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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Obika Gray The Jamaican 1960s represented a critical phase in the island's political history. The era provoked a second round of decolonization politics as the culturally Eurocentric political class that won power in the first round, during the 1930s, encountered stiff opposition to its autocratic...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
...-determination, and creative forces that emerge from these often-ignored spaces. 18 Decolonization is an embodied practice as well as a political and intellectual project. For example, Maldonado-Torres argues decolonizing projects are “grounded on the histories, lived experiences, and ethico-political...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 67–77.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Olívia Maria Gomes da Cunha This essay seeks to speculate on the reception of de Anton de Kom’s Wij slaven van Suriname (1934) within a very different context of political debates on race; decolonization; the politics of solidarity; and internationalist and anticapitalist struggles—all themes...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and economic affairs. It argues that by the end of the long 1950s, the earlier-twentieth-century story of an emergent civil society in Jamaica was displaced by the story of political society. The result has been a formal decolonization that lacked some of the decolonial social and cultural visions of earlier...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 193–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Christienna D. Fryar This essay engages Yarimar Bonilla's Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015) by considering one of its key throughlines: the idea of disappointment as a motivator of politics, especially non-sovereign politics. Through...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Louis Chude-Sokei The Black Scholar ( TBS ), established in 1969, emerged from a public confluence of black political and cultural movements—black power, black arts, Pan-Africanism and decolonization, black feminism, and the emergence of a black political class. As primary intellectual organ...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Christopher Winks This essay explores the enduring relevance and challenges of Caribbean Négritude poetry, with specific emphasis on the work and thought of Aimé Césaire and Léon-Gontran Damas. The decolonizing imperative that speaks through their work retains an agonic immediacy and political...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to obtain copies of some of these missing months, and he used them to support the information he was reporting in his own field journals during 1961; see Colin Clarke, Race, Class, and the Politics of Decolonization: Jamaica Journals, 1961 and 1968 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). 7 For a more...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... see Caribbean people from throughout the region responding to it. Major thinkers of federation and decolonization, particularly Richard B. Moore and George Padmore, developed their political perspectives through engagement with the occupation. New York was the site of a pan-regional community...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 44–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Kahlila Chaar-Pérez This essay examines the aesthetics and politics of one of the key figures in the emergence of the Caribbean anti-imperial imaginary in the nineteenth century: the Afro–Puerto Rican activist Ramón Emeterio Betances (1827–98). Through a critical interpretation of Les deux Indiens...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the archipelago. The impact of empire on infrastructure for the production of Caribbean literature remains underexamined at large, however. Accounting for the political and economic dimensions of the literary power produced by empire would contribute to the denaturalization of such power, and, this essay argues...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 147–176.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., though still draped in its contemporary moment, HEUA laid the foundation for rethinking political decolonization through its denunciations of colonialism’s afterlives. Grounded in a discussion of what Ray A. Kea calls the “institutional complexes” of precolonial Africa, 64 it provides empirical...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 160–165.
Published: 01 November 2021
... forcefully the importance of imagining anti-imperialism as a project that goes beyond nationhood, paving the way for a politics of decolonization based on solidarity and co-liberation. In looking back critically at Betances and other similar foundational figures, we can perhaps reimagine the Caribbean’s...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 164–175.
Published: 01 March 2024
... faith, b/Black consciousness, the blues and hip-hop, bridging the aesthetic and the ethical, colonization, decolonization, double-consciousness, embodied consciousness, epistemic closure, freedom, historical erasure, joy, language, liberalism, Negritude, neoliberalism, oppression, political life...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 154–161.
Published: 01 March 2023
... configurations that were varied and often shifting. . . . They shared a common desire for women’s emancipation in the post-colony. Above all, they were convinced that decolonization could not be attained without women’s political representation and meaningful participation in public life.” 8...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., or liberal discourses of citizenship to secure political purchase. Ongoing efforts for land reclamation and reparations are not immaterial, and in a context of such profound poverty and ecological degradation, our visions for decolonizing politics must necessarily attend to material lived realities. Rather...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
... scholarship with his Freedom Times: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World , in which he analyzes the public projects of Aimé Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor to “fashion a legal and political framework that would recognize the history of interdependence between metropolitan and overseas...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... through the 1980s—that is, the period of formal, political decolonization of those islands from the British Empire? The “hill” that Abrahams bought was in Red Hills, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica. He named the hill Coyaba—an indigenous Arawak word for “place of tranquility.” His Coyaba, as a landscape...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 129–145.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., is not to offer a facile condemnation of Césaire's putative hypocrisy (furthering assimilation via departmentalization and parliamentary politics while talking the Leninist talk) but rather to call into question our own presumption, as Wilder has argued, that the only revolutionary path to decolonization...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... at the claims of imperial citizenship not from the assumed end point of decolonization but from the nineteenth-century political and economic transformations in the British Empire that gave rise to a crisis of political membership for West Indian colonial subjects. Beginning in 1776 with the loss of Britain’s...