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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
... historiographical traditions deeply ingrained in the rise of the fields of medical history and black Atlantic studies have created distorting, and seemingly unconnected, narratives around medicine and corporeality. Arguing that black understandings about health, disease, and healing practices were not only widely...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the disease, to whom did they turn for support? This essay centers letters from 1989 to 1990 that Andaiye sent to Audre Lorde shortly after they met at the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action conference in 1988. Drawing on these letters, a tribute titled “Sister Survivor” that Andaiye wrote...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
...- bility, or disease—is a brand from which the nation never seems to escape.1 Stigma arrives in the form of an island remembered for having plummeted from glory since the Revolution.2 1 The 2010 earthquake has reinvigorated stereotypes about Haiti in public discourse. A catastrophe of natural...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to no avail because of high mortality, mostly from disease. Furthermore, in the white population marriages were brief and increasingly infrequent and produced negligible numbers of children, few of whom sur- vived to adulthood. In the black population, as far as we have any evidence...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 July 2009
... families. As Sue Thomas notes, the apparent upsurge in leprosy was “the question of the moment” in 1890 Antigua, and British fears that the disease was in danger of coming home from the tropics fed into longstanding suspicions about “disease transmission between racial com...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 37–53.
Published: 01 October 2006
... that is her family’s life and her relationship with Antigua is respected and received as such. However, Kincaid’s telling of Devon’s story is intrusive on the deterioration and pain of his diseased body, yet we know that he does not have the option of anonymity. The reader is given...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 212–218.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... It was a welcome reminder that slavery is not only about the past but also about the present. The book should also provide further inspiration to Demographic Enquiry (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988); Kenneth F. Kiple and Virginia H. Kiple, “Deficiency Diseases in the Caribbean,” Journal...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2006
... a global confrontation with the issue of sexual identity and practice given that it is now appropriate to say that every human being can be categorised as “living” with the virus. It is no news that the Caribbean is second to sub-Saharan Africa in the prevalence of the disease...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of escapist tourism and the site of danger from “criminals, unstable governments, disease and desperate boat people.”45 This Anglo-American view of the Caribbean is based on a history of slavery, colonialism, and travel writing that also led to the development of Caribbeanist discourse in France, Spain...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... indicates a refusal to give up on life, love, and companionship in the face of violent homophobia. Ironically, his eventual death is not caused by AIDS, the unrecognized deadly disease afflicting him, but by his mother’s homophobic violence: Ian’s mother pushes him down the stairs when he comes...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... at least 1492” (1). 46 On 4 March 1983, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed Haitians as one of the four “high-risk” groups for AIDS. Earlier, in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , 9 July 1982, the center had warned that “physicians who care for Haitian patients should...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 164–166.
Published: 01 February 2007
..., n environmental degradation, human and civil rights abuses, war, hunger, and disease. In keeping with this focus, TGS features original contributions focusing on oppositional U subaltern cultures. Immigrants, women of color, and other vulnerable minorities are emphasized...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 132–154.
Published: 01 March 2021
... from Grand’Anse. In order for us to understand the disease from which we are suffering, we must know what kind of diseases course through our blood.” 35 The disease coursing through Haiti’s blood was that of state exploitation—“If there are no exploiters, then there are no exploited” 36...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 78–95.
Published: 01 July 2020
... others—quite ordinary food. The die quite ordinary deaths from quite ordinary accidents, quite ordinary tortures, quite ordinary diseases. Accidents so ordinary that they could be prevented. Tortures so ordinary that the international press does not even mention them. Diseases so ordinary...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2023
...,” who composed two-thirds of the emigrants on the Salsette . The Junglies, he explains, “seem to be a weaker and more dirty race than the others; they are more lazy in their habits” and “their idle habits greatly predispose them to disease.” 37 Swinton’s and Dyer’s comments reveal a tendency...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 124–134.
Published: 01 July 2011
... that depopulated the trees of parrots and stuck a yellow disease in the sand, then sent the steel fronds of unsheathed Christianity to spear the souls of the arrowroot and wild maize...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 127–137.
Published: 01 July 2015
... had been told, into which they had been packed like yams in a basket, chained and weakened by a months-long journey, often sickened by hunger and disease. They came in coffles then, like giant caterpillars or worms retched from the guts of the pregnant ships. It was the unfortunate who survived...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
... undermine the supposed patriotism of the agricultural campaign and nuevo hombre discourse that views agricultural labor as liberatory. It presents limited information on fertilization and on the parasites and diseases that can damage the plants, explaining that plants catch diseases just like humans do...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
... that the gateway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans heralded a new age of modern scientific virtues that promoted orderliness, sanitation, and efficiency.” 20 West Indian women were particularly associated with the sex trade, and the US administration often blamed them for the spread of venereal disease...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 119–143.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and disintegration of the cell itself, and the encroachment of the vegetation from the outside. The stains and the layers of peeling paint on the walls recall diseased skin, and the floor cracks, graves, creating a macabre sense of history in the architecture. Within the cell one sees and senses...