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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 (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 187–194.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Phillip Thomas I went to visit the house where the crime occurred. It’s a chilling feeling to enter a place of death. One could still see the bullet holes in the walls and on the floors, a reminder of the lives lost. Strangely, the folks who lived in the vicinity seemed ambivalent...
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Published: 01 November 2021
Figure 10 “Return the funds so that Haitians can truly live like humans.” PetroCaribe graffiti, unknown artist, Christophe Avenue, Port-au-Prince, 2020. Photograph by Adler Pierre More
Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 2. Deborah Anzinger, Coy , 2016. Acrylic, Styrofoam, live aloe vera, and mirrored Plexiglas on canvas; 54 × 72 in. © Deborah Anzinger More
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 113–124.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., by leaning toward musicality, like Ina Césaire, Glissant suggests that for Caribbean oral traditions to live on they need more than just to be remembered; they also need to be transposed, or translated into new forms if they are to revitalize a community's expression and let it progress toward the future...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2018
... theory, Glissant arrives at a new idea of “man” that is recognizable to both literature and the social sciences. His vision of Caribbean fiction emerges from studying both creative and economic production and from blending analytic categories that span both fields. For Glissant Caribbean lived...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2017
... appreciation of its essential virtue. Rather, friendship as a value to think and live with comes into view for me within a certain problem-space or conjuncture. And it is from within this historicized perspective that I want to reflect briefly on friendship as a dimension of an art of living . Part of what...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 37–53.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Kezia Page Small Axe Incorporated 2006 “What If He Did Not Have a Sister [Who Lived in the United States Jamaica Kincaid’s My Brother as Remittance Text Kezia Page In a version of this article presented at a West Indian literature conference in 1998, the title invoked Western...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 33–48.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., and the Closure of Metaphysics (New York: Routledge, 1989). 29 I am thinking here of Jonathan Lear, A Case for Irony (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011); Richard Bernstein, Ironic Life (Cambridge: Polity, 2016); and Nehamas, The Art of Living . 30 See Stuart Hall, “Minimal Selves...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2023
... (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), 1–15. 34 For example, “Macho Cimarrón,” Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez, with the Fania All-Stars, Live at the Chetah , vol. 2, 1972 ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaBKPGNt2fs ); “Macho Cimarrón,” Lebron Brothers, Distinto y diferente , 1976 ( www.youtube.com/watch?v...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... foreclosure; as such, it complicates Peter Hallward's and Chris Bongie's recent criticisms of the ideological and philosophical turn to autonomous “singularity” in contemporary postcolonialism. In Texaco , the “singular” experiences of Martinique's “wasted lives” prove to serve not as a retreat from universal...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
... demographic histories of slavery have left off, exploring how social, cultural, and political life articulated with the brutal facts of morbidity and mortality. It seeks to offer a dynamic understanding of how the idioms that related the living to the dead mediated the way people in Jamaican slave society...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jennifer L. Morgan From the moment of its introduction into the Atlantic world, hereditary racial slavery depended on an understanding that enslaved women’s reproductive lives would be tethered to the institution of slavery. At the same time, few colonial slave codes explicitly defined the status...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 100–114.
Published: 01 July 2019
.... In this particular instance, Poui before Rain explores the nikah , the Islamic marriage that allows a man living under Islamic law to marry up to three women in a simple ceremony using two witnesses. Equally, he is allowed to divorce by simply repeating Talaak (I divorce you) three times. The nikah is a largely...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 78–95.
Published: 01 July 2020
... responses to crisis, such as protests over the high cost of living or government corruption, with ordinary or seemingly banal disasters, such as a capsized boat that led to the deaths of dozens of overseas migrants to show how the political crisis in Haiti appears in people’s lives in both ordinary...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
... yearnings to live sovereign lives. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Danger and Desire: Crossings are Never Undertaken All at Once or Once and for All M. Jacqui Alexander Ab s t r a c t : This essay stages a meeting among the authors of the three reflections onPedagogies of Crossings...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Sasha Ann Panaram So many Black revolutionaries lived with and died from cancer. How did they make sense of their vulnerability when confronted with this illness? How did they balance fighting for the world and for themselves? When modern medicine could neither ameliorate their pain nor eliminate...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... for the duration of his service, as he and his husband promoted an “out and proud” homonormativity that contradicts the more conventional “open secret” of LGBT lives in the Caribbean. This essay draws on ethnographic field notes, participatory research, and an online archive regarding the climate for LGBT...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 154–163.
Published: 01 July 2011
... black man in a pin-striped suit. He is shown holding a glass, with a huge green bottle and the words “Ready to Tanqueray?” in the background. “This is how we will live when we get to Florida,” the captain assures Lemuel, but the journey to Florida is the farthest thing from luxurious. © 2011 by Small...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
... and the current escalation in violent crime. Both moments have also coincided with intense cultural activity, in which the lived experience of these crises commands centre stage. This essay explores how this has resulted in visual art works that record, critique or seek to transcend the crisis at hand and how...