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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jorge L. Giovannetti The Elusive Organization of “Identity”: Race, Religion, and Empire Among Caribbean Migrants in Cuba Jorge L. Giovannetti More than two decades ago, Gordon K. Lewis lamented the “linguistic fragmentation that has characterized Caribbean scholarship as well as...
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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...
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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. These...
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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 (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 (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 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 (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 (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 for...
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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...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 102–107.
Published: 01 November 2011
... rejection of systems of organization is profoundly connected to the power of this primal drama in which the subject is always off balance, identity always thrown into question in the face of the fierce charge of external reality. Edouard Glissant: The Poetics of Risk J. Michael Dash To write...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... 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)): 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, is...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... 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 (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 to...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 68–80.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Patricia Mohammed This essay examines the organic connection between the methods and materials used by Indian artist Wendy Nanan and the metaphysical ideas that underpin her creativity. Her exposure to a mixture of religious and cultural practices drawn from Presbyterianism and Hinduism, to the...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
...D. Alissa Trotz; Beverley Mullings Drawing on the way international financial institutions, development organizations, and the state have “discovered” the investment possibilities of diasporic populations, this essay suggests new directions for a reinvigorated approach to Caribbean studies, one...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... power, antiblack racism, and perceived accommodation to the island's dependency on the economic, cultural, and political institutions of the world system. A myriad of dissident organizations, personalities, and social forces challenged this dependency and rejected the unapologetic “coloniality of power...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., such imaginaries are premised on that which is already intelligible and draw on standing models of social organization and political association in putting forward claims for an alternative future. This essay examines black Marxists thinkers such as Frantz Fanon, C. L. R. James, Aimé Césaire, Walter...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... organizing against heteropatriarchy and hypermasculinity that in other ways seek to improve the lives of LGBT Dominicans. Dominican Republic LGBT rights queer neoliberal Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 53 Brewster, quoted in Lavers, “Gay US Ambassador.” The tweet from...