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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of normative discourses in dancehall lyrics. I offer readings of male dance crews at street dances, a comedy interlude at a dancehall club night, and a dancehall video, each of which provides the opportunity to read “the queer” in dancehall culture. © 2011 by Small Axe, Inc. 2011 Out and Bad: Toward...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
...: “Bad Friday” (1963). The other events, the Tivoli Gardens incursion of May 2010, appear in the book's epilogue, exceeding its main purview but gesturing at a new set of concerns for Thomas and exemplifying themes with which the whole book is concerned. broadly. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 The cover...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 154–162.
Published: 01 July 2022
... to the telegram departs dramatically from movie depictions of fallen soldiers’ widows who cry softly, or maybe faint, when a military officer arrives at their door with bad news. They do not engage in the type of “hysterics” that Tía did. Tía “loses it.” It is precisely this “losing it” that Ellis Neyra explores...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 17–32.
Published: 01 March 2017
... connotation and refer to practices that are suspected to be “bad” or “evil.” Few people openly refer to “obeah” in St. Lucia, instead preferably using polysemous words, paraphrases, and euphemisms. Practitioners are named by the use of paraphrases and indirect references, such as “people who do something...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 72–94.
Published: 01 March 2003
... subversive practice of “badness-honor” among the poor. In Jamaica, this couplet refers to a distinct dramaturgy in which claimants to respect and social honor employ intimidation and norm-disrupting histrionics—“badness,” in popular Jamaican parlance—to affi rm their right to an honor contested...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 72–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in communities like hers are encouraged to go forth but to also be aware of the pitfalls presented by the negativity of “bad mind” or the spiritual ambassadors of communal self-doubt. In other words, the challenges that Brodber encountered are part of the model that she now offers us...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2014
... presents two orders of Rastafari discourse, four distinguishing features of Thomas's framework within the second order, a constructive critique of Thomas's argument, and an account of the significance of Thomas's work in late modernity. 16 Bad Friday: Rastafari after Coral Gardens , directed...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 118–127.
Published: 01 July 2009
... to be labeled ole negar. He stood steadfastly for his own culture, his own beliefs, and to get his way he was often accused of hooliganism and indiscipline. He became out of order and went on bad. What do I mean by went on bad? I mean more than just acting badly. I mean refusing...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 145–149.
Published: 01 October 2006
... we living together I hear you laugh so ugly as when I tell you that. All I see in my head is that bad-mind piece of sea lashing the rocks by Breakneck Point. No mercy. “Moons, you dreaming,” you tell me. “The only thing that will fall in place is the rotten board that we living...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 77–90.
Published: 01 March 2002
... in white robes stretch out a long golden rod and touch her tongue. Since then every time you look sharp is like prophecy dropping from the sky free- sheet, and bad spirit following everybody. 1 en Pastor, who don’t like to cross a soul and believe that everybody have to make their journey, decide...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 158–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
... grandmother. She would be a big grown woman now. He felt bad about that. A man should be more careful when he was a father, too. He tried to remember his ssmallmall daughter’s name but couldn’t, and this made him feel really bad. Every time he tried to aaxexe tell himself he wasn’t like...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 118–129.
Published: 01 July 2010
... in the earth, another grave for you to tend; we thought he was handling it well, he could drive us home. Quickly you ushered me over, “Him can’t drive. Him soon bruk down bad, bad.” My mother drove, my...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 135–153.
Published: 01 July 2011
... and Italy and India and keep plenty woman and strange animal and write poetry.” “Bad t’ings?” “Bad, bad t’ings, yeah. Dey say he even used to love up pon he sista. True, true.” Mr. Wal- cott pauses, sighs hard, reaches for a black marker from his shirt pocket. Mr...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
... (“dissing”) another person, an action which is severely proscribed by the hypermasculine codes of badness-honour.10 The gardener’s brutal reaction to being dissed by a woman exemplifies this conjunction of pathological masculinity and violence as the normative modality of the Age of Dis, a modality...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 152–155.
Published: 01 February 2007
..., clearly expecting everyone to follow. “You can examine them in here, Doctor. They must have had a bad scare.” “Indeed, Matron,” the Doctor replied. Trina stopped sniffling as he examined her first and then turned to Daryl. A lot less frightened now, she looked around. She...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 237–242.
Published: 01 July 2013
... was flushed into oblivion, like the whirling toilets I cleaned. But we do things until it starts to make sense to us. Because we have to. That's the way it goes. I remember how sometimes I wanted to cry about that hand. That's how bad it made me feel. I wondered if she cried about her lobster hand...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the Caribbean State,” this issue of Small Axe , 175, 179. 4 Ibid., 176. 5 Neil Roberts, “Violence, Livity, Freedom,” this issue of Small Axe , 190–91. 6 Bad Friday: Rastafari after Coral Gardens , dir. Deborah A. Thomas and John Jackson Jr., with Junior “Gabu” Wedderburn (New York: Third...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 89–99.
Published: 01 July 2019
... the domination and control of old-school chauvinistic thinking. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 satire Caribbean literature feminist writing animal fiction Trinidadian fiction surrealist literature First Place, Short Fiction Bad territory. I been worse places: Colombia...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 112–140.
Published: 01 February 2007
...? The city on the hill Lay bruised and broken, battered by hurricane Ivan. 114 | SX22 • City on the Hill LET WE GO AN LOOT Boy you doh see what happen De place mash up, boy it mash up bad...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 218–222.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Jan Lowe Shinebourne Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Memories of British Guiana Jan Lowe Shinebourne KATHERINE MARSHALL, WINTER, TORONTO, CANADA eat is bad before that kind of rain. Sweaty. Like hands on you. You put on fresh clothes in the morning. By midday it soak...