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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 98–105.
Published: 01 July 2016
... that often remain invisible in our culture of individual authorship; and to emphasize the moments during this work when “care,” a concept the author develops throughout the essay, is imperative to a humane process in producing an academic publication. 6 Henry Swanzy, “The Islands of Calypso,” New...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Najnin Islam A discourse of care undergirded colonial political rationality during the era of Indian indenture-ship in the Caribbean. In this essay the voyage of the Salsette from Calcutta to Trinidad in 1858 serves as an entry point into a broader conversation on the repeated archival invocation...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 123–217.
Published: 01 March 2004
...David Scott Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Counting Women’s Caring Work: An Interview with Andaiye David Scott Upon an evening like this, mother, when one year is making way for another, in a ceremony attended by a show of silver stars, mothers see the moon, milk-fed...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... reprises her discussion of an ordinary note of care and her readings of some of the images of black girls and women that appeared in In the Wake . Sharpe then expands her attention to questions of care as theory and practice both in In the Wake and in her current book project, Black. Still. Life . 28...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... children. Yet such institutions are ostensible forms of “care.” They hold black children’s bodies. Their metrics hold black children to standards of whiteness. They hold black children as their representational property. Black children become the “meager” representations of school failure and also...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 181–186.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of critical re-memories. The essay foregrounds the backstory to make visible the intellectual care work that attends this practice. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 disagreements critical re-memories interconnected inquiries familiar colonial logics critical intellectual oral histories What has...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
... at the heart of James’s 1950 manuscript that eventually found publication in 1993 as American Civilization . Although James certainly never got out of “gender jail” in his lifetime, American Civilization betrayed his hopeful vision of escape. This essay proposes to Kamugisha that a careful and independent...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... and elsewhere, as a moment of hegemonic dissolution. Meeks argues that this notion must be handled with care, since there is no easy road back to renewal and recovery from a genuine state of societal collapse. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Caribbean black power Grenadian Revolution Caribbean intellectual...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
... repair. It considers how the multiple devastations of recent “unnatural disasters” in the Caribbean are the outcome of the coloniality of climate, the deadly logics of racial capitalism, and the persistence of antiblack racism globally. The coloniality of climate calls for attention to repair, care...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2023
... for Lorde following her death, a copy of A Burst of Light that Lorde sent to Andaiye, and Black feminist scholarship on how listening constitutes care work, the author explores what Andaiye and Lorde taught each other about the possibilities for living with cancer and listening across differences...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 133–148.
Published: 01 July 2016
... are federally protected under the Endangered Species Act as well as the local Endangered Species Act. Any act of harming, wounding, or killing an endangered species is subject to fines of up to $50,000 or imprisonment. & frankly i don't care i don't care 'bout no endangered tree boa...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... by the GFM were necessary in the struggle for survival against violence and disease faced by gay men and women in Jamaica during the early 1980s. The GFM’s activities for the community can be described as an ethics of care, evident from the earliest newsletters and continued till...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 140–144.
Published: 01 July 2010
... waiting for them to come and play the evening game. He is the one lean up there with the new ball, looking like he don’t care, waiting to hear their You is the real man, Shades! to feel their respect, and to share in the joy as they test out what this ball could really do. Kick man! Kick...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 88–110.
Published: 01 June 2007
... had been reading. But clearly the one called Zacky did not care whether she heard him or not. “Tomorrow is the last day,” he shouted as he walked by her through the door and into the night, leaving Che-Che standing sheepishly and embarrassed in the doorway...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 151–161.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., lips slow blooming against the back of your knees. He never pressures for more, just the tongue's lazy mullings, hands afraid to surrender. You are all melongene skin, your hair in box plaits, a teenager. The boy, vein and glinting shoulders, a breath careful careful on your arm. Inside...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 155–162.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of healing that has been cultivated through the immense and unwavering care of Black women globally. This work is how I express my gratitude for the networks of knowledge and support that we have created and maintained for one another. It is how I celebrate a journey of unlearning and relearning how...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 39–66.
Published: 01 February 2007
... that despite Gairy’s projection of an image of promoting and encouraging women, many of their demands were not met. For example, few day care centers were built, scholarships for women were not extended, equal work for equal pay was not implemented, and women in positions of power...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 154–163.
Published: 01 July 2011
... smelled the sweat and urine-soaked sheets of the tiny room he and his sister now shared, along with his sister’s three children. He heard the wails of the night women’s children, whom his sister took care of while their mothers did love labor. He also smelled the skin of the women...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
... a sense of security in being surrounded by friends who care—literally—for each other. Hardly possible otherwise, male friends moving together clear the way across the thick crowd to get close to the stage; girlfriends accompany each other to get a drink; male friends...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 170–177.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... And every Sunday people hiding and making excuse not to go out by they gate and fight-up with Alfred attempt at religious conversion: they just about to go and bathe, they have plantain frying and can't leave the stove, they on a phone call to they daughter in foreign. We don't really care...