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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... formation and blackness explicitly. In what follows, I will turn to a scene of racialized, gendered subject formation to offer further thoughts about what continuing to engage and nurture existing and emerging archives of women's writings might do to how we think about Dominican literature and identity...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 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 travelers themselves. If the images were taken in 1904 or 1905, as the Library of Congress records contend, the honeymooners would have embarked on...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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...
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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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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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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Tao Leigh Goffe This essay focuses on artwork that centers family photographs and home movies as a point of departure to trouble the conventional family album in order to narrate a story about Caribbean Chinese kinship. In the art examined, personal visual archives are used to respond to the lacuna...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... politicized rewritings. This essay proposes an “archaeological” approach to Haitian Creole popular music through the lyrics of several lost Haitian songs of the 1840s and 1850s, recently rediscovered in a Paris archive. While Haitian popular music is inherently engaged in a process of constant evolution, this...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Saidiya Hartman This essay examines the ubiquitous presence of Venus in the archive of Atlantic slavery and wrestles with the impossibility of discovering anything about her that hasn't already been stated. As an emblematic figure of the enslaved woman in the Atlantic world, Venus makes plain the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Heather V. Vermeulen Surveyor, penkeeper, overseer, slaveowner, and landholder Thomas Thistlewood (1721–86) was a white English immigrant to British colonial Jamaica who lived there from 1750 until his death. Canonical readings of Thistlewood’s archive quarantine his intellectual pursuits from his...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... approach that reveals and challenges the epistemic violence of the official archive. Her analysis incisively attends to the relationships between empire, intimacy, and violence without sacrificing attention to either the devastating effects for women or the multiple ways Indian women refused to be defined...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... “the transnational” as distinct historical phases in a teleologic progression, and exposes the polarization of history and memory, archive and body, that increasingly undergirds diaspora studies' memory-work. Although the concept of “diasporic memory” has scholarly traction, it also places enormous...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi Part of the larger book project “Empire, Nation, Diaspora: Cape Town and Constituting a Black Archive,” this essay explores two Caribbean intellectuals, Eric Walrond and Henry Sylvester Williams, who included the South African Cape in their mappings of the Caribbean in...