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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
...” obscure continuities and elide the crucial impact of US imperialism. The practice of the US military occupation (1916–24) in clothing itself in a discourse of democratization and modernization was perpetuated by the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship (1930–61) to long-lasting effect. Through close readings...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... they participate in a construction of Caribbeanness that tacks between intimacy and estrangement, the national and the international, the past and the future, tradition and modernity. This interplay finds its highest expression in turbulent politics: on the one hand, the judicial systems of the global North...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Deborah A. Thomas Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Modern Blackness: “What We Are and What We Hope to Be” Deborah A. Thomas his is a progressive tale, or rather a tale of progress redefi ned in Jamaica. Like most tales, it has its various twists and turns, but I am going to focus...
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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 (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
... practitioners. 2 And yet it would be a mistake to imagine this situation as an aberration, an anomaly in an otherwise highly structured and stratified health-care market. True, most clients of black ritual practitioners in Atlantic locales such as Cartagena de Indias (modern-day Colombia) were of African...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 43–47.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the making of a “modern” Jamaica has been crucial to a nationalist historiography—a paradigm that might be less cogent in the contemporary period. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 1960s identity race independence These notes sketch, in a preliminary way, a gradually evolving project that literary...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 53–60.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Ángel A. Rivera This essay explores Eugenio María de Hostos’s and Ramón E. Betances’s notions of modern subjectivities, in the context of Romantic narratives, to index the fractures of collective and communal nationalist imaginaries within the Caribbean Confederation. Hostos and Betances were...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 32–41.
Published: 01 October 2008
... narratives of exile and return, the article argues that authors such as Dany Laferrière and Edwidge Danticat offer post-territorial understandings of culture and nation. ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008 Fictions of Displacement: Locating Modern Haitian Narratives J. Michael...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 163–175.
Published: 01 July 2022
... as articulated in José Estebán Muñoz’s work in order to detect an analogous breakdown in Bolívar Echevarría’s influential work on racial modernity. In conclusion, the essay poses a question about the emancipatory potential of abjection by putting Ellis Neyra’s compelling reading of Pedro Pietri’s The Masses...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 98–108.
Published: 01 July 2023
... a continuum. victoriacb@uj.ac.za © 2023 by Small Axe, Inc. 2023 Africa and the Caribbean tradition modernity Trinidad Maureen Warner-Lewis is a name that I have had in my head and on my tongue for more years than I have been without it. Before I fully knew and understood...
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Published: 01 July 2015
Figure 7. Wifredo Lam, The Jungle , 1942–43. Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 94 × 89 in. Museum of Modern Art, New York City. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris More
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 154–162.
Published: 01 July 2022
... questions what it means to have a productive form of defiance and protest. Overall, the author uses the story of her aunt eating the telegram to demonstrate how Ellis Neyra’s multipoetic sensorial listening could excavate alternative archives and ways of knowing left out of Western modernity. priverar...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... politics—even in their more radical versions—tend, in this reading, to reproduce modern narratives about the meaning and substance of emancipation, the role of the nation-state, the political implications of visibility traditionally understood, and, more broadly, the proper ends of black politics...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Barnor Hesse Nahum Chandler, in his remarkably evocative book X—The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought , works with the Derridean idea of the exorbitant to argue that W. E. B. Du Bois's thinking exceeds and transforms the terms of Western critical thought on modernity. Du Bois...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 165–174.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Edward J. Sullivan This essay revisits the arguments in Continental Shifts: The Art of Edouard Duval Carrié . The book's editor looks at how the volume (a mid-career survey of the Haitian artist) was conceived and at its contributions to the study of modern Haitian art and visuality. The author...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
... recognition of the region as an inaugural space in the invention of a modern consciousness—not as a problematic tertiary portion of the globe where modernity is a belated burden. In advancing this case for a hemispheric recasting of the Caribbeanist field, it helps to reread a little-known essay that took...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... feast of scraps, not only productively reframe histories of modernism in light of structuralist, postcolonial, and cultural studies, but also point toward a new agenda for the description of African diasporic art and, more broadly, for art history's approaches to questions of racial and sexual...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 129–145.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Leninist commitment to recuperative modernization. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Marxism black Jacobinism In thinking about the legacy of Aimé Césaire today, about the reasons we return to his writings repeatedly in the present conjuncture, I wish to argue here that it is more than ever essential...
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Small Axe (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 (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of black subjects, especially on an island in which they had emancipated themselves in 1804 on one side and 1822 on the other. The second is an unease around rural spaces that refute productivity, surplus agriculture, and, as such, the teleological movement toward “modernity” that is the sine qua non...
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