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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Caribbean literatures in a comparative Caribbbean studies framework. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 colonialism Caribbean confederation 1898 criollismo creole I began my engagement in Caribbean studies precisely by expanding my horizons beyond my specific interest in Puerto Rican literature and by...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 21–31.
Published: 01 November 2016
... may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. hispanophone Caribbean literature hispanismo multilingualism comparative Caribbean studies Latino studies The hispanophone Caribbean is central to any serious study of the region. Without it there can be no Caribbean studies...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Margo Groenewoud; Aaron Kamugisha This essay traces the roots of marginalization of the Dutch Caribbean in Caribbean studies, approaching these roots as an integral part of a shared Caribbean intellectual history. In the era of twentieth-century Caribbean anticolonialism, nationalism, and...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... tradition of national and regional based Caribbean studies.” 5 Indeed, Sheller's book is one of relatively few comparative monographs on Caribbean history based on research in the archives of two distinct places, across an imperial divide. The rarity of such research is a legacy of what Harry Hoetink...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Antillana West Indies Federation comparative Caribbean studies Pan-Caribbean discourse The Confederación Antillana (Antillean Confederation), a project that was conceived in the Spanish Caribbean during the second half of the nineteenth century without acquiring any legal jurisdiction, and the West...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... shaped university curricula. Latin American and Caribbean centers abound in the United States, yet the vast majority of them devote few resources to the study of the Caribbean (compared, say, to the study of Mexico, Brazil, the Southern Cone, or the Andes). Because a number of the most prominent such...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Aaron Kamugisha This article critically appraises the wealth of cultural criticism and epistemological developments in the study of Caribbean societies now increasingly grouped under an emerging discipline termed Caribbean cultural studies. It advances the claim that the critical study of Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 23–38.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Shalini Puri Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Beyond Resistance: Notes Toward a New Caribbean Cultural Studies Shalini Puri he noted anthropologist Peter Wilson, in his 1973 book Crab Antics,¹ observed in Caribbean societies a fundamental and structuring tension between...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the equivalential linkages that, according to Laclau, may rise to challenge and reformulate hegemonic formations” (7). Indeed, Caribbean scholarship—including history and literary studies—can be deeply masculinist, often taking for granted the notion that men create and women symbolize . Too...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Leon Wainwright This essay reflects on the contribution made by Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (2011) to alternative futures for the Caribbean-focused study of art and its histories. Wainwright emphasizes the need for better attention to the complex “geopolitics of time” that is...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the heterogeneity of blackness. 21 But to put together the seemingly disparate archives and registers of the Caribbean and the Cape is to move away from the metropolitan centers of Harlem, London, Paris, Toronto, or Miami as well as the “New World” in which our studies of black modernity seem to...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 58–73.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Shalini Puri Reflecting on the methodology for the author's forthcoming book, The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory , this essay argues for the importance of fieldwork in Caribbean literary and cultural studies and contributes to the development of a shared public...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Harvey Neptune Caribbean studies, institutionalized from inception as part of the “third world,” might be beneficially reconceptualized minus the postwar geopolitical presumptions of three worlds and, remapped, instead, within the two-world schema. To resituate the Caribbean this way enables...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 74–87.
Published: 01 July 2013
... 1980s. He sustained that Caribbean studies was “still very much in the single country or at best single language area stage of research” and stressed the need for “truly comparative intra-Caribbean studies, especially those which cross linguistic and political frontiers.” 5 Such appeal, and its...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Tonya Haynes This essay traces the rise of the crisis school of Caribbean heteromasculinity studies through a critical reading across popular writing, policy research, and scholarly work on Caribbean masculinity. Mobilizing insights that Sylvia Wynter articulated in “Black Metamorphosis” and...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Charles Forsdick Those working on the Caribbean have regularly adopted the figures and practices of translation in their work and also have devoted attention to the study of various translational processes. The presence of the Caribbean in translation studies remains, however, considerably less...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
... interactions explored in Freedom’s Mirror points to the possibility that, even in more ordinary times, stakeholders in Caribbean slave societies paid substantial attention to political and social developments among their regional neighbors. New studies in Caribbean comparative slavery might well focus more on...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., services, capital, and labor, as well as the harmonization of particular corporate laws. And in that regard, understanding the meaning of the Caribbean today in the midst of ever increasing global engagements raises particular challenges for understanding Caribbean studies not as a territorial domain of...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 80–96.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Angeletta KM Gourdine Small Axe Incorporated 2006 small axe 20 June 2006 p 80 96 ISSN 0799-0537 Caribbean Tabula Rasa: Textual Touristing as Carnival in Contemporary Caribbean Women s Writing Angeletta KM Gourdine Oh, by now you are tired . . . you want to reach your destination your...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 78–84.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Maja Horn This essay is a personal reflection on how Horn's scholarship on gender, sexuality, and performance in the hispanophone Caribbean has been shaped by the oeuvre of the late critical theorist José E. Muñoz. In particular, Horn compares and contrasts the uses of “hybridity” and “performance...