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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 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 on the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2018
... practices that shaped the texture of freedom. An engagement with travel narratives, specifically attentive to reading against the grain of elite mobilities, is proposed as a means through which to reveal the everyday negotiation of livelihoods. Offering the market as a case study, the essay argues that...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Ana-Maurine Lara Drawing on the strategies employed by LGBT activists in the Dominican Republic, this essay seeks to theorize how strategic universalisms are mobilized as a form of agentive sociopolitical action. Delineating how universalization has historically been a tool of Catholic coloniality...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
... file labeled “Freak Letters,” it considers the difficulties of recovering historical subjects structured by imperial frameworks of productivity and perversity, tracing instead the counternarratives of mobility, affect, and self-determination that might have shaped this black woman’s life. Using this...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... problems taken up in Eloge into a thoroughly creolized novel that deals with the hybridized messiness of everyday life, Confiant presents a text that ethnographically allegorizes its own conditions of production. This allegorization mobilizes a process the essay calls “interdisciplinary translation,” which...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Jafari S. Allen This short appreciation of Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom by Mimi Sheller—one of the leading theorists of mobility studies and the author of numerous works that have expanded our understanding of transits to and around the Caribbean—emphasizes the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Tonya Haynes This essay traces the rise of the crisis school of Caribbean heteromasculinity studies through a critical reading across popular writing, policy research, and scholarly work on Caribbean masculinity. Mobilizing insights that Sylvia Wynter articulated in “Black Metamorphosis” and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
.... It explores the purposes served by such archival projects and in so doing interrogates how and why certain social phenomena are more easily captured within the vindicationist ethos surrounding archive building. While many of the early archives that were created were easily and explicitly mobilized...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... regional integration. What characterizes this formation is not just its judicial structure but the politicians, experts, and judges who function in the advancement of a particular social cause. The mobility of these actors and the products of their knowledge mark an important change in the political...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... transnationalism to explain the Antillean person's mobility across polities; and conflating the tellurian geography of the region with the diasporic locales of Caribbean-descended citizens of Western metropolises. The essay advises the humble recognition of the Caribbean as a not easily learned culture area, one...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
...', are mobilized to market a variety of products and services, ranging from restaurants and hairstyles to candles, clothing and cosmetics. This reflects a move towards localism, environmentalism and ethics that is tied, somewhat paradoxically, to globalized identities, consumption and elite lifestyles...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
... denied social (i.e., class) mobility, can speak a consciousness freed from marginalization that remains, to varying degrees, part of the community of origin (an ethnic or “racial” group), even as the border crossings they effect provide them with purchase within the economy of a society that largely...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 159–171.
Published: 01 March 2018
... registers across distinctive histories. Following Chude-Sokei’s engagement with Sylvia Wynter, the essay begins with the centrality of women’s engagements with technologies for mobility featured in African popular print magazines in the era of independence. Turning to a contemporaneous publication, Langston...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 161–174.
Published: 01 July 2018
... combination with the authors’ memories of dialogue and mentorship by the recently departed elder. By highlighting “the anecdotal” as a central dimension to how De Moya sought to mobilize and disrupt the positivist scientific paradigms in which he was trained, the two scholars suggest that De Moya’s work...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2018
... protect their own lives and those of their loved ones by mobilizing embodied and discursive performances of citizenship. The analysis of this case draws from the records of the West Kingston Commission of Inquiry 2014–2016. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 We introduce the idea of security...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Susan P. Mains The Caribbean has figured prominently in narratives of security, mobility, and transnational connections. Referred to as the “Third Border” in US foreign policies, and inhabiting contradictory geopolitical spaces between North and South America, the region also negotiates narratives...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 263–280.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., used photography to mobilize racial feeling and to assert a vision of black modernity. The essay then considers the collaboration between Harlem studio photographer James VanDerZee and Garvey, who, through the UNIA, hired VanDerZee to document the organization's activities in the summer of 1924. More...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... affect, memory, and history related to indentureship are mobilized in the photographic arts of the Caribbean diaspora; and the aesthetic is a conceptual space with cultural resonance for the descendants of indentured laborers. In essence, the author finds that visual evidence of an indentured past...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 167–170.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Fellow
in the Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University (UK);
co-editor of the journal Mobilities; and former chair of the Society for
Caribbean Studies. She is the author of Democracy After Slavery: Black
Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica (2000), and
Consuming the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 178–181.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Western Cape in 2013. M imi S heller is a professor of sociology and the founding director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University. She is author of Democracy after Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica (2000), Consuming the Caribbean...