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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Susan P. Mains The Caribbean has figured prominently in narratives of security, mobility, and transnational connections. Referred to as the “Third Border” in US foreign policies, and inhabiting contradictory geopolitical spaces between North and South America, the region also negotiates narratives...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of revolutionary Cuba and the riddim -based technique of dancehall song composition, both of which converge in the itinerary of the “Death in the Arena” riddim. The novel thus invites readers to process the Cold War’s conflict over time and space through the lens of Jamaican music, attuned both to how geopolitics...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann Given the importance of literature to various forms of social cohesion, it is not surprising that the European and US empires that have dominated the geopolitical existence of the insular Caribbean have not readily invested in literary infrastructure throughout...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
... them within their historical and geopolitical coordinates. Moreover, it urges us to shift our gaze away from the odd to the production of the norm, the universal, and the unmarked—not as transcendental principles but as localized fictions that don the mask of transcendence. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 89–98.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Keithley Woolward Directly engaging the recent manifesto and essay collection calling for a world literature in French, this article considers the creolized, hybrid forms of geopolitical and discursive belonging of the Francophone Caribbean participants as a useful starting point for such a project...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
... locus of vindication. They also encourage us to return our vision more pointedly to the transnational geopolitical spheres that both constituted the frame of reference for earlier internationalists and Pan-Africanists and infuse the social and political worlds of contemporary Caribbean people. Using...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Harvey Neptune Caribbean studies, institutionalized from inception as part of the “third world,” might be beneficially reconceptualized minus the postwar geopolitical presumptions of three worlds and, remapped, instead, within the two-world schema. To resituate the Caribbean this way enables...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Antillano,’ ” Cuyo 25–26 (2008–9): 167–92. 3 Ibid., 168; Antonio Gaztambide-Géigel, “The Rise and Geopolitics of Antilleanism,” in K. O. Laurence and Jorge Ibarra Cuesta, eds., General History of the Caribbean , vol. 4, The Long Nineteenth Century: Nineteenth-Century Transformations (Paris...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 53–60.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Federation modern subjectivities modernity and modernization nationalist discourses national and regional identities nineteenth century rhetoric of failure The idea of a Caribbean confederation has been present, as a geopolitical discourse, since early in the nineteenth century. For Antonio...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
... that the idea of making one's living as an intellectual, simply put, does not make sense to many. Second, another cause of the Puerto Rican intellectual's unintelligibility has to do with the geopolitical schema that undergirds the world literary market. Notwithstanding its juridical attachment to the United...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2012
... with, the Caribbean was a fundamentally historical geopolitical space, inasmuch as it was brought into being by various rival early-modern colonial powers and maintained as a peripheral region by the powers of a globalizing capitalist order. And furthermore, the Caribbean was a fundamentally...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 199–205.
Published: 01 November 2016
...,” as well as with how patterns that I delineate resonate in a broader geopolitical and historical context “beyond” the Dominican Republic. 3 Decena unearths the very core of Masculinity after Trujillo : Hilma Contreras's short story “La espera” (1987). 4 As he beautifully shows, the story offers...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 1–7.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the contemporary question of the “Caribbean” as such (whatever, wherever, that might be) but the contemporary question of the study of the Caribbean, here conceived as a geopolitical area of the intellectual imagination, an object of intellectual history. I put it this way because I want to keep in view...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 115–122.
Published: 01 July 2016
... washing/hand wringing: a sort of libation or tribute. He kneels in front of the Crusader and spins its hood-ornament globe several times, as though to activate its latent geopolitical powers. Then, fully charged, he returns to the little driver's compartment from which he pushes the vehicle back to his...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of its grim street-level immediacies and its emotional mix of shock and exaltation, Cold War spy fiction to attest to mutual imbrication of geopolitics and local acts of violence, and New Journalism to situate the social upheaval it inaugurates in a simultaneously subjective and objective register...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 69–77.
Published: 01 March 2020
... cited in the text. 28 Gaztambide-Géigel, “The Rise and Geopolitics of Antilleanism,” 446–52; Besenia Rodríguez, “Beyond Nation: The Formation of a Tricontinental Discourse” (PhD diss., Yale University, 2006), ix–xxi; Anne Garland Mahler, From the Tricontinental to the Global South (Durham, NC...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 148–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... that identity is the only place for politics. Identity is, of course, one important site of political struggle. But when critics focus exclusively on culture and identity, whether essential or hybrid, and neglect to take into consideration other levels of analysis (geopolitical, social, economic...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... on the insular Caribbean as a specific geopolitical and historical unit of study. Later on I would find the Hispanic Caribbean to be too restrictive for my interest in exploring questions about colonialism in the region. It took some effort and individual training to be able to complete a comparative Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., intellectual, geographical, and geopolitical specificity of the Caribbean. Torres-Saillant offers much for Caribbeanists to admire, applaud, laud, and venerate: the centrality of Hispaniola in the colonial, revolutionary, abolitionist, and twentieth-century transformations...