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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Laura Rosanne Adderley This essay uses Ada Ferrer’s book Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution as a starting point for revisiting the intellectual project of comparative slavery within the Caribbean. Freedom’s Mirror focuses on neighboring territories—Cuba and Hispaniola—during...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... research in at least two places. 11 Some transnational work studies migration between the Caribbean and Western Europe or North America rather than within the Caribbean. 12 Extraregional linkages also mark comparative history, with several prominent historians of Caribbean slavery and abolition...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... emergence of dynamic new plantation economies in British Guiana and Trinidad are discussed in the essay, which concludes with an examination of the imperative for scholars to continue to offer detailed histories of Caribbean slavery and emancipation while simultaneously focusing on British themes. © Small...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... potential to critically disrupt analyses of slavery’s archives that threaten to reproduce or even exacerbate their violence. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2016 natural history surveillance rape archives Joscelyn Gardner Jamaica When twenty-nine-year-old white Englishman Thomas...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
... situation certainly matters. At the same time, the harm that resulted is not comparable to the damage done by colonial slavery.18 Disenfranchised English workers exercised little influence over Britain’s still oligarchic state. Neither did they benefit from the nation’s rapidly growing fortune. While...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., terror war—and the HIV-AIDS pandemic. It must be said that these inspirations are quite distinct from those that stimulated writers such as Richard Dunn and Edmund Morgan.26 They were shocked by 23 Orlando Patterson, Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study (Cambridge...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
... centers of Turin and Milan. 17 Pizzolato's synchronic framing understands the United States and Italy as inhabiting comparable positions within the variegated time-space of global capitalism. Such framing discounts the way heterogeneous temporalities of slavery and emancipation impinged on and textured...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 205–224.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Huey Copeland Art historian Huey Copeland takes on Hortense J. Spillers's and Stephen Best's engagements with his book Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America (2013). In responding to the two essays, Copeland lays out the ideological conditions from which...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Orlando Patterson, Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982), 22; Claude Meillassoux, The Anthropology of Slavery: The Womb of Iron and Gold, trans. Alide Dasnois (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1991), 9–35. 10 See Joan [Colin] Dayan...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kim Robinson-Walcott True emancipation from mental slavery is still a work in progress in Jamaica. The People’s National Party swept into power in 1972 with an agenda of socioeconomic and cultural empowerment for the poor black majority. That agenda, however, was executed imperfectly. Considering a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... These narratives deal as much about creativity as about destruction. They also see the merging of white and black in the crucible of slavery as producing not just death but also a viable Caribbean culture. Consequently, Brown's work is both a challenge to Caribbean orthodoxy and also a reiteration of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
... documenting the child abuse and homophobic violence she suffered. This essay makes visible the connections between physical punishments during slavery (with particular reference to “The History of Mary Prince”), practices of child abuse and homophobic violence in Jamaica, and contemporary modes of recognizing...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... True History of Paradise (1999) take these explorations a step further, specifically examining women's responses to violence and reminding readers that present-day sexual violence creates conditions of entrapment, hostility, and lawlessness reminiscent of the barbarities of slavery and colonialism. In...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37–50.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Valérie Loichot This essay sheds light on family relations in Octavia Butler's fantasy neo-slave narrative Kindred (1979) through Édouard Glissant's theories of kinship and Relation. This comparative gesture thus relate Glissant's Caribbean texts to an unlikely kin, a Californian African American...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Caribbean literatures in a comparative Caribbbean studies framework. I began my engagement in Caribbean studies precisely by expanding my horizons beyond my specific interest in Puerto Rican literature and by proposing the insular Hispanic Caribbean as the object of study of Caribe Two Ways: Cultura de...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
... studies and their relationship to this contradiction, compares the deployment of culture and identity in Afro and Indo/Asian diaspora studies, and suggests that looking at the differences and compatibilities between material bodies (diasporic humans and their made objects) and immaterial bodies (diasporic...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Rose Réjouis This essay compares Sigmund Freud and Walter Benjamin to argue that the most creative way of engaging with an elusive mode of meaning within any cultural source is to provide a tertium quid , a new “supplementary legibility” present neither in the source culture nor in the target...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the `Tout-monde', to the postcolonial world as a whole; and this second period coincides with his becoming a much better known figure, particularly in the United States. As an illustration of Glissant's influence beyond the francophone Caribbean, I compare the analyses of his trajectory given by Chris...