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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of federation, particularly Richard B. Moore and George Padmore, developed their political perspectives through responses to the occupation. We can thus see the questioning of nation-state independence and the critique of neocolonialism (as a form of US economic imperialism allied with elites in the neocolony...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 16–30.
Published: 01 November 2020
... often reinforces a false dichotomy between a rational “West” and its irrational “others.” Specifically, Chamoiseau’s memoir both portrays creole magical beliefs as a vehicle through which its school-aged protagonists resist the ideology of neocolonial pedagogies, and it consistently refers to aspects...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Stella Vincenot This article shows how Patrick Chamoiseau's struggle against neocolonial forms of domination of Martinique is remarkably similar to French Regionalism, a movement fighting for political and cultural autonomy of the French Provinces in the early XXth Century. Given the fate of French...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 190–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
... studies of the anglophone Caribbean’s postindependence social and political order and scholarship on Caribbean thought. Ultimately, Beyond Coloniality engages in a quest for freedom beyond neocolonial citizenship. The main point of disagreement with Beyond Coloniality from both Chetty and Neptune...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 October 2007
... neocolonial fantasies of the untouched Caribbean paradise. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Virtual Islands: Mobilities, Connectivity, and the New Caribbean Spatialities Mimi Sheller Ab s t r a c t : Many parts of the Caribbean region are being respatialized, rescaled and reterritorial...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 77–92.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Corinna McLeod Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place reveals the subalternity of Antigua as a tourist locale; an identity which undermines Antigua's position as a nation. Through the use of a metafictional discourse, Kincaid's narrator deconstructs colonial, postcolonial and neocolonial myths, thereby...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 215–225.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Carolyn Cooper The cantankerous public discourse generated by the author’s bilingual newspaper columns published in the Jamaica Observer (May 1993 to January 1998) and the Jamaica Gleaner (March 2013 to the present) illustrates the conservative, neocolonial language ideology that still prevails...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 167–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Town from 1963 to 1966; the 1966 state visit of Haile Selassie; and the riots spawned in 1968 by the government expulsion of University of the West Indies lecturer Walter Rodney. This crisis arose from a clash of paths of development—a largely neocolonial one that marginalized the epistemic...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
... by the United States in 1898. 3 In 1952 this neocolonial relationship was consolidated when Puerto Rico became an estado libre asociado (ELA)—a “free associated state”—of the United States. 4 Arguably, the island's status has created the sense that its national identity is at odds with its juridical...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 66–83.
Published: 01 November 2023
... principally in terms of the achievement of political sovereignty, in terms of overcoming the colonial state. Rodney, by contrast, a revolutionary Marxist (who owed something to each), was animated by a postcolonial agenda. That is, he saw the Caribbean problem in terms of the neocolonial extension...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 149–160.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of Lee's short fiction and poetry, “To Rahtid” renders visible the complex social terrain of rural Jamaican communities. At the core of Lee's writing are the questions of how Jamaica defines itself in conversation with and outside a history of colonialism, and neocolonial exploitation, more specifically...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Tanya Batson-Savage In the following essay I explore the portrayal of Jamaicans and Jamaica in mainstream films produced by the US film industry over the past two decades. I examine film’s role as the celluloid continuation of the neocolonial gaze, wherein the mythical image of the native...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., or rather, as in the earlier novel, on the moral-psychological question of freedom, probing the assumption built into the neocolonial perspective that freedom could only be something like a gift, the grant of a favor for which the colonized should be grateful, or a value that comes from the outside rather...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
... possibilities and struggle in terms of backsliding into neocolonialism and clientelism (1). 3 He instead draws attention to “a flowering and deepening of claims to a postcolonial citizenship barely imaginable in the heady days of socialist experimentation” (3). To be sure, Kamugisha is attentive...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Henzell filmThe Harder They Come and heard throughout transitions in Jamaican musi- cal sound from ska, to rock steady, to early roots reggae forms. Garth White, in a seminal 1967 essay on the topic, offers a Fanonian analysis of rude bwoy culture as a lumpen response to the neocolonial hierarchies...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
... work—critically or not—has enriched debates about literary field formations in colonial, neocolonial, and postcolonial contexts. 6 I consider her book fundamental for understanding Caribbean literary histories because it illuminates the pressure on literatures emerging out of empire’s dominions...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... sensitive to neocolonial practices that continue to have wide effects in many forms on the region. In this context, King notes that an accusatory Western-style discourse on the need for greater visibility and legal rights for sexual minorities can quickly raise the specter of attempted neocolonial control...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 106–122.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Creole nationalism allowed accommodation of the white elite into the national space even while rejecting British colonial domina- tion. Th e idealization of whiteness that was at the core of colonial historical construction ssmallmall became the basis for postindependence neocolonial...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 50–65.
Published: 01 November 2023
... that the bureaucratization process had become entrenched and tracked the incipient strikes and worker takeovers of factories as the emergent shape of the class struggle to come. 42 Shivji, “Tanzania,” 1, 2, 2. agetachew@uchicago.edu © Small Axe, Inc. 2023 neocolonialism vindicationism modes...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 1–14.
Published: 01 November 2023
... illustrates behavioral commonalities between colonial and neocolonial White presence in Haiti. Furthermore, a number of canonical twentieth- and twenty-first-century Haitian authors engage similar tropes in representations of White savior figures. Frankétienne’s 1968 Mûr à crever and Makenzy Orcel’s 2016...