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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Tracy Fisher Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Black Women, Politics, Nationalism and Community in London Tracy Fisher articular historical moments often enable us to understand contemporary move- ments and issues. Specifi cally, they are critical in understanding...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 112–119.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Michael Hanchard Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Translation, Political Community, and Black Internationalism: Some Comments on Brent Hayes Edwards’s The Practice of Diaspora Michael Hanchard rent Edwards’s Th e Practice of Diaspora is an important text, expanding and com...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 103–118.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rae Ann Meriwether In this essay, Meriwether argues that Erna Brodber's representation of Vodou, spiritism, and blues music in her novel Louisiana illuminates a shared praxis among Afro-diasporic subjects that forms the basis of their viable political community. Using Houston A. Baker Jr.'s theory...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 203–208.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jossianna Arroyo This review essay focuses on a critical reading of Vanessa Pérez-Rosario's book Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon with the aim to shed light on these following questions: How can we read the writing of community in the work of Julia de Burgos? And to what...
Published: 01 July 2018
Figure 1 Albert Chong, Addressing the Chinese-Jamaican Business Community , 1992. Gelatin silver print, 30 × 40 in. Figure 1. Albert Chong, Addressing the Chinese-Jamaican Business Community, 1992. Gelatin silver print, 30 × 40 in. More
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 112–122.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Joy Mahabir Styles of Indo-Caribbean jewelry created during indentureship have been continually reproduced up to the present. Exploring the demand and desire for these styles, this essay suggests that there is a communal aesthetic underlying the production of the jewelry, influenced by the...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Munroe, The Cold War and the Jamaican Left , 46. The assertion of a link between Rastafari and Marxism was also made in The Ras Tafari Community of Kingston, Jamaica , 25–26. 69 Trevor Munroe, Jamaican Politics: A Marxist Perspective in Transition (Kingston: Heinemann, 1990), 130. 44...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Glyne Griffith This essay argues that the short-lived West Indies Federation (1958–62) was not only undermined by the failure of the regional intelligentsia to comprehensively communicate a narrative of regionalism to the majority of the archipelago’s peoples but also further compromised by the BBC...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... intervention in theories of nationalism produced by the past projects of federation and the possible futures they give rise to. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Caribbean Confederation West Indies Federation cultural nationalism community formation failed nationalisms colonialism 24...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kanika Batra This article examines a privately published newsletter, The Jamaica Gaily News , in circulation from 1978 to 1984, as an archive of gay and lesbian community building initiated by the Gay Freedom Movement (GFM). Contending that recent efforts of organizations like the Jamaica Forum for...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
... denied social (i.e., class) mobility, can speak a consciousness freed from marginalization that remains, to varying degrees, part of the community of origin (an ethnic or “racial” group), even as the border crossings they effect provide them with purchase within the economy of a society that largely...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Kuan-Hsing Chen Journals have played a central role in the formation of intellectual communities throughout Asia since modern times. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies : Movements , launched in 2000, is no exception, except that it has attempted to connect with local intellectual circles and to build a...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Daniel Benjamin This essay argues that M. NourbeSe Philip’s 2008 book-length poem Zong! offers aesthetic experience as an undetermined exposure toward communality. As readers, we are not merely consuming the poem, which emerges from Philip’s reading of a 1781 court decision regarding a slave...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Natasha Lightfoot The crisis unleashed in Barbuda by Hurricane Irma in 2017 followed centuries of neglect by the British colonial state and then by the postcolonial government of its sister island, Antigua. Barbuda developed customary communal-land tenure as a result of its peculiarities in slavery...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
... communities; it ignores the fact that there is not one Caribbean diaspora but many. Diasporas are fractured landscapes: not only oppressed individuals but also corrupt presidents and even petty but violent Calibans are part of out-migratory waves that constitute diasporic formations abroad, or form the long...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
... confidence in the populace, which in turn gave legitimacy to the new leadership base of the present. Visual displays are part of the social practices of memory that create and reinforce political communities. This article therefore addresses the aesthetic terms by which a “bold” national history, to quote...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... appropriate colonial discourse. Through it, Thomas and other Afro-Caribbean intellectuals shaped the perception and material reality of their individual, ethnic, and national communities. BOOK DISCUSSION: Faith Smith, Creole Recitations: John Jacob Thomas and Colonial Formation in the Late Nineteenth...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 128–136.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Lyonel Trouillot A discussion of Alex Dupuy's The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti and Peter Hallward's Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Translated by Nadève Ménard BOOK...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 148–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Valerie Kaussen This article analyzes the topic of dictatorship, political violence, and popular struggle in two recent works that treat the rise and fall of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide: Alex Dupuy's The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., the essay examines her involvement in leftist politics. During this period, Primus sought to navigate her leftist commitments with her own seemingly nationalist impulses. This is most evident in her support of the “Double V” campaign and her involvement with Popular Front cultural communities and...