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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2018
... their own lives and those of their loved ones by mobilizing embodied and discursive performances of citizenship. The analysis of this case draws from the records of the West Kingston Commission of Inquiry 2014–2016. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 security authority citizenship...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michaeline A. Crichlow This essay, in discussion of Citizenship From Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom by Mimi Sheller, underscores the need to historicize Caribbean sociocultures as complex ensembles of heterogeneous practices. It lauds efforts to sustain the investigation of the gendered...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the status of women and children and readying working-class Jamaicans for citizenship. This essay explores mass weddings as a form of women’s activism in the mid-twentieth century, and it reflects on M. G. Smith’s trenchant critique of mass weddings in his introduction to Edith Clarke’s iconic study...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 31–52.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Carlos Garrido Castellano; Magdalena Lopez This essay deals with issues of citizenship, artistic labor, and belonging in the context of the Dominican Republic. It examines the collaborative work of the Colectivo Quintapata to understand how artistic collaboration is used as a way for generating...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... itself necropolitical, since death is the only passage to narratable citizenship. As a decolonial moment, death speaks about the necropower of daily existence for Haitian citizens caught between state terror and US imperialism; asserts agency in the “will to death in order to be free”; and highlights the...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... critique, Civil Rights and Black Power ideologies, and Rastafarian consciousness animate the efforts of both figures as they attempt to refashion ideas of black political possibility through and against the terms of modern emancipation and citizenship. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Circuits of Political...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Neil Roberts This essay proposes that Deborah Thomas's key contribution in Exceptional Violence is not so much the book's rethinking of violence and citizenship (as Thomas suggests) but rather its innovative examination of Rastafari thought and the implications for the idea of freedom. The essay...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Jafari S. Allen This short appreciation of Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom by Mimi Sheller—one of the leading theorists of mobility studies and the author of numerous works that have expanded our understanding of transits to and around the Caribbean—emphasizes the...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
... figure of the non-norm, a central category for Wynter throughout the manuscript. The black presence in the New World is subterranean but omnipresent, fugitive but hypervisible, condemned as the non-norm and nonperson but the foundation for the concept of free citizenship in the Americas. Black experience...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
... reveal the “unspeakable contents” of creolization, nationalism, citizenship, and regionalism, all of which are brought into deep question by acts of psychic and political border control. Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert argues that Caribbean writers, recognizing the ways Gothic arts were “fundamentally...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Claire Tancons This article takes the 1928 Atlantic hurricane, remembered in Guadeloupe as le grand cyclone 28 , as the starting point for a selective genealogy of Guadeloupean women in times of catastrophe, following Melissa Harris-Perry's study of women and citizenship during Hurricane Katrina...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... liberal imperialism political economy imperial citizenship sovereignty small axe At the outset of World War I, Marcus Garvey, who would soon be catapulted onto the world stage as the race leader demanding “Africa for the Africans,” committed his fledgling organization, the Universal Negro...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., then, not only sublimated citizenship practice, it devalued autochthonous creative expression. 8 In a place where literary culture has, arguably, been devalued in favor of a culture of mass media and material consumption, Lalo suggests that the idea of making one's living as an intellectual, simply...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
... embodied self, asking me to put my “batty on the line or in the lime.” In the face of my “choice toward self-effacement and disembodied authority” in Citizenship from Below , he pushes me to “at least give an accounting of its strategic absence.” 11 What priorities, engagements, and struggles generate...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 173–180.
Published: 01 March 2014
... play in imagining, representing, and enacting their relationships with governmental actors and assemblages. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 A critical examination of such citizenship agendas is urgently necessary. However, I want to explore, in a very preliminary way, what a slightly different analytical...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 219–221.
Published: 01 November 2017
... founding member of the Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Collective, is the director of the American Studies Program and an associate professor of English at the University of Miami. Her book Fictions of Feminine Citizenship: Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature (2010) mobilizes the...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her anthropological research focuses primarily on intersections of the urban and the political. Her recent work has included a research project on crime and citizenship in Kingston, which explored how criminal organizations and public officials share control...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2014
... institutionalization of racial hierarchies through extractive labor regimes that served emergent mercantile and later industrial capitalist goals, and the concomitant generation of notions of citizenship that excluded non-European groups. I am also talking about the more contemporary phenomena of genetic mapping, for...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Axe 44, July 2014), we focus on how historians continue to interrogate the temporal, disciplinary, and geographical boundaries of the Caribbean. The essays range across histories of citizenship, exile, and diaspora; the nexus between nation-state boundaries, intra-Caribbean, and transoceanic...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 167–170.
Published: 01 October 2007
... dissertation at Emory University. SX24 • October 2007 • Contributors | 169 Tr acy Robinson is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. She is the author of a number of essays including “Fictions of Citizenship: Bodies...