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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Demetrius L. Eudell This essay illustrates how Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” reconceptualizes the question of labor as it relates to the history of blacks in the Americas and generally to the being of Being Human. It does so by situating Wynter's distinctive intervention within the context...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 58–75.
Published: 01 July 2016
... to the earlier questions I raised about the role of the university in what could easily be considered a “labor dispute” between publishers, journal editors, and the “publics” they serve. Since most university faculty is not unionized, this may not be the best metaphor to argue this point, but several...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 98–105.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Kelly Baker Josephs Part of a special section titled “What Is Journal Work?,” this reflective essay discusses the ethical questions of editing sx salon: a small axe literary platform . The author's goal in the essay is twofold: to make transparent the work of journal work, the hours of labor...
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Published: 01 July 2019
Figure 3 “Typical home of West Indian laborer, Golden Green,” Panama Canal Zone, ca. 1908. Photograph by Ernest Hallen. National Archives and Records Administration Still Pictures Department. Figure 3. “Typical home of West Indian laborer, Golden Green,” Panama Canal Zone, ca. 1908. Photograph More
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Nalini Mohabir This essay engages with visual cues that point to an afterlife of indentureship across a culture, history, and economics of labor, evident as a felt presence or absence in photographic representations of Caribbean persons. The author re-views photographs (both archival and artistic...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Greg Beckett This essay offers a critical discussion of Yarimar Bonilla's Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015). It argues that Bonilla's account of labor politics in the French Department of Guadeloupe provides us with new ways of thinking about...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a manifestation of the black radical tradition and a critical involvement with socialism. Drawing on C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter, it argues that black freedom struggles in the Americas and Europe, including slave revolts, have been an essential part of the history of labor and freedom struggles. It also...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the creative labor of this artistic project (the ways dub poets link sound to body to place to textuality) and helps us consider the conditions under which something new in black modernity is produced. Through this reconceptualization of the art form, the essay draws attention to ways dub extends Paul Gilroy's...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 112–122.
Published: 01 July 2017
... by the perception of the jewelry as a commentary on sociohistorical realities and gendered labor practices. Artists working in the diaspora, including British-Guyanese jeweler Vannetta Seecharran, have created experimental pieces that still retain the minimalist and communal aesthetics traditionally associated...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 193–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
... an ethnography of Guadeloupean labor activism, Bonilla critiques modern notions of national sovereignty as the only and inevitable product of decolonization. Provocative as it is, her account challenges the methods, periodization, and habits of Caribbean history and highlights the blind spots of European studies...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., culture, and exchange within and beyond the two nations, providing opportunity to think about how Hispaniola is being (re)conceptualized and the political-intellectual labor that it performs. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Hispaniola entanglement transnationalism Caribbean modernity...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
... expropriation, labor superexploitation, and (neo)colonial absorption of financial risk. Next, it analyzes antiblackness—understood as legitimating architecture that devalues, distorts, criminalizes, and abjects those racialized as black—as a constitutive feature of racial capitalism. Finally, the essay...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 31–52.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Carlos Garrido Castellano; Magdalena Lopez This essay deals with issues of citizenship, artistic labor, and belonging in the context of the Dominican Republic. It examines the collaborative work of the Colectivo Quintapata to understand how artistic collaboration is used as a way for generating...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 143–163.
Published: 01 November 2020
...O’Neil Lawrence; Deborah A. Thomas The “creation” of Jamaican national identity owed much to the artistic movement that preceded and followed independence in 1962. While depictions of the peasantry, particularly male laborers, have become iconic representations of “true” Jamaicans, the scholarship...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 36–49.
Published: 01 July 2021
...César Colón-Montijo Margarita “Doña Margot” Rivera García (1909–2000) was a black working-class Puerto Rican woman whose labor as a composer, healer, midwife, and spiritual medium made her an esteemed community leader among her neighbors from Santurce, a predominantly black enclave in San Juan...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Templates of black politics cast in more reflexive modes, in contrast, insist on and assist in the disclosure—that is, the opening up—of black and modern texts, including the emptier freedom narratives. Through various forms of labor and play, they seek to disrupt the teleological within not just black...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
... performed important ideological labor: it not only stripped abolition of any semblance of apology, it shielded private profiteering from public or political scrutiny, emancipating the pursuit of material self-interest from any moral fetters. Thus did mammon assert its priority over humanity and religion...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 39–57.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., and healing. Anicet uses the tray , a multifunctional object, to inscribe the plantation labor, along with Taïno, Vodun, Congolese, and Berber symbols that reflect fragments of Martinican culture. The color blue, which covers all of the objects in the tray, unites the fragments and serves as an agent...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in struggles for legal justice. At the same time, these three legal cases exemplify how forced labor and colonization practices remain lived realities, complicating efforts to translate historical analysis into legal redress. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to labor for large-scale foreign-owned employers tended to generate social boundaries and ideologies of racial difference. Such cases have set the paradigm for scholars' understanding of Caribbean migration. Meanwhile, diffuse migrations toward dispersed opportunity—an equally or more common pattern...
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