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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2024
...André Brock This discussion essay offers a Black digital perspective on Lewis R. Gordon’s Fear of Black Consciousness (2022). Through a reading of Blackness as an informational and ratchet identity, the author contends that the typographic duality of a lowercase blackness and an uppercase Blackness...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 91–108.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Devyn Spence Benson; Antonio López This essay recovers the history of 1960s and 1970s black movements in Cuba through an examination of works by Afro-Cuban intellectuals and their meetings with Caribbean thinkers to show the coexistence of mestizaje and black consciousness as a defining...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 135–144.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Nathalie Etoke Lewis R. Gordon investigates myriad questions in Fear of Black Consciousness (2022). He brings out the complexity of Black consciousness and the psychological, ontological, and epistemic upheavals that it provokes in a White world. Gordon examines contradictions, paradoxes...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 145–156.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Terrence L. Johnson This discussion essay examines Lewis R. Gordon’s Fear of Black Consciousness (2022) and his analysis of ethics and politics within Black political philosophy. Gordon’s interdisciplinary book weaves together film, jazz, Judaism, and Egyptology (for instance) to interrogate...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 164–175.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Lewis R. Gordon This response essay addresses anti-Blackness and other fears of Black consciousness through discussing analyses and critiques of the author’s Fear of Black Consciousness (2022) offered by Nathalie Etoke, Terrence L. Johnson, and André Brock. Concepts under discussion include bad...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... critique, Civil Rights and Black Power ideologies, and Rastafarian consciousness animate the efforts of both figures as they attempt to refashion ideas of black political possibility through and against the terms of modern emancipation and citizenship. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Circuits of Political...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 218–227.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Bedour Alagraa This essay views David Austin’s Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness through the prism of dread history as a way of considering how this text can be understood as a chronicling of the congress while also acting...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 79–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Katherine McKittrick This essay studies Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” and draws attention to the ways plantocratic systems generated black creative activities that rebelled against the tenets of white supremacy and its attendant order of consciousness. Building on Wynter's insights...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Laurie R. Lambert In Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness , David Austin continues his important work as the leading historian of 1960s black Montreal. Moving Against the System illuminates histories that are critical...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
...: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness , David Austin has compiled the surviving transcripts of this historic gathering, including the speeches by Walter Rodney, C. L. R. James, Stokely Carmichael, and Richard B. Moore, and he provides an extended introduction locating...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
...David Austin Rounding out a discussion of Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness , the author engages in a dialogue with his respondents about the significance of the congress. This essay assesses the legacy of the 1968 congress...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the European inflected Caribbean present. 29 Gilroy's notable silence on Africa in his groundbreaking exegesis on black modernity, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness , exemplifies a similar binary between African “roots” and Caribbean present. His black Atlantic privileges Africa...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 132–141.
Published: 01 March 2020
... I argue that the idea of multiple and complex identities complements W. E. B. Du Bois’s concept of double consciousness . In the Afro-Caribbean context, this represents a political awareness that emerges in juxtaposition to the devaluation of blackness and the more than four hundred years...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... The production of “deportable subjects” is not solely the dominion of the nation-state. Like Ships Passing in the Night: Race, Gender, and the Problem of Black Consciousness for Radical Black Feminists Look even closer. . . . Men in shirtsleeves or rough lumber jackets peer out from occasional...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of freedom and selfhood. The need for community connectedness is vital in Brodber’s work, as in Harris’s. It moti- vates the research and writing that resulted in Woodside, Pear Tree Grove P.O. (2004) and the village lectures that fed into The Continent of Black Consciousness (2003...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... intellectual ought to be, this may lead us to dismiss other Afro-Latinxs who experimented with alternate ways of pursuing liberation and justice. We may come to regard them as lacking a proper antiracist, politically black consciousness, at least in a form that is recognizable to us. To be more precise, I am...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 176–179.
Published: 01 March 2024
.... Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy at the University of the West Indies, Mona. His recent books include Freedom, Justice, and Decolonization (2021), Fear of Black Consciousness (2022), and Black Existentialism and Decolonizing Knowledge: Writings of Lewis R. Gordon (2023). N jelle H...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 244–246.
Published: 01 November 2013
... number of scholarly articles. His publications include Black Consciousness in South Africa (1986); The Making of a Liberal Democracy: Senegal's Passive Revolution, 1975–1985 (1987); Predatory Rule: State and Civil Society in Africa (1992); Haiti's Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... , no. 61 (June 1977): 53–65; part 2, Bim , no. 62 (December 1977): 100–106; part 3, Bim , no. 63 (June 1978): 181–92; reprinted in Hume and Kamugisha, Caribbean Cultural Thought , 354–77. See also Erna Brodber, The Continent of Black Consciousness: On the History of the African Diaspora from Slavery...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 72–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
... to carve out a Black space in this white world.”1 Despite the truth in her utterances, her scholarship emerged at a moment when hegemonic discourse around race and culture had shifted away from the privileging of terms like Ethiopianism, race consciousness, Pan-Africanism, and race pride...