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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 (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
... with the necessary critical stance from which to rethink the relation between plurality and universalism that grounds the human condition, but to do so we must first rescue the concept of culture and difference from liberal identity politics. In order to understand the conditions of possibility...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of the US and the undefined role of gender and sexuality in contemporary conceptions of race and black culture. Small Axe Inc. 2009 What Is This Black in Black Diaspora? Michelle Stephens Is there in truth any difference between one racism and another? Do not all of them show the same...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
... argues that it was Beckford's participation in the Abeng group that helped to pave the way for his expanded concept of dispossession as well as his concept of the culture of dread . The essay examines how this twin set of concepts displaced the dominant New World theoretical model of dependency. Small...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47–55.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ronald Cummings This essay uses the concept of “Maroon in/securities” to refer to a number of creative practices of survival and a range of experiences and feelings that converge in the Maroon narrative. These two terms, when brought together, productively facilitate a dialogue between Maroon...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rose Réjouis This article argues that the concept of bricolage in the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss is part of a greater poetics, an underdog or “dark horse” poetics that advocates for “the culture of the weak” and embodies an activist historiography. This reexamination of Lévi-Strauss's work...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
... into what to them were “new worlds” produced profound changes within their own self-conceptions and social orders as well as within those of the societies with which they came into contact: “The Christian civilization of the West was mutated into Western civilization at the same time as African cultures...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Richard Iton Drawing on recordings by Chic and Funkadelic, and more generally on the affective dimensions of black popular culture, this essay considers the relationship between teleological and reflexive conceptions of black politics and black political thought. Teleological approaches to black...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 109–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... work, this essay raises some of the difficulties posed to the Brazilian reader by Hall's texts and their deep roots in English-speaking cultures, as well as how his understanding of theory and concepts is sometimes misread. It then presents some of the ways Hall was important to the author's work...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 28–36.
Published: 01 November 2018
... fifteenth anniversary in 2018 and is increasingly defining itself as a cultural center for the production and celebration of diverse literary voices. Alongside his endeavors to foster the values of human dignity through literature, Saint-Éloi has forged his own literary career, primarily through poetry...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 157–168.
Published: 01 February 2008
..., but informed and colored as well by local self-conceptions. From probing the colonialist underpinnings of the picturesque subject, to surveying artistic and cultural forays into the particular landscapes, likenesses, and states of consciousness in the modern Caribbean, this essay spawns...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
... utilized by the newly independent country of Jamaica to authorize a new concept of the self that had been marginalized under colonial rule. As a new and different model of achievement, the local and mostly black “ancestral” heroic figures and their attending monuments served to instill a sense of pride...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Celia M. Britton Critical work on Glissant often divides his writing into two periods: before and after the publication of Le Discours antillais in 1981. In the first he focuses mainly on Martinique and its social, political and cultural problems, while the second broadens out, via the concept...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... are relevant to the Caribbean context. 30 • November 2009 • Bonnie Thomas  |  27 concept of transgenerational trauma, or “postmemory,” as Marianne Hirsch defines it, can be useful for considering the persistent effects of cultural and personal...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
...' in this essay extemporizes on Edward Said's concept in Orientalism. Othering excludes Asians from the creole project of nationalisms in the region, conferring instead a script of antiquity and cultural spirituality that Asians have colluded with for negotiating difference. This collusion comes with its own...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Farah Jasmine Griffin This essay explores the extent to which the concept of “a black radical tradition” illuminates or limits understandings of the art and activism of dancer, choreographer, and activist Pearl Primus. Focusing on Primus's emergence as a public figure and artist during the 1940s...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
... thrust is evident in the kinds of texts that appeal to him as a writer and thinker. One of Chamoiseau's most committed undertakings is what he calls the densification du lieu. He juxtaposes the concepts of lieu and territoire in a conversation about the most effective way to preserve cultural...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 98–105.
Published: 01 July 2016
... that often remain invisible in our culture of individual authorship; and to emphasize the moments during this work when “care,” a concept the author develops throughout the essay, is imperative to a humane process in producing an academic publication. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Small Axe ethics affect...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Espinet's The Swinging Bridge , characterize the black Atlantic's colonial history as an outstanding debt. Collectively, they demonstrate that this past continues to overdetermine the transnational present. This assertion challenges cultural studies' tendency to parse “the colonial,” “the postcolonial...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 23–42.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., and a hilarious e-mail (which Forbes has titled “Puncie”) circulated on the Internet. Arguing that these diachronous texts exemplify a culture of ideological disobedience that is celebrated as evidence of Caribbean identity yet undercuts Caribbean (and diasporic) modes of imagining identity and relation, Forbes...