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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to an understanding of black radicalism in Canada, the Caribbean, and the African diaspora, more broadly. This work decenters the United States as the nexus of Black Power, allowing readers to think about Canada as an understudied site of black radical organizing. While the congress viewed Black Nationalism...
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Small Axe (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 (2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
... on 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 (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 (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Louis Chude-Sokei The Black Scholar ( TBS ), established in 1969, emerged from a public confluence of black political and cultural movements—black power, black arts, Pan-Africanism and decolonization, black feminism, and the emergence of a black political class. As primary intellectual organ...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Peter James Hudson Held at Montreal’s McGill University from 11 to 14 October 1968, the “Congress of Black Writers: Toward the Second Emancipation—the Dynamics of Black Liberation” was dubbed the largest Black Power conference ever held outside the United States. In Moving Against the System...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
... moments: Black Power and Black Nationalism at the end of the 1960s and into the '70s; the political monumentalization of Césaire in Martinique between the late 1970s and his ninetieth-birthday celebration in 2003; and the creation of two book series to serve as cultural intermediaries—CARAF Books and New...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... politics and society. Obika Gray and Maziki Thame contributed review essays, tackling many of the issues explored in the book, including the Caribbean black power movement, the Grenada Revolution and its demise, the contemporary state of Jamaican politics, Caribbean intellectual traditions...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kim Robinson-Walcott True emancipation from mental slavery is still a work in progress in Jamaica. The People’s National Party swept into power in 1972 with an agenda of socioeconomic and cultural empowerment for the poor black majority. That agenda, however, was executed imperfectly. Considering...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
... is crucial; without it the ideological fictions of the contemporary world order that consign the vast majority of its population to a subhuman status remain uncontested and grow every generation in weight and power. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Sylvia Wynter “Black Metamorphosis” black experience...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
...” mixture stimulates a preference for whiteness, thus reducing the access to power by those deemed black, it simultaneously fuels a rejection for “pure” forms of whiteness as witnessed in the country's celebration of morenidade (brownness). Not all forms of miscegenation are valued in Brazil's myth...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
... to become symbols of authority and new governmental power, emboldened as agents of change in the postcolonial process in the twentieth century, public art had to seize the black body from its maligned state in the field of representation. Manley’s attempt to sculpt a bold, heroic...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 172–180.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the case that the power of an audible, creole technopoetics, as best embodied by dub reggae, can remake our very conception of the human. In addition to dub, the author brings minstrelsy, blues, jazz, and the like into his broader discussion of black engagements with sound technologies, arguing...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Americans in the late 1960s as a politically charged rejection of white cultural standards of beauty, were frowned on during this period in Cuba. Black Cubans who wore their hair naturally were associated with the Black Power movement and were persecuted. 49 This was consistent with the Cuban...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
...-ownership database project (see 17–18). These materials testify to the power of the state in the expropriation and management of black bodies and in the maintenance of whiteness, but they ultimately fail to yield anything close to a complete picture of black life in Britain or Jamaica: “The materiality...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... reveals a particular investment in a specific way of being human and questions what such investments mean for black liberation, gender relations, and power/knowledge. 82 Morgan, “Men Urged to Speak Out.” 81 Christine Barrow, “Sexual Identity, HIV, and Adolescent Girls in Barbados,” Social...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 177–193.
Published: 01 November 2023
... for transnational liberation. In a postemancipation context in which indentureship had been introduced to maintain plantation economies and displace the growing bargaining power of the Black population, such histories offered important evidence that conflict was not inevitable, and suggested that what Rodney...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
... it is prohibited.” 7 Mourning is a part of the “wake work” necessary to counter the power of representing vulnerable black lives and an exercise to envision a different future. 8 Jennifer Nash “beautifully” describes the “ethical and political practice” of black feminist theory’s “preoccupation...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 2021
... Press, 2008), 269; cited in Karen Salt, The Unfinished Revolution: Haiti, Black Sovereignty, and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019), 33. 50 Clitandre, “Haitian Exceptionalism,” 150. 51 See Aimé Césaire, Discourse on Colonialism...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 152–166.
Published: 01 November 2017
... landscape, any of the normative understandings of what it should mean, for example, to be black, to be an intellectual, or to be an artist (or both together, as he was) in a postcolonial society. 8 Not left-wing or revolutionary in any of the defining senses of the period, say, of Black Power or Marxism...