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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that emphasized the history, experience, and culture of African descended peoples and communities. Employing Valdés’s Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg , this essay explores the politics of Afro-diasporic collection, archive, visibility, and futurity. Valdés Vanessa K...
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Small Axe (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 (2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Saidiya Hartman; Tina Campt Small Axe Incorporated 2009 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...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of decolonial practices, black life, and black futures are embedded in place. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 In 1991, the US General Services Administration began to unearth what is now known as the New York African Burial Ground at 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. In the cemetery, used between the late...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., and the 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...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2017
... moment in time do, in imagining bongo futures, is to situate the present moment of crisis, which we perceive as having only increased in severity since Scott's 1999 text, in relationship to both a complex past and a complex future. “Reggae revival” is a term coined by Dutty Bookman, a young man who...
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Small Axe (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 (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... intervention in theories of nationalism produced by the past projects of federation and the possible futures they give rise to. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Caribbean Confederation West Indies Federation cultural nationalism community formation failed nationalisms colonialism...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Yarimar Bonilla This essay discusses how Puerto Ricans are imagining and building new futures out of a political context of material and affective ruin that is not guided by the promise of a modernist future or the palliative anticipation of a sovereignty to come. It examines how the politics...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (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 (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of governance, and frame women’s political participation around rigid expectations of maternal behavior and sexual propriety. Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 futurity political imagination Fanonian leap undecidability decolonial turn In November 1960 three young women traveling home...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (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 (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jason Frydman This essay decodes how Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings uses the history of Jamaican music, culminating in the conflict between roots reggae and dancehall, to chart the Cold War’s temporality, futurity, and ideological conflicts over time, temporality, and futurity...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
... these, along with the popular visual culture and the news media, forge the visual imaginaries of these moments and the visual memories of the future. The essay also reflects on the role of art in times of social crisis and the ethical questions that surround the artistic representation of violence and trauma...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (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...