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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 32–41.
Published: 01 October 2008
... narratives of exile and return, the article argues that authors such as Dany Laferrière and Edwidge Danticat offer post-territorial understandings of culture and nation. ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008 Fictions of Displacement: Locating Modern Haitian Narratives J. Michael...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 33–48.
Published: 01 July 2023
...David Scott This essay reflects on the sources of Stuart Hall’s sensibility, in particular the sense of displacement that pervaded much of his work. 23 Hall, Familiar Stranger , 121. For a fine discussion of the complex impact of Eliot’s modernism on Caribbean writers of Hall’s generation, see...
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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 (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 67–77.
Published: 01 March 2023
... that De Kom’s narrative tackles in unique ways—and on the question of time. The author attempts to displace De Kom’s book away from its entanglement of political and intellectual connections and toward the diverse temporalities of Suriname’s decolonial struggles, seeking to explore what could be called...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Michael McMillan West Indian identity was created in the context of Diasporic migration and the West Indian front room as the `special' room designated in the domestic interiors of migrants was reserved for guests with restricted access to children. In response to the trauma of displacement...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... and New York, this essay explores gendered and routinized modes of travel across sites of migration that displace the home-away dyad. How might we explain these visits to Caribbean people in places other than the Caribbean and to Caribbean places in North America? How might we account for the prominence...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
... be called “creole”? Although Japan is an eccentric case and in many respects displaced in the unstable network of creole studies, that does not make it less revealing of new issues of thought that are being constituted around the figure of the creole at the very places where they were not expected. Small...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... on Wynter's sustained engagement with racial subjection and/as the morphological production of blackness, the essay argues that the “underlife” Wynter traces from the provision grounds of the colonial plantation to the black urban ghettos in the United States effectively displaces her future critique...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
... argues that it was Beckford's participation in the Abeng group that helped to pave the way for his expanded concept of dispossession as well as his concept of the culture of dread . The essay examines how this twin set of concepts displaced the dominant New World theoretical model of dependency. Small...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
... the appeal of Romantic nationalism as a means of establishing national authenticity, her later work demonstrates how these norms, when transmitted to postcolonial black nationalism, displace more complex notions of national identity that take into account racial, sexual, and cultural hybridity. Small Axe...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2015
...David Scott Text of an address at the memorial for Stuart Hall, London, 2014. It reflects briefly on Hall's relation to Jamaica. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Stuart Hall Jamaica memorial My friendship with Stuart Hall was always as one Jamaican to another, one displaced Jamaican...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 118–122.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in work such as “Mother and Child” (1959); and think of the dread displacements of this sentimental ethos of nationalist self-respect performed by Karl Parboosingh in work such as “Jamaican Gothic” (1968); and think of the displacements of this cultural nationalist aesthetic performed by Dawn Scott's...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 102–120.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in the same form, or in the same time and place, but rather a result of its displacement (from wave to shore, from page to site “in me”), its crystallization and transformation into something else. Once the poet is gone, what remains behind is a lasting—but condensed and modified—essence: “des cristaux de...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... Henriques's peripatetic path through the groves of philosophy is an even more improbable performance, at least for an author who sets out displace the “ocularcentric character specific to Western metaphysics” ( SB , xxix). While Henriques is true to his word when it comes to displacing ocularcentrism...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and how the conditions of displacement and migration inform the defi nition of Caribbean cultural identities. Th is essay foregrounds the importance ofA the visual arts within the formation of cultural identity. Bringing together folklore and historical memories to discuss the cultural...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... lenses. As such, this essay explores the limitations of a settler colonial rubric to conceptualize the colonial entanglements between indigenous peoples and so-called arrivant populations—those descendants displaced from their own indigenous lands and brought to new ones through colonialism, slavery...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 19–36.
Published: 01 October 2006
...) in search of new beginnings in Trinidad, and the immigrant great-granddaughter who engages in an existential quest for selfhood in Canada. Impacted by the multiple displacements of race, class, gender, identity, tradition, and nationhood, the narrator unravels the representational...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 February 2006
... entered another dimension, one called Nueva York. Puerto Rican arrival stories abound in the literature, and ours was not very diff erent from the others. A sense of excitement is followed by an acute sense of displace- ment, followed by culture shock, followed by a sense of despair, followed...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of writing, representing, and theorizing the border—becomes imperative. Newly awakened interest in the displacement of centers, and the invention of and reliance on concepts for talking about mixture, blending, the joining of distinct locations, and the crossing of boundaries...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., Stephan Besser, and Yolande Jansen, “Introduction—Diaspora and Memory: Figures of Displacement in Contemporary Literature, Arts, and Politics,” in Marie-Aude Baronian, Stephan Besser, and Yolande Jansen, eds., Diaspora and Memory: Figures of Displacement in Contemporary Literature, Arts, and Politics...