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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 159–166.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Kedon Willis This essay on Andil Gosine’s Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean (2021) reflects on the author’s application of animal studies as a productive analytic of the enduring anxieties around respectable citizenship in the Caribbean as expressed by contemporary regulations...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 199–209.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Jhon Picard Byron La nation est au coeur des débats de l’école haïtienne d’anthropologie/ethnologie. Malgré les désaccords autour de la question nationale animant les tenants de cette école, une certaine historiographie, inspirée par les lectures des postcolonial studies et des Africana studies...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 127–133.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Bloomfield. Brathwaite’s style effectively instantiates “Caribbean Man” as an exemplary model of the practice of Caribbean studies. The essay is posited as a palimpsestic text, haunted by Brathwaite’s prior creative and critical texts as well as the work of other Caribbean writers and intellectuals...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 115–125.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in another direction. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2016 creole identity francophone Caribbean narrative perspective animal studies ecopoetics Language has always been a central issue for critics of Éloge de la créolité . 1 Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 187–200.
Published: 01 July 2023
... Nature’s Wild ,” this issue of Small Axe , 159–66. 14 See, for example, Darren Chang and Lauren Corman, “Multispecies Disposability: Taxonomies of Power in a Global Pandemic,” Animal Studies Journal 10, no. 1 (2021): 57–79. 15 Andil Gosine and Lauren Corman, “On Claiming ‘Animal’: Lauren...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
... decolonial politics. As part of a decolonial practice in queer studies, generally, as well as the specific possibilities for the Caribbean, what are the decolonial possibilities of animality? What kinds of relations does this allow us to reorganize with ourselves, each other, and the very instruments...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 99–109.
Published: 01 March 2017
... (Cuba, 1912–79), two well-established authors whose aesthetic principles did not follow the enforced socialist realism. 16 Judith Bettleheim offered an initial critical study of Grupo Antillano in Afro-Cuba: Works on Paper, 1968–2003 , exhibition catalogue (San Francisco: San Francisco State...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of the writers discussed here claimed that new “natives,” predominantly Africans and their descendants, replaced the original Antilleans and became indigenous to the Caribbean. Narratives of aboriginal absence and African indigeneity strongly define anglophone Caribbean studies. Nothing I say here...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
... circumstances and with their permission, we do make available information about their activities. I have yet to find out whether any special use was made of the passages noted from her texts other than assistance for study or references for other writings by members of the archive. Taken together...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 2024
... that confront the ongoing depredations of environmental colonialism. This essay takes a first step toward establishing a field of multispecies Caribbean studies by analyzing the work of the contemporary Puerto Rican artist Dhara Rivera. Rivera’s installations critically reimagine multispecies relations...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of Small Axe , 138–51; Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley and Matt Richardson, “From Black Transgender Studies to Colin Dayan: Notes on Methodology,” this issue of Small Axe , 152–61; and Chris Bongie, “Haiti, History, and the Law: Colin Dayan's Fables of Conversion,” this issue of Small Axe , 162–77. 2...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that liberalism’s market logics—emblematized by the tourist—continue to animate new forms of West Indian erasure. Empire of Neglect issues a call for scholars to consider the effects of imperial liberalization on West Indian political and literary imaginaries and subjectivities. Taylor’s study...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... than animation. This makes “Malindy” an important precedent for McKay's “Lecture,” both poems using the report of an absent voice to develop a meta-generic reflection on performative animation in general and on the racialized aesthetics of dialect poetry in particular. In the final section...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 45–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
...)—the story of Cuba Libre. This essay analyzes how the animated cartoon shorts and film series Elpidio Valdés (1974–2003) comically inflects the story of Cuba Libre with ridiculing laughter and choteo (folk humor). The series puts forth both a hero more akin to a populist trickster than a Spartan...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 176–193.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., and ground. From one point of view, metaphoricity is subtended by the idea that if we were to rub on a word-concept, as though rubbing together the faces of two coins, we would get at what animates its force, a “hidden” meaning—that is, a concealed “primitive” value that has weathered in language the passage...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
... ambivalence and “double representation of self” that these workers experienced. 6 Indeed, it has been argued that narrative is a key schema for organizing meaning and identity and can get us closer to direct experience. 7 Classic linguistic studies of African American speech have examined popular...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2023
... to this enduring form of racism by demonstrating the distinctive conception of the human that animates a political theory of society. One chapter that is to my mind especially illuminating is the one on Julius Nyerere (1922–99), the political thinker, anticolonial actor, and president of Tanzania. Many of us can...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2019
... commitment to worldliness . To be sure, what MacIntyre calls philosophy is not without dense internal complexities (his critique of “emotivism,” for example, or his claims for Thomistic Aristotelianism) that make appreciation of it hard-earned, but more importantly it is animated by an engaged openness...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2003
... discourse. But any survey of the range of preoccupations that has animated this work would, I think, have at least to comprehend the various re-interrogations of the state, nation, civil society, and sovereignty, of liberalism’s autobiography of liberty, of consti- tutionalism’s...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 223–226.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Elizabeth Colomba © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 Study, 2013. Oil on canvas, 14 in × 12 in. Study, 2013. Oil on canvas, 14 in × 12 in. Athena , 2013. Oil on canvas, 14 in × 12 in. Athena, 2013. Oil on canvas, 14 in × 12 in. Dyonisus , 2013. Oil on canvas, 12 in × 12...
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