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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Pablo F. Gómez This essay offers the Spanish Caribbean as a showcase for the central role black Atlantic healers and their culture played in shaping the Atlantic world of knowledge production about the body and the natural world during the seventeenth century. The author examines how...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2014
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Elena Machado Sáez Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Postcoloniality, Atlantic Orders, and the Migrant Male in the Writings of Caryl Phillips Elena Machado Sáez n his review of anglophone Caribbean literature, “Th e Novel in the British Carib- bean,” A. J. Seymour looks specifi...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Patricia J. Saunders A discussion of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Woman Overboard: The Perils of Sailing the Black Atlantic, Deportation with Prejudice Patricia J. Saunders Homing pigeons gather aimlessly...
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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...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Matthew Chin Drawing from the work of Jamaica’s Gay Freedom Movement (1977–84), this essay uses the term gaydren to consider the basis for activism around same-sex desire in Jamaica in the 1970s and 1980s. Gaydren is a combination of gay , a North Atlantic reference to subjects of same-sex desire...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 193–202.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Stephan Palmié This essay takes its departure from Michel-Rolph Trouillot's discussion of what he calls North Atlantic universalisms, that is, categories that took their origin in the particulars of the West's historical experience but have come to be extended and naturalized as quasi-normative...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... First, it allows projections of elite Dominican nationalism to serve as synecdoche for popular thought. Second, privileging this anxious and divisive rhetoric forecloses study of the nation as an emancipated state, together with Haiti, in a hostile Atlantic. Common Dominicans had a keen sense...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
... philosophical “fiction,” that is, the dichotomy of mind and body, energy, and matter, or subject and object. In the dancehalls and as the first commodities in the cargoholds of the Atlantic slave ships, sonic bodies are restorative, disruptive, and procreative, accounting in part for why they are considered...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Aisha Khan In Atlantic world diaspora studies, culture and identity have been foundational concepts in analysis of the meaning and significance of diaspora. This essay argues that the centrality of these concepts is signal in reproducing a contradiction in diaspora theory that undermines its...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 243–262.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Laura Facey Though these images appear linear, they are in fact a circle, beginning with the stained Atlantic Ocean. Thereafter enters the African spirit, marked with the patterns of their heritage before The Dark absorbs them. Phibbah is hung—a metaphor for the atrocities. Her genitals are exposed...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Ingrid Pollard The Atlantic Ocean as physical and psyche space forms the basis of this work. During the last 600 years, stretches from the eastern shores in the Caribbean and the America's and the western shores and England and Europe, have been the sites of important arrivals and departures. Using...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Dominique Aurélia This article sheds light on an original fiction by the young award-winning Martinican writer Fabienne Kanor, who uniquely problematizes questions of collective memory and gender in the Black Atlantic. This paper examines the use of the poetics of staggering and the dislocation...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
... strove to achieve particular ends. For those contending with the conditions of Atlantic slavery, enacting assumptions about the role of the dead in the fortunes of the living required daily struggle over the means of existence and the exercise of will, and these beliefs and behaviors associated...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Atlantic slavery to the Holocaust, it is that the nakedness and vulnerability of the victim is more likely to lead to fantastical cruelty than to the promotion of liberationist thought. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 History and Catastrophe Sibylle Fischer It is in the days after the 12 January...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yomaira C. Figueroa This essay contends that Caribbean conceptualizations of relation, understood through the theorizing and political organizing of women of color feminists, offer decolonial possibilities that enable radical remappings of the Afro-Atlantic. The essay argues that the political...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 81–96.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... With information from Jamaican state records, news media, literature, and social science studies, the essay argues that the inquiry mobilized divergent discourses of homosexuality across the Atlantic to enact an anticolonial nationalist form of sexual regulation. The inquiry drew not only from Jamaican figurations...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Marisa J. Fuentes This book discussion essay addresses critical questions concerning historical methodologies when working with the archives of Atlantic-world slavery. Thinking with Hazel V. Carby’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands , the essay considers the power of historical memoir...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... glimpses of the diversity of perspectives and political imaginaries among people of African descent and their extensive ties to a wider black Atlantic. black Britain empire/colonialism postimperial racism intimacy interracial children Straddling the Atlantic Ocean and the eighteenth...