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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
... resources in the struggle for civil and human rights. Dominican LGBT activists also simultaneously challenge who and what universalized concepts of the human and citizen can encompass. 18 Skype interviews with the author: DCM, 8 December 2010; NHM, 10 November 2010; RR, 10 November 2010; VSD, 18...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of humanitarian redemption, feeding a collective gratification and the recognition that we “shared a common human condition,” reached its tipping point when analysts recommended razing Port-au-Prince to the ground in order to completely rebuild the city, and maybe the country. Some even went as far as saying...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... reveals a particular investment in a specific way of being human and questions what such investments mean for black liberation, gender relations, and power/knowledge. 82 Morgan, “Men Urged to Speak Out.” 81 Christine Barrow, “Sexual Identity, HIV, and Adolescent Girls in Barbados,” Social...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... rife with internal diversity and a checkered history, and urges serious consideration of the interlaced human landscape pervading the region. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 When asked for some minor revisions on the original text of Caribbean Poetics for the second edition that Peepal Tree Press...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 46–62.
Published: 01 June 2007
... is contested through certain cinematic depictions of dread. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 “Whether Beast or Human”: The Cultural Legacies of Dread, Locks, and Dystopia Kevin Frank Ab s t r a c t : Analyzing the ongoing problem of Caribbean racial exploitation, particularly fear signi...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Gérarde Magloire-Danton Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Anténor Firmin and Jean Price‐Mars: Revolution, Memory, Humanism Gérarde Magloire-Danton aiti’s radical revolution, which, as Anténor Firmin incisively put it, “aff ected the economic system and moral order of all European...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... that “gender' plays in Frantz Fanon's work by revisiting his engagement with Mayotte Capécia's Je Suis Martiniquaise. For post-colonial subjects the assertion of one's humanity is simultaneously a claim of one's value. While, Caribbean feminists have deployed gender as the primary category through which...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2023
... for his early study on C. L. R. James and his later work on Sylvia Wynter and George Lamming, Bogues’s central preoccupation has been with mapping the contours of a Black radical intellectual tradition and, in particular, with the demonstration of the place within it of an errant idea of the human . 2...
Published: 01 November 2021
Figure 10 “Return the funds so that Haitians can truly live like humans.” PetroCaribe graffiti, unknown artist, Christophe Avenue, Port-au-Prince, 2020. Photograph by Adler Pierre More
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... optimism that democracy is the means of producing radical change in the region and given antidemocratic sentiments among the people, expressed most powerfully in low value for the human in the Jamaican context. Using Meeks's premise that ethical questions are at the heart of radical change, the essay...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Demetrius L. Eudell This essay illustrates how Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” reconceptualizes the question of labor as it relates to the history of blacks in the Americas and generally to the being of Being Human. It does so by situating Wynter's distinctive intervention within the context...
Published: 01 November 2014
Figure 1. Detail from Movement No. 7: On Edgar Cairo , with text, “Look how strong he is! Look how weak he is, Look how human he is.” Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, 2014. Photograph by Irene de Groot © National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands More
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Nijah Cunningham As the recent revival of Sylvia Wynter's scholarship has commanded the attention of a younger generation of scholars, the special section of Small Axe dedicated to her “forgotten” work provides an occasion to reconsider the prehistory to her theory of the human. Rather than simply...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 199–207.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the rest of the not-Haiti world to imagine and accept Haitians as somehow other than human. It is this positioning of Haiti at the extreme poles of the human condition that Glover calls into question in Haiti Unbound . In this essay, she attempts to respond to and push further the insightful points...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the most important unpublished nonfiction work by an anglophone Caribbean intellectual and is the major guide to the transition in Wynter's thought between her work mainly on the Caribbean and black America in the 1960s and 1970s and her theory of the human from the early 1980s onward. Not only does...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Honor Ford-Smith This essay discusses decolonization, performance, and education in the 1970s in Jamaica and argues that embodied performances of humans existing at the margins of power are both compelling as and productive of new forms of knowledge because they teach us to challenge enduring...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 4–25.
Published: 01 July 2009
... descent as a homogeneous branch of the human famly. The article invites reflection on the need to study the black experience internationally without a preordained narrative of racial self-affirmation, warning that the expectation that blacks will articulate their racial identity everywhere in the same way...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 169–179.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., identity is formed through contacts with others within the nexus of Relation and créolisation , whereas in his 2006 Une nouvelle région du monde , it is largely a question of the relationship between human beings and place. In this essay, Glissant's ideas are compared with those of the theorists...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 39–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Elvira Pulitano This interview addresses some of the most important issues explored in the fiction and nonfiction of Edwidge Danticat, such as migration, exile, home, language, Dyaspora, and the connection between stories and human rights action. The interview also discusses Danticat's activist...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
...—a history best seen from the experience of Caribbean societies and peoples. Third, that anthropology has the capacity to provide us with the necessary moral optimism to rethink the relation between plurality and universalism that grounds the human condition, but to do so we must first rescue the concepts...