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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 to...
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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
... 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 (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... The company’s 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...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... 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 is a region of stability anchored by liberal democracy, I am too sympathetic to the 1970s...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... for such a small island known more for its sun and sandy beaches than for political insurgency. 25 However, personnel belonging to Jamaica's long-standing tradition of labor activism and grassroots organizing, as well as Garveyite and communist militancies, joined the conflict, envigorating popular...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
... British colonialisms and a key node within the global slave economy. The island was a laboratory for the elaboration of modern systems of rule, to be sure, but also for the convergence and cultivation of grassroots struggles. “It took a desperate love of life to survive the stinking holds of the slave...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
... specifi c cultural constructs 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...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 132–141.
Published: 01 March 2020
... African enslavement, the devaluation of black women, and the emasculation of black men. 22 As we stand strong with the global, grassroots Black Lives Matter movement, Valdés reminds us that regardless of our achievements, our work continues to push forward Schomburg’s three main conclusions: that...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
... attend specifically to Sistren’s existence as a cultural project, legible to a broad public beyond its own local communities and grassroots political groups (to which many of Sistren’s members belonged). This was possible, at least in part, because the idea of the cultural agent as envisioned by...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Clearly they don’t qualify as proper Haitians, in his rather distinctive sense of the word, but perhaps even 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...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
.... Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Jamaica history transnational queer activism 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...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
... 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 negotiations and compromised interventions that would become paradigmatic of...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
... knowledge, education, cultural development, and basic 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...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 32–42.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... 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 and the stickfi ght in the celebration of emancipation. By invoking this history, the...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 155–163.
Published: 01 November 2011
... percent to 3 percent. Largely abandoned by all but a handful of grassroots peasant organizations, such as the Mouvman peyizan nasyonal kongrè papay and Tèt kole ti peyizan, the Haitian peasantry have somehow, against all odds, managed to survive. Estimé’s attempts to reassert Haiti’s control...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
... governments, and ultimately paved the way for the rise of Aristide and his Lavalas movement in 1990. In contrast to the broad-based popular movement, Lavalas had its roots in the ecclesiastical base communities, the poor and marginalized urban youth, grassroots organizations, and civic and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 203–212.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., 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 in the countryside and in the slums—began to articulate an alternative to “Jean-Claudisme...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... bid for leadership 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...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... nationhood or simplistic articulations of diasporicity that treat the black diaspora as a geographically fluid but conceptually fixed black nation. Recent efforts by grassroots organizations have increased the public’s awareness of Schomburg in San Juan and its vicinity. Within the last ten years...