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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
...David Scott This short essay offers one frame in which to think about the idea of a black radical tradition, a term whose elements are all essentially unstable and contested. What is at stake is a historically minded inquiry into “uses” rather than “meanings”—that is, the historical conjunctures...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Farah Jasmine Griffin This essay explores the extent to which the concept of “a black radical tradition” illuminates or limits understandings of the art and activism of dancer, choreographer, and activist Pearl Primus. Focusing on Primus's emergence as a public figure and artist during the 1940s...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Nijah Cunningham Marking the close of the conference “The Idea of a Black Radical Tradition,” this roundtable served as a workshop for participants to explore, extend, and trouble the cultural and political discourse of black radicalism. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 After two days...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Carole Boyce Davies The authors response to Kevin Gaines' and Patricia Saunders' discussion of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones. Claudia Jones Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Sisters Outside: Tracing the Caribbean/Black Radical Intellectual Tradition...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a manifestation of the black radical tradition and a critical involvement with socialism. Drawing on C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter, it argues that black freedom struggles in the Americas and Europe, including slave revolts, have been an essential part of the history of labor and freedom struggles. It also...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the political fortunes of black male leadership in the Caribbean as potentially thwarted by female authority, ancestral shame, and the objectification of tourist photography offers a useful way of conceptualizing the black radical tradition in terms of vulnerability as a condition to be avoided. Moreover...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the manuscript clarify Wynter's reflections on the process of indigenization and black cultural nationalism, it is her most sustained discussion of the politics of black culture in America. It constitutes a highly significant contribution to the black radical tradition and one of the most compelling...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 87–103.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Raj Chetty This essay approaches the stage versions of Toussaint Louverture (1934) and The Black Jacobins (1967), first, to emphasize the role of C. L. R. James’s collaborations in the creation of the plays, and second, to argue that the latter version of the play presents a radical feminism...
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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 (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Away , 3–4. 39 In my attempt to make suicide and self-abnegation in the black radical tradition legible as a forms of negative sociability, I take direct inspiration (perhaps, better, indirect challenge) from David Kurnick and his quite astute observation that, when it comes to identifying...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 205–224.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Tradition (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003). 36 Fred Moten, “The Case of Blackness,” Criticism 50, no. 2 (2008): 202. 37 Cedric Robinson, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition (1983; repr., Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 197–207.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the broad standard of the black radical tradition—thinkers who often, but not always, ride with the caravan of black Marxism. 5 Though by no means internally consistent, much of this thought shares and asserts a number of hardcore assumptions: that there is an implicit connection between racist practice...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of their overarching collective logic. 25 So couched, Greenberg's passing comment at once instances and illuminates a thread running within art history and throughout Western culture, which Cedric Robinson describes in his magisterial tome Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition : Racialism...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
... introduction signals—“The Congress of Black Writers at 50—and Beyond”—he is as much interested in what the conference signifies for the present (and might for the future) as for the past. For Austin, the conference is an archive of the traditions of black and Caribbean radicalism from the 1960s. It serves...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Marxism to the black radical tradition, which complicates the perennial questions: What constitutes the Caribbean? What is Caribbean studies? The study of Caribbean intellectual history gives us more conscious control over the articulation and reproduction of critical ideas about the region over time...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2019
... entail (261). 12 For him, presumably, the idea of a black radical tradition is an insupportable contradiction in terms. 13 Thus Wright maintains (and I quote him at length here), “It is not as blacks in any essential sense, or for blacks in any communitarian sense, that Bogle’s followers rebel...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 134–149.
Published: 01 March 2005
... “materialist” analysis that would historicize black 19. Cedric Robinson, Black Marxism: Th e Making of the Black Radical Tradition (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000). 20. C. L. R. James, “Appendix: From Toussaint L’Ouverture to Fidel Castro,” Th e Black Jacobins (New York...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 54–69.
Published: 01 October 2006
... secondary school, exposed LKJ to the fertile blend of socialist political-economic analysis and black consciousness that characterizes the internationalist strands of the black radical tradition.1 In addition, as a young member of the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM) in London during the early 1970s...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... representations of pessimisms that embraced life's absurd futility rather than its abject hopelessness. Reading the corpus of this Jamaican literary archive—twelve novels and one memoir—the author examines the heterogeneous nature of the decade's literary pessimisms, best characterized as a sensibility of radical...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Robinson, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition (1983; reprint, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000) Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993). 6 Carole Boyce Davies, Left...