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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Kathleen DeGuzman This essay argues for an archipelagic rethinking of Jean Rhys’s novel Wide Sargasso Sea , which has long had an uneasy fit into the category of Caribbean literature. It does so by drawing from archipelagic studies and its distinction between islands as discrete, closed-off...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... As soon as I finished this more expansive meditation about the Caribbean, and when I was ready to take to task Caribbean studies as a field by entering into debates on comparative archipelagic studies, I was invited by Small Axe to reconsider the Spanish Caribbean as an object of study once more. I...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
...,” Island Studies Journal 6, no. 2 (2011): 113–30; Jonathan Pugh, “Island Movements: Thinking with the Archipelago,” Island Studies Journal 8, no. 1 (2013): 9–24; Brian Russell Roberts and Michelle Stephens, “Archipelagic American Studies,” Journal of Transnational American Studies 5, no. 1 (2013): 1...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 164–166.
Published: 01 July 2019
... University. Her research examines anglophone Caribbean literature, with particular interests in the novel, archipelagic studies, and the Caribbean’s links to the literary cultures of imperial Britain and the Asian Americas. Her work has been published in Anthurium , Studies in the Novel , and Asian...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Michelle Stephens This essay explores the visual arts for models of an archipelagic way of thinking that is endemic to the Caribbean and yet obscured by nationalist frameworks. Unpacking the ways Caribbean studies is imbricated within and articulated through a number of discourses—area studies...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Claire Tancons This article takes the 1928 Atlantic hurricane, remembered in Guadeloupe as le grand cyclone 28 , as the starting point for a selective genealogy of Guadeloupean women in times of catastrophe, following Melissa Harris-Perry's study of women and citizenship during Hurricane Katrina...
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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 (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2023
... and are the result of human interactions. As such, archipelagic thinking “allows us to focus on comparative studies to make visible discontinuous and multifocal experiences that are sometimes historically connected but have been disconnected by national, international, transnational, hemispheric, and global...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... images and policy discourses of Caribbean tourism. This retheorization contributes to the development of interdisciplinary international debates on tourism promotion, inequality, and policy decision making. While geopolitics and tourism studies have largely tended to remain distinct areas of research...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 131–142.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Grace L. Sanders Johnson This conversation piece celebrates Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel’s inspiring study Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (2020) through the parallel histories of the Martinican theorist Suzanne Césaire and the Haitian intellectual...
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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 (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 52–66.
Published: 01 November 2022
... is furthermore increasingly read as a precursor to the growing field of archipelagic thought, with a number of scholars suggesting that her writing directly influenced Martinican theorist Édouard Glissant’s Caribbean Discourse and Poetics of Relation and calling for further comparative study of their works...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., nos. 1–2 (2017): 9. See also Michelle Ann Stephens and Brian Russell Roberts, “Archipelagic American Studies: Decontinentalizing the Study of American Culture,” in Michelle Ann Stephens and Brian Russell Roberts, eds., Archipelagic American Studies (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017), 1–54...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 143–153.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Shanna Jean-Baptiste This essay explores the decolonial future imagined by the Black women who make up Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel’s Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (2020). A much-needed project of historical redress, Joseph-Gabriel’s study...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 76–82.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of justice that defangs rebellious ancestors. Instead, Carnegie attends to the unsettled spatiotemporal logic of past struggle, as echoed by contemporary border transgressions of everyday archipelagic life. From this, the author reconsiders the spatiotemporality of land claims based on belonging “here...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 274–277.
Published: 01 July 2013
... and of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of a number of essays on archipelagic American studies and visual art, and of the book Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914 to 1962 (2005). Currently she...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 197–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... States, 1914 to 1962 (2005) and Skin Acts: Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Black Male Performer (2014). She is also currently coediting, with Brian Russell Roberts, a collection of essays titled “Archipelagic American Studies: Decontinentalizing the Study of American Culture.” L eon W ainwright...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 178–181.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., and the Black Male Performer (2014). She is coediting (with Brian Russell Roberts) a collection of essays titled “Archipelagic American Studies.” L iv S ovik is a professor of communications at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She holds a doctorate from the Universidade de São Paulo (1994...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Leon Wainwright This essay reflects on the contribution made by Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (2011) to alternative futures for the Caribbean-focused study of art and its histories. Wainwright emphasizes the need for better attention to the complex “geopolitics of time...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 20–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
... their observations and studies of Caribbean cultures and spaces. Chaos theory emerged on the mass-media scene in the late 1970s, positing that tiny actions were related to grand-scale phenomena and popularizing the idea that nature's apparent randomness could function along a different definition of order, one...