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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... generation of scholars who insist on looking at Dominican identity formations through a transnational frame. 4 Furthermore, Masculinity after Trujillo illustrates the value of literary critique for the study of hegemonic and oppositional archives. I will follow Horn's invitation to move away from...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., Ruth Hanna McCormick, as they traveled around the country soon after their 1903 wedding. The photographs capture anonymous Dominicans and some prominent named citizens (e.g., lawyers and elected officials), street scenes, buildings, public works, rivers, and so on. The archive includes no photos of the...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Nancy Raquel Mirabal The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is the premier center of African American and Afro-diasporic studies. Yet, as the literary scholar Vanessa Valdés argues, we know little of the center’s namesake and his drive to collect and establish a renowned archive that...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Deborah A. Thomas This essay discusses the process of field formation within Caribbean studies in relation to the building of archives, challenging Eurocentric conceptualizations of history and history making as well as counterdominant tropes about the region and the people who have inhabited it...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 63–79.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Patricia Saunders Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Defending the Dead, Confronting the Archive: A Conversation with M. NourbeSe Philip Patricia Saunders Law and poetry both share an inexorable concern with language—the “right” use of the “right” words, phrases or even marks...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marta Fernández Campa This essay highlights the role of archives, archival research, and integration of archival records in contemporary Caribbean visual artwork that evokes and reimagines unevenly recorded historical processes/moments. It also suggests the defining role of this approach to...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kanika Batra This article examines a privately published newsletter, The Jamaica Gaily News , in circulation from 1978 to 1984, as an archive of gay and lesbian community building initiated by the Gay Freedom Movement (GFM). Contending that recent efforts of organizations like the Jamaica Forum for...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 145–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
... historicity to the black population, ever unproblematically yield `black history'? Can black histories ever be built on fragile postcard infrastructures?” Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Caribbean Subjectivity and the Colonial Archive Beth Fowkes Tobin Ab s t r a c t : This essay takes up a...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Phanuel Antwi Rereading dub poetry under the pressures of and with the resources of black feminist and queer theory, and treating the practice of dub poetry as a production of a sound archive, one that embodies and aurally animates the intimacies of the black Atlantic, this essay highlights the...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Chris Moffat This essay examines the relationship between a radical politics and the institution of the archive through a history of the George Padmore Institute (GPI), a community archive attached to New Beacon Books in London. Focusing on the life and thought of John La Rose (1927–2006...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
... occurs in sociable spaces, beyond sanctioned spaces of history. The Caribbean intellectuals in the poem relax on a veranda, where their old talk becomes “an archive/of loose leaves scattered up and down/the archipelago.” Here, history is not cataloged in the form of bound “books/on their roosts of...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
... are now held in France. Examining the history of this archive that stands as a metaphor for Swedish colonial amnesia, this essay discusses the reluctance in Sweden to recognize a past that goes against a self-image untainted by slavery and colonialism. The essay also discusses a project that aims to...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Joan Flores-Villalobos This essay explores the archival presence of West Indian women in the archives of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the biggest repository of original documents regarding the construction of the Panama Canal. Using a 1909 photograph of a nude black West Indian woman found in a...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Monique A. Bedasse; Aaron Kamugisha This essay argues for an approach to postcolonial Caribbean intellectual history that moves beyond the national archive to rely on a globally dispersed archive. It uses Rastafari repatriation to Tanzania to highlight the intellectual history of the movement and...
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figures 9 and 10. Archival Dialectics (detail), 2018. Two-sided black-and-white photocopies—one side with image of wax rubbings of coral stones; one side with archival text on inverse of rubbings image—displayed in two stacks. Courtesy of the artist. Figures 9 and 10. Archival Dialectics More
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figures 9 and 10. Archival Dialectics (detail), 2018. Two-sided black-and-white photocopies—one side with image of wax rubbings of coral stones; one side with archival text on inverse of rubbings image—displayed in two stacks. Courtesy of the artist. Figures 9 and 10. Archival Dialectics More
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 3 O’Neil Lawrence, Awakening , 2007. Archival ink on rag paper, 17 × 26 in. Courtesy of the artist Figure 3. O’Neil Lawrence, Awakening, 2007. Archival ink on rag paper, 17 × 26 in. Courtesy of the artist More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 11. Keisha Scarville, Untitled #3 , from Mama's Clothes series, 2015. Archival inkjet print, 24 × 36 in. Location: Brooklyn, New York. Courtesy of the artist Figure 11. Keisha Scarville, Untitled #3, from Mama's Clothes series, 2015. Archival inkjet print, 24 × 36 in. Location More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 10. Keisha Scarville, Untitled #7 , from Mama's Clothes series, 2016. Archival inkjet print, 24 × 36 in. Location: Buxton, Guyana. Courtesy of the artist Figure 10. Keisha Scarville, Untitled #7, from Mama's Clothes series, 2016. Archival inkjet print, 24 × 36 in. Location: Buxton More
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 244–253.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Gaiutra Bahadur The author of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture , a narrative history about indentured women, discusses researching and narrating the lives of subjects missing, at least in their own words, from the archives. She reflects on the possibilities of the personal and the present...