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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...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... establishing a national memorial centre in Paris). While many critics have focused on Glissant's influence on postcolonial studies, this article assesses his importance in the burgeoning field of cultural memory. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Edouard Glissant and the Art of Memory Bonnie Thomas Our...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Danny Méndez This essay analyzes the impact of María Montez as an eccentric Dominican actress in Hollywood and as an iconic figure in the cultural memory of the Dominican Republic. While Montez’s eccentric personality accorded her a place in the stereotypical landscape created for the “Latina...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... explore the intimacies of memory loss—whether individual or communal—amid diasporic families that experience the historical traumas, cultural erasures, and societal exclusions synonymous with racialized migration. Though naïve, Soucouyant 's nameless narrator is a sympathetic character in part because...
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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 (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of affect, memory, and history related to indentureship are mobilized in the photographic arts of the Caribbean diaspora; and the aesthetic is a conceptual space with cultural resonance for the descendants of indentured laborers. In essence, the author finds that visual evidence of an indentured past...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 134–146.
Published: 01 November 2021
... are fragments of our pasts making a new home in the present. Throughout the African diaspora, memories and the act of remembering are political, ancestral, cultural, communal, and spiritual practices of surviving, preserving, and producing histories. Historically and presently, Garifuna are part of three...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 200–209.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Aisha Khan In this essay I explore key tropes in the study of the Caribbean and New World African diasporas, focusing on the work of Richard Price, and, in particular, Travels With Tooy. I engage some problematic issues in the definition and apprehension of memory, history, and cultural...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 39–57.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Naïma Hachad et Valérie Loichot This essay addresses the aesthetics and politics of “restitution” in the works of Victor Anicet, a contemporary ceramist and painter from Martinique. Specifically, it investigates the mixed-media piece titled Restitution as a site of memory, restoration, reinvention...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
... these, along with the popular visual culture and the news media, forge the visual imaginaries of these moments and the visual memories of the future. The essay also reflects on the role of art in times of social crisis and the ethical questions that surround the artistic representation of violence and trauma...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... that the return to the indentureship experience in cultural production disrupts the linear progressive narrative of the postapartheid nation by revealing how the traumas of the past resonate in the present. Furthermore Khan's project opens up questions around racial formations, memory, history, and national...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Schomburg outside of frameworks that cast him as a heroic rescuer of memory and therefore as an avatar of idealized masculine respectability. Lastly, this essay asks that we consider not just the historical actors and cultural producers that Schomburg devoted himself to illuminating but also how his...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 181–186.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Donette Francis; Deborah A. Thomas This essay argues that three lessons have emerged from the Jamaican Cultural-Political Modern Project convenings that clarify its productive methodological stakes: living with disagreements, seeing interconnected inquiries, and creating embodied archives...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 69–84.
Published: 01 March 2022
... memory in a growing consumer culture. 66 Despite Guadeloupe’s resentment toward France and the growing quest for autonomy coming out of the war, the island quickly found itself economically bound “into West European consumer society.” 67 Delgrès’s story, no longer under “repression,” began being...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
... an avenue through which the (semi)revolutionary events in Caribbean history—events that were often absent from the historical records but the memory of which survived in oral culture—were engaged and remembered.31 Postcolonial narratives of revolution and violence (in oral, written, and visual forms...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of identification to craft a creative aesthetic that reanimates the past without appropriating it. Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Afro-Asia Caribbean Chinese diaspora family photography cultural memory A few years ago, my mother, my sister, and I went to Hong Kong in search of our...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Raising key questions around cultural memory and social responsibility in the postcolonial context, Kempadoo's art stirs and recontextualizes a number of archives. Her work State of Play (2009–11)—a series of digital photographic compositions with juxtaposed tableaux vivants —explores the media's...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Martin. Her work, based in video/sound installation, photography, painting, and text, currently deals with transcultural existence, memory, the effects of colo- nialism, and mythology through re-memory. As a multimedia artist, she engages a variety of strategies for mining the intersections of cultural...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2022
... believe that what is at work here is a social ethics of Black memory. Brodber teaches us the special value of thinking through communities of memory, embodied generations of a cultural memory of pasts that are not really past. The men and women of her oral history project, born in the first years...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 274–277.
Published: 01 July 2013
...: The Circulation of Cultures within the Caribbean (2003) and The Legacies of Caribbean Radical Politics (2011). Her forthcoming book The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory studies the conflicting cultural memories of the Grenada Revolution as they surface in the arts...