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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... economy of emancipation in the British West Indies, Taylor recasts the problem of liberal imperialism by decentering its justificatory discourses in the metropole to examine its practical effects in the colonies. In this turn, he provides an important and missing “materialization” of liberal empire...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Perspectives (blog), 27 July 2018, www.aaihs.org/between-europe-and-the-black-atlantic . © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 black Britain empire/colonialism postimperial racism intimacy interracial children Straddling the Atlantic Ocean and the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, Hazel V. Carby’s...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., in Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean , historian Peter James Hudson offers a detailed and damning account of the entanglements of the internationalization of US banking, imperialism, and (neo)colonialism in the epoch of US-led finance capitalism. He pays particular attention...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and ideological remains of British colonial rule? What kinds of subjectivities—such as the nameless tourist and the Antiguans praising “a British God”—are generated by the uneven shift in the terms of relation between (former) empire and colony? Kincaid’s indictment of the tourist’s disavowal of colonial history...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Ana-Maurine Lara Drawing on the strategies employed by LGBT activists in the Dominican Republic, this essay seeks to theorize how strategic universalisms are mobilized as a form of agentive sociopolitical action. Delineating how universalization has historically been a tool of Catholic coloniality...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the conditions for violence against women through unnatural gender ratios. From this angle, colonialism rather than physical chopping was the crime, and colonial policy and practice, the perpetrator” (202). In making explicit the relationships between intimacy, empire, and violence, it is intimacy’s...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
... emerge related insights to the domain of Colonial Phantoms : the relationship to empire necessarily mediates the contours of visibility. Even as she investigates a distinct Dominican “we” that deserves unique attention, Ramírez engages an imbricated investigation of the terms and negotiations...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 127–136.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Madhavi Kale Small Axe Incorporated 2003 BOOK DISCUSSION: CIVILISING SUBJECTS Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830–1867, Catherine Hall. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002. ISBN 0-226-31334-4 Subject to Question: Empire and Catherine...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 September 2003
... HHallall plantation colonies) and naturalized.” Th e term “indenture” was, she argues, forged “in the crucible of empire,” but historians have failed to recognize this and have continued to use it as if it were a neutral description (hence her critique of my uncritical use of the debates over labor...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
... on approaching the past “on its own terms.” Those who dare to judge especially the governing classes by the present’s ethical standards commit the disciplinary sin of anachronism, imposing moral values not available to our ancestors. Post- colonial preoccupations with empire and race are prominent among...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 2018
... as an unknowable danger, steeped in barbarism.” 5 The “identitary wall” has given the world “the eternal confrontations between peoples, empires, colonial expansions, the slave trade, the atrocities of American slavery, the unthinkable horrors of the Shoah, and all the known and unknown genocides.” 6...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., “New World, New Stars: Patriotic Astrology and the Invention of Indian and Creole Bodies in Colonial Spanish America, 1600–1650,” American Historical Review 104, no. 1 (1999): 33–68; Jorge Cañizares Esguerra, Nature, Empire, and Nation: Explorations of the History of Science in the Iberian World...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... white sugar), “Succ. Limon.” (lemon juice), “Succ. Aurant.” (orange juice), and “Limat. Nuc. Maciss.” (ground nutmeg). In other words, these are products of the British Empire’s West Indian colonies, refined for national consumption (and reproduction). 57 Miller posits that by means of this human...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 186–197.
Published: 01 March 2021
... claim to all sorts of dramatic histories—slavery, empire, colonialism, migration, and so on. In that respect, my own story, my own history, is one that I share with a great many others. Our individual births might in some respects represent just one more human being on the planet, but in other regards...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 98–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Hong, “‘A Shared Queerness’: Colonialism, Transnationalism, and Sexuality in Shani Mooto’s Cereus Blooms at Night,” Meridians 7, no. 1 (2006): 73–103. 104  |  Autobiography Out of Empire an “affective piracy” in which the liberal poet made sentimental value of the other’s plight.17...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... Most slaveholders in the empire were not planters or resident in the British Isles; the majority of slaveholders lived permanently in the colonies. Those who owned just a few slaves, only one or two in many cases, were the most common group among these colonial slaveholders...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
... about literary field formations in colonial, neocolonial, and postcolonial contexts. 6 I consider her book fundamental for understanding Caribbean literary histories because it illuminates the pressure on literatures emerging out of empire’s dominions to make their geographic and social locations...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 185–193.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the ever-accumulating ruins of colonialism for new liberatory forms, visions, and strategies.” 2 Getachew, meanwhile, generously cites my book as an example of how “we might learn to mine the archives for the routes within and out of empire West Indians improvised even when they remained unrealized...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Jamaica,” Quinlan implored that they add “or other West Indian colonies.” 65 The West Indies was part of the same space that South Africa occupied. What was often called the “native question” in South African and British administrative circles, also crystallized for black subjects throughout the empire...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 198–203.
Published: 01 March 2021
... at which she encouraged them to question the content and nature of the accounts of pastness they received. The legacy of the historical erasure of colonialism and empire was evident in the transnational racialized composition of her classroom and the racist character of the neighborhood...