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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Robert A. Hill This essay examines the role played by George Beckford in grappling critically with the complicated legacy of the plantation system. It focuses on the transition from his role in the New World group to his participation in the Abeng newspaper group in Jamaica, in 1969. The essay...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... illuminated by a call-and-response between his Tristes Tropiques and Antonio Benítez-Rojo's The Repeating Island . A close reading reveals that the work of Benítez-Rojo extends one central discursive trope established by Lévi-Strauss—that of the cultural “transformation group.” For Benítez-Rojo, the Caribbean...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
... understanding of space, landscape, and those who inhabit the sites of visitation. It is the author's hope that such an investigation will yield a compelling discursive reassessment of how we might rethink the role of “native informants” as cosmopolitans who, despite a fixed identity within a minority group...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Aaron Kamugisha This article critically appraises the wealth of cultural criticism and epistemological developments in the study of Caribbean societies now increasingly grouped under an emerging discipline termed Caribbean cultural studies. It advances the claim that the critical study of Caribbean...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... exemplary practitioners of this demanding task—on historically situated insider-outsiders such as Freud and Benjamin as well as on subaltern groups who seek recognition and reattachment to an illusory transcendental “civilization.” © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Patrick Chamoiseau Jamaica Kincaid Walter...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
... contemporary revisionist intentions. On the one hand, there is emphasis on hybridity and fluidity, while, on the other, diasporas are often encapsulated as discrete, implicitly or explicitly racialized groups, notably African and Indian or Asian. The essay considers key theoretical approaches in diaspora...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123–134.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Andil Gosine In March 2016, a group of artists and scholars met at York University in Toronto to consider visual arts produced by indenture-descendant creators. Among them were filmmakers Richard Fung and Ian Harnarine, who engaged in a dialogue about their work and responded to inquiries posed by...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Patricia Mohammed This essay examines the problem of being Asian in the Caribbean, Asian referring generically to settled groups originating from the sub-continent of Asia. The essay traces how demographic minority status and religious difference have historically led to the process of becoming the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 115–127.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Patricia Donatien-Yssa This essay chronicles the rise and fall of the cultural groups Fwomajé and Totem and their contributions to the development of the arts in Martinique. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Translated by Nadève Ménard Fwomajé and Totem: The Beginnings and Consolidation...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... in the metropole it offers a new and important analysis of the character of British slave ownership on the brink of emancipation. Questions raised by Draper's work about the rise and influence of this absentee group, about the diversity of slave ownership in the British Atlantic, and about the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... The essay reminisces and imagines different scenarios of survival and resilience, while analyzing modes of representations of Guadeloupean identities, from the unattributed and undated ID photograph of the author's paternal grandmother to Augustus Sherman's group portrait of migrant workers on their...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
... point of departure Glover's key notions of “ not -Paris” and “ex-centricity” regarding the critical reception of the Spiralists, this essay responds, Why only not -Paris? It argues that equally significant for this particular group of Haitian writers is the fact that they are also not -US ( not -NYC...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Petra R. Rivera-Rideau In 2012, reggaeton artist Tego Calderón released a music video for his song “Robin Hood.” The video tells the story of a man who aids a group of undocumented Dominican immigrants to Puerto Rico. Through a close reading of “Robin Hood,” this essay argues that Calderón...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 42–52.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Haiti. The article argues that, in suggesting the interdependencies that exist between individuals and groups in Haiti, Trouillot's work offers a potential way out of the repetitive, circular history that revenge and hatred tend to create. ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008...
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 2. Onlookers at the Barnett Street Police Station, Montego Bay, where two members of the Rastafarian group in Coral Gardens were being held. Later, many innocent people were detained and mistreated there in acts of collective punishment of Rastas. Figure 2. Onlookers at the Barnett More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 135–141.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Leah Gordon Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Kanaval a people’s history of haiti Leah Gordon Fantom (Ghost) small axe 33 • November 2010 • DOI 10.1215/07990537-2010-028 © Leah Gordon Kouvre fey (Lanse kòd group called Curfew) 138  |  Kanaval: A People’s History of Haiti...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 60–65.
Published: 01 September 2001
... nous,” or masters in their own homes. ; e late St. Vincent and Grenadines native Alfi e Roberts stated in a 1995 interview, upon arriving in Montreal in 1962, that “bombs were being thrown. Armouries were being besieged by a group called the FLQ.” DDavidavid...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2002) 6 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 March 2002
...- tions have transformed from highly mobilized entities to service providers—espousing a more diminished form of politics.⁴ Using the case of the SBWC, I examine the complex yet valuable role of state-funded grassroots groups functioning as service providers. Such 1. I am...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2003) 7 (1): 72–94.
Published: 01 March 2003
... culture and ideology play in political strategy in Jamaica draws attention not just to banal ideology but also to the primacy of honorifi cs and their place in the contest between power holders and those who challenge them. + e quest for ethnic honor; rival ethnic group claims of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 243–254.
Published: 01 July 2013
... photographic project was conceived as an avenue of understanding the practice and a means of attempting to highlight a certain kind of beauty where many see none. While photographing the small group of adolescents pictured here, I questioned their motivations for bleaching. The majority couldn't give a...