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Published: 01 July 2018
Figure 4 “Cook with coffee”; ca. 1916–17. Photograph by R. H. Beck. Brewster and Sanford Expedition in the Dominican Republic, Image #236817. American Museum of Natural History Library, New York. More
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
... As a step toward integrating these disparate histories, this essay showcases the central role black Atlantic healers and their culture played in shaping the Atlantic world of knowledge production about the body and the natural world during the seventeenth century. Through the kaleidoscopic model...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to critically disrupt analyses of slavery’s archives that threaten to reproduce or even exacerbate their violence. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2016 natural history surveillance rape archives Joscelyn Gardner Jamaica When twenty-nine-year-old white Englishman Thomas Thistlewood arrived...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 197–207.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., and Caribbean sovereignty; (2) the particular status and nature of the Caribbean region within the history of capitalism; (3) the nature and the meaning of the well-worn term racial capitalism ; and (4) the idea of “war” as a fundamental aspect of the modes of regulation and accumulation of said racial...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 84–94.
Published: 01 November 2023
... the necessary theoretical method for writing history. When we recognize the social relations of exploitation as necessarily global, protected by the universalizing tendencies of modernity, the nature of praxis and theory reveal themselves to in turn be universal. The problematic was not the scale...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of Independence and the calls to maintain that independence in accordance with their imperialistic ambitions in the Caribbean. The contest over Haitian history thus became a means through which to discuss the nature of imperial control and black independence in the Atlantic world. In the creation of each...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Rajiv Mohabir This essay is a reading of Andil Gosine’s Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean (2021) that thinks through the author’s contributions on LGBTQ+ history, art, and activism in the Caribbean. It begins with a look at how the animal is wielded discursively to deride queerness...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Colin Dayan This essay brings law more fully into the rituals of terror, the fictions of slavery that Brown portrays so powerfully in * The Reaper's Garden. * In tracking the ghost-ridden traces of persons and property, I consider how palpable and visible remain the deposits of slave history, how...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 193–202.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Stephan Palmié This essay takes its departure from Michel-Rolph Trouillot's discussion of what he calls North Atlantic universalisms, that is, categories that took their origin in the particulars of the West's historical experience but have come to be extended and naturalized as quasi-normative...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Evelyn O'Callaghan This essay focuses on the densely interdisciplinary nature of Erna Brodber's textual knowledge production, its visionary quality, and the complex narrative strategies of her fictions that bear comparison with those of Wilson Harris. Mapping the scaffolding of Brodber's formal...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 186–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
.... If in mapping our understanding of the location and nature of Caribbean architecture our purpose is critical clarity, we may wish to consider alternatives to the ways it is habitually interpreted, that is, as an activity grounded in the vernacular or in often tired notions of history or style. Architecture...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 182–184.
Published: 01 February 2008
... history of natural history. She is the author of Colo- nizing Nature: the Tropics in British Arts and Letters, 1760–1820 (2005) and Picturing Imperial Power: Colonial Subjects in Eighteenth-Century British Painting (1999) as well as articles on the tropics, slaves’ gardens, and botanical illustration...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Figure 4 “Cook with coffee”; ca. 1916–17. Photograph by R. H. Beck. Brewster and Sanford Expedition in the Dominican Republic, Image #236817. American Museum of Natural History Library, New York. ...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 118–122.
Published: 01 March 2015
... A Natural History series (2012) or the mannered voluptuousness of Phillip Thomas's Carousel (2009). What has opened here is an aesthetic space—and a very embattled, uneven, and conflicted space—in which new questions about subjectivity and identity, powers and subjugations, have emerged, questions...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 145–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of biography, relin- quishes some of her control over the material; one can understand how this happened since the story she tells about Williamson is compelling and intriguing as it taps into science fiction, Hollywood’s phantasms, and natural history museum displays, in short, the way...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
... included Columbus Plaza, Madrid; Covent Garden, London; the American Museum of Natural History, Washington DC; the Field Museum, Chicago; the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York; the Australian Museum of Natural History, Sydney; and the Fundación Banco Patricios, Buenos Aires. Coco Fusco...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 February 2008
... to the Island JAMAICA with the UN-NATURAL HISTORY of that Place: An Exhibition by Fred Wilson (Kingston, Institute of Jamaica, forthcoming). SX25 • February 2008 • Krista A. Thompson | 179 have codified a generation of Caribbean political wisdom during...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., ambivalent between two contradictory processes.” 54 Wynter made the powerful claim that Jamaica's history exemplified a process through which enslaved Africans and their descendants overcame an alienation from nature that was imposed on them by capitalist forces. They successfully recreated an intimate...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... about, / … / Just like how yeas' get strong an' sometimes fly de cark, / Same way me feelings grow, so I was boun' fe talk” (45–48). As the organic trope of yeast here implies, accident is not only the engine of (natural) history but also a feature of performance. Cudjoe's apology for digressing seems...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 211–219.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in English to refer to cultural as opposed to biological processes dates only from 1928. 14 It was during the course of the twentieth century that the term moved from the field of natural history to linguistics and thence to anthropology, then to history, and, latterly, to cultural studies and literature...