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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
.... These changes are taking place not simply through the workings of national institutions, such as schools and cultural life, but also through the circulation of assemblages of judges and lawyers, leaders, international nongovernmental organizations, and consultants who provide a certain level of expertise toward...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 173–180.
Published: 01 March 2014
... play in imagining, representing, and enacting their relationships with governmental actors and assemblages. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Deborah Thomas's Exceptional Violence is a broad-ranging, sophisticated book that intervenes in multiple debates. Its overarching aim is to develop a “reparations...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Minkah Makalani One of the appeals of imagining a future alternative to the political present is the possibility of shedding modernity’s constitutive colonial assemblages and its conceit of the inevitability of human progress. Yet it remains something of a paradox that even at their most radical...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47–55.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of surveillance assemblages. But even more than a feeling, Maroon insecurity might be said to describe an experience of precarity. This attention to these Maroon in/securities revises the grand narratives of marronage in heroic terms that have often been dominant in the cultural and popular imagination across...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... inflected that music and to how that music inflected geopolitics. Reading the evolution of Jamaican music since independence, this essay reveals how the form of James’s novel replicates the spectral and shattered assemblages of dancehall music in order to borrow some of its fugitive, subaltern autonomy...
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Published: 01 November 2013
Figure 4. Caroline “booops” Sardine, big frens tun n-e-meee (detail), 2008. Mixed media assemblage, dimentions vary. Photograph by Jane Bryce More
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2023
... “a hymn to home.” Bahamas assemblages drawing mixed media home Figure 1 Another Lullaby , 2023 Acrylic and graphite on wood, with steel wire and mahogany pods 9 × 6.25 × 4.5 in / 22.9 × 16.5 × 11.4 cm Figure 1. Another Lullaby, 2023 Acrylic and graphite on wood, with steel wire...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Island Literatures (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2007); Peter Hay, “A Phenomenology of Islands,” Island Studies Journal 1, no. 1 (2006): 19–42; Philip Hayward, “Aquapelagos and Aquapelagic Assemblages,” Shima 6, no. 1 (2012): 1–11; Elaine Stratford et al., “Envisioning the Archipelago...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 16–34.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Figure 4. Caroline “booops” Sardine, big frens tun n-e-meee (detail), 2008. Mixed media assemblage, dimentions vary. Photograph by Jane Bryce ...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 49–60.
Published: 01 September 2004
... embraced the assemblage technique that has become funda- mental to her sculpture. Later, when living in New York as an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, she explored the historical and psychological impact of found objects as well as the viewer’s role in the completion of the work...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
...: ‘Crossing the Mangrove.’” I shrugged my shoulders. “You don't cross a mangrove. You'd spike yourself on the roots of the mangrove trees. You'd be sucked down and suffocated by the brackish mud.” “Yes, that's it, that's precisely it.” —Maryse Condé, Crossing the Mangrove There is an odd assemblage...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the social as a type of assemblage, tied together through “relations of linkage and effectivity between different levels of all sorts of things,” these things were related “as much through their differences as through their similarities.” The combination of civil society and the various forces and entities...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 161–173.
Published: 01 October 2006
..., dancehall is revealed as an intrinsically complex material assemblage that does not and cannot valorize the category of the authentic. Rather than an analysis centered mostly on language and lyri- cal content, dancehall is in this way opened up as a political, economic, sonic, visual, haptic...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 180–190.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of the publication of my second book, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human , I find that the first text seems far removed from my current thinking, with regard to the objects of analysis, yet also proximate in terms of its conceptual underpinnings. 2...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 125–136.
Published: 01 September 2004
... from assemblages, painting, collages, installations, and sculp- ture, ingeniously manipulates and synthesizes materials to produce elegantly rendered forms that often, particularly in her early works, evoke elements of the fantastic. Belong- ing to the fi rst generation of installation artists...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of this assemblage, M. Jacqui Alexander, for “an erotic that is fully bodied and sexed, one that can take ample note of our many vulnerabilities.” 2 Alexander's contribution has largely been in showing state efforts to constrain erotic autonomy and the limits of integration or complicity with state and other...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 128–134.
Published: 01 July 2009
... with this while fulfilling a request from my mother to fix a torn photograph that was the only one of her as a child. This process of rephotographing led me to construct still-life assemblages that would incorporate or use the family photograph as the main element. Many indigenous people claim that picture...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... and its trajectories”—demonstrating both his and Flores's sense that understanding spaces in new ways often requires visual symbolization. 40 It is by drawing our attention to surfaces that the assemblage of works in Wrestling with the Image explores how spatial and temporal mythologies...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 142–150.
Published: 01 October 2008
... of Catholic saints, resin-encased baby dolls and plastic flowers taken from Duval Carrié’s well-known collages and assemblages, and other historical docu- ments from his private collection. He invited students from the Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale to assist him in the creation...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... choices: Why, for one, did that particular mammy, a 1930s pencil and paper holder, stand out from all of the other racist collectibles that the artist had begun Figure 3. Betye Saar, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima , 1972. Mixed media assemblage, signed; 11.8 x 8 x 2.8 in. Collection of the University...