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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
... that peripheral genres enable a glimpse of subaltern agency that often evades public discourse. The essay argues that unsanctioned speech forms get us closer to everyday experience, offer a more processual understanding of the unfolding of events, and enable a glimpse at embedded affect that is often occluded...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 90–102.
Published: 01 November 2012
... experiences of her protagonist forces a fundamental rethinking of the psyche, historical evidence, and the temporal relationship of the present to the past. Her novel suggests that silences in the written records are not only absences to be filled with new historical data but also spaces of affect , which...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 98–105.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., affective—involved in balancing these elements sufficiently to consistently produce a respected and connected journal. I have had the privilege (and sheer good luck) this past decade to journey with scholars such as David Scott, Andrea Shaw, and, most recently, Vanessa K. Valdés, each of whom has helped...
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 2 Signed photograph of Juan Antonio Corretjer with the following dedication: “To Earl Browder, in days of struggle and hope. With intimate affection, Juan Antonio Corretjer. Monroe, N.Y.—28 July 1943.” Box 81, Earl Browder Papers. Courtesy of Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse More
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... governance.” © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 race Reconstruction affect Derrida Familiarity breeds as much contentment as contempt. When engaging with iconic thinkers, we need to be aware of any tendencies to oscillate between reassurance and irritation when reading their traditionally quoted passages...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Richard Iton Drawing on recordings by Chic and Funkadelic, and more generally on the affective dimensions of black popular culture, this essay considers the relationship between teleological and reflexive conceptions of black politics and black political thought. Teleological approaches to black...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 155–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... registers, the essay begins with the author's analytic and affective responses to the book, before posing some questions it raises. Specifically, it asks for further explorations of our understanding of the publics generated by performances of Cuban music, in particular publics that might be critical...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... places physically outside the region central to island realities, from economic to affective ones. The essay argues that given the historical impermeability of imperial and national boundaries in the region, a transnational and transimperial approach to the Hispanic Caribbean is required. Finally...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in a file labeled “Freak Letters,” it considers the difficulties of recovering historical subjects structured by imperial frameworks of productivity and perversity, tracing instead the counternarratives of mobility, affect, and self-determination that might have shaped this black woman’s life. Using...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-natural crisis events as evidence, it shows that repetitive states of coconstituted ecological and political-economic devastation create vivid spaces of loss that make clear to the affected that repeating states of dystopia cannot be ruptured by the reiteration of the past political visions of nation...
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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 (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... productivity. Radical skepticisms, the essay argues, create conceptual ground to accommodate the multiple political and affective responses in, and to, the independence era. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 radical skepticisms pessimisms Jamaican 1960s Jamaican literary history This is the kind...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., they engage with the affect and entanglements of family photography to form a visual vocabulary of diasporic kinship. In doing so, the artwork—collages, documentaries, installations—interrogates the afterlife of the nineteenth-century European colonial experiment of Chinese indenture, designed to install...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 195–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Sara E. Johnson This essay addresses the role of informed speculation as a methodology for engaging the vital intellectual tradition of probing black interiority. It takes interiority to cover a spectrum of thought—from calculated analysis, intention, and motivation, to the more affective realm...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 22–43.
Published: 01 July 2017
... in which sympathy can be taught and his graffiti murals as instructive of a broader and more engaged public. By casting Jerry's oeuvre as a form of sympathetic education that draws on Haitian strategies for bringing people into affective and social accord, this essay elucidates his distinct style...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of affect, memory, and history related to indentureship are mobilized in the photographic arts of the Caribbean diaspora; and the aesthetic is a conceptual space with cultural resonance for the descendants of indentured laborers. In essence, the author finds that visual evidence of an indentured past...
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Published: 01 July 2017
and dear thing to me: about time, about my place in Trinidad and Tobago, about how the landscape of Trinidad and Tobago affects my work, and about how my ethnic history is almost like a calligraphy that I use in my work. The work changes, influenced by the landscape, particularly that of my childhood More
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 78–95.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the state political affect peyi lòk boat disaster the Haitian crisis These are ordinary disasters of the state kind. They are sudden but anticipated features of a political and economic system that generates crisis again and again and then normalizes it by reducing it in various ways: silencing...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 104–110.
Published: 01 July 2015
... diasporic guilt opens out to an affective domain that expands, indeed undoes, the Cuban nation. The trace of this expansive gesture can be glimpsed in his approach to Mendieta through the theoretical framework of Negritude poets' élan vital with which he communes. José understood this “creolized vitalism...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... are interconnected, related to each other, that we do not exist as singular sealed ‘monads.’ Our bodies, our skins, are porous and open to somebody else’s feelings.”7 Through grief rather than romantic love, affect engages the potential for change in the powerful contexts of the systematic...