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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 76–84.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Ashwani Sharma By reflecting on running the open-access online “race” journal darkmatter , the author examines the crisis of academic journal publishing. This crisis is manifested by the transformations in the economics of journal production, especially with the rise of open-access publishing and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 58–75.
Published: 01 July 2016
... consider whether the need for this work to be done by journal editors reflects a need for more institutional structures that have the resources to share the weight of this level of institution building and to sustain it over time. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Anthurium Sandra Paquet open access...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
...” mixture stimulates a preference for whiteness, thus reducing the access to power by those deemed black, it simultaneously fuels a rejection for “pure” forms of whiteness as witnessed in the country's celebration of morenidade (brownness). Not all forms of miscegenation are valued in Brazil's myth of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 168–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
... intervention in which that work was embedded and reflects on the extent to which studies such as The Price of Emancipation that privilege as their subject matter white metropolitan elites in Britain can do anything other than reinforce inequalities of access to information, to resources, and to the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Michael McMillan West Indian identity was created in the context of Diasporic migration and the West Indian front room as the `special' room designated in the domestic interiors of migrants was reserved for guests with restricted access to children. In response to the trauma of displacement, these...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... restricted mobility and ongoing insecure circumstances of a large proportion of the Jamaican (and, by extension, global) population. As tourist resorts expand, there is increasingly limited access to many beaches that were once open to Jamaican residents; domestic economic policies are largely determined by...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Perpetuate , and her video installations Snow White Remixed and Purity, Sanctity, and Corporeality , she reflects on how race and gender are much more open in the lives of children; the questioning of the idea of “purity” and its relationship to whiteness; and visual culture and its effects on identity. She...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 109–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Brazilian racial identities and cultural politics. In conclusion, it proposes that Hall was a thinker whose occasionally preacherlike style indicated an openness to his audience and whose writing was structured like music. A note about conjuncture, personal and political: my contact with Stuart Hall's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the duration of his service, as he and his husband promoted an “out and proud” homonormativity that contradicts the more conventional “open secret” of LGBT lives in the Caribbean. This essay draws on ethnographic field notes, participatory research, and an online archive regarding the climate for LGBT...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 121–134.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., and now ninth, decade of his life. The article analyses contributions to manifestos, reports, open letters and other public documents relating to topics such as slavery, colonial memory, ecology and the relationship of France to the Antillean DOM-ROMs. Attenuating Chris Bongie's association of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... return to the indentureship experience in cultural production disrupts the linear progressive narrative of the postapartheid nation by revealing how the traumas of the past resonate in the present. Furthermore Khan's project opens up questions around racial formations, memory, history, and national...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... engagement with the operations of silence in the work of Hilma Contreras and of racialized gender identity formation in the novel Erzulie's Skirt by Ana-Maurine Lara, Decena considers more horizons made possible by the opening in the study of Dominican literature that Horn traces. In addition to registering...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Alessandra Benedicty Kaiama L. Glover's Haiti Unbound fills a gap in understanding writing that took place in Haiti during Duvalierism, helping to open onto new(er) global narratives. In so doing, Glover contributes to the questioning of how and why poverty is fetishized. This review explores the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
... argument, as well as for its silences, errors, and innumerable paths of deviation and reflection that it opens. The work is a truly Caribbean contraption, combining autobiography, philosophical argumentation, certain features of the political manifesto, and various modalities of criticism with a good deal...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 74–87.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Jorge L. Giovannetti This essay advances the definition of Caribbean studies as a practice . Rather than understanding this field of study as a preconceived category open for arbitrary self-appointment, a Caribbeanist practice should be something “which in fact happens (and can be shown to have...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 172–180.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Wayne Marshall This essay responds to Louis Chude-Sokei’s The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics by highlighting the book’s crucial musical threads in order to examine how it reorients specific histories of black music, offers new openings for musicology and sound studies, and makes...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Templates of black politics cast in more reflexive modes, in contrast, insist on and assist in the disclosure—that is, the opening up—of black and modern texts, including the emptier freedom narratives. Through various forms of labor and play, they seek to disrupt the teleological within not just black...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... “specificity” but rather as a basis for such relation, offering a sophisticated poetic articulation of how an open community grounded not on identity but on strategic alliance might look. It is precisely in a moment of defeat, or failure, at a time defined by “living without an alternative,” that Texaco...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 50–74.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Anne McClintock The question is still open: what is the purpose of Guantanamo Bay? Why torture people whom the government and the interrogators know are innocent? What kind of U.S. empire now extends its filaments throughout the global gulag of interrogation prisons, torture-ships and internment...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 45–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
... with whom, and when one must stop researching this concern because filmmaking has become so prolific.”1 Kanapa’s opening remarks are colored by an understandable hesitancy. The most famous Antillean film to have ever been produced, Euzhan Palcy’s Rue cases-nègres (1983), would not be released...