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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
..., 2005; 424 pages; ISBN 0-8223-3607-3 (cloth); ISBN 0-8223-3645-6 (paper) A Loving Freedom: A Caribbean Feminist Ethic Tracy Robinson Ab s t r a c t : This essay explores the expansion of Jacqui Alexander’s earlier concept of erotic autonomy through the motif...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 96–242.
Published: 01 March 2013
...—but paradigmatically the Jamaican—slave. Orlando Patterson, one might almost say, is haunted by the revenant figure of the Jamaican creole slave. Born into the abjection of generations of perpetual enslavement (and so without the African slave's firsthand experience of freedom), and governed by the singular...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Neil Roberts This essay proposes that Deborah Thomas's key contribution in Exceptional Violence is not so much the book's rethinking of violence and citizenship (as Thomas suggests) but rather its innovative examination of Rastafari thought and the implications for the idea of freedom. The essay...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michaeline A. Crichlow This essay, in discussion of Citizenship From Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom by Mimi Sheller, underscores the need to historicize Caribbean sociocultures as complex ensembles of heterogeneous practices. It lauds efforts to sustain the investigation of the gendered...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Gemma Robinson Small Axe Incorporated 2004 “If freedom writes no happier alphabet”: Martin Carter and Poetic Silence Gemma Robinson n the 1966 Guyanese independence issue of New World Quarterly, Louis James wrote, “Martin Carter has his niche in the national evolution...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... through a close reading of his Caribbean fiction and how he came to theorize the literal and conceptual space of the Caribbean—the island—as a strategy for freedom. In so doing, the author asks, What are the limits of the Caribbean novel of the era of decolonization (1960s–80s) in the anglophone Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
... freedom and about politics in the Caribbean more broadly. The Caribbean region has been characterized as a place of political tragedy, in the wake of the repeated failures of revolutionary projects of national independence. Bonilla's ethnography of labor activism in Guadeloupe suggests that a different...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... political thought. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 freedom Caribbean Guadeloupe It is an honor and a pleasure to have my work discussed in this forum, in no short measure because the preoccupations that gave shape to Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Doris L. Garraway This study proposes a new interpretation of the Haitian Revolution and its aftermath by examining the ideological foundations for the emergence of the first monarchy in the postcolonial Atlantic world. The discourse of freedom and the practice of authoritarianism in the Haitian...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 220–228.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ada Ferrer This essay serves as a response to two essays, by Sara E. Johnson and Laura Rosanne Adderley, written in response to the author’s 2014 book Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution . The essay is a reflection on historical and archival method that argues for the value...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2018
... practices that shaped the texture of freedom. An engagement with travel narratives, specifically attentive to reading against the grain of elite mobilities, is proposed as a means through which to reveal the everyday negotiation of livelihoods. Offering the market as a case study, the essay argues...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Rinaldo Walcott This essay suggests that Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being calls us to attend to the limits of what freedom means for black people around the world. By reading some recent conceptual claims in black studies alongside Sharpe’s work, it seeks to demonstrate...
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 3 The House That Freedom Built project, 2011-present The artist’s studio, Free Gut, St. Croix, 2011. Photo credit Bernard Castillo. The House That Freedom Built project, 2011-present Figure 3. (above) The artist’s studio, Free Gut, St. Croix, 2011. Photo credit Bernard Castillo. More
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 4 The House That Freedom Built project, 2011-present The artist’s studio, Free Gut, St. Croix, 2016. Photo credit Tamia Williams. Figure 4. The artist’s studio, Free Gut, St. Croix, 2016. Photo credit Tamia Williams. More
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a manifestation of the black radical tradition and a critical involvement with socialism. Drawing on C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter, it argues that black freedom struggles in the Americas and Europe, including slave revolts, have been an essential part of the history of labor and freedom struggles. It also...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 195–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Ada Ferrer’s Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution uses extensive primary source documentation alongside an evocative prose style that allows for speculative possibilities. Despite silences in the historical record, how might free and enslaved blacks in Saint-Domingue and Cuba have...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Laura Rosanne Adderley This essay uses Ada Ferrer’s book Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution as a starting point for revisiting the intellectual project of comparative slavery within the Caribbean. Freedom’s Mirror focuses on neighboring territories—Cuba and Hispaniola—during...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and the Shouters Prohibition Ordinance in Trinidad and Tobago. Adherents of these latter religions mobilised arguments in favour of religious freedom to campaign for the repeal of the Ordinances, while similar arguments proved harder to make for obeah. `Obeah Acts' argues that this is because the colonial...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., and others, as well as the sailing replica Freedom Schooner Amistad by examining the relationship between the mnemonic aesthetic practices at its root and the aesthetic urgency to address Caribbean catastrophic history. © 2011 by Small Axe, Inc. 2011 Schematics of Memory Cheryl Finley The image...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Templates of black politics cast in more reflexive modes, in contrast, insist on and assist in the disclosure—that is, the opening up—of black and modern texts, including the emptier freedom narratives. Through various forms of labor and play, they seek to disrupt the teleological within not just black...