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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 145–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
... historicity to the black population, ever unproblematically yield `black history'? Can black histories ever be built on fragile postcard infrastructures?” Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Caribbean Subjectivity and the Colonial Archive Beth Fowkes Tobin Ab s t r a c t : This essay takes up...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and are now held in France. Examining the history of this archive that stands as a metaphor for Swedish colonial amnesia, this essay discusses the reluctance in Sweden to recognize a past that goes against a self-image untainted by slavery and colonialism. The essay also discusses a project that aims to open...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of Caribbean Chinese familial intimacies from the colonial archive. Engaging shared themes of migration and racialized ideas of reproduction, three contemporary diasporic visual artists—Albert Chong, Richard Fung, and Tomie Arai—mine oral histories and family archives to blend aural and visual narratives...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 198–203.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in a constant struggle with and against the colonial archive. It poses questions about the possibilities and limits of developing alternative ways for narrating racialized lives into being. © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 colonial archives classification black diaspora radical pedagogy 8 Marisa J...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Krista A. Thompson Are there intrinsic and unique ways of representing the “visual atmospherics” of the Caribbean? Might phenomenological studies of embodied perception offer insight into distinct forms of Caribbean visuality? How would contrapuntal interpretations of colonial archives result...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... is particularly interesting for its mask-like form; behind the shopkeeping minutiae lurks a journal, a secret space of female agency and interiority.” 21 Though complex archival documents, these women's domestic ledgers prove easy to overlook. What, then, is the importance of representing colonial history...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
...” rather than viewing archives as “things”: “It looks to archives as epistemological experiments rather than as sources, to colonial archives as cross-sections of contested knowledge.” 1 This essay focuses on the 2004 multimedia installation Ghosting , by Guyanese British artist Roshini Kempadoo; I...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of a postcolonial Caribbean intellectual history raises complicated ques tions for historians. What role does intellectual history play for postcolonial nations? How do we wrest control of our history from colonial frameworks, methods, and archives? How do we transcend the metropole-colony paradigm in order...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Heather V. Vermeulen Surveyor, penkeeper, overseer, slaveowner, and landholder Thomas Thistlewood (1721–86) was a white English immigrant to British colonial Jamaica who lived there from 1750 until his death. Canonical readings of Thistlewood’s archive quarantine his intellectual pursuits from his...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... only in terms set by violence. Finally, while Bahadur engages infrastructures of colonial violence that positioned the “coolie” as not a slave, this essay offers a cautionary note about reproducing archival investments in irreconcilable difference. It extends Bahadur’s own approach to revisit some...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Donette Francis Jamaican fiction published in the 1960s was fundamentally pessimistic. These writings drew from regional ontologies of religious millenarianism, colonial abjection, and racial damnation, as well as of existentialist philosophies of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, to offer...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in what Nettleford could not have interpreted at the time. Using surveillance reports from the “migrated archives” in the UK, the author shows that the intensifying concern with anticommunism that grew throughout the 1950s undergirded a transition in the approach toward Rastafari on the part...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to the imperial tendencies within oppositional movements, Alexander foregrounds the “undertheorization of the imperial and the national, of the colonial within the postmodern.”8 Following on this scholarship, my subject is an archive of gay and lesbian activism that helps us understand...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... a multilayered international network in the region to overcome divisions and boundaries produced by the history of neo/colonialism and the cold war. Over the past sixteen years, the journal work has generated an archive of knowledge, a society, and a consortium of institutions to organize a biennial conference...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 199–205.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Maja Horn This essay is a response to Carlos Ulises Decena's and Dixa Ramírez's reading of Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature (2014). As both discussants note, the study emphasizes the important task of multiplying the archives of Dominican literature...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and the violent transactions that produce racialized subjects?” (3). The colonial archive provides an indispensable but highly problematic foundation for such an enterprise, to put it lightly. The imperatives of the National Archives of the United Kingdom, Lowe observes, “are classification, collection...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 208–210.
Published: 01 July 2020
...) of the Lesser Antilles island Saint-Barthélemy (also known as St. Barths). He has published extensively on various aspects of Swedish Caribbean colonialism and is preparing a monograph on Swedish slave law and colonial justice. He is the initiator of the digitization of the Swedish Saint-Barthélemy archive...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 185–193.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of Knowledge , 142. 28 Leah Reade Rosenberg, Nationalism and the Formation of Caribbean Literature (London: Palgrave, 2007), 5. 29 Ann Laura Stoler, “Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance,” Archival Science 2, nos. 1–2 (2002): 90 (italics in original). 30 Joan Scott, “Fantasy...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... used the body to mock and provoke, and both were restricted by and responded to discriminatory laws. Yet what exists in the physical archive is limited, since European colonial men dominated the journalism, legal profession, and memoirs of the time. Smith correctly writes, referencing Lisa Lowe's work...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 220–228.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of Revolution was a two- or three-week trip to the Archivo de Indias, Spain’s colonial archive, just before Thanksgiving in 1998. Sixteen years later, a day or two before Thanksgiving 2014, I held a copy of the published book in my hands for the first time. Sixteen years. I write that with some shame...