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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 210–217.
Published: 01 July 2009
... investigation of the role of anthropological knowledge within Caribbean Studies. As such, Travels opens a window on the anthropological contribution to more general debates about nation-building throughout the circum-Caribbean. The author tracks anthropology's disciplinary history vis-à-vis the Caribbean in...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Greg Beckett This essay explores the significance of Michel-Rolph Trouillot's final work, Global Transformations: Anthropology and the Modern World . It posits that Trouillot's argument contains three key claims. First, that anthropology is predicated on a problematic alterity, a way of thinking...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 173–180.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Reflecting on the limited direct concern with the state that Caribbeanist anthropology as a whole has displayed historically, the essay suggests a number of avenues for productively studying the everyday life of the state, including a more explicit consideration of the active role that governed populations...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 106–179.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Charles V. Carnegie Small Axe Incorporated 2006 The Anthropology of Ourselves: An Interview with Sidney W. Mintz Charles V. Carnegie Preface Sidney Mintz has been a leading fi gure in anthropology and a preeminent scholar of the Antil- les for more than fi fty years and his writings...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Justin Izzo This essay develops an anthropological genealogy of the créolité literary project. Examining works by Édouard Glissant, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant, the author studies how the créolistes read ethnography and the social sciences into a revitalized creole literary history...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 211–219.
Published: 01 March 2017
... anglophone academy, drawing examples mainly from historical and anthropological work on Afro-America. It ends by considering the limitations of the perspectives put forth in the Éloge and the potential usefulness of the creolization concept for the future. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Afro-America...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
... bodies and minds as Kanor stages it through her novel Humus . A polyphonic, disrupted, and fragmented text, Humus is the tale of embedded narrative memories that unveil the historical and anthropological traces of the Middle Passage. In Search of a Third Space: Fabienne Kanor’s Humus Dominique...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Deborah A. Thomas This short essay is a response to the reflections of Nadia Ellis, Rivke Jaffe, and Neil Roberts regarding Exceptional Violence. It uses their reflections as a springboard to think through anthropological practice more broadly. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 I want to state up front...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 58–73.
Published: 01 July 2013
... discourse about fieldwork by articulating and refining the untheorized practices of fieldwork in the humanities. It situates literary fieldwork in relation to practices of literature, area studies, anthropology, and trauma studies. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 This is how she would come to know a...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Rico: A Study in Social Anthropology , Boorstin's essay framed Puerto Rico within the familiar “New World” rather than the exotic “third world” in relation to First World North America. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 They say mine comes third For the days were too heavy to carry So everyone...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2012
... shape a distinctive Caribbeanist anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, they did so with a sharply critical self-consciousness of the historical peculiarities of the Caribbean as it existed in the anthropological imagination.1 Oddly, central though the Caribbean was to the modern identity of...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 208–210.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 small axe 62 July 2020 DOI 10.1215/07990537-8604622 © Small Axe, Inc. Contributors GreG Beckett is an assistant professor of anthropology at Western University, London, Ontario. He has written extensively on Haitian politics, society, and history...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 213–222.
Published: 01 November 2013
... range, importance, and reach of Trouillot's contributions to the fields of anthropology, history, Caribbean studies, and Haitian studies. Effort has been made to document the various reprints and translations of his texts in the interest of making his writings available to a broad audience. In addition...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 186–187.
Published: 01 September 2001
... in Montreal. He is currently editing the proceedings of the 1968 Congress of Black Writers for publication. teaches in the Department of Anthropology at John Jay College, CUNY. He is the author of Crossing the Green Line: Borders and Apartheid in the Pales- tinian West Bank (2001...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Production of Historyy (Boston: Beacon Press, 1995), 70–107. Small Axe 18, September 2005: pp. 150–170 ISSN 0799-0537 self-rule.³ Th ese accounts both echoed and seemed to corroborate the scientifi c discourse of nineteenth-century anthropology, with its racializing and classifi catory approaches to...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 121–125.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Simone Leigh Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Super Nature Simone Leigh Informed by sources as varied as colonial anthropology, seventies Afrocentrism and funda- mentalist Christianity, my installations of abstract objects are a contemporary recreation of a natural look. I investigate...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 244–246.
Published: 01 November 2013
... context. G reg B eckett is an assistant professor of anthropology at Bowdoin College. He has published articles on environmental, urban, and political crises in Haiti and on the ethical and political dimensions of international intervention and emergency response. Y arimar B onilla is an...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 209–211.
Published: 01 July 2017
... ivland is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. Writing about politics, insecurity, and public art in contemporary urban Haiti, she has published essays in Cultural Anthropology, PoLAR , and Journal of Haitian Studies . She is preparing a book titled “Street...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 219–221.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Society of America's Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry. C harles V. C arnegie is a professor of anthropology at Bates College, Lewiston, and has been associated with the Small Axe Project for almost two decades. He is the author of Postnationalism Prefigured: Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 188–190.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Fulbright and ACLS/Mellon fellowships. His work has appeared in the Journal of Africana Religions and Cultural Anthropology 's “Fieldsights.” With the support of the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund, he is currently a postdoctoral fellow and visiting scholar in the anthropology department at New York...