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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
... to demonstrate that Trouillot's apparent commitment to `formal democracy' is a contradiction in terms. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Lyonel Trouillot, or The Fictions of Formal Democracy Peter Hallward I agree with many of the points made in this forum by Valerie Kaussen and Nick Nesbitt, and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 53–68.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Michael Niblett Arguing for an understanding of the capitalist world-system as the interpretative horizon of world-literature, this essay considers how the formal and stylistic mannerisms of Edgar Mittelholzer's My Bones and My Flute (1955) register the contradictory inflection of capitalist...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... explore the intersection of evolution, history, and poetic performance. In many accounts of McKay's early work, scholars have read “Fresh from de Lecture” as evidence of McKay's youthful internalization of imperialist apologism and formal conservatism. Conversely, this essay highlights the poem's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 50–63.
Published: 01 November 2015
... her politics and poetics. In Colère , Chauvet writes the Haitian public sphere's disarticulation under Duvalierism as a roman-théâtre , a hybrid genre embedding dramatic conventions into the novel form. This formal innovation gives Chauvet's writing a unique critical purchase, allowing the author to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
... him toward the unspectacular visual ephemera, incidental landscapes, and soft architectures often overlooked in representations of the Caribbean during the era. At the same time, however, Burckhardt's formalism and his progressive visual strategies are undermined by his accounts of his affairs with...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Evelyn O'Callaghan This essay focuses on the densely interdisciplinary nature of Erna Brodber's textual knowledge production, its visionary quality, and the complex narrative strategies of her fictions that bear comparison with those of Wilson Harris. Mapping the scaffolding of Brodber's formal...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 119–124.
Published: 01 September 2004
... idea of being able to grasp, to see what’sP beneath the surface, to understand. Th e formal arrangement of these elements evokes and questions the notion of static interacting and linear interpretations. Relationships, thus, are made between forms of representation in the tradition of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 186–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... emerge surrounding its production and interpretation. Beyond the confines of the original colonial grids or planning structures of many Caribbean cities, their form and quality of development have evolved inconsistently and often chaotically. Randomly conceived expedient formulations of both formal...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
... not grief, nor its formalized expression as elegy, that structures Thomas's thinking in Exceptional Violence . Rather reparations functions as the structuring metaphor for Thomas's argument and method—which is to reframe contemporary spectacles of violence in Jamaica away from a discourse of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 32–42.
Published: 01 September 2004
... each other and with the new cultural technologies. —Nestor García Canclini n the course of this essay I examine Panyard, a mixed-media installation created by Nicole Awai and Terry Boddie in 2001. By investigating both the formal elements of the work and the intentions...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and the influence of the formal, scripted nature of an enquiry or truth commission. 4 Drawing here on the WKC transcripts, we view the security encounters that took place during the 2010 operation as extreme examples of how police and soldiers asserted their authority in the most violent way...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 213–227.
Published: 01 July 2012
... short-term fashion cycle, the depth of scholarly attention now being given to black art objects that were overlooked first time around in twentieth-century art is disclosing the agency of form in diaspora aesthetics in critical ways that part company with the normative formalism that has been Western...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 128–136.
Published: 01 November 2009
... military coup, no doubt supported by the extreme right, overthrew a president who was very popular at the time. There was violent repression not only against Aristide’s support- ers but also against those who, without being for Aristide, defended the principle of formal democracy...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
... African philosophy and that it has had a signifi cant though subterranean impact on Caribbean thinking. African philosophy did not develop as a formal university discipline but as a form of “mythopoetic tradi- tions.” ; is fact does not void it of its philosophical substance but rather informs us of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 128–134.
Published: 01 July 2009
... photographs. Photographs have become the pivotal and essential tool in the construction of personal identity. Most of us alive today are aware of who we are by virtue of family snapshots; formal documents such as passports and driver’s licenses; or photos that record or document impor- tant rites of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 205–224.
Published: 01 November 2015
... by Spillers's and Best's essays. A few things ought to be said right off the bat: Bound to Appear is the first historically oriented study to consider the four artists in question as a group and to recognize the thematic links and formal convergences between their postminimal practices of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 61–83.
Published: 01 September 2004
... out to repair his fractured cultures. —Coco Fusco For more than twenty-fi ve years, Brooklyn-born Sánchez has created art about Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans, nationalism, and cultural identity. In his formal approach to recon- struction—what he more aptly calls...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 185–193.
Published: 01 March 2016
... easy, and there's even that place in France, which is really “The Streets of Cairo or the Poor Little Country Maid.” How does this fit with Samantha Pinto's astute coagulation of black feminist sound study? I mean to make a formal recognition here, even as I—and many of us—am not quite ready for...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 112–118.
Published: 01 June 2008
... print production, collecting, and display. Recognizing portraiture as a powerful discourse, this contemporary “collection” of female portrait heads seeks to address the gaps in the history of colonial representation by including images of those overlooked in formal portraiture...