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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
... long-standing jeremiads about how the settlement and exploitation of the Americas exemplified the darkness that is present in men's souls. Brown's vision of a Jamaica that looked like heaven but which was instead a hell on earth is compelling. I do wonder, however, whether in this hell there may have...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Alex Benson Claude McKay's “Cudjoe Fresh from de Lecture” first saw print in his 1912 volume Songs of Jamaica . Its speaker, whose voice appears in a densely patterned representation of Jamaican Creole, meditates on biological variation and colonial history. Setting the poem against discourses of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 243–254.
Published: 01 July 2013
...—darker-skinned persons in Jamaica's inner-city communities have started the dangerous and controversial practice of skin bleaching to lighten their skin tones. This process, which involves harmful and potentially lethal chemicals, can cause significant damage and anomalies to their complexions. The...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 125–137.
Published: 01 March 2014
... was criticized for this wave of distress, and the blow to its credibility provoked new interest in alternative strategies. At that time, Jamaica had undergone a long series of adjustments, bringing the national economy into correspondence with the neoliberal approach by shifting more and more...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
...James Robertson “Rewriting Dr. No ” reappraises the unexpected success of the first James Bond film and its depictions of colonial Jamaica just prior to independence. Recasting Ian Fleming's novel into a film prompted rewritings and alterations. Some reflect the transition to a script; others, and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2003) 7 (1): 72–94.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Obika Gray Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Predation Politics and the Political Impasse in Jamaica Obika Gray RETHINKING THE IDENTITY OF POWER he huge and continuing social crisis in Jamaica has occasioned an outpouring of commentaries, most notably from journalists and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 100–118.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Catherine Amidon Small Axe Incorporated 2004 From Jamaica to the Diaspora Catherine Amidon he Jamaican pavilion at the Forty-Ninth Biennial in Venice was the result of the eff orts of a small group of individuals to bring Jamaican art into a major interna- tional...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 154–169.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Carolyn Cooper Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Enslaved in Stereotype: Race and Representation in Post‐Independence Jamaica Carolyn Cooper Dat fi bruck up an dash weh.¹ —Taxi driver document here in chronological order my contribution to the local and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Rivke Jaffe This paper explores the existence of `ital chic' in Jamaica. A cross between ethical consumerism and the marketing of cool, ital chic represents an aesthetic repertoire and a commercial strategy based on Rastafari. The symbols and aesthetics of a Rastafari lifestyle, or `ital livity...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Robert A. Hill This essay examines the role played by George Beckford in grappling critically with the complicated legacy of the plantation system. It focuses on the transition from his role in the New World group to his participation in the Abeng newspaper group in Jamaica, in 1969. The essay...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 34–51.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Winnifred Brown-Glaude This essay examines public discussions around skin bleaching in Jamaica and demonstrates that a discourse of pathology is a dominant frame of meaning used to explain this practice. I argue that the practice of bleaching destabilizes popular conceptions of blackness that rely...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 142–162.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Annie Paul In contemporary Jamaica, funerals increasingly revolve around fantasy coffins and designer caskets. This paper attempts to marshal visual and textual information describing recent developments in Jamaican funerals with a view to recording attempts by the Jamaican underclasses to produce...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2008) 12 (1): 16–37.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Curdella Forbes This article addresses a concept of individualism that has emerged in some contemporary Caribbean fictions. I examine the evidence of this in a general way and then with reference to Jamaica Kincaid's Mr. Potter and Colin Channer's Waiting in Vain . I suggest that their...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2008) 12 (1): 77–92.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Corinna McLeod Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place reveals the subalternity of Antigua as a tourist locale; an identity which undermines Antigua's position as a nation. Through the use of a metafictional discourse, Kincaid's narrator deconstructs colonial, postcolonial and neocolonial myths, thereby...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Michael O. West Walter Rodney's expulsion from Jamaica in October 1968, and its consequences, had important implications elsewhere in the Caribbean, especially in Rodney's native Guyana. Recently discovered documents shed much light on the Guyanese reaction to those events, and more broadly on...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
... utilized by the newly independent country of Jamaica to authorize a new concept of the self that had been marginalized under colonial rule. As a new and different model of achievement, the local and mostly black “ancestral” heroic figures and their attending monuments served to instill a sense of pride and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Veerle Poupeye This essay reflects on how social unrest and violence are responded to in the mainstream visual arts of postcolonial Jamaica. The focus is on two particular moments of crisis: the social unrest and political violence during the Michael Manley administration in the 1970s and the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Avram Bornstein Small Axe Incorporated 2001 Dancehall Ethnography in Jamaica Avram Bornstein Wake the Town and Tell the People: Dancehall Culture in Jamaica. Norman Stolzoff . Durham: Duke University Press, 2000. 298 pages. ude boys and rastas, selectors, sound systems and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 43–47.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Scott This essay introduces the project of rethinking the cultural-political historiography of Jamaica of which “The Jamaican 1960s” is a contribution. It sets out the question in relation to the idea of a Jamaican intellectual tradition. Specifically, it inquires into the way the idea of the...