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Published: 01 July 2020
Figure 1 Graffiti reading, “El desastre es la colonia” (“The disaster is the colony”), on a light meter six months after Hurricane Maria, 9 March 2018. Photograph by Lorie Shaull. Published with Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 2.0, www.flickr.com/photos/number7cloud/25836790197/in/album More
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 112–118.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Joscelyn Gardner Subverting Colonial Portraiture: A Contemporary Memorial to the Women of Egypt Estate Joscelyn Gardner Pointing to omissions in the history of colonial representation, Creole Portraits II (2007), commissioned for the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Infinite Island...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 36–52.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Alejandra Bronfman What accounts for the peculiar history of Jamaican broadcasting? This essay considers Kingston as a sonic terrain and examines the ways both colonial officials and residents of the islands engaged in a process of understanding Kingston's place within an emerging electroacoustic...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 145–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Beth Fowkes Tobin This essay takes up a question that Krista Thompson poses in An Eye for the Tropics about whether the highly tropicalized and touristic imagery found in colonial photographs can be used to narrate black histories. She asks: “Can postcards, the very representations that denied...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel This essay reflects on the colonial Spanish Caribbean as a heuristic that enriches Caribbean studies. First, it meditates on the usefulness and limitations of applying the category of the Spanish Caribbean to the analysis of some pre- and post-seventeenth-century texts...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 82–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Nalini Persram Small Axe Incorporated 2004 The Importance of Being Cultural: Nationalist Thought and Jagan’s Colonial World Nalini Persram [O]nly a vulgar reductionist can insist that [nationalism’s] new political possibilities simply “emerge” out of a social structure...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., focuses our attention on the processual—how diasporic subjects are “made” and what happens when the histories of colonialism cannot contain what they have made. This essay reads Lowe as a figure who experiences both a loss of subjectivity and a reconstruction of a self, home, and history. © Small Axe...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores In Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (2018), Dixa Ramírez astutely and compellingly displays the opacity of the Dominican Republic’s history in the context of the Americas. She complicates trite...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... colonial government, from racialist nuisance to the local elite to a primary threat to the security of the Jamaican state. The essay argues that a deeper understanding of the extent to which post-1952 US foreign policy shaped both local and colonial perceptions of people's struggles for sovereignty should...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jennifer L. Morgan From the moment of its introduction into the Atlantic world, hereditary racial slavery depended on an understanding that enslaved women’s reproductive lives would be tethered to the institution of slavery. At the same time, few colonial slave codes explicitly defined the status...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Sharina Maillo-Pozo Through a discussion of Dixa Ramírez’s Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (2018), this essay highlights and expands on the ways Dominican and Dominican American women have negotiated, resisted, and refused...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Fredrik Thomasson Sweden became a slaveholding nation when it acquired its only Caribbean colony, Saint-Barthélemy—a.k.a. St. Barths or St. Barts—from France in 1784. When the island was retroceded in 1878, the records created during ninety-four years of Swedish Caribbean rule were left behind and...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 81–96.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Matthew Chin; Deborah A. Thomas This essay examines discourses of homosexuality in late colonial Jamaica through an analysis of the 1951 Police Enquiry, which leveraged accusations of homosexuality among Jamaica’s foreign police officers as a key component of its investigative work. With...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... It serves as the fraught and contradictory intellectual and political inheritance of the sons and daughters of those venerable witnesses to 1968. 4 As many of the members of what Stuart Hall dubbed the Caribbean’s “last colonial” generation born in the West Indies in the 1930s and 1940s, pass on...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 5–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Fayçal Falaky This essay engages the broad question of the relation between the French Enlightenment and colonial racial slavery by exploring the literature of planters and slavetraders in the French Caribbean and showing how the ideals of French Enlightenment philosophy were not always framed as...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... power, antiblack racism, and perceived accommodation to the island's dependency on the economic, cultural, and political institutions of the world system. A myriad of dissident organizations, personalities, and social forces challenged this dependency and rejected the unapologetic “coloniality of power...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
... a speaker at an East Harlem rally that commemorated the Grito de Lares, the major Puerto Rican revolt against Spanish colonial rule that remains to this day a symbol of the Puerto Rican independence struggle. The commemorative event featured speeches by leaders of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Diana Paton This article asks why negative stereotypes of obeah have proved so persistent, seeking the answer in a detailed examination of changing colonial constructions of obeah. It compares the history of anti-obeah laws with that of the Shakerism Prohibition Ordinance in St. Vincent and the...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Melanie J. Newton This essay explores the narrative of “aboriginal absence,” arguably the foundational colonial myth of Caribbean history. Since the early colonial period, the space of the “native” in the Caribbean context has been treated as a space left vacant for others to fill. Beginning in the...