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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 The...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 discrimination Tricontinental black power...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 24–42.
Published: 01 July 2011
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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 and the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 148–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 as their...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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, this...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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 to a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 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 into...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
... a prior, longer-standing reality? 21 How might we think about the presumption that the exception is arrived at or brought about, if we take up a current idea in black thought that begins from the premise that modern democracy, rather than suspending law, is a political reality within which the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 164–172.
Published: 01 November 2011
... institutions, “exposed weaknesses of the state,” and instituted a culture of protest “essential for any democracy” (190–92). Although Smith examines radicalism within the Haitian context, while also making con- nections to a broader protest culture and “postcolonial struggles” in the Caribbean and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
... 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—or not? What conceptual challenges emerge from trying to understand those kinds of conversations and overlaps...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
... others of which reveal the limitations of such a framing in illuminating the complexity of her political and artistic vision. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 In America's bosom we have the roots of Democracy, but the roots do not mean there are leaves. The tree could easily grow bare. We will...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2003) 7 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2003
... conceptions of sovereignty, development, democracy, and so on—are in need of substantial rethinking. What we aim to do in our journal is to provide a forum for such rethinking. We aim to enable an informed and sustained debate about the present we inhabit, its political and cultural contours, its...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 128–136.
Published: 01 November 2009
... military coup, 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... generality of modernity—a generality that is saturated in formations 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 173–187.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the postoccupation, these years were a chance to transform Haiti’s politics from 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...