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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
... only in terms set by violence. Finally, while Bahadur engages infrastructures of colonial violence that positioned the “coolie” as not a slave, this essay offers a cautionary note about reproducing archival investments in irreconcilable difference. It extends Bahadur’s own approach to revisit some of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 90–102.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jenny Sharpe Erna Brodber's historical interest in oral accounts as a source of emotional realities and social-psychological responses is expanded in her experimental novel Louisiana to include supernatural and extra-ordinary phenomena. Her incorporation of spirit possession into the life...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): 123–217.
Published: 01 March 2004
...David Scott Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Counting Women’s Caring Work: An Interview with Andaiye David Scott Upon an evening like this, mother, when one year is making way for another, in a ceremony attended by a show of silver stars, mothers see the moon, milk-fed, herself a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... life of the country has been noted by twentieth-century ethnomusicologists and historians, yet a comprehensive musical “folk history of Haiti” (Harold Courlander) is inexistent, with much of the music of the revolutionary nineteenth century altered or lost through processes of oral transmission and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... institutions (such as the development of the University of the West Indies), and in the development of regional law schools, scholars have insisted that Caribbean intellectuals, ordinary citizens, and politicians have paid serious attention to international alternatives and have long contributed to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... than that intended by the original photographer. They place the photographs in a carefully narrated context of global circulation as works of art. Aware that this is an obscured history, each artist is careful to narrate the specifics of individual Caribbean Chinese and Chino Latinx families so as to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Guadeloupe, in what she calls “the wake of disenchantment.” 1 Disenchantment here names the sense of an ending that has arisen in recent decades, as the horizon of expectation tied to political independence and national self-determination has receded. As David Scott has noted, this structure of feeling...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
... specificity, obeah’s multiple mean- ings can emerge only from careful study of sources which take us as close as possible to the ordinary worlds of Caribbean working people.11 Given that since the eighteenth century obeah has had a primary meaning in criminal law, tracking how Caribbean law has...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... while she sewed and She sat in judgment over all our disputes as she sewed.4 However, in From Harvey River, Goodison recalibrates her mother as the seamstress who finds her vocation when she finds herself in the double bind of poverty and being forced to stay at home to care for a sick...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of safety, one needs white men. She notes that “even the dirtiest, smelliest, poorest, most Godforsook, black teeth, worthless Cockney bastard know that white skin carry God power … . There be nothing like danger in black flesh to make all white man realize they have the same standing” ( NW , 253...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 36–52.
Published: 01 July 2014
... initial years of radio programming effectively excluded, or at least failed to engage, the Jamaican multitude. Whatever rumblings of public life and politicization occurred took place beyond the purview of, or counter to, the radio's feeble forays into the lives and cares of ordinary Jamaicans. In this...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to disentangle and others besides. Diaspora , Thomas notes, is “worldwide African community” and diaspora is, too, and differently, those members of a national community gathered “abroad.” In both cases the hand is implied: the wound on the extremity gestures at the trace of slavery always evoked...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
... cultural scene of Caribbean wholeness, that backgrounds a giant packet of cigarettes. It is an ironic image to my eyes but not exactly one in harmony with Baugh's careful and considered “rich irony of our history” 5 that his words unpack. The second part, published a week later, has the same space...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
... disenchantment with Dominican politics and with the meager results that the economy's growth has brought to the majority of the people. Scholars have also remarked on certain incongruities or “paradoxes” that trouble this narrative; for example, the political scientist Jonathan Hartlyn notes the paradox that the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
... notion of popular spheres of social and political action. I am, however, suggesting that ethnographic work can generate a sense of how people produce themselves as citizens and develop mechanisms to deal with the various forms of violence with which they are confronted. Careful ethnographic attention...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., be careful all of you who are teaching race-hatred, lest the present situation in Alabama does not develop here in years to come but with the Chinese and white Jamaicans being victimized. . . . This whole concept now held by many Afro-Jamaicans that Jamaica is a Black Man’s...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
.../officially recognized events as they occur, are syndicated, and are instantly circulated across global media channels and platforms, but also explores self-generated or self-determined imagery taken of everyday circumstances and by ordinary folk, circulated online—in other words, exploring imagery that...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
... translational commonalities can, in fact, reinforce a “neocolonial geopolitics” that engenders other forms of literary fragmentation. The fragmentation of Caribbean literature serves as a cautionary note. Apter shows how the world literary market “carves-up” Caribbean literature into linguistic families, such...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
... talked about what he does to manage its unpredictability, and what he does to remain, at least theoretically, in control of it. Normally, at the end of each transcription session, I dash off a couple of quick notes, capturing the key thematic elements emerging out of each exchange. But on that day in...