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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
... resources in the struggle for civil and human rights. Dominican LGBT activists also simultaneously challenge who and what universalized concepts of the human and citizen can encompass. In deploying the concept of strategic universalisms, I am first speaking about the mobilization...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Gabrielle Civil; Rosamond S. King What does it mean to embody the Caribbean as performance/art? In this coolaborative essay, two Caribbean women artists respond to this question in a dynamic dialogue of text and images. Each has individually performed at and been exhibited in more than fifty venues...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of Freedom, Kingdom of Civilization: Henry Christophe, the Baron de Vastey, and the Paradoxes of Universalism in Postrevolutionary Haiti Doris L. Garraway “We have paid these true cannibals back in full; war for war, crime for crime, outrage for out- rage. . . . I have saved my country. I...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Mike Hill This paper examines contemporary debates around the US Census, US National Security Strategy, and various documents of postmodern war doctrine to delineate a mutation in domestic social order that is consistent both with the end of civil rights and with US planetary ambition. At one level...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 16–30.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of French civilization through the lens of the magical or marvelous. Ultimately, this essay argues, Chemin-d’école looks beyond magical motifs as mere emblems of tradition or authenticity. Using them instead to portray the neocolonial “civilizing mission” as its own form of magical thinking, the narration...
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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 (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and economic affairs. It argues that by the end of the long 1950s, the earlier-twentieth-century story of an emergent civil society in Jamaica was displaced by the story of political society. The result has been a formal decolonization that lacked some of the decolonial social and cultural visions of earlier...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on exemplary practitioners of this demanding task—on historically situated insider-outsiders such as Freud and Benjamin as well as on subaltern groups who seek recognition and reattachment to an illusory transcendental “civilization.” In his reading of Walter Benjamin's 1921 “Die Aufgabe des Ubersetzers...
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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 (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 173–185.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., who “belongs” to the cultural collective and who does not. Universal history opposes efforts at historical enclosure made by any particular nation, culture, or civilization, and calls instead for a communist mode of inheriting the past. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 The Gift of the Past Susan Buck...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Dominicans to question formulations of LGBT civil rights activism driven by NGO resources. The essay contends that under neoliberal development, Santo Domingo’s LGBT Pride festivities, such as the Caravana del Orgullo Gay, come to overshadow long-standing Dominican feminist coalitions and collective...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 52–66.
Published: 01 November 2022
... alongside her reflections on aesthetics—specifically, the relationship between art and nature—in order to elucidate a fuller picture of Césaire’s ecopoetic theory of Caribbean subject formation. The author examines Césaire’s writing on art and civilization within the context of her explicit engagement...
Published: 01 July 2020
government was common during the 1820s and 1830s as the free black population fought for its civil rights. Archives nationales d’outre-mer, Fonds suédois de Saint- Barthélemy, vol. 299. More
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 66–80.
Published: 01 September 2001
... in a rather tricky position. I had intended to continue on the basis of certain things which heI would have said. However, very briefl y, my position is this: Moore would have spoken on African civilizations according to the program. I myself had intended and, in fact, I will consider certain aspects...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 82–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Civilization George Lamming once said that “Shakespeare [was] the pinnacle of a colonial education system that taught West Indians to denigrate, if not totally to deny, their place of birth.” Everything that was read conveyed the idea that culture was something that came from...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 190–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
... relations (140). Neptune’s return to James’s American Civilization shows well the richness of this text, and his reconstruction of James’s account of the totalitarian impulse in the United States makes clear the resonance of this book today. 15 Neptune believes that closer attention to American...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
... capacity for civilization. In the Trinidadian context, the denial of one level of international knowledge (i.e., educa- tion in the classics) in the public school curricula served to limit the social mobility of educated blacks and coloreds: “Carl Campbell’s detailed analysis...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of racial inferiority used by European nations to justify slavery and colonialism. At the ideological level, the early leaders of Haiti defi ned themselves as “regenerators,” or “rehabilitators” of Africa; that is, they saw themselves as black repre- sentatives of Western civilization...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... discussion of Drake’s involvement with Pan-Africanism and Ghana, see Kevin Gaines, American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006). 4 Drake, “Black Diaspora in Pan-African Perspective,” 2–4. 5 Cedric J...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., and the chronological/geographical and the epistemological. It signals the gap separating the urgent rush of the various and disaggregated, compelled and demanded, teleological “posts” that distinguish black life after the mid-twentieth century—the postcolonial (and post-postcolonial), post–civil rights...