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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 98–105.
Published: 01 July 2016
... often remain invisible in our culture of individual authorship; and to emphasize the moments during this work when “care,” a concept the author develops throughout the essay, is imperative to a humane process in producing an academic publication. Small Axe ethics affect There were many...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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 or...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... renders 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of remixing, 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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 of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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 of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
... 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 this...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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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Published: 01 July 2017
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 and More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 142–145.
Published: 01 November 2010
...  |  145 Les jumeaux de la cathédrale In order to channel the donations for the artists of the Monnin Gallery, who were all affected by the earthquake on 12 January 2010, and get the aid to them as quickly as possible, we have temporarily set up a hurricane relief fund via our foundation...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 124–133.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., Port-au-Prince (14 January 2010). 36 • November 2011 •  Daniel Morel  |  131 Men carry a coffin in the Grand-Rue, one of the streets in downtown Port-au-Prince most affected by the 12 January 2010 earthquake...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 104–110.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., swells in the throat, and threatens to spill from the lids. I fail at repeated attempts to translate from the Spanish this common enunciation of loss—a failure that gives shape to the affective chamber within which this piece was prepared, a failure I want to embrace, after José, as a “a critical...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... somebody else’s feelings.”7 Through grief rather than romantic love, affect engages the potential for change in the powerful contexts of the systematic dehumanization of sex tourism. These older white North American women reject white men’s bodies and their expecta- tions and seek...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 76–82.
Published: 01 February 2007
... pattern. Those who are the most affected are often those without a voice of their own to protest. “Like the blind we grope along the wall, feeling our way like men without eyes . . .” The popular media has highlighted the injustices to the prisoners of Abu Ghraib, and the world has responded to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 177–184.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., “structures of feeling” involve “characteristic elements of impulse, restraint and tone; specifically affective elements of consciousness and relationships: not feeling against thought, but thought as felt and feeling as thought: practical consciousness of a present kind, in a living and interrelating...