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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...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 115–125.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the perspective of a bird circling above Martinique. The essay claims that the regime of visibility is closely connected to the real, while carrying an almost mythic coefficient. It is precisely this double, paradoxical, capacity of the visual that will appear in full force in the novel, taking identity politics...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and presence of LGBT organizations and representations in the twenty-first century that raise important questions about how Dominican cultural norms interact with broader global strategies of “coming out” and identity politics. In the 1980s and 1990s, alongside this crucial Dominican history of feminist...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 111–123.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and nation in independence through the national motto. It contends that an aspiration to brownness was embedded in the identity politics emerging therein, which served to obscure the racial order and maintain the subordinate place of blackness in postcolonial Jamaica. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Creole...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
...A. James Arnold In a no-holds-barred review of his participation in the ongoing interpretation of Aimé Césaire's poetry and its relationship to the changing face of identity politics in France, the French West Indies, and the United States, the author highlights some particularly significant...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
... or 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! 56 Confiant, in Vété-Congolo, “La créolité aujourd'hui,” para. 16...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of culture and difference from liberal identity politics. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 It has long been a cornerstone of Western philosophical thought that humans are unique because they can be both the subject and object of knowledge. A knowing subject can treat the world as her object, but she can...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Caribbean unity: “[There is] a swaying of bodies and souls that link these lands in a carpet of grief and complicity which no colonial map will ever establish” (124). Beyond the political, ethnic, and linguistic fragmentation of the region, there is a shared identity that defies...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
...: a combination of lifestyle politics, environmentalism, spirituality, concern with health and beauty, and a return to simple living.3 This flexible combination is increasingly a part of the identity kit of the upper-middle class, the newly rich, and the traditional elites, who combine taste and style...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and political phenomenon. … Kassav' and other zouk singers legitimize and elevate the status of Creole. Through their stage presence and concerts, zouk performers encourage a collective voice that creates a feeling of confidence and credibility. This stance appeals to the youth searching for a national identity...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 78–87.
Published: 01 March 2015
... elements that recombine in an unending process of cross-cultural translation, Hall contrasted two views of how and why the making of representations is political. If identity is a hidden essence waiting to be uncovered, then representation is a second-order activity merely reflecting or expressing...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and identity formation. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 gender masculinity Author Maja Horn begins Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature by citing former Dominican president Hipólito Mejía's ubiquitous 2012 campaign slogan, “Llegó Papá” (“Daddy's Here”), in his...
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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 (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 136–145.
Published: 01 July 2023
... involved in theorizing their peoples’ legacies and futures and their own position in relation to them. Maroon Suriname identity politics speech acts “Bush Negro” © 2023 by Small Axe, Inc. 2023 csc3@williams.edu erwin_alexander@yahoo.com ...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Edna Manley's description of Bogle, is established, fashioned, or brought to material life. How do images participate in the constitution of identity through history, and what are the ambivalences or tensions such displays reveal about the political culture of the new nation? Small Axe Incorporated...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... are engaged, rather than as the collective expression of “identity” that defined modernist political movements, including influ- ential programs (like Negritude) in Martinique. The utopian text affirms, with Wendy Brown, the “invigorating” possibilities of “a shift from ontological claims...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 78–86.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Alison Donnell This essay explores the particular importance conferred on literary expression within a wide range of writings dedicated to understanding and responding to the project of the West Indies Federation. Although federation was conceived, and briefly achieved, as a political expression...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and Caribbean political thought, see David Scott, Omens of Adversity: Tragedy, Time, Memory, and Justice (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014); and Mimi Sheller, “Historical Temporality and Generational Identity: Of Standoffs and Stalled Time,” Small Axe , no. 46 (March 2015): 169–77. On generation...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 1–19.
Published: 01 November 2016
... on identity and cultural politics, critically examining the relationship between the Caribbean, Latin America, and Spain. These events took place in 1998, 1999, and 2000 and resulted in the publication of a book. See Gerardo Mosquera, Adiós Identidad: Arte y cultura desde América Latina (Badajoz: MEIAC...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 4–25.
Published: 01 July 2009
... the value of miniature histories of race relations. They emblemati- cally bear out the complexity of racial identity by illustrating the diversity of the experiences that often place us face to face with the social and political significance of a black person’s phenotype as she or he interacts...