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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 164–168.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., Raphaël Confiant, and Jean Bernabé. Éloge de la créolité has been much discussed and critiqued in relation to Antillean politics and literature; its claim to replace essentialist racial identities with an ever-evolving diversalité has been disputed by a variety of other authors from the Caribbean and...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 169–179.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Celia Britton The theme of identity runs throughout Édouard Glissant's work and constitutes one of his most original contributions to postcolonial thought. It is always considered in relation to change, but his formulations of both identity and change themselves change in the course of his career...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
... articulated in opposition (or in parallel) to it, illuminate the (lack of) development in béké identity politics over the last quarter century. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Antilles Marie-Reine de Jaham Roger de Jaham Tous Créoles! Marie-Reine de Jaham is described by Chris Bongie as “the Jackie...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 93–110.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Kim Robinson-Walcott Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Claiming an Identity We Thought They Despised: Contemporary White West Indian Writers and Their Negotiation of Race Kim Robinson-Walcott It is not a question of relinquishing privilege. It is a question of grasping more of...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Nicole Roberts Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Haitian and Dominican E/migration and the (Re)construction of National Identity in the Poetry of the Third Generation Nicole Roberts Nous allons vers un monde de nulle part. Cette marche forcée vers un monde uniforme a quelque chose...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... stitched together the complex cultural legacy of “making life” in a transformational and generative struggle for social betterment that is at once personal, familial and collective. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Sewing Up Questions of Cultural Identity: Lorna Goodison’s From Harvey River Sandra Pouchet...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
... various configurations of modern social power”; and we can dream of “hi/stories (human identity stories)” that are “pivotally about assertions of self, affirmations, or rather, a will to place, inducing a journeying from place to place. ” But erotic/creative agency is never a liberatory escape from...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Aisha Khan In Atlantic world diaspora studies, culture and identity have been foundational concepts in analysis of the meaning and significance of diaspora. This essay argues that the centrality of these concepts is signal in reproducing a contradiction in diaspora theory that undermines its...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jorge L. Giovannetti The Elusive Organization of “Identity”: Race, Religion, and Empire Among Caribbean Migrants in Cuba Jorge L. Giovannetti More than two decades ago, Gordon K. Lewis lamented the “linguistic fragmentation that has characterized Caribbean scholarship as well as...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 36–52.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Clare Counihan Counter to many of the critical readings of Breath, Eyes, Memory , this essay argues that Sophie Caco does not in fact succeed in speaking for herself in the novel's final scene, reflecting the text's ambivalent desire to formulate a Haitian identity that will both testify to Haitian...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 119–124.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Annalee Davis small axe 26 • June 2008 • p 119–124 • ISSN 0799-0537 120 | SX26 • IDENTITIES WITHHELD BY CHOICE Annalee Small Axe:Layout 1 12/12/07 9:47 AM Page 3 Annalee...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jerry Philogene Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Visual Narratives of Cultural Memory and Diasporic Identities: Two Contemporary Haitian American Artists Jerry Philogene n examination of cultural production is useful to the understanding of the experi- ences of diaspora and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of Colin Channer's novel Waiting in Vain —a blend of erotic and urban romances that the essay terms “urban romantica”—in conversation with its content. Reading Waiting in Vain through its form as well as its Amazon.com evaluations shows inordinate attention to the act of choosing an identity...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 87–104.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Vivian Nun Halloran Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Race, Creole, and National Identities in Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and Phillips’s Cambridge Vivian Nun Halloran As postmodern historical novels dramatizing slavery and its legacy in the anglophone Carib- bean islands, Jean Rhys’s...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... that already in the 1870s, Thomas defined creole identity as normative and national in part by contrasting it to Indian and other ethnic identities. Smith illuminates the significant role women and womanhood played in the construction of creole identity and respectable middle-class nationalism. As...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt In 2009, during a period of intense debate surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Jamaica, Staceyann Chin published the first memoir of growing up lesbian in Jamaica. While Chin's lesbian identity is a major theme of the text, also important is...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... engagement with the operations of silence in the work of Hilma Contreras and of racialized gender identity formation in the novel Erzulie's Skirt by Ana-Maurine Lara, Decena considers more horizons made possible by the opening in the study of Dominican literature that Horn traces. In addition to registering...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marsha Pearce Using the lens of relationality as posited in Stuart Hall's idea of identity and Terry Smith's notion of the contemporary, this essay analyzes the work of Jamaican contemporary artist Olivia McGilchrist, who, upon her return to the Caribbean after decades of living and studying in...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 173–185.
Published: 01 November 2010
... events, it provides a decentered genealogy of contemporary globalization. It questions cultural identity as an adequate political orientation, given the non-identity of individuals with any particular culture, and given the de facto power of the sovereign to determine ultimately and at times violently...
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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...