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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 17–32.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marie Meudec The purpose of this essay is to understand the language of spiritual work and healing in St. Lucia as well as the moral impregnation of the term obeah . This ethnographic study of ordinary ethics of obeah explores the significant gap between the designation and auto-legitimation of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2005) 9 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2005
...David Scott Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Stuart Hall’s Ethics David Scott For Stuart Increasingly, I think one of the main functions of concepts [like identity] is that they give us a good night’s rest. Because what they tell us is that there is a kind of stable, only very...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Tracy Robinson This essay explores the expansion of Jacqui Alexander's earlier concept of erotic autonomy through the motif of the Sacred in her new book, and her articulation of what could be described as a Caribbean feminist ethic that demands radical self-determination exercised within self and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... optimism that democracy is the means of producing radical change in the region and given antidemocratic sentiments among the people, expressed most powerfully in low value for the human in the Jamaican context. Using Meeks's premise that ethical questions are at the heart of radical change, the essay...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Rivke Jaffe This paper explores the existence of `ital chic' in Jamaica. A cross between ethical consumerism and the marketing of cool, ital chic represents an aesthetic repertoire and a commercial strategy based on Rastafari. The symbols and aesthetics of a Rastafari lifestyle, or `ital livity...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 23–42.
Published: 01 July 2012
... shows how trespass and transgression, and the enduring concepts of plot and plantation, acquire completely different contours and raise different ethical questions depending on location. Thus Africa, as an ostensibly valorized original homeland for black Caribbean people, and the no-man's-land of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
... theoretical and ethical/political traditions out of which this synthetic work emerges. Here we push gently, yet steadily, toward continuing the process of historicizing and contextualizing the important turn toward “erotics” and “theorizing from below” in Caribbean studies (and in the region) apropos not only...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Mimi Sheller Poised between violent repetitions of state power and hopes for poststate alternative futures, in our dual role as historical actors and historical narrators, what do we do with the past today, with which past(s) and for whom? This essay asks about the ethical/political stakes in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 98–105.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Kelly Baker Josephs Part of a special section titled “What Is Journal Work?,” this reflective essay discusses the ethical questions of editing sx salon: a small axe literary platform . The author's goal in the essay is twofold: to make transparent the work of journal work, the hours of labor that...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Caribbean's past, present, and future. From the vantage point of Haiti, the 2004 coup, the 2010 earthquake, and the exploitation of Haitians in the Dominican Republic demonstrate the important—yet politically, ethically, and legally fraught—role of Caribbean historians and the histories they produce in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 125–137.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to the assessment of possible courses for redirecting action by investigating the degree to which the neoliberal ethic of entrepreneurial individualism has come to occupy the discourse of admirable behavior in one rural Jamaican community. Drawing on archival and ethnographic research, it examines...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Avery F. Gordon The Hawthorne Archive sends a few fragmented materials to Small Axe about Colin Dayan: a letter, a file note, a commentary on the photographs missing from Dayan's autobiographical writings, and an inventory of keywords. In all, this essay is an emphasis on her ethical-political...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... aesthetic, and her ethical and ideological frameworks, assists in navigating the rich terrain of her work. The generic fusions that comprise Brodber's writing style demand a negotiation between philosophy and discourses of therapy and healing that her fiction must serve. Attending to these fusions one can...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
... these, along with the popular visual culture and the news media, forge the visual imaginaries of these moments and the visual memories of the future. The essay also reflects on the role of art in times of social crisis and the ethical questions that surround the artistic representation of violence and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... pressure on diasporic bodies to demonstrate specific forms of counter-memory. Rather than supporting this binary or the ethical distinctions it relies on, Chariandy and Espinet underscore embodied memory's fragility and offer an unexpected archival alternative in diasporic characters' financial records...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 281–282.
Published: 01 March 2013
... published in 2010. Her current project considers the ethics of narcissism and configurations of the feminine in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Caribbean fiction. F arah J asmine G riffin is William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 186–188.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Wood Award of the Latin American Studies Association. She is also the editor of Cirilo Villaverde’s Cecilia Valdes, or El Angel Hill (2005). The essay published here is part of a new project on the politics and ethics of representations of violence in the Caribbean. Charles Forsdick is James...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 219–221.
Published: 01 November 2017
... dissertation, “Bookkeeping: Discourses of Debt in Caribbean-Canadian Literature,” demonstrates how diasporic texts' conflations of material and ethical obligation unsteady the “transnational turn” in contemporary humanities scholarship. She also researches ecocritical approaches to Canadian literature and has...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
... feminist social science, and the articulation of a Caribbean feminist ethic. Yet they enact the kind of interdisciplinarity we dare imagine, of the sort that Rowley describes as “pushing ‘up,’ ‘against,’ and ‘through’ conventional walls.” This pushing up, against, and through enables us to remap...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2017
... surprisingly, then, the ethical attitude that friendship encourages is one not only of generosity but of receptive generosity, that is, a way of being with others that is as open to receiving from friends as giving to them. 6 I should like to think of the work of the Small Axe Project...