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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. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Amy Bailey Housecraft...
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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
... themselves likely to be asked the very same question by white 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...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 225–227.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 on West Indian and West African radio literatures at the BBC...
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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
...), 12–15. See also David A. Bailey and Stuart Hall, eds., “Critical Decade: Black British 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...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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. 8 I refer respectively to Kobena Mercer, “Black Hair/Style Politics,” “Reading Racial...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... into their society.” C. L. R. James, “Africans and Afro-Caribbeans: A Personal View,” in Writing Black Britain: 1948–1998 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000), 63. 31 C. L. R. James, “The Mighty Sparrow,” in The Future in the Present: Selected Writings (London: Allison and Busby, 1977), 199...
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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
... Black Arts in 1980s Britain (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005); see also Kwame Anthony Appiah, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (New York: W. W. Norton, 2006). 20 The redefinition of blackness in the politics of representation is the core argument in Stuart Hall, “New...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Carmichael (originally from Trinidad) also included the African Canadian activist Burnley “Rocky” 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...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of these poems, that had been banished to his personal archives, confirms 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...
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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 (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...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
... practice, relatively fortunate. Within Britain there is a pronounced tradition whereby black artists have to wait until they are dead to be the subjects of major publications and major scholarship.) Bowling's Guyanese contemporary, Aubrey Williams, is a compelling case in point. This posthumous...
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