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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 15–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... grounds as a land commons that produce food sovereignty and communal identity. Then he represents the Jamaican Maroons’ local ecological knowledge as a source of resistance to plantation economies. Using Sylvia Wynter’s environmental theories of resistance, this essay argues that Wedderburn’s political...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37–50.
Published: 01 November 2009
... science-fiction writer, preoccupied with the hybridity of the android and the androgynous, with femininity and reproduction, and with dystopian worlds. Glissant and Butler do not refer to each other's works. Their kinship lies instead in their common realization that the postslavery family is a brutal yet...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... First, it allows projections of elite Dominican nationalism to serve as synecdoche for popular thought. Second, privileging this anxious and divisive rhetoric forecloses study of the nation as an emancipated state, together with Haiti, in a hostile Atlantic. Common Dominicans had a keen sense...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
... common assumptions about Puerto Rican and Dominican racial politics: first, that Puerto Ricans and Dominicans are always in conflict and, second, that Puerto Ricans and Dominicans shy away from identifying as black. An analysis of the music video provides one example of how diasporic blackness operates...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Shawn C. Gonzalez Language conflict is a common feature of Caribbean literary production, but multilingual experimentation can be obscured by the scholarly organization of the region into blocs defined by colonial languages. Recent attention to literary multilingualism in comparative literature...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Tatiana Flores; Michelle Stephens This essay argues for an archipelagic approach to the twenty-first-century visual arts of the insular Caribbean. While it is common for scholars to stress the region's heterogeneity, the authors seek out thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to labor for large-scale foreign-owned employers tended to generate social boundaries and ideologies of racial difference. Such cases have set the paradigm for scholars' understanding of Caribbean migration. Meanwhile, diffuse migrations toward dispersed opportunity—an equally or more common pattern...
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
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 (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., provided a less prominent profile in his Strictly Matrimony . In the play, Lady Polly Love Muggins, a character based on Lady Huggins, is a socialite who sets up the Society for the Protection and Preservation of Women’s Rights in Jamaica and exerts pressure on Manny and his common-law wife, Bella...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 53–60.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Confederation, and the writings of Hostos and Betances as the lonely subject that expresses a desire for commonality/unity. Again, Alemán argues that the common is that which cannot be completely defined or harnessed, but it will become the space for social interaction: “In the empty intersection between...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of a black radical tradition? Part of the attractiveness, perhaps, of the idea of a tradition that is “black” and “radical” is the way in which it offers an idiom of belonging , a vantage from which to narrate a shared past and a perspective from which to imagine a common future. But in that sense...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
... learn some prescient political lessons. But are common-land rights sustainable in this era of predatory development? Should other islands be seeking out such a strategy? If not, then what can be done? 6 For more details on the particularities of Barbudan enslavement and the simultaneous quasi...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 85–88.
Published: 01 November 2013
... contiguity. She takes as her point of departure the brief collaborative moment embodied in Cuban writer Lydia Cabrera's translation of Aimé Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal , a translation that featured illustrations by Cuban painter Wifredo Lam. Highlighting the three artists' common ambivalent...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in common: it is not the political futurity but the creative desire that makes possible the critique of national communities. The essays collected in this special section—key interventions on the Spanish Caribbean Confederation projects in the nineteenth century and the West Indies Federation...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... (appellate and original jurisdiction), the CCJ is said to exercise authority similar to an international tribunal, but it is also a final court of appeal for Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) member states, where, for those states that have accepted its jurisdiction, it has replaced...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 38–56.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Finally, a remarkably high percentage of women have entered the field of law.8 What evidence can we uncover of their influence in the early years? 3. See Tracy Robinson, “A Caribbean Common Law,” Race and Class, forthcoming. 4. Meyer reminds us: “Countries that only recently became independent...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., parental, and spiritual; it strips the African down to the basic common denominator of man, woman, or child, albeit sometimes meagre. Without a history, name, or culture. In life but without life. Without life in life—with a story that cannot but must be told. . . . In Zong! , the African, transformed...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 4–25.
Published: 01 July 2009
... to assert the human dignity of blacks worldwide. The conceptualization of the black diaspora or the African diaspora gestures toward the formulation of the peoples therein named as a transnational “community” whose common dispersal somehow translates into a shared sense of collective selfhood.11...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Without invoking such things as the now common logics of diaspora and transnationality as the central frame for thinking black commonalities, Sharpe strips bare black global common bonds by exposing the ways logics of antiblackness shape black livability regardless of the geography one finds oneself...