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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 193–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... Bonilla's Non-Sovereign Futures promised to answer these questions. In the process, it has also profoundly reshaped my thinking on the subject. The book's critical intervention is to establish non-sovereignty as a category of state formation in its own right. Non-sovereignty is not a halfway status...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
... moments of discontinuity and rupture. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 freedom non-sovereignty Yarimar Bonilla marronage Guadeloupe If men wish to be free, it is precisely sovereignty they must renounce. —Hannah Arendt, “What Is Freedom?” Yarimar Bonilla's Non-Sovereign Futures: French...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... similarities between Puerto Rico and places like Guadeloupe, Curaçao, and the Virgin Islands. 7 Further, it represents a commitment to viewing non-sovereignty itself as a larger condition that characterizes the region as a whole. As Fryar notes in her essay, even the residents of societies with “flag...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
... provincialism, ultimately offers a different vantage point from which to apprehend the Caribbean canon. As critics have shown, Caribbean literary canonicity has been entwined with Victorian models and the nationalism of mid-twentieth-century independence. 38 But drawing on Yarimar Bonilla’s work on “non...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 69–77.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Imperialism’s Undead: The US Occupation of Haiti and the Rise of Caribbean Anticolonialism (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016). 5 Yarimar Bonilla theorizes “non-sovereign” political formations as “immanent critique” of the status of “sovereignty” as a political orientation. See...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of broader global historical patterns. We must thus pay greater critical attention to the consequences of casting non-independent states, failed states, and nonsovereign enclaves as exceptions to the rule of national sovereignty. Across and beyond the Caribbean region the casting of these exceptions projects...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
... , no. 42 (November 2013): 152–65; and Yarimar Bonilla and Max Hantel, “Visualizing Sovereignty: Cartographic Queries for the Digital Age,” archipelagos , no. 1 (June 2016), archipelagosjournal.org/issue01/bonilla-visualizing.html . 5 See Yarimar Bonilla, Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the question of how a liberal universalism came to accommodate itself to the exclusionary practices of imperial domination. 7 In pursuing this line, theorists have explored the ways characterizations and depictions of non-European societies and peoples shape the justificatory or critical stances liberals...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 45–61.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and the survival of social structures, leaving the reader to assume that the social practices of the Taino ended once they took non-Taino partners—perhaps accurately, but also conveniently for the new state, since Madiou describes Taino families as having exercised a limited form of legal autonomy. Madiou's...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the 1960s that allowed Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Guyana to catch up with Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba rendered none of these territories different from putatively “non-sovereign” territories in the region: “The history of the Caribbean demonstrates that sovereignty is a fiction...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 199–205.
Published: 01 November 2016
... by devaluing certain key political signifiers, but I also commend the political potential of non-naming , of silence, of the tacit (to use Decena's apt term). 11 That is to say, I argue both for conventional political processes and for political potentialities that lie beyond these. This implicit...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Economy of Fossil Fuel Reform, Energy Dependence, and Climate Policy in Haiti,” Energy Research and Social Science , no. 63 (forthcoming). 5 On the construction of sovereignty as a North Atlantic universal, see Yarimar Bonilla, Non-Sovereign Futures: French Carib-bean Politics in the Wake...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... native populations inhabiting these islands were non-white. Thus, for the first time in its history, the United States acquired sovereignty over non contiguous lands separated by thousands of miles from the political and economic epicenter of the American polity, and inhabited by large numbers of subject...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... selected either independence or what Yarimar Bonilla calls “non-sovereign futures.” 18 Given how influential Haiti has been to Pan-Caribbean thought and politics, what is the role of Haiti in the present? What are some of the lessons (for example) that Haiti could offer today on the realities...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
..., and while I risk displacing the importance of historians, literary and cultural critics and other non-social-scientists, it does appear that the most visible face of Caribbean femin­ism in terms of the leadership of academic units and the production of anthologies, is a social...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of “erasure/non-visibility” or (I would add) segregated visibility (as in reggae and sports celebrity), which reinscribes the violent fault-line of a racialized practice of power. 5 It is, therefore, conducted through varying ideological props inducing other forms of differences to collide or be elided...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 152–166.
Published: 01 November 2017
... regarded, that the “sixties” were not only a phenomenon of the first world, but of the third world as well (to use the nomenclature of the day). It was, after all, the era of decolonization, of the United Nations resolution on the granting of independence, of the making of the Non-Aligned Movement...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
... critics have questioned the epistemological grounds on which we articulate political demands. Ramón Grosfoguel, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Shalini Puri, and Bonilla, for instance, have all interrogated the premise of nation-state sovereignty as the sine qua non of progressive politics, while Maja Horn has...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Arendt, the author proceeds to a brief case study of the highly polemical writings of Pompée Valentin, baron de Vastey, the secretary and “publicist” to King Henry Christophe. The first Haitian writer of note, Vastey passionately defended Haiti's revolutionary birth, its sovereignty, and its monarchy...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 28–58.
Published: 01 February 2006
... route to cultural reconciliation through Cuba (Burnham traveled to Cuba to y with Castro to the Non-Aligned Movement conference in Algiers in 1973) and looks at how and why a relationship with Cuba was possible before Burnham had fully cemented the discourse of Afro-Creole nationalism in Guyana...