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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
... action that will be effective in the era of globalization. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Globalization and Political Action in the Work of Edouard Glissant Celia M. Britton Between the publication of Le discours antillais in 1981 and Poétique de la Relation in 1990, Glissant’s work undergoes a...
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 2 Demonstrators at the Black People’s Day of Action, 2 March 1981, London, called to protest police inaction and government indifference to the New Cross Massacre. Among the signs and posters held by demonstrators were placards that declared “Blood Aga Run if Justice Na Come.” © Trinity More
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... travel seeks to revert the result of negative actions in the past, eliminating uncertainty retrospectively. And yet moral freedom, the mark of the human, requires uncertainty to function, which thwarts time travel as a messianic genre. Yet even in failure, time travel reminds us that impending disaster...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of difference, and characterized Haitian-Dominican relations as an eternal antagonistic “cockfight” over the island. Drawing on a recent turn in the scholarship, the author argues that a transnational lens of polyrhythmic intra-action and tension has emerged—rather than a “cockfight”—that focus on...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Ana-Maurine Lara Drawing on the strategies employed by LGBT activists in the Dominican Republic, this essay seeks to theorize how strategic universalisms are mobilized as a form of agentive sociopolitical action. Delineating how universalization has historically been a tool of Catholic coloniality...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 39–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Elvira Pulitano This interview addresses some of the most important issues explored in the fiction and nonfiction of Edwidge Danticat, such as migration, exile, home, language, Dyaspora, and the connection between stories and human rights action. The interview also discusses Danticat's activist...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 212–218.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Verene A. Shepherd In this essay, Shepherd explores what she terms the “`call to action'/ politics of death dimension” of Vincent Brown's The Reaper's Garden. From “Numbered Notations” to Named Ancestors: Finding Contemporary Meaning in Vincent Brown’s The Reaper’s Garden Verene A...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... apparently disparate cases, it challenges the paucity of historiography on intra-Caribbean comparisons as well as racialized and gendered assumptions of difference and even opposition between the Spanish and British Caribbeans. It maps out a methodology for comparing women's experiences and actions, along...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 125–137.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to the assessment of possible courses for redirecting action by investigating the degree to which the neoliberal ethic of entrepreneurial individualism has come to occupy the discourse of admirable behavior in one rural Jamaican community. Drawing on archival and ethnographic research, it examines...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
... kind of politics may be emerging in the region, one that decouples the idea of freedom from the idea of national independence and territorial sovereignty. This new political possibility is rooted in what Beckett calls the politics of disjuncture, that is, in the political action that emerges from...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2021
... between poetic practice and political relevance. Illuminating the relation between poetry and politics, “Poetry and Knowledge” is symptomatic of an epistemological shift from poetic writing geared toward political actions to poetic knowledge uncorrupted by political considerations that prepared Césaire...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 100–105.
Published: 01 February 2006
... | SX19 • From Amor Eterno to Sabana de la Mar Salvation action, Sabana de la Marr (2003), video performance, fi ve min. (Project collaboration with Alanna Lockward: conceived by Alanna Lockward; artist and art direction by Scherezade Garcia; photography...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 31–52.
Published: 01 November 2020
... intellectual and critical exchange. In Apertura a la estética Mir outlines the basic requirements for collective (ex)change, pointing out the lexical and material connection between communication and commonality : “To move the boulder many hands will be required, provided that this action taken by many...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 50–63.
Published: 01 November 2015
... only have been thanks to a miracle”; “and woe to those who don't believe in miracles, for God's hand guides our actions” (202). 28 Joan [Colin] Dayan, Haiti, History, and the Gods (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998), 89. Although Dayan refers in this quote to Chauvet's earlier...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 June 2007
... difficulty of capturing the thoughts and actions of historical actions, notably those of Toussaint Louverture, who has fascinated and perplexed many observers since the moment of his political ascension in the early 1790s. As Bell explains in the afterword to a forthcoming Italian...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 169–179.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Marxism when he goes on to specify the social sector in which conscious political action will have the best chance of succeeding: given the irrelevance of the economic sector, “cultural action” assumes a particular and unusual importance, as he explains in the section of Le discours titled “Pour une...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... freedom, for example, or equality) and the actions deemed necessary, strategically, institutionally, to achieve or realize them. More specifically, though, political will, and the more so, perhaps, in its radical, dissenting forms, is a faculty of suasive or causative moral power that seeks to act on...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 95–111.
Published: 01 February 2007
... questions about the deeper motivations behind his actions.3 Those motivations have so far not been seriously understood as a precursor to the social revolution in the literature. It is with this question that I am concerned. I argue here that in a profound way Gairy might be thought...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 March 2002
... marginalization and domination, diff erentia- tion and incorporation. * e state’s practice of solidifying these boundaries, however, often serves as the basis for collective action in order to bring about progressive social change—in other words, grassroots mobilization. Small Axe 11, March 2002: pp...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
...  |  221 with death as the driving force of a sociohistorical process. Acknowledging the importance of death, I came to ask how people dealt with the dead and how their interest in supernatural forces came to be a real determinant of their actions. This was part of a larger set of questions...