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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Michelle Stephens Looking back at the dialogue between Black British Cultural Studies and African American Studies that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s, when Stuart Hall first asked the question, “What is this black in black popular culture?” this article explores how that conversation has...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 116–126.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Rinaldo Walcott This essay suggests that Caribbean studies and Black studies might be constituted as twins, arguing that Blackness and Black people are the foundational instituted terms of both studies. This argument is based in the author’s reading of the anglophone Caribbean and draws on Kamau...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Michael Hanchard In addition to providing some conceptual and theoretical cues from fiction, literary and visual criticism, history, and philosophy that treat the subject of memory, this paper provides an outline of a critical method to distinguish among various deployments of black memory...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Rinaldo Walcott The attempt to narrate and represent a coherent black masculinity in its singularity is in part what I want to respond to in this essay. But even more, I want to suggest that thinking about a range and variety of black manhoods and masculinities might provide analysts with a set...
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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 (2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Carole Boyce Davies The authors response to Kevin Gaines' and Patricia Saunders' discussion of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones. Claudia Jones Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Sisters Outside: Tracing the Caribbean/Black Radical Intellectual Tradition...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 79–88.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Dennis Morris © 2011 by Small Axe, Inc. 2011 78  | Growing Up Black Dennis Morris Growing Up Black Dennis Morris...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
...David Scott This short essay offers one frame in which to think about the idea of a black radical tradition, a term whose elements are all essentially unstable and contested. What is at stake is a historically minded inquiry into “uses” rather than “meanings”—that is, the historical conjunctures...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... psychosocial space of the black radical tradition in the Caribbean and beyond. There can be no question but that Haiti's fundamental radicalism can be traced to the spectacular seizing of political sovereignty from France by the black (former) slaves of Saint-Domingue and their creation of an independent...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Farah Jasmine Griffin This essay explores the extent to which the concept of “a black radical tradition” illuminates or limits understandings of the art and activism of dancer, choreographer, and activist Pearl Primus. Focusing on Primus's emergence as a public figure and artist during the 1940s...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Nijah Cunningham Marking the close of the conference “The Idea of a Black Radical Tradition,” this roundtable served as a workshop for participants to explore, extend, and trouble the cultural and political discourse of black radicalism. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 After two days...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 66–80.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Walter Rodney African History in the Service of the Black Liberation Walter Rodney nitially I had written a short supplementary paper to that which was to be presented by Mr. Richard Moore.¹ * erefore, the order having been inverted, it places me in a rather tricky position. I...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Tracy Fisher Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Black Women, Politics, Nationalism and Community in London Tracy Fisher articular historical moments often enable us to understand contemporary move- ments and issues. Specifi cally, they are critical in understanding...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sandra Stephens The artist reflects on her place within the black/white color spectrum in Jamaica and the United States and looks at how she addresses both whiteness and blackness within her work. Using her piece Face of the Enemy , on the Japanese Internment, from her solo show Rationalize...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 116–139.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Wigmoore Francis Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives on Women in the Discourses of Radical Black Caribbean Men Wigmoore Francis INTRODUCTION t work in the deliberations of black radical thinkers in the nineteenth- and early...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 100–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Michelle Stephens Small Axe Incorporated 2005 BOOK DISCUSSION: THE PRACTICE OF DIASPORA Th e Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism, Brent Hayes Edwards. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-674-01103-1 Disarticulating...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 112–119.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Michael Hanchard Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Translation, Political Community, and Black Internationalism: Some Comments on Brent Hayes Edwards’s The Practice of Diaspora Michael Hanchard rent Edwards’s Th e Practice of Diaspora is an important text, expanding and com...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 120–128.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Nadi Edwards Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Diaspora, Difference, and Black Internationalisms Nadi Edwards rent Hayes Edwards’s Th e Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism is in many ways an answer to Earl Lewis’s cogent ques...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Krista A. Thompson Small Axe Incorporated 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Black Skin, Blue Eyes : Visualizing Blackness in Jamaican Art, 1922 1944 Krista A. Thompson From the opposite end...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Carter Mathes This article examines transnational circulations of Afro-Jamaican and African-American political culture during 1960s and 1970s (roughly encompassing Jamaican independence, the transitions between Black Power and post–Black-Power era United States, and the year of escalating political...