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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... diasporic networks: that of violence in all of its different social registers, from means of social control to response to the traumas of past violence. This essay argues that while James’s text is concerned with unveiling the roots of Jamaica’s violence in late–Cold War US imperialism and the larger...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of federation, particularly Richard B. Moore and George Padmore, developed their political perspectives through responses to the occupation. We can thus see the questioning of nation-state independence and the critique of neocolonialism (as a form of US economic imperialism allied with elites in the...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Patrick Bryan Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Aiding Imperialism: White Baptists in Nineteenth-Century Jamaica Patrick Bryan atherine Hall’s study is concerned with the imperial mind, with the crucible in which the imperial mind was created (in this case Birmingham), and how...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., Science, and US Imperialism in Puerto Rico (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002); Alexa S. Dietrich, The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico (New York: New York University Press, 2013); and Katherine T. McCaffrey, Military Power and Popular Protests...
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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 to...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 198–203.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Hazel V. Carby Reflecting on arguments and insights in the discussion essays by Eddie Chambers, Marisa Fuentes, and Marc Matera on the author’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands , this response essay focuses on the dilemma of black feminist critique, practice, methodology, and pedagogy in...
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 6. A section of the massive crowds that turned out to welcome His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, who arrived in Jamaica in April 1966. Figure 6. A section of the massive crowds that turned out to welcome His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, who arrived in Jamaica in April 1966 More
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Petal Samuel This review essay explores the extent to which the phenomenon of imperial “neglect” proposed in Christopher Taylor’s Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism (2018) maintains saliency in the wake of national independence throughout the British Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Dixa Ramírez Focusing on early-twentieth-century images, this essay constructs a method for discerning how ordinary, often anonymous, Dominicans fulfill, refuse, or frustrate the myriad desires contained in the imperial gaze as recorded in photography. This method, which the author terms “ monte...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Adom Getachew This review essay situates Christopher Taylor’s Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism (2018) in the context of the two-decade-long debate about the emergence of a liberal imperialism during the nineteenth century. Through an examination of the political...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., imperialism, and (neo)colonialism in the epoch of US-led finance capitalism. Then it builds on Hudson’s concept of “racial capitalism,” which the author defines and explicates as a war-driven racially hierarchical global system constituting white supremacist accumulation, dependent extraction, imperial...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 50–74.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of violence and the visible; the crisis of imperial legitimacy; and what I call `the enemy deficit. What is the relation between photography and forgetting? What accounts for the persistent presence of photography in the scene of torture? I critique the `pornography-made-them do-it” narrative and...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Shirley Tate Reading Heading South as a decolonial romance reveals anxiety about the liminal location of young male citizens in 1970s Haiti caught within the necropower of state terror and US imperialism. Focusing on young men selling “romance” on the beach within the continuing colonial relations...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
... particularly the addition of a CIA agent to the cast, mark wider shifts as Britain's imperial presence came to an end. The choices made on how Jamaicans were depicted, along with the local resonances that helped make it surprisingly popular in Jamaica, shed unexpected light onto wider imperial transitions...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Marc Matera Through a combination of critical memoir and family history, Hazel V. Carby’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands offers an intimate history of empire—an excavation of close connections across space and time, of empire’s presence in the most intimate spaces and relationships, and...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Independence and the calls to maintain that independence in accordance with their imperialistic ambitions in the Caribbean. The contest over Haitian history thus became a means through which to discuss the nature of imperial control and black independence in the Atlantic world. In the creation of each of these...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
... contingencies of sexual politics in Jamaica. As a form of political practice, gaydren challenges normative configurations of bredren and gay that emerge from political contexts that oppose white imperial domination to consider more nuanced approaches to both Jamaican and North Atlantic cultural influences...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
... for amplifying the study of imperial and nationalist forms of misrecognition, which Ramírez calls “ghosting.” It also argues that a focus on past and present exercises of power as ghosting may permit a greater understanding of stealthy—if often ambivalent—forms of resistance to empire and nationalism...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Louis Chude-Sokei In the African diaspora, Jamaica is one of the primary spaces where the discourse of racial or cultural roots becomes sutured to technology and where the political legacies of race, slavery, and imperialism become enshrined in the public sphere of popular music alongside dreams of...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... people of African descent and people of Asian descent, beyond the imperial order’s imagining. Another future of familial intimacies in the diaspora is present in the artists’ aesthetic of fragmentation and collage. Perhaps Arai’s standpoint as someone born on an archipelago (she was born in Hawai’i...