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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 2. Nicole Awai, Specimen from Local Ephemera: Resistance with Black Ooze 1 , 2005. Graphite, acrylic paint, glitter, and nail polish on paper; 51 × 53 in. Courtesy of the artist Figure 2. Nicole Awai, Specimen from Local Ephemera: Resistance with Black Ooze 1, 2005. Graphite, acrylic More
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 2 Demonstrators at the Black People’s Day of Action, 2 March 1981, London, called to protest police inaction and government indifference to the New Cross Massacre. Among the signs and posters held by demonstrators were placards that declared “Blood Aga Run if Justice Na Come.” © Trinity More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Richard Iton Drawing on recordings by Chic and Funkadelic, and more generally on the affective dimensions of black popular culture, this essay considers the relationship between teleological and reflexive conceptions of black politics and black political thought. Teleological approaches to black...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Tezeru Teshome; K. Wayne Yang Drawing from Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being , this essay uncovers the ontological eradication of “black child” in institutions of school and juvenile justice. This eradication is rooted in sexualized violence and the ungenderings of black...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Glyne A. Griffith Small Axe Inc. 2009 Blackness Unbound: Interrogating Transnational Blackness Glyne A. Griffith Democracy and the rights of man would never have existed without the Haitian revolution— a consideration of which is an object lesson in understanding the debt the Old World...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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 in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the originary 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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 of careful and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 178–185.
Published: 01 July 2012
... been shortened to Stops. The morning had fully arrived, brilliant and warm, by the time Stops and Ulysses stood together staring at the winged thing. Two wings sprouted from the boy's back. The child's body and his wings were covered with short, iridescent, blue-black hair, so that he shimmered in the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley; Matt Richardson This reflection argues that the oeuvre of Colin Dayan provides critical tools for the elaboration of black transgender studies. Specifically, the authors analyze the trial and imprisonment of black transgender activist CeCe MacDonald using Dayan's work as...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Jennifer Rahim Small Axe Incorporated 2006 The Operations of the Closet and the Discourse of Unspeakable Contents in Black Fauns and My Brother Jennifer Rahim This paper examines the operations of the closet in two historically distant texts from the English-speaking Caribbean...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 269–275.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Harvey Neptune Small Axe Incorporated 2006 BOOK DISCUSSION: Black Empire Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914–1962, Michelle Stephens. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0822335514 African American Manhood in the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Axe Incorporated 2007 From New World to Abeng: George Beckford and the Horn of Black Power in Jamaica, 1968–1970 Robert A. Hill Ab s t r a c t : This essay examines the role played by George Beckford in grappling critically with the complicated legacy of the plantation...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Guyana's reception of Black Power. An exposition of the new documents forms the background to a broader discussion of Rodney's subsequent life and work, up to the point of his assassination in 1980. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Seeing Darkly: Guyana, Black Power, and Walter Rodney’s Expulsion from...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): v–xvi.
Published: 01 June 2008
... engagement will remain a precious inheritance for Antillean generations to come. Number 26 • June 2008 Co n t e n t s Introduction: On the Archaeologies of Black Memory David Scott v Venus in Two Acts Saidiya Hartman 1 King Menelik’s Nephew: Prince Thomas Mackarooroo, aka Prince Ludwig...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 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. This...