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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., Politics, and Pleasure: Live Soca in Trinidad Jocelyne Guilbault Since the 1990s, the commercial value of soca has been widely recognized. Soca’s socio- cultural and musical accomplishments, however, remain contentious and contested. Soca’s so-called light lyrics and its emphasis...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 60–78.
Published: 01 March 2010
... nineteenth to early twentieth century. The essay examines the history of the term jamette and how it eventually encompassed the debased traits of a certain type of woman in mid-twentieth century Trinidad. I theoretically frames how jamettes , recognizing that their anatomies were considered debased...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 18–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
...J. Brent Crosson While scholarly and popular attention has focused on both interethnic tensions and hyperdiverse mixtures in Trinidad, this article considers solidarities based neither on mixture nor on bounded, antagonistic cultures. These “altered solidarities” reflect the ways subaltern Indian...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2022
... haunts the anglophone Caribbean. The focus is on how this haunting is palpable to the criminalized urban poor in Trinidad; yet Black has never simply denoted abjection. From the vantage point of postcolonial Caribbean nation-states founded on anticolonial projects of Black sovereignty, one can see...
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Published: 01 July 2022
Figure 7 “Indian Type Trinidad,” a postcard from the author’s private collection More
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Published: 01 July 2022
Figure 9 Undated photograph labeled “Types of Trinidad Coolies.” Courtesy of Jefferson Clarke More
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Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 1. “March 19/31 Port of Spain, Trinidad. Traveller's Palm.” Courtesy of University of Toronto Archives More
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Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 2. “Washing Coconuts” (Trinidad, 1931). Courtesy of University of Toronto Archives More
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 40–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Jocelyne Guilbault Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Audible Entanglements: Nation and Diasporas in Trinidad’s Calypso Music Scene Jocelyne Guilbault n 1963 the Mighty Sparrow was crowned calypso king when he performed the song “Kennedy.” In newly independent Trinidad...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 100–114.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Ira Mathur As the Me Too movement gathers momentum, the conversation about the historical exploitation of women and sexual power dynamics has spread to Caribbean literature. This story uses the Poui blossom that flowers in the dry season in Trinidad, an island in the Caribbean, as a metaphor...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and the Shouters Prohibition Ordinance in Trinidad and Tobago. Adherents of these latter religions mobilised arguments in favour of religious freedom to campaign for the repeal of the Ordinances, while similar arguments proved harder to make for obeah. `Obeah Acts' argues that this is because the colonial...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 24–42.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of Captain Cipriani , and its generally positive reception in the Caribbean. We then turn to the “outbreak of democracy” represented by the Trinidad general strike in 1937 and James's attempt to rally solidarity with this and subsequent rebellions elsewhere while in the imperial metropole itself as a leading...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Leniqueca A. Welcome Looking ethnographically at the 2018 flooding of Greenvale Park, Trinidad, and in conversation with disasters and their aftershocks throughout the region, this essay explores the entanglements of crisis, loss, and liberation. Drawing on the grassroot responses to recent not-so...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Elizabeth E. Sine This essay explores the making of a radical cultural politics amid the global crisis of the 1930s and 1940s through a study of the life and work of dancer Si-lan Chen. Born in Trinidad to Afro-Caribbean and Chinese parents, trained as a ballerina in Moscow, and an active supporter...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of the idea of Hispanic Caribbean studies for the historical study of the region. Historically, the Hispanic Caribbean at times included islands and colonies such as Jamaica, Trinidad, and Saint-Domingue. Patterns of migration further complicate the boundaries of the Hispanic Caribbean, as diaspora renders...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 68–80.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., to the variegated festivals of a postslavery postindenture society of Trinidad is re-presented in the symbolic and allegorical pieces that Nanan has produced for over two decades. These evoke messages of harmony despite difference and of political agency for a nation. Her symbolism establishes an Indian aesthetic...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 53–70.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Association in London. After returning to Trinidad in the mid-1980s and under the mentorship of the architect John Newell-Lewis, Turton rapidly established himself as an unusually talented and original architect. His work successfully embraced the challenge of producing architecture that engaged...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... new plantation economies in British Guiana and Trinidad are discussed in the essay, which concludes with an examination of the imperative for scholars to continue to offer detailed histories of Caribbean slavery and emancipation while simultaneously focusing on British themes. © Small Axe, Inc...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 133–144.
Published: 01 February 2008
...” as a locus of embodied visual practices—with a significant, if often mysterious past—and debates Krista A. Thompson's notion of an “eye for the tropics” by reference to recent art historical insights drawn from fieldwork in Trinidad. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 BOOK DISCUSSION: An Eye for the Tropics...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Najnin Islam A discourse of care undergirded colonial political rationality during the era of Indian indenture-ship in the Caribbean. In this essay the voyage of the Salsette from Calcutta to Trinidad in 1858 serves as an entry point into a broader conversation on the repeated archival invocation...