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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 94–103.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Sandra Ruiz This essay traces José Esteban Muñoz's critical contributions to Caribbean studies. By paying particular attention to his commitment to futurity, Ruiz suggests that the hispanophone Caribe's “all-overness,” its subjectivity on the move, is at the heart of Muñoz's critical vision of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Kate Perillo This essay situates Nalo Hopkinson’s science fiction novel Midnight Robber within an understudied tradition of critical and creative thought that theorizes technological futurity in distinctly Caribbean terms. Although not typically read as “science fiction,” Édouard Glissant’s...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of decolonial practices, black life, and black futures are embedded in place. Working with the writings of Sylvia Wynter and Dionne Brand, and soldering the theoretical to the creative, this discussion imagines black geographies as the sites through which particular forces of empire (oppression...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... possible directions for Caribbean politics in the near future. While largely sympathetic to many of their comments, Meeks engages with Gray specifically around what Meeks considers Gray's minimalizing of the distinctions between radical activists of the 1970s and contemporary “Dons,” the role of Cuba in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2017
... slippage signifies many possibilities for the reggae revival's future unfolding: Will the revival have a similar leavening effect as Revivalism on Jamaican culture? How do this linguistic slippage and the possibilities bound up in the slippage suggest the uncertainty and unchartedness about the future of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2012
...David Scott © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 The Futures of Michel-Rolph Trouillot: In Memoriam David Scott Gatekeeping has never been successful in the Caribbean. —Michel-Rolph Trouillot When in the mid-1970s Richard Price and Sidney Mintz left Yale University and set about to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Saidiya Hartman; Tina Campt A Future Beyond Empire: An Introduction Saidiya Hartman and Tina Campt The hands are clasped in a moment of repose. Labor is at a standstill. In this fixed instant, we experience the sturdiness of these hands as implements of labor and creation, and glimpse...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 84–92.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Alex Burke Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Remembering to Reinvent One’s Future Alex Burke At the end of the 1960s, I was doing representational painting in black and white; I had eliminated color out of an effort for more simplicity. At the beginning of the 1970s, in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2002) 6 (1): 173–178.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Claudette Anderson Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Caliban’s Reason and the Future of Afro-Caribbean Philosophy Claudette Anderson aget Henry, in his book Caliban’s Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy, has done an excellent job of excavating what he terms the “implicit...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Mimi Sheller Poised between violent repetitions of state power and hopes for poststate alternative futures, in our dual role as historical actors and historical narrators, what do we do with the past today, with which past(s) and for whom? This essay asks about the ethical/political stakes in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Minkah Makalani One of the appeals of imagining a future alternative to the political present is the possibility of shedding modernity’s constitutive colonial assemblages and its conceit of the inevitability of human progress. Yet it remains something of a paradox that even at their most radical...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Yarimar Bonilla Anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla responds to Greg Beckett and Christienna D. Fryar's engagements with her Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015). In responding to the questions raised, Bonilla lays out the conceptual and methodological...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 85–88.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Kaiama L. Glover; Martin Munro These introductory remarks frame the special section “Translating the Caribbean” and discuss the impetus behind the project as well as its future iterations. Each of the five essays in the special section is outlined in its broad strokes, and specific reference is...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 72–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
... trajectory of institutions, practices, social structures, and ideas in the country, and yet scholars writing about the period face a range of empirical and methodological challenges. Both older work and recent research, however, illuminates greatly this important period and offers examples for future...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Wynter's sustained engagement with racial subjection and/as the morphological production of blackness, the essay argues that the “underlife” Wynter traces from the provision grounds of the colonial plantation to the black urban ghettos in the United States effectively displaces her future critique of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
... simultaneously with an imaginary past and slippery future, all unmediated by physical geography. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 “See you there. In the free.” This is the closing statement in Erna Brodber's fourth novel, The Rainmaker's Mistake . 1 Given the novel's seeming disregard for the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the racialized “black” diasporic figure of African, Middle Eastern, Asian, South American, and Caribbean descent, now a significant urban population in Europe—are feeling the brunt of such regressive thinking. The contemporary backdrop for this essay emphasizes such contexts for future Caribbean...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Caribbean's past, present, and future. From the vantage point of Haiti, the 2004 coup, the 2010 earthquake, and the exploitation of Haitians in the Dominican Republic demonstrate the important—yet politically, ethically, and legally fraught—role of Caribbean historians and the histories they produce in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 91–101.
Published: 01 November 2015
... richness and vitality, the integration of which may very well determine the nation's future. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Negritude France race While familial designations provide a ready model for tracing intellectual influences, they can also recast formerly active participants in cultural...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Leon Wainwright This essay reflects on the contribution made by Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (2011) to alternative futures for the Caribbean-focused study of art and its histories. Wainwright emphasizes the need for better attention to the complex “geopolitics of time” that is...