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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 17–32.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marie Meudec The purpose of this essay is to understand the language of spiritual work and healing in St. Lucia as well as the moral impregnation of the term obeah . This ethnographic study of ordinary ethics of obeah explores the significant gap between the designation and auto-legitimation of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Tracy Robinson This essay explores the expansion of Jacqui Alexander's earlier concept of erotic autonomy through the motif of the Sacred in her new book, and her articulation of what could be described as a Caribbean feminist ethic that demands radical self-determination exercised within self and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... reprises her discussion of an ordinary note of care and her readings of some of the images of black girls and women that appeared in In the Wake . Sharpe then expands her attention to questions of care as theory and practice both in In the Wake and in her current book project, Black. Still. Life...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the intimate encounters between Africans and Indians presented in the text to suggest other readings of ordinary proximities beyond violence. Bahadur Gaiutra , Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture ; Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2014 ; 312 pages; ISBN 978-0226211381...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 260–265.
Published: 01 March 2017
... ethnographic research in St. Lucia, Haiti, and in Canada. Her work focuses broadly on ordinary ethics, othering, healing and spirituality, politics, and resistance. She holds a PhD in anthropology from Laval University, Quebec City, and completed a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2003) 7 (2): 23–38.
Published: 01 September 2003
... ORDINARY MORNINGS While I am certainly not alone in my critique of the fetishization of resistance and repu- tation, it seems to me that the gender implications of this fetishization have yet to receive SShalinihalini PPuriuri...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 58–73.
Published: 01 July 2013
... hair stand on end. Fieldwork thus enables one to study literary texts as part of a wider ensemble of embodied resources and practices. It also remains one of the most important academic models we have for speaking to ordinary people. In the case of Grenada, it is a form of political witnessing...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... motorbike and initially refused to apologize. Once the French riot police (the notorious CRS) intervened, ordinary residents of the island fought back for several days in clashes with the police that left three young Martinicans dead. 8 Confiant's novel approaches the riots through a multitude of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 February 2007
... and other workers, and exiles and of revolutionaries can challenge patriarchal, imperial, or colonial fantasies of historical authority, and shed light on aspects of the past that may be missing from the official archive. These stories arise out of the lived experience of ordinary...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2012
... an ethical disposi‑ tion, a way of knowing as well as a way of being. Clearly, from this perspective, for Caribbean students Caribbean anthropology was not to be merely a means of accumulating cultural- historical information but a mode of expanding their horizon of hermeneutic...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2009
... which we constitute ourselves as racial objects of authoritative knowledge? What are the mobile powers by which we constitute ourselves as subjects acting upon ourselves and upon others? What is the ethics by which we constitute ourselves as moral agents of our historical time? The job of work...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 199–207.
Published: 01 November 2012
... ethos of absolute violence at the very foundations of the Haitian nation. As Sibylle Fischer has argued, The discourse of Haiti as a place where the ordinary constraints of human society do not apply goes back to the origins of the state in a slave revolution, which was...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2014
... inevitability of divine design. The expansion of violence into the ordinary domain signals excess and the potential for routinization. Here rests the problem. 6 Yet deciphering the perpetrators and rationalizations of violent acts are what confound; scapegoats are a far cry from causation. Thomas...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
... allow these women to deterritorialize, spatially and temporally, a body that will no longer be invested with memory. In the novel, the reader assists in the staging, repeated through the twelve captives’ narrations, of this double operation/dislocation of bodies, ethics and failed ethics...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
... tells the story of Thomas’s transforming, reforming, and redeploying of the colonizer’s own words, semiotics, epistemologies, and ethical frameworks as weapons in his battle to make the postcolonial a reality.2 Apart from the fact that it is one of very few book-length studies of a Caribbean-based...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 99–110.
Published: 01 November 2010
... would ostensibly require cohesion in the absence of a common language. In other words, to truly embrace a transnational ethic-aesthetic of the Americas would mean investing in the seemingly incompatible project of de-emphasizing language-based affiliation in the interest of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 50–63.
Published: 01 November 2015
... trouva à Mme Morin un air contraint, inusité. … Fred lui serra la main et lui demanda de ses nouvelles d'une voix qui lui parut aussi fausse que celle de sa mère” (204). 16 Again, Paul and his mother are similar in that they set out and then fail to act ethically, Paul because someone else kills...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
...” telethon was arguably an important event, in that the entire television industry devoted itself to demonstrating concern and compassion for quake survi- vors by raising funds for their relief. It allowed ordinary citizens throughout the viewing public sphere a means to help. In the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
... approaching the past “on its own terms.” Those who dare to judge especially the governing classes by the present’s ethical standards commit the disciplinary sin of anachronism, imposing moral values not available to our ancestors. Post- colonial preoccupations with empire and race are prominent among the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
... children of the “creole lower class”: “When these unions break down, the children usually remain with the unmarried mother or her kin.” M. G. Smith, introduction to Edith Clarke, My Mother Who Fathered Me (Mona: University of the West Indies Press, 1999), xxi. 21 Bonilla, “Ordinary Sovereignty...