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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Maja Horn This essay addresses the limits of conventional Western political categories for apprehending postcolonial Caribbean political landscapes. Specifically, it suggests that in the case of the Dominican Republic standard political differentiations of periods of “dictatorship” and “democracy...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
... an alliance with the bourgeoisie and the foreign troika. The article assesses the role of corruption and violence by Aristide and his Lavalas Family party in his second overthrow. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Indefensible: On Aristide, Violence, and Democracy Alex Dupuy In their assessments of my...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and to demonstrate that Trouillot's apparent commitment to `formal democracy' is a contradiction in terms. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Lyonel Trouillot, or The Fictions of Formal Democracy Peter Hallward I agree with many of the points made in this forum by Valerie Kaussen and Nick Nesbitt, and have...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Maziki Thame This essay discusses Brian Meeks's assertions on the centrality of democracy to transforming the Caribbean in his book Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory (2014). It considers the relationship between democracy and revolution in the Caribbean in light of Meeks's...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... spitfire” in English-language films, in the Dominican Republic her image as an international celebrity helped to further promote the national-popular homogenizing ideology of the Rafael Trujillo regime that upheld a distorted notion of democracy that negated racial and class differences. Accordingly...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 100–114.
Published: 01 July 2019
... hidden phenomenon in Trinidad (a multicultural democracy where people of all faiths live), but it is far more prevalent than previously believed. Poui before Rain is the story of a woman who is “saved” by a doctor from despair and ill-health after the death of her child and crumbling of her marriage...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the Cuban Revolution's racial politics, speaking brazenly into a period that produced a general textual silence on post-1959 racial inequalities and providing an enduring Afro-Cuban counterargument to Cuba's myth of racial democracy. Guillén Landrián then builds on this irony by using the sequence...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of racial democracy, and some “types of mixture” are clearly preferred in detriment of others. I argue that anti-black racism in Brazil is expressed not only against dark-skinned individuals, but it also operates in the devaluing of physical traits “deemed black” even in those who have lighter skin...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 24–42.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of Captain Cipriani , and its generally positive reception in the Caribbean. We then turn to the “outbreak of democracy” represented by the Trinidad general strike in 1937 and James's attempt to rally solidarity with this and subsequent rebellions elsewhere while in the imperial metropole itself as a leading...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 137–147.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Catholic priest, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The article contrasts the authors' fundamentally different understandings of democracy, one based on consensus and the just distribution of goods and benefits and the other invoking the participation of the excluded. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Aristide...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 148–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and Haiti and Peter Hallward's Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment . In discussing these works, I interrogate the extent to which traditional categories of liberal political analysis, democracy, national sovereignty, consensus, popular struggle, rule of law, as well...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2003
... SScottcott terms of a normative or recuperative discourse on civil society and democracy. In the style of a good deal of contemporary democracy-talk, it stages a worry about the ero- sion of civic order and a decline in citizen participation in public life. Trevor Munroe’s book Renewing Democracy...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
... one hopes to bring into existence. The decolonial turn in black Marxist thought thus anticipates, in certain ways, Giorgio Agamben’s provocation concerning “modern democracy’s decadence and gradual convergence with totalitarian states in post-democratic spectacular societies.” In arguing...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
... : Also, for Farah, I was thinking about the difference between the black radical tradition and radical democracy, however complicated the concepts of the democratic and the radical might be. I was just wondering, can a white person or a nonblack person be part of the black radical tradition...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 164–172.
Published: 01 November 2011
... their “limited achievements” challenged milat hegemony and “shaped political events” that “inspire[d] generations of militant youth,” built information networks and institutions, “exposed weaknesses of the state,” and instituted a culture of protest “essential for any democracy” (190–92). Although...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and James Jackson Papers, box 14, folder 5. 13 Robin Kelley, Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990), 207. 12 National Integrity and Security Make Negro Youth of the South Assets of Democracy , pamphlet, Esther...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 173–187.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the elite exclu- sion that bred dictatorship, repression, and exile, to popular participation and democracy. This proposition seemed possible, because the postoccupation produced a spate of competing progressive movements, each crafting its own alternative for Haiti’s future...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 128–136.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., no doubt supported by the extreme right, overthrew a president who was very popular at the time. There was violent repression not only against Aristide’s support- ers but also against those who, without being for Aristide, defended the principle of formal democracy. Aristide, for his...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... that evoke the “double” of double-consciousness in the modern (e.g., democracy) elided and dislocated by the colonial (e.g., race). This approach to understanding Du Bois as a critical theorist of Western modernity is compelling; it has huge implications for how we assess Du Bois's contemporaneous critiques...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Dissolution,” in Radical Caribbean , 124–43. 18 Thame, “Democracy,” 174. 19 Gray, “Intellectuals and Social Change,” 179. 20 Gray, “Intellectuals and Social Change,” 185. 1 Brian Meeks, Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory (Jackson: University Press...