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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 39–70.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Bill Schwarz Small Axe Incorporated 2003 C. L. R. James and George Lamming: The Measure of Historical Time Bill Schwarz I believe deep in my bones that the mad impulse which drove Powell to his criminal defeat was largely my doing. I will not have this explained away by talk...
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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 (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 132–154.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Marlene L. Daut; Aaron Kamugisha This essay explores the genealogy of historian and anthropologist Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s writings as related to broader trends in historical scholarship. The author suggests that it was through Silencing the Past ’s acceptance and ascendance within the very North...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 235–241.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Roshini Kempadoo Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Imaging historical traces: Virtual Exiles project [2000] [httpwww.mediascot.org/exiles/ve/index.html] Roshini Kempadoo Virtual Exiles is a digital print and Internet artwork, based on material from Guyana I collected and created between...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... In so doing, the authors highlight the ways historical gender and racial stereotypes inform contemporary understandings of Caribbean gender and sexuality. Anchoring this discussion in recent theories about sex and sexuality and specifically examining mixed-race and white Caribbean women, Sam Vásquez...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., this essay ultimately considers experimental historical practices as an opportunity to intervene in the presumed teleology of Black women’s lives through the practice of archival offering. gsanders@upenn.edu Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 Haiti anti-Black violence archive US...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 24–39.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Marie-Agnès Sourieau Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Dessalines in Historic Drama and Haitian Contemporary Reality Marie-Agnès Sourieau Qui donc ira jeter des fl eurs Au Pont Rouge A Vertières Au Champ de Mars Les off randes coulées dans la honte Blessent...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 193–202.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Stephan Palmié This essay takes its departure from Michel-Rolph Trouillot's discussion of what he calls North Atlantic universalisms, that is, categories that took their origin in the particulars of the West's historical experience but have come to be extended and naturalized as quasi-normative...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Marisa J. Fuentes This book discussion essay addresses critical questions concerning historical methodologies when working with the archives of Atlantic-world slavery. Thinking with Hazel V. Carby’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands , the essay considers the power of historical memoir...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of the idea of Hispanic Caribbean studies for the historical study of the region. Historically, the Hispanic Caribbean at times included islands and colonies such as Jamaica, Trinidad, and Saint-Domingue. Patterns of migration further complicate the boundaries of the Hispanic Caribbean, as diaspora renders...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 90–102.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jenny Sharpe Erna Brodber's historical interest in oral accounts as a source of emotional realities and social-psychological responses is expanded in her experimental novel Louisiana to include supernatural and extra-ordinary phenomena. Her incorporation of spirit possession into the life...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 14–30.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Audra A. Diptée This essay presents a strategy for putting anticolonial thought in praxis through the critical application of historical thought. It suggests a method of inquiry that is problem oriented and geared toward countering hegemonic discourses. The methodological approach proposed argues...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Kate Hodgson “Certain songs have the power to overthrow a government,” Haitian president and musician Michel Martelly remarked on the eve of Carnival 2013, evoking a long-standing tradition of musical dissent in Haitian politics. The historic role of popular Creole-language songs in the political...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in a file labeled “Freak Letters,” it considers the difficulties of recovering historical subjects structured by imperial frameworks of productivity and perversity, tracing instead the counternarratives of mobility, affect, and self-determination that might have shaped this black woman’s life. Using...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
...David Scott This short essay offers one frame in which to think about the idea of a black radical tradition, a term whose elements are all essentially unstable and contested. What is at stake is a historically minded inquiry into “uses” rather than “meanings”—that is, the historical conjunctures...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 211–219.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and the more historically grounded use of creolization in the anglophone world. After outlining the various criticisms of the Éloge expressed in the author's 1995 essay “Shadowboxing in the Mangrove” (coauthored by Sally Price), it sketches in a history of the use of the creolization metaphor in the anglophone...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 173–185.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Susan Buck-Morss Responding to commentaries on Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History by Sibylle Fischer and David Scott, this essay describes universal history as “theoretical pragmatics,” a practice of theorizing that undermines established narratives. Focusing on the singularity of historical...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Melanie J. Newton This essay, an introduction to the special section on Caribbean historiography in this issue, reflects on Caribbean historiography's role in the pursuit of redress for historic injustices by exploring what three recent landmark legal developments reveal about Haiti's place...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 22–37.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Peter James Hudson Although the historical impact of banking and financial institutions on the formation of the contemporary Caribbean has been profound and pervasive, the historical writing on banking and finance in the Caribbean has largely been neglected and marginalized. This essay explores...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2019
... and critiques European historiographical methods. Whereas writers such as Aimé Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor present Negritude, paradoxically, as both establishing continuity between the modernist present and the African past and marking a historical break from their poetic predecessors, Sainville argues...