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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel; Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann This essay introduces the special section “Con-Federating the Archipelago: The Confederación Antillana and the West Indies Federation,” which interrogates the literary, intellectual, social, and political imaginaries fomented...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 69–77.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., because of the archipelago’s abundance of nonsovereign forms, nationalist frameworks for understanding Caribbean history have been challenged by many scholars. 2 Because nationalism nonetheless persists as a dominant category for understanding anticolonialism in the region, it remains necessary...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
... through the trope of the archipelago, challenging the understanding of the Caribbean as discontinuous, isolated, hermetic, and beyond comprehension. Analyzing contemporary art of the hispanophone islands and their diasporas, they reveal shared concerns within the Caribbean archipelago and posit...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
... landmasses and archipelagoes as interconnected, terraqueous topographies. Through close readings, the essay demonstrates how the Caribbean characters in the novel envision localness as an overlap between earthly materialities and contested epistemologies—an attitude the essay defines as “archipelagic...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Glyne Griffith This essay argues that the short-lived West Indies Federation (1958–62) was not only undermined by the failure of the regional intelligentsia to comprehensively communicate a narrative of regionalism to the majority of the archipelago’s peoples but also further compromised by the BBC...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Jossianna Arroyo This response essay reviews the six contributions to the special section “Con-Federating the Archipelago: The Confederación Antillana and the West Indies Federation.” These key interventions on the Spanish Caribbean Confederation projects in the nineteenth century and the West...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the archipelago. The impact of empire on infrastructure for the production of Caribbean literature remains underexamined at large, however. Accounting for the political and economic dimensions of the literary power produced by empire would contribute to the denaturalization of such power, and, this essay argues...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 127–133.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and animated by metaphors of creolization that derive from the archipelago’s geology, geography, and history. Ultimately, “Caribbean Man,” while immured in the nationalist sensibility of the 1970s, eschews a reductive nationalist politics for a more expansive notion of nation and community akin to Wilson...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 98–111.
Published: 01 November 2022
... became/was becoming an other woman. Not a single acera (sidewalk) or calle (street), nor any protest in the archipelago taking the form of a walk against power, has ever been the same after Luisa and her faldapantalón (skirt-pant). Attempting to reflect this premise, this essay traverses, on dreamy foot...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
...—is to remind us that the Caribbean Sea is the actual origin point for the black (and other) Atlantic frameworks: “The Atlantic is the Atlantic (with all its port cities) because it was once engendered by the copulation of Europe … with the Caribbean archipelago; the Atlantic is today the Atlantic (the navel...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Journal of International Law 29, no. 2 (2007): 289, www.law.upenn.edu/journals/jil/articles/volume29/issue2/Torruella29U.Pa.J.Int%27lL.283%282007%29.pdf . 25 Thompson, Imperial Archipelago , 215–16. 26 Quoted in Christina Duffy Burnett and Burke Marshall, eds., Foreign in a Domestic...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Axe, Inc. 2010 Translated by Nadève Ménard Original French available at http://www.smallaxe.net/smallaxe/ Creole Japan; or, The Vagaries of Creolization Michaël F. Ferrier You feel from such a wind that it has finally made it around the world and linked up the archipelagos...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 133–143.
Published: 01 November 2022
... as betrayal when dealing with someone trans, the sense that something is off . It is also the sensation poets in the archipelago first experience when reading their poems in another language, especially when that other language has been imposed as both a tool of colonialism and a tool of assimilation...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2023
... part of a global archipelago of marginalized islands. 37 Being from Martinique did not condemn him to global isolation. Quite on the contrary, the world’s peripheries could be connected in their fight against European capitalism and imperialism. The French and the Yugoslav detours worked...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 160–165.
Published: 01 November 2021
... unity, see J. Michael Dash, “Nineteenth-Century Haiti and the Archipelago of the Americas: Anténor Firmin’s Letters from St. Thomas ,” Research in African Literatures 35, no. 2 (2004): 44–53. 8 All biographic information provided here is based on Rama’s fundamental work on Betances...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Ramos have called it—“decolonial joy.” 5 What were the antecedents of this eruption/irruption, of this event that would thrust people (over five hundred thousand of them in one march) into the streets in an island archipelago of over three million people and its diaspora, sending them up...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 28–36.
Published: 01 November 2018
... been more Haitian”; “How to participate in the construction of the country?”; “Writer and editor, I would like to erase borders and dream of the archipelago, draw together lands, fling out the sea so that islands are no longer separated. So that a multitude can form and dream together of a rise...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 112–120.
Published: 01 November 2022
... archipelago only to experience downward social mobility. Capetillo attended school during her primary years but was not able to enroll in an institution of higher learning. Her parents nonetheless made sure to provide her with the pedagogical tools needed to create an impressive mental library. In her...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of repetition, rather than representing a predictable pattern, may also lead to unpredictable (regional and global) outcomes: “Within the sociocultural fluidity that the Caribbean archipelago presents, within its historiographic turbulence and its ethnological and linguistic clamor, with its generalized...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
... considering Puerto Rican anticolonial struggle. I want to amplify this aspect, since focus on sensory deprivation and sensory overload in the case of political prisoner repression/torture and decades of bombardment in Vieques (and Culebra as well as other military operations around the archipelago...