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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... turn. Coined by Maldonado-Torres, the decolonial turn refers to “an epistemic, practical, aesthetic, emotional, and oftentimes spiritual repositioning of the modern/colonial subject by virtue of which modernity, and not the colonized subject . . . appears as a problem.” In imagining and creating new...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
... one hopes to bring into existence. Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 futurity political imagination Fanonian leap undecidability decolonial turn At the end of his two major works, Frantz Fanon suggests something of a beginning. “The real leap ,” he tells us in closing Black...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Then it focuses on the meaning of the nineteenth century in the Spanish Caribbean, with particular attention to the Caribbean confederation and 1898 as key moments in the colonial and decolonial process of this region. Then the essay turns to the notion of criollismo in the Spanish Caribbean and its dialectic...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 147–176.
Published: 01 November 2023
... path toward a decolonial turn away from Development models that spur impoverishment through the maintenance of global North extractivist practices, ravaging territory while at the same time generating an African comprador class that willfully reproduces such deleterious conditions disempowering African...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
... does not address these hierarchies. 3 Nelson Maldonado-Torres, “Thinking through the Decolonial Turn: Post-continental Interventions in Theory, Philosophy, and Critique—an Introduction,” Transmodernity 1, no. 2 (2011): 2. 4 Gabriela Veronelli, “A Coalitional Approach to Theorizing...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Maldonado-Torres, “Thinking through the Decolonial Turn: Post-continental Interventions in Theory, Philosophy, and Critique—An Introduction,” Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World 1, no. 2 (2011): 2. 39 Wynter, “Novel and History, Plot and Plantation...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
... powerfully offers something other than a methodology through which the circulation of Caribbean geographies, politics, epistemologies, and its people’s lived experiences moves outward to provide analytical and conceptual service for metropolitan centers, even if for ostensibly decolonial purposes. The essay...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 14–30.
Published: 01 November 2022
... (Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2009), 46. See also Nelson Maldonado-Torres, “Thinking Through the Decolonial Turn: Post-continental Interventions in Theory, Philosophy, and Critique; An Introduction,” Transmodernity 1, no. 2 (2011): 1–15. 4 Mary Chamberlain, “Elsa Goveia: History and Nation,” History...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
... frames Gosine’s questions as ones that pursue the decolonial possibilities of animality and suggests that Nature’s Wild offers us a blueprint for a Caribbean queer decolonial politic. Its primary inquiry resides in asking how animality adapts and signifies in potentially intersectional ways and whether...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 143–153.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Shanna Jean-Baptiste This essay explores the decolonial future imagined by the Black women who make up Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel’s Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (2020). A much-needed project of historical redress, Joseph-Gabriel’s study...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of governance, and frame women’s political participation around rigid expectations of maternal behavior and sexual propriety. Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 futurity political imagination Fanonian leap undecidability decolonial turn In November 1960 three young women traveling home...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Shirley Tate Reading Heading South as a decolonial romance reveals anxiety about the liminal location of young male citizens in 1970s Haiti caught within the necropower of state terror and US imperialism. Focusing on young men selling “romance” on the beach within the continuing colonial relations...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 154–161.
Published: 01 March 2023
... by her daughter Mame Coumba Ndiaye. Harmonizing with Joseph-Gabriel’s notion of decolonial citizenship, this essay asks how the stakes of Bâ’s work shift if we read her alongside Ndiaye’s overlooked text. While Black women of Bâ’s generation may have been more likely to be widely recognized than those...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 131–142.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain. Thinking about Suzanne’s and Suzanne’s respective and overlapping relationships to Haiti, this essay is an exercise in implementing the decolonial methods and reimagining of national belonging that Joseph-Gabriel presents. 2 Yarimar Bonilla, Non-Sovereign Futures: French...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
... that short circuit. Vieques does not appear as a site of military power or as mediated by the tourist gaze or as romanticized as the source of insurrection. People fish and smile side by side with bright skies and rust and, of course, the sea. Anticolonial sensorial errancy turns into decolonial sensorial...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 2022
... as decolonial practices by dislocating the socially prescribed binding between performance and affect. Using the theories of Saidiya Hartman, José Esteban Muñoz, and Juana María Rodríguez, and connecting to the work of Rocío Zambrana on strategies that address the island’s colonial legacy, the essay explores...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
... colonial representations and create community in profound ways. Drawing on Sylvia Wynter’s work on colonial epistemologies and representation in relation to questions of race and decolonization and on Rex Nettleford’s discussion of embodiment and marronage, the author lays out a method of decolonial...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 78–84.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of minority subjectivity,” and hence “these hybridized identificatory positions are always in transit, shuttling between different identity vectors” (32; emphasis mine). Muñoz thus turns to “hybridity” in order to account for identities that do not comfortably fit into existing US minoritarian identity...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and Piñero, Nuyorican Poetry , 15. 36 Ibid., 15, 19. 37 See Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2014), especially chaps. 1 and 8. Sousa Santos has turned to Martí's “Nuestra América,” among many others, to theorize...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and Jamaica from the 1860s to 1898; the West Indies Federation became a governing body in the British Caribbean territories from 1958–62. These “con-federated” forms reverberate together in the idea of trans-Caribbean unity as a utopian reference for anti-imperial sovereignty and the decolonial achievement...