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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Lauren Derby This essay argues for the utility of fugitive speech forms as primary sources for Caribbean historical research. It seeks to shift the discussion from forms such as autobiography and the memoir to more ephemeral speech forms such as hearsay, rumor, and gossip on the grounds...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 155–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... blackness. 19 See Alejandra Bronfman, “Circuits,” chap. 1 in Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming). 18 Lauren Derby, “Beyond Fugitive Speech: Rumor and Affect in Caribbean History,” Small Axe , no. 44 (July 2014): 123–40...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... inflected that music and to how that music inflected geopolitics. Reading the evolution of Jamaican music since independence, this essay reveals how the form of James’s novel replicates the spectral and shattered assemblages of dancehall music in order to borrow some of its fugitive, subaltern autonomy...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
... claims. Specifically, it draws on various theorizings of Black insurgent life to explore the inherent challenges in engendering a radical politics of change premised around principles of repair, alterity, and fugitivity. The author argues that theorizing Blackness and, by extension, Black repair...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the figure of the non-norm, a central category for Wynter throughout the manuscript. The black presence in the New World is subterranean but omnipresent, fugitive but hypervisible, condemned as the non-norm and nonperson but the foundation for the concept of free citizenship in the Americas. Black experience...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to the ways marronage and fugitivity as strategies and, furthermore, forms of freedom remain limited and incomplete modes of a thwarted radical imaginary and political transformation. Browne’s work shows how the itinerates of normative scholarship circumnavigate away from black life, only having to return...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
... challenge in that it is not bound by one dimension. By focusing on the train, escaping the stultifying space of the Jim Crow car, she embraced a notion of black fugitivity that has informed New World black cultural practices from their inception: from the maroons to the fugitive slaves to the migrating...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of the filmic and visual texts of black Canadian artists illuminate their efforts to reimagine subjects and agents who undo the logic of empire through an aesthetic practice that is deeply invested in a politics of liberation. These fugitive figures, these constantly escaping conscripts, are the agents...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 185–193.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Césaire called the “hummingbird women.” 3 In the aftermath of this forum, this book, this self, Alejandra Bronfman emerges as that she. Her “Fugitive Sounds” gets inside the bones of Listening in Detail and her deeply moving prose manages to make beauty out of the getting it. Her gorgeous...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., and banditry. It is worth noting that the term cimarrón was not one deployed against Europeans in the Americas, even when they also ran away into the wilderness from legal persecution, military duties, and family obligations. In addition, while acts of resistance through rebellion and fugitivity among...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., such as the two faces of the siblings Toba and Otuké looking at the landscape, one with passion, the other with melancholy. 1 If, as Chaar-Pérez argues, there is definitely a Romantic quality in the foundational political project of this fraternal story, it is in the fugitive landscapes of marronage and death...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of subterfuge and fugitivity; at times it resembles guerrilla warfare, in other moments it may appear as a pragmatist “war of position,” or what Arcadio Diaz Quiñonez describes as “el arte de bregar”: the art of coping, negotiating, navigating, evading, or subverting that that cannot be completely overturned...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 225–227.
Published: 01 November 2015
... S tephen B est is associate professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession (2004) and is currently working on a new project on slavery and the limits of historicist critique. C hristopher...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
... characterized by a significant paratext (testimonies, preface by the editor telling the circumstances of the narrative, etc.) in order to certify the authenticity of the fugitive’s story. 3 Léon Gontran Damas, Pigments (Paris: Présence Africaine, 1939). 4 Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture (London...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the depths / of the timeless sky,” or the “crazed howling of dogs and horses / which it thrusts at our forever fugitive heels.” 28 The poem closes with the description of a defiant scream that “shall shatter the whole sky” and a declaration: “I shall command the islands to be.” 29 The subtle...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... 33 The space of fugitive survival through small farming or foraging in Puerto Rico abuts large, even existential questions at the edges of Puerto Rican identity. For example, I support calls for change from leaders—like Winona LaDuke’s call for indigenous people to be at the helm of any new...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... by the Spanish law of slavery, which offered freedom to fugitive slaves willing to convert to Catholicism under Spain's king. Jamaica's north coast was full of “low-trading” Spaniards from Cuba. Les Cayes in Haiti was full of fugitives and others from Spanish and British territories; Puerto Rico served...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... settlements, a republic consisting of smaller palmares (or quilombos ), and a king with the power to negotiate treaties with the colonial governor of the state of Pernambuco—but a society of fugitives who would abandon and burn their settlements to the ground each time Portuguese armies approached, melting...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
... as things, as commodities. This is the theme explored recently by Stephano Harney and Fred Moten in Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study , in a counterhistory to management theory's concept of logistics: “Logistical populations will be created to do without thinking, to feel without emotion...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... considering the scam as a response to the condition. He sees the potential for resistance in the scam, finding in practice the “(im)possibilities in engendering a radical politics of change premised around principles of repair, alterity, and fugitivity.” It is the Blackness of the scammers that Rhiney...