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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Greg Beckett This essay offers a critical discussion of Yarimar Bonilla's Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015). It argues that Bonilla's account of labor politics in the French Department of Guadeloupe provides us with new ways of thinking about...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 193–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Christienna D. Fryar This essay engages Yarimar Bonilla's Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015) by considering one of its key throughlines: the idea of disappointment as a motivator of politics, especially non-sovereign politics. Through...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Yarimar Bonilla Anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla responds to Greg Beckett and Christienna D. Fryar's engagements with her Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015). In responding to the questions raised, Bonilla lays out the conceptual and methodological...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Yarimar Bonilla This essay discusses how Puerto Ricans are imagining and building new futures out of a political context of material and affective ruin that is not guided by the promise of a modernist future or the palliative anticipation of a sovereignty to come. It examines how the politics...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... discourse. 23 My co-organizers, David Scott and Yarimar Bonilla, and I situated climate crisis alongside a crisis in the state form that entails the practical exhaustion of a “‘creole’ middle-class project” of postcolonial sovereignty. 24 This impasse extends to nonsovereign domains where this climate...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 213–222.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Yarimar Bonilla © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 This bibliography brings together works by and about Michel-Rolph Trouillot to showcase the range, importance, and reach of Trouillot's contributions to the fields of anthropology, history, Caribbean studies, and Haitian studies. Effort has...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Yarimar Bonilla Over fifteen years have passed since Michel-Rolph Trouillot issued his critical call for the renunciation of Haitian exceptionalism. Trouillot's principled argument remains as urgent today as when it was first written, if not more so. Particularly in the wake of the 2010 earthquake...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... selected either independence or what Yarimar Bonilla calls “non-sovereign futures.” 18 Given how influential Haiti has been to Pan-Caribbean thought and politics, what is the role of Haiti in the present? What are some of the lessons (for example) that Haiti could offer today on the realities...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
...,” Yarimar Bonilla writes, “created a system of international debt and finance through which to ‘develop,’ ‘modernize,’ and ‘assist’ emerging nations in their efforts at refashioning themselves into sovereign moderns.” 7 Bonilla thus directs our attention to the afterlives of what Taylor calls the “racist...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Masco, “The Crisis in Crisis,” Current Anthropology 58, no. S15 (2017): S73. 7 I say “cautiously propose” here, since I maintain what Yarimar Bonilla terms a “hopeful pessimism”: an acknowledgment that something seems politically different in this moment and alternative futures feel possible...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
... compromise but rather as what Yarimar Bonilla typifies as “both a positive project and a negative placeholder.” 44 In a 1938 radio speech, Da Costa Gomez envisioned the transition toward autonomy as an iterative process. To cope with this in a respectful and effective way, he pleaded for “organic...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 69–77.
Published: 01 March 2020
...: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014); Yarimar Bonilla, Non-Sovereign Futures: French-Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015); Alejandra Bronfman, Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 208–210.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of Linguistic Oppression, a special issue of Altre Modernità (2019). Yarimar Bonilla is a professor in the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican, and Latino Stud- ies at Hunter College and in the PhD Program in Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of Non...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
... institutional projects. Describing and theorizing what erotic autonomy does is left to those who follow. Sheller acknowledges this debt we owe to Alexander, as well as to Michel-Rolph Trouillot. This polymath, whom Yarimar Bonilla beautifully recalls as a literal and figurative “songwriter” in her essay...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
... provincialism, ultimately offers a different vantage point from which to apprehend the Caribbean canon. As critics have shown, Caribbean literary canonicity has been entwined with Victorian models and the nationalism of mid-twentieth-century independence. 38 But drawing on Yarimar Bonilla’s work on “non...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 185–193.
Published: 01 November 2019
... surrounding it, from João Biehl, Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005). 21 In different ways, Yarimar Bonilla and Gary Wilder helped me think the limits of this methodological nationalism. See Yarimar Bonilla, Non-Sovereign Futures: French...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the brutality of the colonial state to encounters with the early postindependence security forces, and even in the ways inner-city residents seek to reframe their relations to dons. 16 Yet how legitimate is legal sovereignty if it is grounded in inequality? As Yarimar Bonilla notes, colonial histories...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of France. Yarimar Bonilla argues that since departmentalization, white creoles have proven to be “surprisingly resilient,” having been able to make the shift “from a production-based plantation model to a consumption-driven import, tourist and service dominated economy.” As a result, she argues, békés...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., was the late Michel-Rolph Trouillot (Lyonel's older brother). Our new colleague Yarimar Bonilla has assembled for this issue a remarkable group of contributors to think about Trouillot's interconnected legacy to anthropology and Caribbean studies. Each contributor to “Thinking with Michel-Rolph Trouillot...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
... analyzed our sense of present and future temporalities as stricken with the tragic “aftermath” of these failed revolutionary projects. 52 Yarimar Bonilla talks about our collective Caribbean “disenchantment” with modern aspirations for revolutionary sovereignty. 53 As ways forward, various Caribbean...
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