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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jason Frydman This essay decodes how Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings uses the history of Jamaican music, culminating in the conflict between roots reggae and dancehall, to chart the Cold War’s temporality, futurity, and ideological conflicts over time, temporality, and futurity...
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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 (2006) 10 (3): 150–160.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Mike Alleyne Small Axe Incorporated 2006 BOOK DISCUSSION: Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture At Large Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture At Large, Carolyn Cooper. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. ISBN: 1-4039-6425-4 (cloth); 1-4039-6424-6 (paper) Inside Out: Dancehall...
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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 (2001) 5 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Avram Bornstein Small Axe Incorporated 2001 Dancehall Ethnography in Jamaica Avram Bornstein Wake the Town and Tell the People: Dancehall Culture in Jamaica. Norman Stolzoff . Durham: Duke University Press, 2000. 298 pages. ude boys and rastas, selectors, sound systems...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Patricia J. Saunders Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Is Not Everything Good to Eat, Good to Talk: Sexual Economy and Dancehall Music in the Global Marketplace Patricia J. Saunders What is to stop the youths and them out of control Full up with education, yet no earn a payroll...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Nadia Ellis This article provides a set of readings toward what I am calling a “queer performance hermeneutic” of dancehall culture. It argues that although dancehall appears to be rigidly heteronormative, there are modes of queer performance within its culture, modes that may even be enabled...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of the dancehall. It traces the dread body through the sounding of the single-multiple of the “I and I” and the dread for the Old Testament god of Jehovah, or Jah. Dread doubles and troubles. It is inflected and inflicted in two directions. One is dread of authority—whether the Greek god Apollo or Judge Dread...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 174–185.
Published: 01 October 2006
... studies and postmodern inter- pretations in particular, mapping speaks to territory as much as to reality, representation, and articulation. Using the metaphor of the map for books on culture, it is important to explain the conceptual territory Cooper’s Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 186–192.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Idara Hippolyte Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Un-Theory Idara Hippolyte Sound Clash announces itself on page two as the culmination of Carolyn Cooper’s reflections on Jamaican dancehall since her inaugural 1989 essay, “Slackness Hiding from Culture.”1 As such, it invites...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2017
... , 81. 16 Sonjah Stanley Niaah, Dancehall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010), 3. 15 Mikie Bennett, interview by author, Kingston, Jamaica, 10 July 2014. 14 Rory “Stone Love” Gilligan, interview by author, Kingston, Jamaica, 17 July 2014. 13...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
... ethnographic and philosophical study of musical workers in a single genre: the Jamaican dancehall sound system. Taken together, they model the flexibility of scale and precision necessary to burst black sound studies out of its epistemological straightjacket. They seek, each in his inimitable manner, to return...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
... , and the selected lyrics of dancehall artistes such as Damian Marley and Super Cat, which are read in terms of Giorgio Agamben's concepts of homo sacer , the state of exception, and the biopolitical paradigm of the camp. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Notes on the Age of Dis: Reading Kingston through Agamben...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Petrine Archer This article explores the repeating patterns of the subordinate colonial relationship using a handful of pictures that make links between slavery, pageantry, racial uplift, Jamaica's dancehall culture, and dress. Through a truncated discussion about the body, emasculation, clothing...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 205–207.
Published: 01 October 2006
... Dancehall Culture at Large (2004). Ashley Dawson is associate professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City Uni- versity of New York. He is the author of Mongrel Nation: Diasporic Culture and the Making of Postcolonial Britain and co-editor of Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., and Indo-Chinese descent, who helped form the conditions of possibility for the production and global distribution of reggae. Thus the networks of Jamaican Chinese diasporic capital and talent, producing and performing, helped to engineer the electrical flows of reggae to rural areas and urban dancehall...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
... to a consistent, explicit repudiation of “perverse” sexualities in dancehall reggae music.9 By “apparent lack of convergence” I suppose I mean the absence of references to Alex- ander’s work in the essays and anthologies produced by feminist social scientists based in the region...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2002
... with both the music and the messages encrypted within it. Dancehall music, the soundtrack for modern blackness, has not diverged from this trend. Indeed, it takes it one step further to reassert, as Norman Stolzoff has argued, “a distinctive black lower-class space, identity...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 119–143.
Published: 01 March 2012
... M.A.F.I.A., meets Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper, meets the cult of Duvalier, meets Tivoli Gardens and the dancehall. In this fashioning, Patterson is engaging, reflecting, and riffing on the complexity of her subject, constantly giving and taking, frustrating and finding power in a visual...