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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 111–124.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Sharon L. Green Small Axe Incorporated 2006 On a Knife Edge: Sistren Theatre Collective, Grassroots Theatre, and Globalization Sharon L. Green In 1974, Michael Manley, leader of Jamaica’s ruling People’s National Party (PNP), announced that Jamaica “had been converted...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Leniqueca A. Welcome Looking ethnographically at the 2018 flooding of Greenvale Park, Trinidad, and in conversation with disasters and their aftershocks throughout the region, this essay explores the entanglements of crisis, loss, and liberation. Drawing on the grassroot responses to recent not-so...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of marginalization and domination, diff erentia- tion and incorporation. * e state’s practice of solidifying these boundaries, however, often serves as the basis for collective action in order to bring about progressive social change—in other words, grassroots mobilization. Small Axe 11, March 2002: pp...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... PRA, without any backup plan—is, to me, a far more improbable option. In his sharpest disagreement, Gray suggests that despite my “admirable” achievement of teasing out a tradition of resistance and grassroots rebellion that runs contrary to the conventional wisdom that the anglophone Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
... grassroots cultural practices through her engagements with local communities. Her quest for dance material took her to a Mardi Gras Carnival, where she encountered calypso, the “lifeblood” of the occasion “with its African-Spanish-French rhythm and melody and its wonderful manipulation of the English...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the question, since that model of comradely sociability and the organizational formula for the “conduct of conduct” inside the party were startlingly at odds with the broad popular-democratic, antihierarchical, antiautocratic racial pride impulse at the core of grassroots dissent. More directly, while left...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
... have evolved, all of which is only implied at best in Henry’s work. Where Are “the People”? Reference to Alleyne’s text also carries us to a third important gap, which is the rela- tive paucity of “grassroots” philosophy in Caliban’s Reason. Henry’s study begins by 1 4 . M e r v y n...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Web site proclaims, while playing reggae Muzak: “It’s our mission to take you back to the natural grassroots of skin care.” As with Starfish Oils, we see a neotraditionalist attitude (taking you back), a connection between nature, spiritual wellness, health, and beauty, bolstered...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to recover from the myriad radical projects of the time. There are stories to tell about squatter’s struggles for land; the work of grassroots intellectuals, especially in relation to the rethinking of relations to land, food, and the body; student organizations; insurgent spiritual communities; Pan...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 132–141.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... He would have been surprised to see Mexican youth using African-descendant rap to rescue the Zapotec language. 31 He would have been touched to learn that since February 1997 Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc., a small, grassroots, nonprofit Puerto Rican–Latinx arts and social justice organization based...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Trouillot would find it hard to deny that when you talk to them, popular grassroots leaders such as Father Gérard Jean-Juste or Jean-Marie Samedy or So Ann do seem to say that they continue to sup- port Aristide and Lavalas—as do, according to every study that has tried to measure...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
... formation. This groundbreaking work of knowledge dissemination was organized through an island-wide network infrastructure of informants, in which women played a vital role. 46 Da Costa Gomez’s grassroots movement in support of democracy and citizenship education has been studied in a national...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
... an understanding of Jamaican same-sex desire to the geographic borders of the island. 26 In a letter dated 9 May 1980, Frances Camden*, the treasurer of Jamaica’s Gay Freedom Movement (GFM), addresses Jackie Forster, the editor of the grassroots British lesbian publication Sappho . 1 “Greetings from...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
... profiting from the Comintern’s resources and infrastructure. It impels us to be neither blind to the tactical machinations orchestrated by a centralizing Communist movement nor too dismissive of the agency of grassroots leaders and local supporters. Inter-nationalism instead reminds us of the hyphenated...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 155–163.
Published: 01 November 2011
... and Canada, that succeeded in destroying the 1.2 million Kreyòl pigs, and despite the Aristide government’s duplicitous 1995 decision to cut tariffs on rice imports to the country from 35 percent to 3 percent. Largely abandoned by all but a handful of grassroots peasant organizations...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 32–42.
Published: 01 September 2004
... successfully worked to champion particular aspects of culture over others. Intellectual understanding of the ssmallmall legacy of the turbulent colonial and postcolonial history of the Caribbean was empha- aaxexe sized, eclipsing the grassroots origins of the role of the steel band...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of the People's National Party, “They've allowed things to go too low with the workers of the party; they are helping people who can do without it; she's from the grassroots, she understands when somebody says they are hungry” (160). Herein lies the crux and depth of the class chasm that has prevailed in Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
... rebuilding efforts that characterized the grassroots recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 16 These efforts were not limited to the emergency period (the crisis within the crisis). Rather, on the island, as elsewhere, artists and small farmers have acted as epistemic leaders in practices...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 203–212.
Published: 01 November 2013
... an instrument of last resort rather than the daily face of an extremist regime. In fact, civil society that had been silenced under François Duvalier, showed signs of renewed life. Peasant organizations, independent journalists and lawyers, religious associations—particularly Catholic grassroots groups...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 45–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
... on his work in progress. Over time, he has continued his grandfather’s admirable legacy of grassroots involvement in the audiovisual field. Thanks to the financial assistance of the CNC and the DRAC, the logistics of these screenings has improved, and Jean-Marc Césaire...