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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
... about otherness and difference constituted in relation to the universal unmarked category of the West. Second, that this relation between anthropology and alterity can be fully exposed only by tracing the historical emergence of the West through its imaginative and material relations with others—a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
... see the continuities and ruptures between the past and the present. Staceyann Chin's memoir, The Other Side of Paradise , suggests how the subject positions that largely occupy her in the narrative (mixed-race Jamaican, sexual “deviant,” unwanted child) bear echoes of the treatment of abject and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Germaine, Evangeline, and Other “Negro Girls”: Rudy Burckhardt’s Caribbean Peter James Hudson James Weldon Johnson once recalled Port-au-Prince as “the finest city of all the Latin- American seaports” that he had seen.1 Few others have echoed his claim. Instead, Haiti’s...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
... outsider in the region. Focusing primarily on Indians, the essay explores the tropes of the “home and the world” in which “otherness” emerges as metaphors in the fictional works of Rabindranath Tagore's The Home and the World which resonates in V.S. Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas . The `Other' in this...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
... fractalization of civil rights based forms of domestic social order, and equally, the new minoritarian condition of whiteness, provide apposite bases from within which to rethink race politics in an age of failed states. Small Axe Inc. 2009 Whiteness as War by Other Means: Racial Complexity in an Age...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... this was a somewhat self-indulgent interrogation, rooted in my own frustrations with political life in Puerto Rico, where I felt that the obsession with political status had become an obstacle to the pursuit of other agendas for social change. I now believe that this question is embedded within a...
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 1. Map of Kingston, showing the location of New Kingston and other centers of power in the city. The map was prepared by Shauna'h Fuegen. Figure 1. Map of Kingston, showing the location of New Kingston and other centers of power in the city. The map was prepared by Shauna'h Fuegen. More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., the nation, and other collective ensembles to critique the failure of patriarchy, racist nationalism, classism, and heterosexism in the novel's postcolonial context. Although Condé's transnational intervention does not provide an alternative model in the sense of a stable structure, the politics of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 17–32.
Published: 01 March 2017
... science writings related to the St. Lucian context. Social scientists must be very attentive to not contribute to the othering of healing and spiritual practices and to consider their involvement in its construction. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 I am not arguing that obeah is only a derogatory term...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... to critique the prevalent narrative in the Dominican Republic that positions Haiti as the black other against which a “white” Dominican nationalism is created. Attending to Indiana's appropriation of the moniker La Montra , or female monster, alongside her usage of drag and black-/brownface in order...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Europe, is interpellated into the position of white other, or “whitey,” as she is called on the streets. It argues that McGilchrist's art constitutes a poetics or a “how” of stepping into and negotiating white identity as a place of recognition. The essay explores McGilchrist's visual engagement with...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
... racial democracy, and some “types of mixture” are clearly preferred in detriment of others. I argue that anti-black racism in Brazil is expressed not only against dark-skinned individuals, but it also operates in the devaluing of physical traits “deemed black” even in those who have lighter skin...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... that already in the 1870s, Thomas defined creole identity as normative and national in part by contrasting it to Indian and other ethnic identities. Smith illuminates the significant role women and womanhood played in the construction of creole identity and respectable middle-class nationalism. As...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 168–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
... involved as recipients of the money in their own right or on behalf of other beneficiaries. Stimulated by commentaries by Christer Petley and Susan Thorne on the book, this piece explores what it means to deploy Eric Williams's historical work in Capitalism and Slavery outside the context of the political...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
... across the Caribbean, Africa, and the United States. Artistic comrades for twenty years, they have also collaborated with each other in performance and video. Here, they offer a deep exchange about their creative practice, paying special attention to two works individually premiered on a split bill in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 179–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... literature. Building on Pérez-Rosario's documentation of Burgos's relationship to water and paying particular attention to how water served as an escape route for the poet, this work places Burgos in dialogue not only with Puerto Rican literature but also with other Caribbean poets such as Derek Walcott and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Christy Wampole This analysis shows the affinity between the concept of essayism and the project of créolisation undertaken by Patrick Chamoiseau and other Martinican writers. By translating the essayistic spirit—the will to assay , to try, to attempt, or to strive—to a non-European context...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
... vanish with the arrival of “true” democracy in the country and remain partly alive today. The work of Argentine political theorist Ernesto Laclau on hegemony may help account for these continuities and be usefully brought to bear on other Caribbean postcolonial contexts. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 The...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
... regional context, as demonstrated by popular unrest in the 1850s and 1860s. In the absence of plantation records or other prolific documentation, scholarship has often rested on the testimony of foreign observers; these sources demand further critical attention. Creative research that pointedly seeks out...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
... from view. It thus follows James Scott's call for research on “hidden transcripts,” including gossip, sorcery, and spirit possession as well as other anonymous speech genres that may reveal a critique of domination, an approach with particular salience for the Caribbean, a region deeply shaped by...