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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Nancy Bird-Soto “Nonconformist” is one of several ways to describe Puerto Rican feminist Luisa Capetillo (1882–1922). As a transnational figure who synthesizes a unique fusion of diverse influences such as anarchism, spiritism, and syndicalism, Capetillo presents a distinctive reader-writer persona...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 84–97.
Published: 01 November 2022
... with the theoretical texts of Paulo Freire, Ángel Rama, Ivan Illich, and Jacques Ranciere. It also supports work on the increasing bibliography about Capetillo’s literary and political innovations. lrosarodriguez2@unl.edu Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 Luisa Capetillo anarchism feminism...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 112–120.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 anarchism Counter-Republic of Letters Caribbean working-class intellectual communities On Monday, 10 April 1922, a worker from the town of Río Piedras phoned the headquarters of the Federación Libre de Trabajadores de Puerto Rico (FLT; Free Federation...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 68–73.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Luisa Capetillo anarchism feminism work working-class literature The Puerto Rican anarchist and feminist intellectual Luisa Capetillo Perón (Arecibo, 1882–San Juan, 1922) 1 published four books during her lifetime: Ensayos libertarios (Emancipatory essays, 1907), La humanidad en el futuro...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 161–174.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., anarchism, sex work, and the identities and rights of gays and lesbians. Tony talked about ancient communities and forgotten memories. Fátima was stunned by this new epistemic gaze and this new hermeneutic, which established an important distance from the state vision, from the sacrosanct nation-state...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 46–71.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of colonization and slavery, natural mystics to be sentimentalized as new Adams in a troubled Paradise, or deluded and preposterous lunatics? Were Rude Boys social revolutionaries or ruthless, anarchic criminals wielding apocalyptic destruction? Henzell’s original script seems to ambivalently and ambigu...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that … you can be that free and anarchic”—and her disinterest in being “all trussed up like the women in Chic,” raises the possibility that the subtlety Rodgers's and Edwards's politics of irony and restraint demanded limited—or was read as being antagonistic to—the performative agency of some of the black...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 50–74.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Guantánamo is a historical experiment in supra-legal violence, an attempt to invent new “legal” rules of exclusion, obliteration, disappearance, and absolute domination. Can one not, in this regard, see the military commissions now underway at Guantánamo as, likewise, not an anarchic attempt to set...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... a powerful structure also at the heart of capitalism. And how amnesia forges myths, as with the protests in New York during the uprising after the killing of George Floyd, where the parts of the system tried to devalue protesters through the term anarchism , used negatively as part of continuous attempts...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
... to allow the listening viewer to linger in hearing her sound, her song. The moment illustrates what Allen Feldman calls “the inadmis- sibility of alien sensory experience,” in what he terms “cultural anesthesia.” He calls attention to the editing out of “disconcerting, discordant, and anarchic sensory...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
... to the necessary journals, it was clear that one's a priori relationship to those positions was the primary source of evaluation. And as reading journals became essential to my progress as a black scholar, it was not difficult to witness the anarchic realm of cultural and intellectual possibilities that had...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 178–185.
Published: 01 November 2021
... wants to tell. Among other things, he proposes that There Is No More Haiti is “a story of a city that grew into a monster” (1). What does it mean to narrate Port-au-Prince as a monster? Beckett describes “the urban crisis” as “the problems of slums and a lack of services, . . . the anarchic urbanism...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 150–160.
Published: 01 October 2006
... of the most telling blows against a critical tendency to misrepresent Marley as solely a peace and love advocate somehow unaware of the anarchic potentialities for which constant oppression and exploitation provide innumerable catalysts. The Marley music and images accompanying Jamaica Tourist Board...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
... with their motley architectural styles, ubiquitous walls, zinc fences, discombobulated shacks, solidly built concrete houses, burnt-out buildings, and newly painted neat small bungalows that signal either naïve optimism or resilient endurance. Here, in all its jumbled, anarchic architectural incongruity, its...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 105–117.
Published: 01 October 2008
... powerful, and moving anarchically around the drummers were many youths who augmented the drumming by clashing pieces of iron together. Those high ringing, cracking sounds were often what snapped people across the last barrier into trance. As I retreated from the center, one...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... demonstrating a creative engagement with the predicament of establishing and sustaining institutions that serve a politics of incitement. Theorists like Ernst describe the “anarchival” or “anarchic archive” as an intellectual or artistic fantasy—in the sense that digital and photographic archives continue...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 134–149.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and profoundly empathetic act struck an international chord with fractious black British youngsters and Jamaican ghetto sufferers alike. Thereafter, rioting would never be considered by many of its perpetrators as being the negative, destructive, and anarchic act that others, particularly the mainstream media...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 16–35.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., anarchic laughter, and ecstatic yelps with a surging brass arrangement. Such evocation of turbulent street life is even stronger in the energetic version of “Ten to One Is Murder” from the Sheraton-Kingston LP. Narrating a gang assault, Sparrow’s urgent vocal weaves in and out of saxophone glissandos...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 135–153.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., lashing Purple on the inside of his palms with a cane she reinforces each Sunday with masking tape in order to preserve its sting. Purple wriggles like a grasshopper, his body lithe and anarchic, his arms like a snake already in the mouth of its captor. “AND. WHEN. I...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 72–94.
Published: 01 March 2003
... anarchic violence. 8811 Yet these middle class governors were not champions of an invigorated democratic order either. Rather, Jamaican politicians were bold interventionists who harnessed incompatible...