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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann Given the importance of literature to various forms of social cohesion, it is not surprising that the European and US empires that have dominated the geopolitical existence of the insular Caribbean have not readily invested in literary infrastructure throughout...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
...D. Alissa Trotz This essay engages a key thematic of Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture —racialized, gendered and sexualized violence in the making of the “coolie” woman in British Guiana. Through literary nonfiction, Bahadur offers a rigorous and imaginative methodological...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-hurricane-maria . Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 literary infrastructure cultural capital Pascale Casanova Caribbean literature decolonial critique Because we are invaluable, we can never pay for ourselves. Nevertheless, we are required to pay. Incessantly we pay what can’t...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean ; Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2017 ; 368 pages; ISBN 978-0226598116 (paperback) Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 literary infrastructure cultural capital Pascale Casanova Caribbean literature decolonial critique...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
... that, while depictions of Kingston's urban slums and their denizen are a familiar facet of the Jamaican literary landscape from at least Roger Mais's 1954 Brother Man onward, the slum clearance that began in the late 1950s and continued through the 1960s rarely appears in the fiction of the latter decade...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... poetry constitute an infrastructure that defies expectations of poetry but also note that this defiance is constitutive of the poem's consciousness, and, as such, read this coconstitutiveness of dub poetry's infrastructure and consciousness as a specific phenomenology; (3) to expose how both...
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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...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of the “sound-system” to the networks of local small-retail grocery shops, ubiquitous across Jamaica, that were owned and operated by Jamaican Chinese shopkeepers and examines how they formed material infrastructures. In charting the hardwiring of speakers and how the sociality of the shop housed the production...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Deborah A. Thomas; Deborah A. Thomas The long 1950s in Jamaica encompassed the pivotal moments that set into motion the infrastructures of modern political, social, economic, and artistic activity. They also brought into relief struggles over the appropriate scales of interaction, whether national...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 239–242.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Citizenship: Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature (2010). She is currently working on two book projects: Illegibilities: Caribbean Cosmopolitanisms and the Problem of Form, an intellectual history of the anglophone Caribbean s transnational literary culture, 1940 70; and Creole...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 164–166.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., and Publishing at Emerson College. Her research on Caribbean literature and history focuses on textual travel and publishing infrastructure in the conformation of Pan-Caribbean discourse and cross-lingual Caribbean solidarities. Her first book (in progress) argues for the centrality of literary magazines...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... as a conceptual frame in Caribbean theory and literature. This essay pushes for a New World African diasporic rethinking of Cape Town as an alternative city-space within such imaginaries—alternative to that for which Harlem has become metonymic: the New Negro and the Renaissance in black literary and cultural...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 58–75.
Published: 01 July 2016
... parts of the globe. After decades of literary production and publication dominated by British publishers, and later American publishers, the emergence of “indigenous” publications from the Caribbean region spoke to the decolonization of the nation, and of its intellectual and cultural spaces as well...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 237–245.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Tim Watson This essay is a response to Belinda Edmondson’s Creole Noise: Early Caribbean Dialect Literature and Performance (2022), which is an excellent history of literary and performative Creole in the anglophone Caribbean, tracing its roots back to the work songs of enslaved African laborers...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
... media Though a student of literary and cultural modernism where journals were as rife as the movements that generated them and as exciting as any experimental novel, poem, or note played on the cusp of postimprovisatory freedom, I have held very little stock in academic journals. This might have...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that liberalism’s market logics—emblematized by the tourist—continue to animate new forms of West Indian erasure. Empire of Neglect issues a call for scholars to consider the effects of imperial liberalization on West Indian political and literary imaginaries and subjectivities. Taylor’s study...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
... influential challenges, inspired by postcolonial literary studies and the work of Edward Said in particular.11 8 This was the gist of a personal communication with Martin Bernal, during his visit to Duke University in 2003. 9 See Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of slavery produced the phenomenon of racism: “In the global capitalist system it is not the perception of the Black (the Indian, the Native) as inferior, … [that is,] it is not the ideology (superstructure) but the material base, the economic infrastructure which is finally determinate of the racism...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 24–39.
Published: 01 September 2005
... agenda. Within two years of Haiti’s independence, the ruin of the infrastructure, the lack of governmental institutions, the racial antagonisms, and the 1. Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Haiti, State Against Nation: Th e Origins and Legacy of Duvalierism (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1990), 115...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2014
.../2010/november_17_2010/diaspora.htm , para. 8 (italics mine). 13 The interlinked infrastructure of indentureship which relied on railways, ports, ships, and state institutions, is detailed in David Hollett, Passage from India to El Dorado: Guyana and the Great Migration (London: Associated...