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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 142–162.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Annie Paul In contemporary Jamaica, funerals increasingly revolve around fantasy coffins and designer caskets. This paper attempts to marshal visual and textual information describing recent developments in Jamaican funerals with a view to recording attempts by the Jamaican underclasses to produce...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 23–42.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of morality that surround the squatter casket. This is a system of care so exigent that even the dead Puncie's acceptance of it is taken for granted; and we hear the plaintive cry of the remitter who recognizes that the privilege of living “in foreign” means an absolute and indeed extra obligation to fulfill...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 223–236.
Published: 01 July 2013
... will go together. Isobel was prepared to face Drew. There was no need to tell the woman what had happened, she would be given a sealed casket. She told Petal to say that she would return with a lawyer if they did not produce her son. Drew let them into his office, his face even. She'd played her hand...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of the Great House Farm or in the photograph of Emmett Till’s destroyed face, and the “acuity of regard,”15 which arises from a willingness to look into the open casket. Do the possibilities outweigh the dangers of looking (again)? If “to read the archive is to enter a mortuary...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 94–103.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of this here and now. I argue that Lolita's presentation of self challenges the traditional, androgynous view of a female revolutionary: her gender performance engages a different kind of politics of excess. On the day of that attack, the thirty-four-year-old dressed as if anticipating her open casket...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
... would print the photos from Till’s funeral, which revealed through an open casket Till’s brutally distorted face. Thus, Jet magazine became (as it often had during much of its existence) a chronicler of both black memory and black history—events large and small, weddings, celebrities, job...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 188–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Puerto Ricans; it was then sent to Puerto Rico for its last rites. When her casket arrived on the island, it was brought to the Ateneo Puertorriqueño, the nation's oldest and foremost cultural institution. There, the first attempts to give Burgos the homage and respect that she was owed were made by her...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 119–143.
Published: 01 March 2012
... life of the majority of Haitians.”41 The captured zombie is equal to the captured slave; the casket of the zombie is akin to the hold of a slave ship and the resurrected zombie is the enslaved African and Cre- olized African-Haitian in Haiti. The zombie “figure articulates...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 85–177.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... And the casket was opened with his sons present. And both Amy Ashwood and Amy Jacques said that he had died. But there was no way you could convince thousands of Jamaican people that this wasn’t a hoax by the government, because in their own imaginations he had transcended DS: Did...