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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Jamaican Dancehall Nadia Ellis In December 2005 I arrived in a Jamaica still in the throes of the dancehall dance craze. Dance, especially male dance, had been the most prominent trend in dancehall for a few years to that point. In retrospect, the arrival of Elephant Man on the scene in 2003...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 107–117.
Published: 01 July 2009
... the past role of whites in a slave society, the dilemma of white Jamaicans is undeniable. Also undeniable, however, is the fact that the costs of being white are outweighed by the benefits, as the white Jamaican writer Anthony C. Winkler acknowledges in two autobiographical works. Winkler experiences...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 17–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Winston James Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Becoming the People’s Poet: Claude McKay’s Jamaican Years, 1889-1912 Winston James INTRODUCTION n July 1912 Claude McKay, two months short of his twenty-third birthday, left his island home for study in the United States. McKay would...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2003
...David Scott Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Political Rationalities of the Jamaican Modern David Scott Clientelism in the Th ird World is more than a device to win votes for competing parties. It is a mechanism by which to institutionalize a power structure. —Carl...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 49–60.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Andrea N. Douglas Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Facing the Nation: Art History and Art Criticism in the Jamaican Context Andrea N. Douglas n the opening comments for the 2000 Annual National Exhibition, Michael Cooke, then director of museums for the Institute of Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Axe, Inc. 2010 The Public Sphere and Jamaican Anticolonial Politics: Public Opinion, Focus, and the Place of the Literary Raphael Dalleo The 1930s and 1940s are pivotal to accounts of the history of anticolonial nationalism through- out the Caribbean, and especially in Jamaica. It has...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Rhonda Frederick This essay asks, What can a romance novel teach us about being in a Caribbean diaspora? Can this genre offer insight into how Jamaicans living outside of Jamaica come to know themselves as “Jamaican” and as part of a Jamaican diaspora? It tackles these questions by putting the form...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 125–139.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Donna P. Hope Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Passa Passa: Interrogating Cultural Hybridities in Jamaican Dancehall Donna P. Hope Introduction Contemporary dancehall culture is a cultural site for the creation and dissemination of symbols and ideologies that reflect and legitimize...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 161–173.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Bibi Bakare-Yusuf Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Clashing Interpretations in Jamaican Dancehall Culture Bibi Bakare-Yusuf In recent decades, dancehall music appears to have surpassed its predecessor, reggae, as Jamaica’s major cultural export. In her recent collection of...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 193–204.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Carolyn Cooper Small Axe Incorporated 2006 At the Crossroads— Looking for Meaning in Jamaican Dancehall Culture: A Reply Carolyn Cooper In the introduction to Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture at Large I make my position clear: In the present study I document a...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Donette Francis This essay argues that the Jamaican 1970s is perhaps the most contested decade in Jamaican historiography. While there remains a contest over the positions and the stakes of narrating this period, there is consensus of the traumatic hold of the Jamaican 1970s that was at once...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the PNP’s execution of its vision and, critically, of the Jamaican population itself, from these literary perspectives. With the PNP’s defeat in 1980, race and class relations quickly reverted to the status quo position of white (light) economic power/black subservience. The year would signify not...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Rachel L. Mordecai Despite burgeoning interest in the cultural politics of the Jamaican 1970s, little critical attention has been paid to texts engaging that era in a popular-fiction mode. Starting from the conviction that popular-fiction texts potentially offer new ways of construing and...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 134–149.
Published: 01 March 2019
... a charged, explicit, and heightened sense of racial identity among young black Britons. This essay seeks to reflect on the influence of Jamaican 1970s on the creation of a second diaspora. In so doing, it utilizes examples of British reggae music, a photograph by Vanley Burke, and the poetry of...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 97–111.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Rupert Lewis This essay examines the ideological and political circumstances in Jamaica and the anglophone Caribbean that led to the emergence of the Workers Party of Jamaica in 1978. It explores the ways Jamaican radicals in the 1970s appropriated and applied the ideas of Marx and Lenin to...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Donette Francis Jamaican fiction published in the 1960s was fundamentally pessimistic. These writings drew from regional ontologies of religious millenarianism, colonial abjection, and racial damnation, as well as of existentialist philosophies of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, to offer...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sheri-Marie Harrison This essay uses the coincidence of three facets of Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings to consider how Jamaican literature imagined political sovereignty during the 1960s. The first is a 1966 event characters refer to as “the fall of Balaclava.” The second is the...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Twentieth Century: A Presentation of Ninety Oral Accounts; Some Notes on Its Purpose and Contents” (Institute for Social and Economic Research, 1980) went unpublished, some of the interviews appear in her Standing Tall: Affirmations of the Jamaican Male; Twenty-Four Self-Portraits (Mona: University of the...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 164–180.
Published: 01 November 2020
... remittances that saw the role and function of the London scene being debated and contested within the region. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Jamaican 1950s Caribbean literary historiography University College of theWest Indies (UCWI) Focus magazine Windrush The centrality of Windrush to the...