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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 112–118.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Joscelyn Gardner Subverting Colonial Portraiture: A Contemporary Memorial to the Women of Egypt Estate Joscelyn Gardner Pointing to omissions in the history of colonial representation, Creole Portraits II (2007), commissioned for the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Infinite Island...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and propose a reading of the slave societies of the Caribbean. Does the unity of Caribbean art not reside in its critical function, in this contemporary look towards a shared memory that until now has been lost, hidden, denied, and unacknowledged? Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Memory and the...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marsha Pearce Using the lens of relationality as posited in Stuart Hall's idea of identity and Terry Smith's notion of the contemporary, this essay analyzes the work of Jamaican contemporary artist Olivia McGilchrist, who, upon her return to the Caribbean after decades of living and studying in...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
... body becomes an object of cultural violence when distorted by gender roles. By treating contemporary problems and by evincing a deep interest in Dominican history and culture, they have already opened a new chapter of Dominican visual art and are offering encouragement for future generations of female...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
... contemporary discourses, from science to popular culture, understood the creole as a category to be marked and overdetermined as different from a recognizable and definable norm. Such differences were soon linked to cultural and class distinctions between whites, based on geography and climate. The definition...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 93–110.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Kim Robinson-Walcott Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Claiming an Identity We Thought They Despised: Contemporary White West Indian Writers and Their Negotiation of Race Kim Robinson-Walcott It is not a question of relinquishing privilege. It is a question of grasping more of...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jerry Philogene Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Visual Narratives of Cultural Memory and Diasporic Identities: Two Contemporary Haitian American Artists Jerry Philogene n examination of cultural production is useful to the understanding of the experi- ences of diaspora and...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 24–39.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Marie-Agnès Sourieau Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Dessalines in Historic Drama and Haitian Contemporary Reality Marie-Agnès Sourieau Qui donc ira jeter des fl eurs Au Pont Rouge A Vertières Au Champ de Mars Les off randes coulées dans la honte Blessent...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... critique of human condition is invoked I argue that is now woefully inadequate when faced with the complex terrain of 21st century Caribbean feminist advocacy. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Whose Time Is It? Gender and Humanism in Contemporary Caribbean Feminist Advocacy Michelle V. Rowley...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 60–78.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Samantha A. Noel This essay interrogates the jamette's influence in the movements of contemporary women masqueraders. The jamette is important since she tapped into the potential of corporeal expression once colonial authorities felt it unfit for women to sing the popular kalinda songs of the late...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 21–32.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and non-European writing. These connection failures illustrate both a short-circuit in the (supposedly) global transmission of critical thought, and an inadequate understanding of the notion of the `world' when conjugated with the term `literature'. Connection Failures: Discourse on Contemporary...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 212–218.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Verene A. Shepherd In this essay, Shepherd explores what she terms the “`call to action'/ politics of death dimension” of Vincent Brown's The Reaper's Garden. From “Numbered Notations” to Named Ancestors: Finding Contemporary Meaning in Vincent Brown’s The Reaper’s Garden Verene A...
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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 (2007) 11 (1): 156–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
... Contemporary Historiography Ron Sookram Historical writings on Grenada have so far concentrated mainly on the 1979–1983 revolution. Other areas of research and writing include: Grenada’s constitutional history, emigration and migration, religion and culture (though with an Afrocentric slant...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 34–51.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Body in Contemporary Jamaica Winnifred Brown-Glaude Ab s t r a c t : This essay examines public discussions around skin bleaching in Jamaica and demon­ strates that a discourse of pathology is a dominant frame of meaning used to explain this practice. I argue...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 119–137.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Krista A. Thompson Some critics contend that the visual language of abstraction or conceptual art cannot translate “Caribbeanness.” This essay considers the work of several contemporary Caribbean artists who highlight how the “picturesque” paintings so favored by detractors were historically...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
... through the trope of the archipelago, challenging the understanding of the Caribbean as discontinuous, isolated, hermetic, and beyond comprehension. Analyzing contemporary art of the hispanophone islands and their diasporas, they reveal shared concerns within the Caribbean archipelago and posit that...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... discusses how ethical relations as shaped by race, class, and gender are relevant to Caribbean revolution, arguing that collapse might be the most significant reality that gives reason to hope for revolution and respect for the human in the contemporary Caribbean. 7 See Brian Meeks, Envisioning...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2004
...D. Alissa Trotz Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Between Despair and Hope: Women and Violence in Contemporary Guyana D. Alissa Trotz INTRODUCTION he immediate aftermath of the 1997 and 2001 elections in Guyana was marked by violence, most of which targeted members of the...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 94–104.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson This article focuses on the visual arts in contemporary Haiti, providing a rare insight into the current creative context. Countering a customary focus on history painting and Vodou-inspired or magical realist work, it explores the evolution of artistic production over...