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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Glyne A. Griffith Small Axe Inc. 2009 Blackness Unbound: Interrogating Transnational Blackness Glyne A. Griffith Democracy and the rights of man would never have existed without the Haitian revolution— a consideration of which is an object lesson in understanding the debt the Old...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michelle Stephens This tribute assesses the importance of Stuart Hall's work both personally, for the author, and in relation to a broader scholarly conversation about blackness that shapes the latter half of the twentieth century and spans the United States, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 180–190.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Alexander G. Weheliye This short essay responds to Tavia Nyong'o's insightful “Afro-philo-sonic Fictions,” a discussion of Weheliye's Phonographies and Julian Henriques's Sonic Bodies , concentrating in particular on the analytics of blackness in Western modernity, the place of Africa in diaspora...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 123–136.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... It is within this context that Landvreugd's work and the interview that follows can be understood. His is a project of questioning what it means to be black in Europe, or, said differently, whether one can be both black and European. Movement No. 7 , the occasion for this conversation, was the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 34–51.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Winnifred Brown-Glaude This essay examines public discussions around skin bleaching in Jamaica and demonstrates that a discourse of pathology is a dominant frame of meaning used to explain this practice. I argue that the practice of bleaching destabilizes popular conceptions of blackness that rely...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 4–25.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Silvio Torres-Saillant This article offers to the consideration of readers a number of site-specific vignettes that highlight the ways in which the experience of blackness--as different from the fact of blackness--may take different forms depending on the moment, the socio-cultural setting, the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2002) 6 (2): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Deborah A. Thomas Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Modern Blackness: “What We Are and What We Hope to Be” Deborah A. Thomas his is a progressive tale, or rather a tale of progress redefi ned in Jamaica. Like most tales, it has its various twists and turns, but I am going to focus...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2006) 10 (1): 180–188.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Silvio Torres-Saillant Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Blackness and Meaning in Studying Hispaniola: A Review Essay Silvio Torres-Saillant Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint: Nation, Race, and State on Hispaniola, Eugenio Matibag. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. ISBN: 0...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... and economic elite? Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 colonialism (trans)national building projects Dominican blackness ghosting Afro-Dominican feminism A bronze statue of Christopher Columbus sits in the heart of Santo Domingo’s colonial zone, in the Parque a Colón, named as such...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... black feminist studies literary studies je ne me charge pas du rapport j’aime mieux regarder le printemps. —Aimé Césaire, “Le verbe marronner” These mushrooms are not the product of my labour, and because I have not toiled and worried over them, they jump into my hands with all the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
... representations of the Dominican Republic as a space that is racially unconscious and reminds us of the overlooked history of free black experience in the eastern side of the island, pressing the reader to face the ghosted racialized realities that these facts highlight. This review considers the epistemological...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Tezeru Teshome; K. Wayne Yang Drawing from Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being , this essay uncovers the ontological eradication of “black child” in institutions of school and juvenile justice. This eradication is rooted in sexualized violence and the ungenderings of black...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Richard Iton Drawing on recordings by Chic and Funkadelic, and more generally on the affective dimensions of black popular culture, this essay considers the relationship between teleological and reflexive conceptions of black politics and black political thought. Teleological approaches to black...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Michelle Stephens Looking back at the dialogue between Black British Cultural Studies and African American Studies that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s, when Stuart Hall first asked the question, “What is this black in black popular culture?” this article explores how that conversation has...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha This essay introduces Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World,” an unpublished 900-plus-page manuscript written by Wynter in the 1970s. “Black Metamorphosis” is a remarkable manuscript, and it deserves close study for a number of reasons. It is arguably the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Rinaldo Walcott The attempt to narrate and represent a coherent black masculinity in its singularity is in part what I want to respond to in this essay. But even more, I want to suggest that thinking about a range and variety of black manhoods and masculinities might provide analysts with a set of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Demetrius L. Eudell This essay illustrates how Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” reconceptualizes the question of labor as it relates to the history of blacks in the Americas and generally to the being of Being Human. It does so by situating Wynter's distinctive intervention within the context...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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 to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha “Black Metamorphosis,” Sylvia Wynter's unpublished manuscript of the 1970s, is premised on the idea that the black experience of coloniality is crucial to comprehending the history of the New World. This essay traces the idea of black experience in “Black Metamorphosis” through the...