166.
Published: 01 November 2017
... recognized, with a sense of humility, that it was partly a matter of sheer luck—the “grace of God,” as the Rastafarian intellectual Sam Brown insightfully put it—that enabled him to escape the humble circumstances of his birth. 6 This grounding remained, in many ways, one generative source of his moral...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
... critical questions: 1) Is there an African philosophy? 2) How African is the identity of Afro-Caribbean philosophy? 3) How do we evaluate the providential historicism of the Rastafarians? 4) What diff erence do healed egos make to Caribbean politics? African Philosophy Like Afro...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Jamaican music both encodes and mediates the political conflict over Cold War time. From the late 1960s, roots reggae scored the global soundtrack of utopian anticipation, with its Rastafarian themes of black liberation and the fall of Babylon, the enduring institutions of power derived from slavery...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2014
... return of exiles, psychological or physical, may not be simply to Zion or Africa (real or imagined) but to all that constitutes planet Earth, which was meant for all of humankind to tenant in any case. —Rex Nettleford, “Discourse on Rastafarian Reality” Consider two images. The first, a haunting...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to the independent present, the decade's literature was also caught up with questions of queer sexualities, prostitution, and interracial and intercolonial sexual liaisons. 6 Of the thirteen narratives, five take up the period's debate about Rastafarianism as cult versus culture. 7 Because the novel...