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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
... postemancipation indentureship decolonization intimacy Beverley Manley Neville Dawes To see the Jamaican 1960s through the romantic haze of party politics, as I learned to do as a young student in the 1970s, is to work backwards from my parents' ecstatic joy at the announcement of the final poll returns...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... allows for a transnational women-of-color feminist critique of political culture in South Africa. By examining Khan's aesthetic practice, I analyze the manner in which she forges a transnational Afro-Asian feminist intimacy that links Africa, Asia, and the Americas by emphasizing the various forms...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... approach that reveals and challenges the epistemic violence of the official archive. Her analysis incisively attends to the relationships between empire, intimacy, and violence without sacrificing attention to either the devastating effects for women or the multiple ways Indian women refused to be defined...
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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...
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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...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
... politics of pleasure and the cultural work that live soca performances achieve through the creation of what I refer to as intimacies . Drawing on Lisa Lowe's critical insights, I use the word “intimacy” in two ways: to speak about the spatial proximity soca helps create, and to address the variety...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of Caribbean Chinese familial intimacies from the colonial archive. Engaging shared themes of migration and racialized ideas of reproduction, three contemporary diasporic visual artists—Albert Chong, Richard Fung, and Tomie Arai—mine oral histories and family archives to blend aural and visual narratives...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47–55.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of survival. It discusses Maroon insecurity as a feeling forged in the unsettled intimacies of colonial relations. This feeling, in several ways, structured relations between Maroons and plantations and impacted the organization of daily life across both frontiers as well as the deployment of a range...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Tao Leigh Goffe; Deborah A. Thomas This essay examines the political economy of Caribbean cultural capital and the formation of reggae in Jamaica in the 1950s. Through study of the Afro-Asian intimacies and tensions embedded in the sound of preindependence Jamaica, the essay traces the birth...
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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...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 186–197.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Eddie Chambers This discussion essay on Hazel V. Carby’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands considers the contrasting ways the dominant society and the people of the African diaspora approach and regard research into family histories. Beginning with reflections on the somewhat dreaded...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the convergence of terror and pleasure in the libidinal economy of slavery and, as well, the intimacy of history with the scandal and excess of literature. In writing at the limit of the unspeakable and the unknown, the essay mimes the violence of the archive and attempts to redress it by describing as fully...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... between the United States and Haiti and black and white bodies, the film engages with the limits of transracial, heterosexual romance in sex tourism. The impossibility of romance shows that for Haitian citizens, nationalist redemption lies in politics not in transracial intimacies. However, politics...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Phanuel Antwi Rereading dub poetry under the pressures of and with the resources of black feminist and queer theory, and treating the practice of dub poetry as a production of a sound archive, one that embodies and aurally animates the intimacies of the black Atlantic, this essay highlights...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that reflect these conditions. As I examine in my work, these literary and visual/sonic productions reveal shared preoccupations, including indicting the intimacies of coloniality, engaging in the act of witnessing against oppression, contending with dispossession or destierro , creating new conceptions...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 181–186.
Published: 01 November 2020
... reserved for key reflections around the conference table, where our summaries, evaluations, suggestions, and disagreements were given the space to be voiced and heard. 4 As a growing community of engaged collaborators, we were creating in real time the intimacy and safety to say things we might...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
.... But by its very nature it is a scarce grounding; you simply cannot be prepared for how you will feel and experience the unfolding and different reconstitutions of her appeals about the profound elemental forms of intimacy that she says are essential to a good life. Pedagogies...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
... we think about that ? And you don't even know that they are there all the time. So I think there is something about knowing the intimacy of that kind of policing that is linked to—again, I am just pulling from papers we just heard because they are so resonant for me—that problem of how do you work...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 81–96.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the Americas. Whether social scientists interpreted black forms of intimacy in the New World as African “survivals” or as the destructive consequences of European enslavement and plantation life, they agreed that these intimacies took shape through relations of power that exceeded the geographical boundaries...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
... she calls “intimate power.” There is no disagreement on my part with the view that state power is “diffuse and variously embodied,” but it is the “intimacy” of that power that unsettles me. Yet Robinson wants us to come right on the edge of that intimacy and familiarity...