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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Tao Leigh Goffe; Deborah A. Thomas This essay examines the political economy of Caribbean cultural capital and the formation of reggae in Jamaica in the 1950s. Through study of the Afro-Asian intimacies and tensions embedded in the sound of preindependence Jamaica, the essay traces the birth...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., the United States, Mexico, and Argentina consists of an infrastructural gap. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 literary infrastructure cultural capital Pascale Casanova Caribbean literature decolonial critique If we wanted to write and do something, we had to go abroad. We couldn’t...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
... human as Homo oeconomicus , Economic Man. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Black intellectual history slavery colonialism black cultural forms capitalism Homo oeconomicus The task of Black scholarship for the Eighties will be to continue the theoretical delegitimation of the cultural universe...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Michael K. Walonen While globalization is often conceived of in terms of the transnational movement of capital, culture, people, and ideas, in his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James draws attention to a less salubrious form of transnational flow that may also circulate through...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... and absent of culturally values but which are in fact products of elite capital interests. So while the social imaginaries that have produced contemporary rule of law discourses have depended on narratives of uniformity and justice, these discourses are not in and of themselves capable of functioning...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
... tradition, saving us from our own alienation, colonization, and ambivalence. This essay takes inspiration from Beyond Coloniality to respond to the climate-political-social-cultural crisis in the Caribbean and to think through the possibilities for futurity in relation to reparative justice and ecological...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-hurricane-maria . Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 literary infrastructure cultural capital Pascale Casanova Caribbean literature decolonial critique Because we are invaluable, we can never pay for ourselves. Nevertheless, we are required to pay. Incessantly we pay what can’t...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean ; Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2017 ; 368 pages; ISBN 978-0226598116 (paperback) Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 literary infrastructure cultural capital Pascale Casanova Caribbean literature decolonial critique...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
...- gent cultural giants, Beenie Man and Pierre Bourdieu, Smith points out that the mastery of the instruments of cultural capital—the classics and grammars, for instance—has long been a means of achieving cultural capital and status routinely denied Afro-Trinidadians (ix, 32...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... a line of autodidact rural musicians and agricultural laborers, with origins in the mountains of Jarabacoa. All hovering between working class and the lower ends of the middle class, one side had the cultural capital of lighter skin while the other had the hard-earned cultural capital of formal education...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 16–30.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the civilizing mission is, in and of itself, a form of magical thinking. The first phase of magic in Chemin-d’école calls into question preconceptions of French cultural capital through the young protagonist’s naïve perspective, casting the neocolonial education as arcane rather than a form of universal...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 106–122.
Published: 01 March 2004
... status. Th ere was an entanglement of color and cultural and economic capital.⁸ Each facilitated the acquisition of the other.⁹ In colonial British Guiana, class diff erences and racialized patterns of distribution of privilege were man- aged under a rubric of Creoleness that incorporated...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
... to play the game . . . their entry tested the extent to which only those with a “natural” relationship to high culture by . . . economic capital could define what constituted Trinidad’s intellectual and cultural life. . . . Education would be the basis of a new middle class rather...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 104–110.
Published: 01 July 2015
... in the Siluetas for which she is most known. Emerging in Mexico at a moment of increased access to state-sponsored benefits and cultural capital for Mendieta, the Siluetas add a new coordinate through which, with Mendieta, to think comparatively about the project we might call Latinidad. Mendieta's Siluetas...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 64–79.
Published: 01 March 2005
... and legacies of colonialism, of capitalism and racism out of a sense of responsibility to their native community and culture. When California- based Jamaican writer Opal Palmer Adisa discusses her awareness of this, she speaks for many: “Because of the precarious position of the Caribbean . . . because...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
... could still flatly admit, “Of course we are ex-colonials, and we have only recently begun to move our cultural capital within our own borders.” 10 This “postcolonial” character of his interpretation of the US past is on full display in the scholarship that appeared prior to his Puerto Rican...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in the reconfiguring of identities and belonging to the Jamaican nation. It can function as a conservative class strategy that offers middle- class Jamaicans a way to acquire the moral and cultural capital associated with Rastafari without having to critically examine their own class position...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2006
... as migrants. While both groups tended to write from outside the region, Edmondson notes the very different forms of cultural capital each mobilizes: “If male authors base their literary authority on intellectual labor—the project of writing the Caribbean into literary existence—then the physical...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 40–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... their own cultural, social, and religious values. In the fi rst three decades of the twentieth ssmallmall century, while they gained economic capital, Indians continued to be at the margins of aaxexe political power, and to be hardly visible and audible in the public sphere of carnival...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 117–146.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of capital, and it pursues these ends by challenging the premise that only paid (monetized) free labor-power creates value and surplus-value. For Denise Ferreira da Silva, the combination of labor and time as a measure of value has historically served to minimize enslaved labor’s contribution to capital...