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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
.... 2015 acknowledgment afterlife of slavery antirelationality appearance black radical tradition failure self-divestiture skepticism slavery It is the classic tightrope walk: Richard Pryor deftly balanced between refusing the basic fact of human mortality ( If I have to die ) while...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 205–224.
Published: 01 November 2015
... In its emphasis on considering modes of refusal as themselves assertions, the book owes just as much to the work of Fred Moten, who, in his introduction to In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition , takes Hartman's resistance as a fulcrum with which to plumb the rich veins opened up...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 197–207.
Published: 01 July 2020
... into a conversation about imperialism and the global exploitation of African labor. For both, the early-twentieth-century history of black radicalism is important not as an aesthetic backdrop for, or the baroque ornamenting of, a mode of theoretical practice from within a traditional, institutionally sanctioned...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Western culture, which Cedric Robinson describes in his magisterial tome Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition : Racialism and its permutations persisted, rooted not in a particular era but in the civilization itself. And though our era might seem a particularly fitting one...
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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 (2019) 23 (1 (58)): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2019
...). But for a splendid meditation on the false problem of essentialism in Negritude, see Souleymane Bachir Diagne, African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude , trans. Chike Jeffers (Calcutta: Seagull, 2011). 13 See David Scott, “On the Very Idea of a Black Radical Tradition,” Small...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
...-Buthelezi, “Peter Abrahams’s Island Fictions for Freedom,” 84–101. 51 Hearne, introduction, xi. © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 Caribbean intellectual history black radical tradition Caribbean thought Caribbean studies History is the angel with whom all we Caribbean Jacobs have to wrestle...
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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 (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Robinson, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000); Stuart Hall, “Race, Articulation, and Societies Structured in Dominance,” in Houston A. Baker Jr., Manthia Diawara, and Ruth H. Lindeborg, eds., Black British Cultural Studies...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 2017. 28 Robin D. G. Kelley, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (Boston: Beacon, 2003). 27 For this autobiographical tradition, see Rosie Stone's 2007 memoir, No Stone Unturned , which chronicles her positive-HIV-status resulting from her husband's sexual indiscretions...