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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 161–173.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Bibi Bakare-Yusuf Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Clashing Interpretations in Jamaican Dancehall Culture Bibi Bakare-Yusuf In recent decades, dancehall music appears to have surpassed its predecessor, reggae, as Jamaica’s major cultural export. In her recent collection...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 193–204.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Carolyn Cooper Small Axe Incorporated 2006 At the Crossroads— Looking for Meaning in Jamaican Dancehall Culture: A Reply Carolyn Cooper In the introduction to Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture at Large I make my position clear: In the present study I document...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 18–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
...J. Brent Crosson While scholarly and popular attention has focused on both interethnic tensions and hyperdiverse mixtures in Trinidad, this article considers solidarities based neither on mixture nor on bounded, antagonistic cultures. These “altered solidarities” reflect the ways subaltern Indian...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Rose Réjouis This essay compares Sigmund Freud and Walter Benjamin to argue that the most creative way of engaging with an elusive mode of meaning within any cultural source is to provide a tertium quid , a new “supplementary legibility” present neither in the source culture nor in the target...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Aisha Khan In Atlantic world diaspora studies, culture and identity have been foundational concepts in analysis of the meaning and significance of diaspora. This essay argues that the centrality of these concepts is signal in reproducing a contradiction in diaspora theory that undermines its...
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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...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 164–168.
Published: 01 March 2017
... for the fulfillment of the promise of social and political improvement.” 4 Instead, there is a certain sense of powerlessness and, again, of stalled time that renders difficult the conception of any new future-oriented political or cultural movement. However, reading these essays and the works that inspired them...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
... accomplishments? One key predecessor, Kamau Brathwaite, suggested that the binarisms undergirding the principle of cultural distinctness on which much of the historical definition of the region was drawn be abandoned in favor of an increasing recognition of its intrinsic cultural heterogeneity. For many...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 71–92.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Philip Nanton Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Shake Keane’s “Nonsense”: An Alternative Approach to Caribbean Folk Culture Philip Nanton WEEK FOUR Kaiso Calypso Mauby Maw-beer...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Roshini Kempadoo Recent political agitations across countries, including those in Southern Europe, the Middle East, South America, and North and Middle Africa, are further problematized by the perceived failure of “state multiculturalism” in Europe. European citizens of different cultures...
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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 (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...
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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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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
... is 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 (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...