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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
... knowledge production and embodied performance and then reads the devising practice of Sistren Theatre Collective between 1977 and 1987 through these ideas. Here, I discuss one example from inside the field of culture, performance, and education in the period. Since more than forty years have passed since...
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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 (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 (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
... beyond the limits of consensual meaning? Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Riffing on Omeros: The Relevance of Isaac Julien to Cultural Politics in the Caribbean Jane Bryce Filmmaker and video artist Isaac Julien’s artistic practice has always been inextricable from its political context. In all...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Jamaican national becoming by insisting on the creative power of Jamaica's racial and cultural heterogeneity. On the one hand, the memoir honors domesticity as the necessary and valuable work of nurturing family and community while maintaining discreet lines of demarcation between the persona of the...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): viii–xiii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... consists of this: to participate both in the renewal of practices of intellectual criticism in the Caribbean and in the expan- sion/revision of the horizons of such criticism. We acknowledge of course a tradition of social, political, and cultural criticism in and about the regional/diasporic...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 125–139.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Donna P. Hope Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Passa Passa: Interrogating Cultural Hybridities in Jamaican Dancehall Donna P. Hope Introduction Contemporary dancehall culture is a cultural site for the creation and dissemination of symbols and ideologies that reflect and legitimize...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 46–62.
Published: 01 June 2007
... contested through certain cinematic depictions of dread. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 “Whether Beast or Human”: The Cultural Legacies of Dread, Locks, and Dystopia Kevin Frank Ab s t r a c t : Analyzing the ongoing problem of Caribbean racial exploitation, particularly fear signi...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 82–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Nalini Persram Small Axe Incorporated 2004 The Importance of Being Cultural: Nationalist Thought and Jagan’s Colonial World Nalini Persram [O]nly a vulgar reductionist can insist that [nationalism’s] new political possibilities simply “emerge” out of a social structure...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 94–104.
Published: 01 October 2008
... artists and to the new generation of sculptors linked to the Saint Soleil school. The article concludes with a consideration of the role of artists in contemporary political movements. ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008 Contemporary Art as Cultural Product in the Context of...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 103–118.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of the “blues matrix” and Homi K. Bhabha's theory of culture as enunciation rather than epistemology, Meriwether contends that Brodber's community comes into effect through various cultural discourses, and that these discourses illuminate a novel form of collective agency that is radically different...
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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 (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 (2006) 10 (1): 28–58.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Shona N. Jackson Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Guyana, Cuba, Venezuela and the Routes to Cultural Reconciliation between Latin America and the Caribbean Shona N. Jackson Despite the physical and often linguistic crossings that occur between Latin America and the Caribbean, the largest border...
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Published: 01 July 2020
Figure 4 Tambourine Army: Bun Out Rape Culture. Photograph by Shani Roper. Figure 4. Tambourine Army: Bun Out Rape Culture. Photograph by Shani Roper. More
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Small Axe (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 (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... cultural stereotyping in British schools and to give young people the chance to learn about Caribbean history and culture. 69 Authority in the school was properly self-subverting, such that early generations of students—including John’s sons Michael and Wole (his child with Sarah White)—would later...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 159–171.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Tsitsi Ella Jaji This essay takes its cue from Louis Chude-Sokei’s The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics . Chude-Sokei’s specific Caribbean matrix of technologically oriented poetics of the human is extended to African and African American texts, illustrating how blackness...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 172–180.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Wayne Marshall This essay responds to Louis Chude-Sokei’s The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics by highlighting the book’s crucial musical threads in order to examine how it reorients specific histories of black music, offers new openings for musicology and sound studies, and makes...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Paget Henry Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Culture, Politics and Writing in Afro- Caribbean Philosophy: A Reply to Critics Paget Henry must begin by thanking Brian Meeks, Maureen Warner-Lewis, Patrick Goodin, and Claudette Anderson for taking the time to put down so clearly their...