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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the juxtapositions of various voices this work examines how the legacy of black families in the Caribbean connects with the stories of European maritime `hero's, such as Frances Drake, Christopher Columbus, Walter Raleigh and James Cook. Images of state sanctioned and educational authorities are placed alongside...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Weddings Here and Abroad,” Daily Gleaner , 28 July 1940. See also Molly Huggins, Too Much to Tell (London: Heinemann, 1967), 117. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 marriage gender nationalism black families In Jamaica in the 1940s and 1950s, in the aftermath of the unrest of the 1930s...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 186–197.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of an inevitably settled yet nevertheless creatively fertile “mixed upness” of the creation of African diaspora family histories. In “Everybody’s Search for Roots: Alex Haley and the Black and White Atlantic,” Helen Taylor offers readings of the ways Roots went from a book to a television event of phenomenal...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997), 56. 21 Albert Chong, “The Photograph as a Receptacle of Memory,” Small Axe , no. 29 (July 2009): 128. 20 Stuart Hall, “Reconstruction Work: Images of Postwar Black Settlement,” in Jo Spence and Patricia Holland, eds., Family Snaps: The Meanings...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the Atlantic Slave Route . The metaphoricity and multivocality of the text and the way Carby draws upon personal, familial, and intergenerational trauma to counter the normalization of racial violence are reminiscent of Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being . 2 It is tempting...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 28–46.
Published: 01 March 2021
... × 19.96 in. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; gift of the Severin Wunderman Family. Photograph by the author Nassy’s group portrait of the black Tittmoning internees communicates in a concentrated fashion possible only through a visual medium the prisoners’ psychological...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37–50.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and by a boomerang effect, the concrete example of the black-and-white American family of Butler’s novel will complement Glissant’s Caribbean theorization of kinship. 1 See Edouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation, trans. Betsy Wing (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997), 169. 2 See Celia M...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to narrate the violence of the British empire through family stories. The long-intertwined histories of England and the Caribbean inevitably lead to slavery’s archives, and in the final section of the book, Carby describes the lives of her earliest ancestors on a Jamaican coffee plantation. In response...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 109–124.
Published: 01 July 2021
... unquestionable revolutionary support and adhesion to Guillén’s conceptualization of la nación mestiza —instrumental for the cohesiveness promoted by the revolutionary regime—through the comprehensive analysis of her family socioeconomic background, the coincidence of her arrival to adolescence...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... about loss, personal and collective. A trio of snapshots taken by a vacationing family leads only to a black box containing white text: “No other information available. If you recognize them please contact Dia Art Foundation. This photo is seeking a family/descendants.” Even more poignant are the words...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... against black relation—negations of black motherhood, of black family, of black birthright, and of black childhood. Indeed, Sharpe presents object lessons, so to speak, of antiblackness against black children, black girls, black youth, to draw out many of the insights of In the Wake . What is exciting...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
... much my mother’s room, and as a second-generation, black British person from an aspirant working-class family of Vincentian parentage, I have ambivalent memories of it. I must con- fess that growing up I was embarrassed about the front room’s aesthetics, as it seemed in “bad taste,” or had...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 150–158.
Published: 01 September 2003
... CCobhamobham period between 1830 and 1867, especially in her second chapter, “Fault-Lines in the Family of Man,” which focuses on the Native Baptist movement, is richly aware of the ways in which black colonial subjects resisted the containment of their subjectivity by missionary or imperialist agendas...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 210–217.
Published: 01 July 2009
... pushed forward by anthropologi- cal research, this time in relation to kinship and gender relations. Implicit within the extensive literature on the organization of Afro-Caribbean families from the 1940s through the 1970s were concerns regarding the political futures of the black Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... regime of mastery. The hectoring of Shelby Steele, Bill Cosby, and Orlando Patterson regarding black male responsibility and uplift and the punitive strategies of the post–welfare state declare a shared aim: to make profligate black families productive. The bottom line—black men...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
... allows Henzell to sketch some sense of the intersections of race and class in Jamaica. At the center of that cast are Percy Sullivan (prime minister), Winston Bernard (finance minister), and Mark Bernard (minister of security)—all members of the same elite black family. 12 The other key player...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in the progress of black peoples must be emphasized, even though slavery cruelly disrupted the extended family and the honored place of the woman in the black society” (235). The meaning of black women’s “honored place” is unclear but appears to reference an idealized image of black women under the protection...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
...: The Photograph and Black Family Life,” in Hirsch, Familial Gaze , 107–23. 37 Ariella Azoulay, “What Is a Photograph? What Is Photography?,” Philosophy of Photography 1, no. 1 (2010): 12. 36 Imagery is increasingly experienced via screen technologies. Screens as material technologies are equally...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and white feminists highlights the same point made in Wallace’s statement: not all black feminists are “members of the family,” no matter their relationship to those in the household (i.e., the United States). A less polite way of putting it would be to say that they may be as close as family...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 81–96.
Published: 01 November 2020
... detail through Jamaican newspapers. 2 By articulating a concern over homosexuality among foreign officers, Jamaica’s 1951 Police Enquiry provides an opportunity to remap transnational discourses of sexual deviance otherwise concerned with improper family formations among black people across...