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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 2021
... memory, while the enslaved rebels who fought and died for their freedom remain for the most part anonymous. 67 If Acharya is right in thinking that the prospect of an “idea-shift” is more daunting than a “power-shift,” then Haiti, from the time of the 1804 Revolution up to the present, has always...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to an alternative idea of the national-modern project. But does this idea of an art movement retain any generative possibility today? It would be hard to deny that in Jamaica and its diasporas there has been not only a remarkable explosion of visual work but a generational shift away from reliance on the old...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2022
...David Scott 6 See David Scott, “The Temporality of Generations: Dialogue, Tradition, Criticism,” in “Interpretation and Its Rivals,” special issue, New Literary History 45, no. 2 (2014): 157–81. 5 C. W. Mills, “Red Shift,” 22, 23 (all italics in original). 4 C. W. Mills, “Red...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 20–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... Consentir à l'élan infinitésimal, à l'ajout, inaperçu peut-être, qui dans votre savoir s'obstinent.” 13 By broadening, refining, and clarifying ideas, the practice of repetition emerges as more than simply a reiteration of what is already known; 14 it creates a way for thinking to shift with each...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
... them within their historical and geopolitical coordinates. Moreover, it urges us to shift our gaze away from the odd to the production of the norm, the universal, and the unmarked—not as transcendental principles but as localized fictions that don the mask of transcendence. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 164–172.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in Haitian consciousness.10 Did Haitian radicals develop or shift the geopolitics of knowledge by employing the ideas in La vocation 8 See David Nicholls, From Dessalines to Duvalier: Race, Colour, and National Independence in Haiti (London: Macmillan, 1988). 9 See Robert Fatton Jr., Haiti’s...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... Themes from this conversation include the roles of black subjects in English and American popular culture, the emergence of a new black aesthetic and poetics, and the centrality of the idea of difference to Hall's late-twentieth-century understanding of black identity and culture. The essay also...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
... with the emancipation experiment. - is experiment shifted some of the overarching grounds for the structures of command order. In this phase the colonial “art of government” shifted its attention to 42. Denis Benn, 2 e Growth and Development of Political Ideas in the Caribbean, 1774–1983, 15. 43...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
... plantains that require a lot of shifting. —Walter Rodney In 1977, writing in the journal Socialism (the organ of the Workers’ Party of Jamaica), the economist George Beckford asserted that the recent emergence of the “Culture of Dread” rep- resented “the most positive...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 76–84.
Published: 01 July 2016
... to be available by subscription or be packaged in expensive online journal databases. A fundamental shift is taking place in journal production with the developments in new media technologies: print publishers are having to adapt to digital network communication. While publishers are slowly addressing...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 21–31.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Vanessa Pérez-Rosario This essay introduces the special section “The Idea of Hispanophone Caribbean Studies” with a focus on hispanopone Caribbean literature and how it is situated in the region and in the diaspora. The essay suggests the need for creating spaces of dialogue and communication...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Lisa Outar This essay offers a critical engagement with Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014), arguing that King enacts a ground-shifting interdisciplinary and translinguistic approach to the study of Caribbean sexualities and gender...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 63–79.
Published: 01 June 2008
... was still at that place. The next shift occurred when I decided to fragment the words and I think it is in that shift that it moves into the idea that the story must tell itself. The last part of that expression is through not telling. Because it’s in that shift where I fragment the words when...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the anglophone Caribbean middle class of the period, the idea of what constituted a shared regional culture that might be marshaled to support a federalist experiment in postcolonial nationalism was predicated on the model of Victorian Britishness. This included an abiding commitment to standard English usage...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 165–174.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Edward J. Sullivan This essay revisits the arguments in Continental Shifts: The Art of Edouard Duval Carrié . The book's editor looks at how the volume (a mid-career survey of the Haitian artist) was conceived and at its contributions to the study of modern Haitian art and visuality. The author...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., for Stuart, is a way of moving on; it is a way of attending to those moments when an idea, a position, an identity, begins to merely repeat itself, to harden into dogma, because this is a sign of the need to think again and to think otherwise than before. As was true of Michel Foucault...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 17–34.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., since it captures languages in transit toward other languages and other contexts, creolization embodies the points of contact among what Naoki Sakai calls the “uncountable languages within the literary texts,” unlocking novel ideas of language and literature. The essay offers “translational reading...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 14–30.
Published: 01 November 2022
... cautioned that despite efforts to push past Western epistemologies the focus has been on the decolonization of “the West’s theory of the non-West” at the expense of questions about the political. There has been a shift away from the concerns that rooted the anticolonial project. 7 Hence when a prominent...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2013
... for a sign in a different sign system. What the preceding discussion of scale suggests, however, is that translation is not just a movement from one language to another: it is a geographical movement by way of language. Of course, this shift in emphasis represents a much different view of language as one...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Shepherd and Ilawah all centered on movement-based ritual imagery and role shift through corporeal manifestation of memory. I want to conclude by reading the early work of Sistren Theatre Collective through Wynter’s ideas about representation and Nettleford’s ideas about embodied-knowledge...
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