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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and 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 have...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., and 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 (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and economic affairs. It argues that by the end of the long 1950s, the earlier-twentieth-century story of an emergent civil society in Jamaica was displaced by the story of political society. The result has been a formal decolonization that lacked some of the decolonial social and cultural visions of earlier...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... neighborhoods, and many assumed a central role in feeding the city. Women moved freely through the heart of the capital and the immediate countryside on personal, commercial, and sometimes directly political itineraries. While formally excluded from electoral politics, working women made their political desires...
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Small Axe (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 (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to 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 (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 50–63.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to 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...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (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 (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 30–54.
Published: 01 March 2022
...,” it situates the genre in broader conversation with the mass of bureaucratic and administrative writing in the colony by offering close readings of mémoires from Julien Raimond and André Rigaud. Though written for different purposes, these mémoires evince a shared formal and rhetorical strategy: they present...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 186–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... 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 and informal occupation...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the rituals of remembrance must be formal. And if a large part of the critical inheritance of the term diaspora is its relationship to wound—and I believe this to be true—then I want to ask whether diaspora scholarship might not allow for something like scholarly elegy. I will get there by placing Thomas's...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 32–42.
Published: 01 September 2004
... with 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 (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2018
... being arrested, Coke mobilized some four hundred armed men and at least one armed woman. This was the largest armed resistance against the Jamaican state since the Maroon wars, which formally ended in 1738. On 24 May 2010, the army launched an operation to arrest Coke and to suppress his organization...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
... a similar argument in his critique of the ethical and reparative logics behind the formal reparations claims currently being advanced by Caribbean heads of state to former colonial powers in Europe for their involvement in transatlantic African slavery. A huge part of the challenge is the inability to prove...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
... 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 its...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 213–227.
Published: 01 July 2012
... thinker, it is fair to say his dialogics have, at times, been misconstrued in Anglo-American settings as an entente cordiale based on Enlightenment ideals of gentlemanly debate in which various parties agree to disagree. But Bakhtin's emphasis on dialogical asymmetry not only heightens the formal...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 128–136.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., 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. Aristide, for his...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 119–143.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., 2011), 162–63. 124 | Speaking in Tongues: Metapictures and the Discourse of Violence in Caribbean Art are arguably affirmed by the presence of a mighty oak tree and its trunk’s physical and formal connection to the body of Sarah Elizabeth, Elizabeth, and, in turn, Sir William...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 205–224.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 early 1990s. As such, the book joins a small number of volumes focused on the art of that decade, which has become a burgeoning site...
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