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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
... repair. It considers how the multiple devastations of recent “unnatural disasters” in the Caribbean are the outcome of the coloniality of climate, the deadly logics of racial capitalism, and the persistence of antiblack racism globally. The coloniality of climate calls for attention to repair, care...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
... somewhat reductive take on Carib ethnicity as distinct from Dominicans of African descent as tied to their collective use of this land. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 communal land tourism disaster capitalism Hurricane Irma pummeled Barbuda on 5 September 2017, destroying...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 186–198.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of hope. If I think of Haiti as dead or finished, it is, as Schuller argues, through an understanding of the workings of what Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein defines as disaster capitalism. 5 As Schuller emphatically asserts, “Haiti is being finished, en route to disappearing...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
... always been with us. As Hilda Lloréns, in her critique of the notion of disaster capitalism asks, “When was capitalism not a disaster?” Lloréns’s work among coastal foragers in southeastern Puerto Rico shows that “their moral values and ideals of what it means to be successful in leading a good life...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and politics, what is the role of Haiti in the present? What are some of the lessons (for example) that Haiti could offer today on the realities of occupation, dispossession, and “disaster capitalism”? 19 As Ángel López-Santiago suggests, a present Antillean federation project in relation to the protection...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Quest observes in a commentary on the Barbuda Fisheries row, “The informal networks and practices of the Barbuda fisher folk and the broader fight for community control of the island in the wake of disaster capitalism could be pointing the way to a new movement for Caribbean federation and liberation...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., does not involve taking a leap into exile, but rather daring to stay and daring to reject the displacement and dispossession that both disaster capitalism and austerity governance foment. Aliana concludes: “We have been warned that if we want a better future, we will have to get it ‘on the outside...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 78–95.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Toronto: Random House, 2007). 47 See Thomas, Political Life in the Wake of the Plantation . On the Caribbean as a colonized landscape, see Bonham C. Rich-ardson, The Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492–1992: A Regional Geography (Cambridge: Cambridge...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-coastguard-commander-says-hits-migrants-to-protect-them . 12 In addition to her explicitly scholarly work, Bonilla has appeared on Democracy Now and in the Washington Post and on other news programs and outlets speaking and writing about Puerto Rico, colonialism, disaster capitalism...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., Denver, Colorado, 2010). See also Robert Munro, “Crowdsourcing and the Crisis-Affected Community: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward from Mission 4636,” Journal of Information Retrieval 16, no. 2 (2013): 210–66. 21 For a discussion on postearthquake intervention in Haiti and issues of “disaster...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
... capitalize on the unyielding threat of crisis to foreclose revolutionary change. 5 They mobilize fear around disaster to present the state as the premier security apparatus and affectively orient national populations to return to the hegemonic normal, that is, to uphold the purportedly stable racial...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 173–185.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (New York: Henry Holt, 2007). Klein cites the champion of neoliberal economics, Milton Friedman: “Only a crisis—actual or perceived—produces real change” (7). 23 Other plans exist—models of peasant farming and decentralized production...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., between humanitarianism and culture in the Caribbean, and between the photojournalism of disaster and the musicology of the disaster telethon. Even as Haitians sang widely in response to the earthquake, the disaster telethon, in its visual depiction of the sufferers, did not broadcast Haitians singing...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and Planning in Dakar. Girvan’s time in Dakar was shaped by conversations with political economists from across the developing world who sought to test theories of international technology transfer. 13 Whereas in the 1950s “capital” was treated as the “stimulus” for growth, by the 1970s imported...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 208–210.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., with a focus on the lived experience of crisis and disaster. He is the author of There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince (2019). Simona Bertacco is an associate professor of comparative humanities at the University of Louis- ville. Her research focuses on postcolonial literatures...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 68–80.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that was meant to reduce vulnerability among Dominican banana farmers by providing them with a financial buffer in the event of future natural disasters actually locked farmers in a precarious state of insecurity. The introduction of a compulsory insurance scheme made it more viable for banana farmers...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Renuncia!”; some rallied on kayaks in San Juan’s Condado Lagoon, others rode bicycles and horses; and one particularly powerful motorcycle club from the working-class projects rode into the old administrative colonial downtown area of the capital as if it were storming a fortress—the fortress...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and most dangerous slums of the capital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti,” then later that Freedom! was “made out of recycled objects … and raw junk found in the neighborhood.” 18 For instance, the panel titled “Trading Disaster” begins by explaining that unfair trade terms in the contemporary era...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 147–176.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of civil society in the West is due to the embedding of the social into the market economy, converting us all into fragments of capital— human capital whose success depends on the mobilization of social capital via our Rolodexes or digitized or other networks. 53 If we trouble these accounts...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 239–242.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., Plantation Logics, and Black Political Life in the Wake of Disaster. dAvid Austin teaches in the Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion Department at John Abbott College and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada in Montreal. He is the author of Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties...