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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Eddie Chambers In considering Kobena Mercer's four-volume edited series Annotating Art's Histories (2004–8), Eddie Chambers sets out to critique the often unspoken but nevertheless hegemonic and complicated racial hierarchies that exist across many of the country's universities, with particular...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... essentialism. When Senghor declares that Negritude is not an essence but an existence, he is precisely calling attention to the fact that its literature was produced during more than fifty years, with contradictions, rectifications, palinodes. This contribution is an invitation to reread Negritude in general...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... violent, heady, exhilarating, and creative. There endures nonetheless an often-takenfor-grantedness that we narrate this decade through the singular framework of revolutionary time—a time that challenges the stagnation of the existing state of affairs and brings a new cultural-political order into being...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Honor Ford-Smith This essay discusses decolonization, performance, and education in the 1970s in Jamaica and argues that embodied performances of humans existing at the margins of power are both compelling as and productive of new forms of knowledge because they teach us to challenge enduring...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 73–82.
Published: 01 October 2007
... alternative to Primitive or Naïve. While its reliance on notions of purity and autonomy are unwittingly Primitivist, the concept has given legitimacy to the artists and allowed them to produce work that would otherwise never have existed. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Intuitive Art as a Canon Veerle...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
... need to explode the existing dominant art canons (while highlighting the problematic assimilation of counterdiscursive and plural positions) and proposes various pathways by which the Caribbean's role in changing powerful modes and priorities of art historical scholarship may be extended fruitfully to...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 42–52.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Haiti. The article argues that, in suggesting the interdependencies that exist between individuals and groups in Haiti, Trouillot's work offers a potential way out of the repetitive, circular history that revenge and hatred tend to create. ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Spiralist aesthetic's illustration of why Haiti fascinates a “Western” sensibility. Grosso modo , the review outlines the existing narratives of “Haiti” as revolving around the polarities of, on the one hand, its extreme “poverty” and, on the other, its reputation for tremendous artistic production: Is...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
... create a counterhistory of the present. Reading the novel through the lens of Afrofuturism and via Kamau Brathwaite's conception of a Caribbean cosmology and Sylvia Wynter's theories of aethetics, this essay examines the novel's representation of “the free”: a rapidly changing present existing...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Martin Munro This essay, which introduces part 2 of the special section “Eulogizing Creoleness? Rereading Éloge de la créolité ,” considers the Éloge ’s relationship with time, specifically the idea that it was before its time or that it was published in advance of the existence of an appropriately...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
... conceptualize what one hopes to bring into existence. Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 futurity political imagination Fanonian leap undecidability decolonial turn At the end of his two major works, Frantz Fanon suggests something of a beginning. “The real leap ,” he tells us in closing...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... itself necropolitical, since death is the only passage to narratable citizenship. As a decolonial moment, death speaks about the necropower of daily existence for Haitian citizens caught between state terror and US imperialism; asserts agency in the “will to death in order to be free”; and highlights the...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Caribbean sexuality and nonbinary gender are addressed. King ends by introducing her current research project, which uses existing and imagined archives to examine Afro-Trinidadian women's protest and performance in the late nineteenth century. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Caribbean gender Caribbean...
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Small Axe (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 (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... News . This history is of relevance to Jamaican and other postcolonial sexuality based movements existing under threats of archaic colonial statutes criminalizing homosexuality. The article further argues that an understanding of sexual activism in Jamaica can serve as a supplement to transnational...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
... strove to achieve particular ends. For those contending with the conditions of Atlantic slavery, enacting assumptions about the role of the dead in the fortunes of the living required daily struggle over the means of existence and the exercise of will, and these beliefs and behaviors associated with...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
... formal boundaries. Through diverse written and visual contributions, the section presents the Caribbean as a critical space that recognizes an existing foundation yet facilitates and expands conversations between artists and writers who have shaped and are shaping local and global art discourses using...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 151–157.
Published: 01 March 2002
... view of the creative or world-constituting self, the culture of a people may be defi ned as an expression of a distinct consciousness of existence articulated in a variety of discourses. Philosophy is often the discourse in which we get the most general for- mulations of that...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
... all cannot be addressed individually. However, together they raise three issues, which I will address. First is the relationship between philosophy and ssmallmall culture; second is the problem of existence and consciousness of existence; and third aaxexe is the application of...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 80–83.
Published: 01 March 2005
... African American features, was illustrative of how the understanding of image and text is depen- dent on the mythologies that surrounded them and of how an obvious disjuncture could exist between words and image while the disjuncture itself remains invisible...