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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 16–37.
Published: 01 February 2008
... individualism, though seemingly anomalous to diasporan thought, is in fact an “uncanny” product of the diasporan search for connections across borders. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Fracturing Subjectivities: International Space and the Discourse of Individualism in Colin Channer’s Waiting in Vain...
Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 13. Dr. Walter Rodney at the Palisadoes International (Norman Manley International Airport) in October 1968, returning to Jamaica from a black writers conference in Canada. The government did not allow him to reenter the island. Figure 13. Dr. Walter Rodney at the Palisadoes More
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 28–46.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Sarah Phillips Casteel While interned by the Nazis in Belgium and Bavaria during World War II, the little-known Surinamese artist Josef Nassy (1904–76) created a series of paintings and drawings documenting his experiences and those of other black prisoners. Nassy’s artworks uniquely register the...
Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 1 Radio Jamaica and Rediffusion QSL card depicting internal Jamaican radio tower receptivity, which began in 1950. Courtesy of World Radio History Figure 1. Radio Jamaica and Rediffusion QSL card depicting internal Jamaican radio tower receptivity, which began in 1950. Courtesy of World More
Published: 01 March 2021
Figure 4 “Freddy Johnson, an African-American jazz musician who was interned in Tittmoning from January 1942 until February 1944, plays the piano.” Photographer unknown. Tittmoning, Bavaria, Germany, circa 1943–February 1944. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC. Courtesy of More
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... underlay old forms of social organization and, thus, are becoming relevant in the ways regions are being reinscribed in increasingly international spheres of engagement. The agents engaged in such spheres of international and regional governance are transforming juridical structures in the Caribbean. These...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 45–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Meredith N. Robinson As part of the larger project of assessing the relationship between the Francophone Caribbean and the contemporary world, this article addresses how Francophone Caribbean film is presently impacting the field on a local, regional and international level. This article first...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 50–74.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Anne McClintock The question is still open: what is the purpose of Guantanamo Bay? Why torture people whom the government and the interrogators know are innocent? What kind of U.S. empire now extends its filaments throughout the global gulag of interrogation prisons, torture-ships and internment...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 24–42.
Published: 01 July 2011
... member of the International African Service Bureau. Finally, this essay stresses how the Caribbean labour rebellions themselves, with their demonstration of the “modernity” of the mass of working people in the West Indies and apparent vindication of the Marxist theory of permanent revolution, played...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 128–136.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Lyonel Trouillot A discussion of Alex Dupuy's The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti and Peter Hallward's Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Translated by Nadève Ménard BOOK...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 148–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Valerie Kaussen This article analyzes the topic of dictatorship, political violence, and popular struggle in two recent works that treat the rise and fall of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide: Alex Dupuy's The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sandra Stephens The artist reflects on her place within the black/white color spectrum in Jamaica and the United States and looks at how she addresses both whiteness and blackness within her work. Using her piece Face of the Enemy , on the Japanese Internment, from her solo show Rationalize and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 113–124.
Published: 01 November 2013
... exploring some of the modes of intracultural translation used by the authors of the créolité movement but focuses on Ina Césaire's novel Zonzon tête carrée , where cultural difference is downplayed in favor of another approach to translation developed from an internal Caribbean perspective. Even though Ina...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
... put into the context of larger debates within Jamaica about sovereignty in the wake of US and UK announcements linking budgetary aid to compliance with international LGBT rights norms. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Caribbean nationalism Staceyann Chin autobiography LGBT violence We turn to...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 29–55.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Michael Eldridge Just after World War II, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation hired the Trinidadian calypsonian Lord Caresser to host a weekly program airing on its nationwide network and its fledgling International Service. His engagement, this essay argues, had less to do with “carry[ing...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... explore the intersection of evolution, history, and poetic performance. In many accounts of McKay's early work, scholars have read “Fresh from de Lecture” as evidence of McKay's youthful internalization of imperialist apologism and formal conservatism. Conversely, this essay highlights the poem's...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Mimi Sheller Many parts of the Caribbean region are being respatialized, rescaled and reterritorialized through processes of neoliberal development, intraregional and international mobility, and complex spatial restructuring of physical infrastructures and virtual realities. Drawing on the...
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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 continentality synecdochical knowing tellurian geography insular metaphor At the behest of the City University of New York...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... multilayered international network in the region to overcome divisions and boundaries produced by the history of neo/colonialism and the cold war. Over the past sixteen years, the journal work has generated an archive of knowledge, a society, and a consortium of institutions to organize a biennial conference...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 94–104.
Published: 01 October 2008
... the past two decades, situating developments in their socioeconomic and political context and considering them in relation to the international art trade. Central to the study is the work of Mario Benjamin, Maxence Denis, and Edouard Duval Carrié, but sections of the article are also devoted to women...