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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 134–149.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Eddie Chambers The 1970s was the decade that witnessed the definitive creation of black Britain. This essay chronicles the influence of the belief system of Rastafari, originating as it did in Jamaica and having an intense appeal to sections of black Britain in the 1970s that led to the creation...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of narratives of the black presence and racism in postwar Britain that center on the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush in 1948. By way of conclusion, the essay follows Carby in revisiting the so-called Brown Baby debate at the end of World War II, an episode in the reracialization of Britain that offers...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 128–142.
Published: 01 November 2020
... fostered, as well as stymied, the possibility that Jamaica would come to realize what its national ethos professed—that it was an increasingly plural, prosperous, and egalitarian state well positioned for political independence from Britain. The HTC and Bailey’s vision...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 167–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Clinton Hutton Jamaica gained her independence from Britain in 1962, after 152 years of Spanish colonialism and 307 years of British colonial rule. The first independence government had to tackle the legacies of colonialism, which included more than 300 years of slavery. But the emerging political...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and the migration of black Caribbean thought to Romantic-era London. Her essay in this issue is part of her book project, Romantic Commons: Resisting Enclosure in Great Britain and the Caribbean, 1750 1850. Eddie Chambers i s a professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, Austin...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 186–197.
Published: 01 March 2021
... people firm in their belief that black people in Britain (or black people with British accents) were always from somewhere else, did not (quite) belong, and indeed represented an irreconcilable contradiction that forever rendered them as alien. What’s in a name? The answer is, of course, a great deal...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 225–227.
Published: 01 November 2015
... widely on aspects of black British, Caribbean, and diasporic cultural production, including Writing Black Britain (2000), Dwelling Places (2000), Stuart Hall (2004), Out of Bounds (2012), and Reading across Worlds (2014). He is currently completing a monograph, “Scripting Empire,” which focuses...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., or their aftermaths as they are lived out in many parts of the world today.”5 The notion of respectability inscribed in the colonial parlor resonated with an emergent aspirant black middle class in the West Indies and working class in Britain in creating their front rooms. In his book Home Cooking...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 78–87.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Photography in the 80s,” Ten.8 2, no. 3 (1992): 15–23; and Stuart Hall, preface to Paul Gilroy, Black Britain: A Photographic History (London: SAQI and Getty Images, 2007), 5–10. 20 Stuart Hall, “The Whites of Their Eyes: Racist Ideologies and the Media,” in George Bridges and Rosalind Brunt, eds...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... this notion from Edward W. Said, The World, the Text, and the Critic (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1983). See Kobena Mercer, “Introduction: Black Britain and the Cultural Politics of Diaspora,” in Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies (New York: Routledge, 1994), 1...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of what would later be called the Windrush generation and the making of a Black Britain (a story it could not foresee), whereas Of Age and Innocence takes us into the equally unmapped territory of the making of the anticolonial project in the fictive San Cristobal. Notably, the latter novel...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of British Marxisms. 22 The wider conjuncture encompassed the rapid changes in postwar British society, of which the advent of mass consumerism, Britain's decline as an imperial power, the growth of youth cultures, and diasporas from the colonies (Hall calls them “the new black British diasporas...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2005
...” essay entitled “New Ethnicities,” published in 1988. In this essay, Stuart off ered an explicitly provisional reading of a shift in the problem-space of black cultural politics in Britain. He put to work a practice of redescription aimed at discerning the distinctive- ness of the new...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
... to exercise her agency as a British subject/citizen and Trinidadian placed her in the realm of the “unrecoverable” black female subject in black radical politics in the United States? Did the “third space” of black Britain make her unrecognizable to black feminists a generation later...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 213–227.
Published: 01 July 2012
... On the specificity of postcolonial racism, see Barnor Hesse, “Diasporicity: Black Britain's Post-colonial Formations,” in Barnor Hesse, ed., Un/Settled Multiculturalisms: Diasporas, Entanglement, Transruptions (London: Zed, 2001), 96–120; on Islam in Africa, see Ali Mazrui, The Africans: A Triple Heritage (New...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
...” Jones; Jamaica’s Richard Small, who represented black Britain; Robert Hill and Walter Rodney, from Jamaica and Guyana, respectively; Richard B. Moore, from Barbados; and C. L. R. James, from Trinidad. The event embodied in congealed form an international political movement that, depending...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 54–69.
Published: 01 October 2006
... tradition to circumstances confronted by black communities in Britain.4 LKJ’s lyrics reflect, in other words, the shift from a predominantly exilic focus on the Caribbean evident among older members of CAM to one grounded far more closely in the issues critical to young black people...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of black women’s grassroots organizing in London during the post-* atcher era. Attention to this case raises the following ques- tions: How are black women responding to the devolution of state welfare in Britain? To what extent has Britain’s state policies and its construction...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... that for him, such short forms were best suited to capturing the period’s revolutionary momentum. Through the use of a photographic visual archive, the art historian Eddie Chambers provides an essay on black Britain to illustrate how Rastafarianism and reggae provided this young generation a language of racial...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 24–42.
Published: 01 July 2011
... their part in the shaping of James's majestic The Black Jacobins . © 2011 by Small Axe, Inc. 2011 “A Thorn in the Side of Great Britain”: C. L. R. James and the Caribbean Labour Rebellions of the 1930s Christian Høgsbjerg Robert A. Hill once suggested that C. L. R. James’s The Black...