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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
... moves through Immanuel Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment to contend that aesthetic experience as such requires this kind of ecstatic movement. The sociality assembled by aesthetic judgment is an ecstatic, de-structured collectivity. Zong! ’s sensus communis is not an a priori universality but a...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 177–180.
Published: 01 March 2003
... beyond words, on black skin. G e one irony that Kincaid elides is the contradiction of a judgment so exigent that it is ultimately religious, yet refuses to admit the possibility that she too might merit judgment, or its corollary, forgiveness. G e ges- tures of contempt and the singular authority...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Rastafari, though, are mixed. It is tempting to call out “Judgment!” on the diluted form of Rastafari that ital chic pre­ sents. The sanitized repackaging of Rastafari themes and aesthetics appears to exploit the movement’s revolutionary appeal for economic gain and can be taken as a sign of the...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 172–176.
Published: 01 March 2003
... beyond words, on black skin. G e one irony that Kincaid elides is the contradiction of a judgment so exigent that it is ultimately religious, yet refuses to admit the possibility that she too might merit judgment, or its corollary, forgiveness. G e ges- tures of contempt and the singular authority...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 181–182.
Published: 01 March 2003
... beyond words, on black skin. G e one irony that Kincaid elides is the contradiction of a judgment so exigent that it is ultimately religious, yet refuses to admit the possibility that she too might merit judgment, or its corollary, forgiveness. G e ges- tures of contempt and the singular authority...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... revealing how a more nuanced understanding of the shared historical past enriches the aesthetic experience of individual works and oeuvres that were previously overlooked.” 10 In my estimation, the arrival of a set of volumes with this brief set firmly in its sights could not be timelier. While art...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
... historical origins and peculiar aesthetics of Jamaican street life—its crude cultural dissonances, its ambivalent male posturing, and its violent outpourings— as part of a larger discussion about performance, masking, and subaltern identities.4 That passa passa night presents a useful...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 134–154.
Published: 01 November 2011
... than life in colonial Saint-Domingue? Were things better under Emperor Faustin I than under General Cédras? Judgments on the nature of an extractive, predatory state do not necessarily include the life quality of its malevolently neglected citizens. 2 See Susan Sontag, “Fascinating Fascism...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
... result of the conflation of two or several aesthetic and/or cultural entities is volatile. He describes the process as more analogous to alchemy than to cross-breeding. 86 Perhaps the most important aspect of Glissant's notion is the centrality of consent in this endeavor. He writes, “Quand les pays...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 73–82.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Art as a Canon suggesting that the Intuitives were necessarily the better artists but contended that their work provided a model for autonomous and relevant postcolonial cultural production. According to him, the Intuitives “must be closely observed as guides to that aesthetic...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
... differently or to choose new objects of study—alternative, understudied books—the centrality of canon formation to that particular subfield is greatly reinforced. The significance of Haiti Unbound gets to the heart of what we select to study—and the value judgments associated with these choices—when...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 179–190.
Published: 01 June 2008
... scholars face when appraising the works of other scholars. A popular literary critic, say, a book reviewer such as Michiko Kakutani assessing recent titles for the New York Times, will seek to embody the educated general reader, identifying with the best aesthetic interests of that imagined...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 October 2006
... cathedral as he set it on fire. His is the Rasta variant of the “cool pose,” the movement aesthetics designed to convey the regal bearing of a child of the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Unlike Francis, Kim is not at all simple. He is critical and discerning...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2021
... motors of an evolving relationship between aesthetics and politics that scholars of Caribbean and postcolonial literature have often examined more separately than concurrently. 3 Today, questions about the abuse or corruption of knowledge for political purposes abound. I thus return to the...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... convergence of phonic presentation, historical consciousness, and ideological positioning, as my view of the trajectory of thought and sentiment enabled by King and Tosh focuses on two interrelated factors: (1) how ideas of the political may be shaped or deformed through the aesthetic features of...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
... those moments when men gaze at each other, and Rhonda Cobham, Leah Rosenberg, and Michelle Stephens have explored the intellectual, aesthetic, erotic, and other dimensions of this for the twentieth-century writer Claude McKay.16 Certainly, intimacy implies a colonizing gaze as...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
... through highly aestheticized metaphors derived from art and music history, Greco-Roman mythology, literature, and the mass media—Brecht’s An die Nachgeborene had been posted on the wall of Boxer’s studio since the early 1970s. While some works, such as Viet Madonna (1968), were inspired by...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 103–114.
Published: 01 March 2018
... existence” implies an amorality that becomes increasingly clear in Chamoiseau’s later work, culminating in Biblique des derniers gestes in which the old revolutionary contemplates his life and the world that surrounds him without making any judgments: “Il ne recherchait plus l’ordre équitable des beautés...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 32–41.
Published: 01 October 2008
... criticism and concentrate rather on the social space in which certain movements, texts, and writers are shaped. Michel-Rolph Trouillot, not surprisingly, makes the case for rethinking the movement that has apparently done the most to promote the aesthetic territorialization of the Haitian narrative...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
... mobilization. In the process these chroniclers mark the distance between past and present, not only in epochal and temporal terms but in terms of style, taste, judgment, ideological conflicts, and dispositions. The modes 7. More broadly comparative examples are the totemic images of the so-called...