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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
...), or, if “cultivated,” it might help to sustain the plantation, as did the provision grounds that planters assigned to enslaved persons so that they might generate some of their own food. 40 Inseparable from this suggestion that Thistlewood might “cultivate” the silva is the plantation ecology’s desired human...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 53–68.
Published: 01 July 2014
... development of Guyana. The analysis is framed by geographer Jason W. Moore's concept of “world-ecology,” which designates the epochal reorganization of the worldwide production of nature that was integral to the rise of the capitalist world-economy. In his essay “The Importing of the Novel to Brazil...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 68–80.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and a changing regional climate. It sheds light on some of the local-scale implications of these wider structural and ecological changes and highlights that the impacts are likely to produce uneven vulnerability outcomes mediated largely around differences in the socioeconomic landscapes in which farmers operate...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 15–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... grounds as a land commons that produce food sovereignty and communal identity. Then he represents the Jamaican Maroons’ local ecological knowledge as a source of resistance to plantation economies. Using Sylvia Wynter’s environmental theories of resistance, this essay argues that Wedderburn’s political...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
... tradition, saving us from our own alienation, colonization, and ambivalence. This essay takes inspiration from Beyond Coloniality to respond to the climate-political-social-cultural crisis in the Caribbean and to think through the possibilities for futurity in relation to reparative justice and ecological...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Ryan Cecil Jobson This essay serves as an introduction to the special section “States of Crisis.” Principally a meditation on political and ecological crisis in the Caribbean, this introduction revisits two concurrent events—the devastation of The Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian, and the arrival...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-natural crisis events as evidence, it shows that repetitive states of coconstituted ecological and political-economic devastation create vivid spaces of loss that make clear to the affected that repeating states of dystopia cannot be ruptured by the reiteration of the past political visions of nation...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 121–134.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., and now ninth, decade of his life. The article analyses contributions to manifestos, reports, open letters and other public documents relating to topics such as slavery, colonial memory, ecology and the relationship of France to the Antillean DOM-ROMs. Attenuating Chris Bongie's association of Glissant...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of debt without thereby disavowing the real effects of ongoing colonialism, economic recession, and ecological disruption. Ultimately, I am interested in the ways Puerto Ricans have claimed and enacted forms of historical memory, social life, and political resurgence that challenge the hegemonic narrative...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... over them, they jump into my hands with all the pleasures of the unasked for and the unexpected. —Anna Tsing, “Unruly Edges” je ne me charge pas du rapport j’aime mieux regarder le printemps. —Aimé Césaire, “Le verbe marronner” race Dominican Republic ecology black feminist studies...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and understanding how their interventions do not always reshape Guyana’s shoreline for the better. Given that the design features of groynes are ecologically contingent and translocal, erosion mapping raises broader questions about the not-quite-human forms of vulnerability that characterize sea defense...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 169–179.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., with the ecological strand that became prominent in Glissant's later thought. 38 Insofar as this ancient value has been preserved in the modern world, it is by indigenous communities still clinging to their traditions. This is the first time in Glissant's work that we find such emphasis and importance...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 78–95.
Published: 01 July 2020
... boat lies a much larger story. It is the story of a disaster unfolding over decades, the story of the end of a world. Overseas migrants risk the seas for the same reasons migrants come to Port-au-Prince and end up in the vast slums of the city. They are fleeing ecological devastation...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... each. Courtesy of KADIST (Paris and San Francisco) islands as discontinuous, isolated, hermetic, and beyond comprehension and challenging the conceptual boundaries imposed on spaces that are geographically contiguous and share similar ecologies and historical processes. 28 The archipelago...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 93–99.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., detailed vision of painting is perhaps not necessary. Here prevails the idea of an ecology that is closely preoccupied with the networks of relation in pictorial matter. This stands in place of a distanced vision of painting and is a kind of “pictorial organic” that would succeed in bringing back...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of coherence. Not a taking hold, not an exchange, not an objectification, but an ecstatic decentering, even as I am brought together with others. This aligns with Monique Allewaert’s idiosyncratic theory of the subject in the eighteenth-century Caribbean that she calls “Ariel’s ecology,” after...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Castellano i s a professor of English and coordinator of environmental humanities at James Madison University. She is the author of The Ecology of British Romantic Conservatism (2013) and was awarded an Eccles Centre Fellowship at the British Library to continue researching Robert Wedderburn...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 76–84.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., there are many variations and developments enabled by the evolving communication ecology. 5 Online journals, with the ability to experiment with format and content because of the flexibility and relatively small cost of digital tools, offer different types of presentation and contributions. In particular...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2018
... American studies at Yale University. Her research relates slavery’s archives to literature and arts of the African diaspora, with a focus on ecology, sexuality, and kinship. Her essay “Mortal Coils and Hair-Raising Revolutions: Styling ‘Race’ in the Age of Enlightenment” will appear in A Cultural History...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 239–242.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Univer- sity. Her interdisciplinary research examines the entanglement of black capital and Chinese debt. Her praxis is invested in unfolding the relationality between ecology, infrastructure, and the senses through deejaying and sound design. Her essays have been published in Women and Performance...