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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Christopher Ian Foster This essay considers Maryse Condé's Guadeloupean mystery novel Crossing the Mangrove as emblematic of a “politics of crossing.” The novel's queer critical praxis presents a rigorous challenge to normative (often oppressive) communities embodied by the individual, the family...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Heather Smyth Small Axe Incorporated 2002 “Roots beyond Roots”: Heteroglossia and Feminist Creolization in Myal and Crossing the Mangrove Heather Smyth continual preoccupation in Caribbean literary criticism has been the creolization of culture and language. Each...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 74–87.
Published: 01 July 2013
... happened)”—to refer to E. P. Thompson's dictum. It “happens” through the multidisciplinary and border-crossing research of the Caribbean establishing intra- and extraregional connections that enable the better understanding of Caribbean processes. The article begins by reviewing the ideas on the field...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Faith Smith This essay discusses Jacqui Alexander's Pedagogies of Crossing as framing an analysis of the curtailment of erotic autonomy in the United States and the Caribbean, the failures of liberal feminism and academia, and the propensity for military intervention, with an examination of the...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Hilda Lloréns Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Dislocated Geographies: A Story of Border Crossings Hilda Lloréns Sunrise of the fi rst day and the passengers were already acting as though they belonged to one family. It was not long before we came to know each other’s life...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
...M. Jacqui Alexander This essay stages a meeting among the authors of the three reflections on Pedagogies of Crossings . Using danger and desire as the tropes of entry, it returns to Pedagogies by way of wrestling with their most salient preoccupations: the need for a visible pedagogy of the erotic...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... study of sexuality in the Caribbean and what was once considered aberrant sexuality—particularly as it relates to women. Works such as Carolyn Cooper's Sound Clash (2004), Kamala Kempadoo's Sexing the Caribbean (2004), M. Jacqui Alexander's Pedagogies of Crossing (2005), Omise'eke Tinsley's...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... evolved in the context of current discussions of black cross-culturality and diaspora. New concerns have emerged about the relevance of US notions of race and blackness for describing the cultures, experiences, and identities of members of other diasporic populations. Also, gender and sexuality still...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Rivke Jaffe This paper explores the existence of `ital chic' in Jamaica. A cross between ethical consumerism and the marketing of cool, ital chic represents an aesthetic repertoire and a commercial strategy based on Rastafari. The symbols and aesthetics of a Rastafari lifestyle, or `ital livity...
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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 (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Anne S. Macpherson This essay makes a case for comparative Caribbean historiography rooted in research that crosses linguistic, national, and imperial lines, through a discussion of Puerto Rican and Belizean working women from abolition to the 1930s. In illustrating the commensurability of...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 139–153.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Michelle Rowley In this paper I examine Jacqui Alexander's Pedagogies of Crossing in order to consider the interdisciplinary synergies that might be realized through a practice of knowledge production which bridges the metaphysical and the material. While the text encourages us to pursue the Sacred...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
... evident. This essay reflects on this missed cross-disciplinary rendezvous, foregrounding the importance of questions of cultural translation in a Caribbean context but at the same time considering the practical intralinguistic and interlinguistic underpinnings of any analysis of translation in the...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to many of the Chinese in the Caribbean in the early twentieth century, loses connections to the language, history, and land of his birth as he forges an identity in his new home. In an illumination of a history not explored, The Pagoda , with its multiple crossings of gender, race, and desire...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 213–227.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Kobena Mercer Proposing Bakhtin's dialogical principle as a guiding light for cross-cultural studies in art historical research on the diasporic formation of Afro-modernism, Kobena Mercer's discussion essay highlights the value of his postformalist outlook as he responds to commentaries by Eddie...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 134–149.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Linton Kwesi Johnson (with a citation from the poet Frederick Williams). Several occurrences and episodes, from postwar immigration itself through to “the New Cross Massacre” and incidents of rioting, are also considered. Within these considerations, due regard must be given to the importance of reggae...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Maja Horn This introduction traces critical concerns in Dominican gender and sexuality studies in the United States. It suggests applying a triangulated lens to the study of gender and sexuality, focusing not only on Dominican-Haitian cross-border and colonial relations but also on the role of US...
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 5 Advertisement for Tom the Great Sebastian as the resident soundsystem of the Silver Slipper club at Cross Roads, Daily Gleaner , 23 December 1956. Courtesy of Gleaner Company, Jamaica Figure 5. Advertisement for Tom the Great Sebastian as the resident soundsystem of the Silver Slipper More
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 2 Demonstrators at the Black People’s Day of Action, 2 March 1981, London, called to protest police inaction and government indifference to the New Cross Massacre. Among the signs and posters held by demonstrators were placards that declared “Blood Aga Run if Justice Na Come.” © Trinity More
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 119–124.
Published: 01 September 2004
... × 2 in. Fragile Crossing—36th of Sixty-fi ve 2003 Mixed media: vegetable dye, acrylic paint, canvas, metal, and wood 24 × 30 × 1⅞ in. Fragile Crossing—20th of Sixty-fi ve 2003 Mixed media...