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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jorge L. Giovannetti Small Axe Incorporated 2006 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. The Elusive Organization of “Identity”: Race, Religion, and Empire Among Caribbean Migrants in Cuba Jorge L...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 72–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in rural Jamaica. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Caribbean Organic Intellectual: The Legacy and Challenge of Erna Brodber’s Life Work Catherine John At the heart of novelist and historian Erna Brodber’s work is an examination of the slavery experience, its aftereffects, and a comparison...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... underlay old forms of social organization and, thus, are becoming relevant in the ways regions are being reinscribed in increasingly international spheres of engagement. The agents engaged in such spheres of international and regional governance are transforming juridical structures in the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... as political actors and not merely passive bystanders or martyrs. It then sketches, in the postdictatorship period, the emergence of new gender-focused organizations, NGOs, academic programs, and political quotas for women, foregrounding how, despite these advances, political and social gains have been uneven...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... regional historical reproduction of structures of violence over time, as well as its relation to the patriarchal culture organizing Kingston’s gangs and the organization of its impoverished downtown communities, at the center of the novel is an attempt to give narrative form to how violence is a co...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 263–280.
Published: 01 March 2013
... leader Marcus Garvey, the essay shows the role that Garvey and his Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) gave photography to both document and confer consistency and legitimacy to the leader and his movement in the midst of organizational tumult. The organization broadly, and Garvey especially...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Shawn C. Gonzalez Language conflict is a common feature of Caribbean literary production, but multilingual experimentation can be obscured by the scholarly organization of the region into blocs defined by colonial languages. Recent attention to literary multilingualism in comparative literature...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yomaira C. Figueroa This essay contends that Caribbean conceptualizations of relation, understood through the theorizing and political organizing of women of color feminists, offer decolonial possibilities that enable radical remappings of the Afro-Atlantic. The essay argues that the political...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Tracy Robinson; Deborah A. Thomas In Jamaica in the 1940s and 1950s, prominent women and women’s organizations led a notorious campaign to promote mass weddings. The campaign targeted working-class black Jamaicans living together in long-term heterosexual relationships and was aimed at improving...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to an understanding of black radicalism in Canada, the Caribbean, and the African diaspora, more broadly. This work decenters the United States as the nexus of Black Power, allowing readers to think about Canada as an understudied site of black radical organizing. While the congress viewed Black Nationalism...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 2021
... this nation has performed. By pursuing the issue of agency otherwise denied to any organism—be it political or intellectual—that departs from Western paradigms, the author aims to contribute to the call on critics and historians to rethink the ideologies that have informed and continue to inform the patterns...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 100–107.
Published: 01 July 2022
... decades and have seen the rise of organized Black political groups on the French public stage, how one speaks Blackness in France has become especially fraught. All gratitude to Chelsea Stieber for her careful eye and insightful suggestions. In his 2020, one-hour Netflix special Fary Is the New...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jana Evans Braziel In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant's valorization of diaspora as the anti-dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora” obscures nationality, class, race, gender, sexuality, and political economy as striating diasporas and diasporic...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
...” and developed in later essays, it examines the circulation of knowledge on gender and sexuality emanating from the crisis school. Highlighting the points of convergence found in government-sponsored policy studies, academic scholarship, and the newspaper column of a men's organization from Barbados, the essay...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Louis Chude-Sokei The Black Scholar ( TBS ), established in 1969, emerged from a public confluence of black political and cultural movements—black power, black arts, Pan-Africanism and decolonization, black feminism, and the emergence of a black political class. As primary intellectual organ...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 58–75.
Published: 01 July 2016
... refer to as “an organic relationship to the emergence of new world order.” In this case, the new world order is institutional structures that determine where, when, and in what context certain conversations about power, access, and social change can and should occur. What is most striking, however...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... a multilayered international network in the region to overcome divisions and boundaries produced by the history of neo/colonialism and the cold war. Over the past sixteen years, the journal work has generated an archive of knowledge, a society, and a consortium of institutions to organize a biennial conference...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., among other issues. King's insistence on analyzing fiction alongside nonfictional contexts, such as court cases and queer organizing, provides a rich texture for the consideration of transgressive sexualities, while also raising questions about archives, presence, and the production of knowledge...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kanika Batra This article examines a privately published newsletter, The Jamaica Gaily News , in circulation from 1978 to 1984, as an archive of gay and lesbian community building initiated by the Gay Freedom Movement (GFM). Contending that recent efforts of organizations like the Jamaica Forum...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 39–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... work with the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC)—the Miami-based nonprofit legal services organization working on behalf of immigrants and refugees—and her role as narrator in the film Potomitan: Haitian Women Pillars of the Global Economy (2009). In the introduction, the author discusses...