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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 177-184.
Published: 01 July 2015
... “out of time” and behind the pace of modernity. In contrast, Wainwright's text argues for an understanding of Caribbean art as reflecting the immediacy of a Caribbean present, with its particular relation to the circulation of Caribbean works and artists between home and diaspora. © Small Axe, Inc...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37-50.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Valérie Loichot This essay sheds light on family relations in Octavia Butler's fantasy neo-slave narrative Kindred (1979) through Édouard Glissant's theories of kinship and Relation. This comparative gesture thus relate Glissant's Caribbean texts to an unlikely kin, a Californian African American...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 74-83.
Published: 01 November 2009
... relationship with a number of Caribbean writers, including Edouard Glissant, Derek Walcott and the recently-deceased Aimé Césaire. Working out of a number of familiar theoretical concepts (`créolité', `relation'), he articulates his vision of `mondialité', a global dynamic according to which the peoples...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166-181.
Published: 01 November 2013
... about otherness and difference constituted in relation to the universal unmarked category of the West. Second, that this relation between anthropology and alterity can be fully exposed only by tracing the historical emergence of the West through its imaginative and material relations with others—a...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 169-179.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Celia Britton The theme of identity runs throughout Édouard Glissant's work and constitutes one of his most original contributions to postcolonial thought. It is always considered in relation to change, but his formulations of both identity and change themselves change in the course of his career...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 115-123.
Published: 01 November 2011
... son itinéraire faisant œuvre de témoin agissant. Chantre éloquent de la diversité, du métissage, Glissant a élaboré un important chapitre de l'histoire contemporaine des idées. Il a posé les fondements d'une philosophie de la relation dans deux textes majeurs: Poétique de la Relation (1990) et Traité...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47-55.
Published: 01 November 2018
... survival. It discusses Maroon insecurity as a feeling forged in the unsettled intimacies of colonial relations. This feeling, in several ways, structured relations between Maroons and plantations and impacted the organization of daily life across both frontiers as well as the deployment of a range of...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35-62.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., Chamoiseau and his fellow writers overhaul the form and stealthily undo assumptions about what the essay can or cannot accomplish. Through examples from Eloge de la créolité , by Chamoiseau, Jean Bernabé, and Raphaël Confiant; Edouard Glissant's Poétique de la Relation and Philosophie de la Relation ; and...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147-158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... agential capacities of Caribbean working people in their relation with various manifestations of modern cultures of power. The essay questions the liberatory potential of erotic agency or power, arguing for it to be theorized beyond sexually active bodies, particularistic identities and the social and...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 18-34.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the very construction of difference, the relations of the supply chain are both secured and obscured through forms of alterity. In thinking relationality through otherness, however, I want to show how some of the structural relations of both violence and intimacy linking ostensibly exclusive subject...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 107-114.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Monchoachi In relating to language (in the poetic relating to language) listening precedes the “answer,” for it is the condition of the “answer well.” And the “answer well” by the poet, who stands face to face with the word that language speaks, is an “answer” that is accorded , that is attentive...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 164-168.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., Raphaël Confiant, and Jean Bernabé. Éloge de la créolité has been much discussed and critiqued in relation to Antillean politics and literature; its claim to replace essentialist racial identities with an ever-evolving diversalité has been disputed by a variety of other authors from the Caribbean and...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 45-61.
Published: 01 July 2017
... independence itself. At both these conjunctures, the rhetoric of indigeneity foregrounded issues of sovereignty, making specific territorial claims on the basis of filiation while demanding the expulsion of others as foreign. At the same time, the term indigène more frequently designated a position in relation...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99-107.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Nadi Edwards This reading of Edward Baugh's seminal 1977 essay highlights its contextual affiliations and affinities and its relation to an anglophone Caribbean critical discourse on the representation and significance of history. Nadi Edwards delineates the intellectual genealogy of the concept of...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64-71.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Maja Horn This introduction traces critical concerns in Dominican gender and sexuality studies in the United States. It suggests applying a triangulated lens to the study of gender and sexuality, focusing not only on Dominican-Haitian cross-border and colonial relations but also on the role of US...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 68-80.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... Finally, the essay calls for a critical rethinking of the resilience framework, particularly related to its ontological and practical limitations and discrepancies as well as its relation to the crosscutting concept of vulnerability. Ultimately, it argues that farmers in the Caribbean are neither wholly...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90-104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of in-betweenness and in/security in relation to more “leisurely” pursuits, notably, tourism. By revisting Stephanie Black’s critically acclaimed documentary film Life and Debt and retheorizing the concept of critical conversations, this essay analyses the ways representations of in/security have...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 100-112.
Published: 01 November 2013
... further examines how Glissant's discussion of translation articulates a praxis and rhythm of Relation. Considering translation practice alongside Glissant's notion of a “spiral retelling” brings into relief new political horizons for Caribbean studies specifically and modes of shared life more generally...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 1-4.
Published: 01 March 2015
...David Scott Text of an address at the memorial for Stuart Hall, London, 2014. It reflects briefly on Hall's relation to Jamaica. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Stuart Hall Jamaica memorial My friendship with Stuart Hall was always as one Jamaican to another, one displaced Jamaican to...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88-99.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michelle Stephens This tribute assesses the importance of Stuart Hall's work both personally, for the author, and in relation to a broader scholarly conversation about blackness that shapes the latter half of the twentieth century and spans the United States, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom...