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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 97–111.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Rupert Lewis This essay examines the ideological and political circumstances in Jamaica and the anglophone Caribbean that led to the emergence of the Workers Party of Jamaica in 1978. It explores the ways Jamaican radicals in the 1970s appropriated and applied the ideas of Marx and Lenin to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
... class's response to that perceived threat. The article considers the role of Aristide's erratic behavior in justify the coup d'état that would have happened in any case. In the second period, the popular movement was divided and weak, the progressive middle class parties broke with him to form an...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 129–145.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Nick Nesbitt This essay argues that Aimé Césaire remained committed to a nonaligned, tricontinental Marxism well beyond his resignation from the Parti Communiste Français in 1956. It describes this commitment positively in relation to “black Jacobinism” as well as the limitations of Césaire's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Raphael Dalleo It has become commonplace to acknowledge that alongside the development of a powerful labor movement and the nation's first political party, Jamaica's literature came into its own during the 1930s and 1940s. This article explores how the different kind of work carried out in two of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kim Robinson-Walcott True emancipation from mental slavery is still a work in progress in Jamaica. The People’s National Party swept into power in 1972 with an agenda of socioeconomic and cultural empowerment for the poor black majority. That agenda, however, was executed imperfectly. Considering a...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 3 Estadista ( Statehood’er ), 2017; 1968 Schwinn Fastback, vintage hangman sissy bar, flags. Background: State Hood , 2017; Klansman hood sewn from the 2016 campaign flags of the Partido Nuevo Progresista, Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood party. Photograph by Jason Wyche. Figure 3 More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2004
... formally proclaimed a political party on 27 July 1979. At a public meeting held to launch the event, the WPA affi rmed its broad politicalO objectives on becoming a full-fl edged political party. It stated that the deci- sion was based on the continued deterioration in the political and economic...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2003) 7 (1): 72–94.
Published: 01 March 2003
... them through reasonably democratic elections and involve- OObikabika GGrayray ment in the party system.³ A second shock produced by the current crisis is the realization that neither pro- found failure nor the indecency of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Figure 3 Estadista ( Statehood’er ), 2017; 1968 Schwinn Fastback, vintage hangman sissy bar, flags. Background: State Hood , 2017; Klansman hood sewn from the 2016 campaign flags of the Partido Nuevo Progresista, Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood party. Photograph by Jason Wyche. Figure 3...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2003) 7 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2003
...David Scott Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Political Rationalities of the Jamaican Modern David Scott Clientelism in the Th ird World is more than a device to win votes for competing parties. It is a mechanism by which to institutionalize a power structure. —Carl...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): 106–122.
Published: 01 March 2004
... States. By 1950, the colony’s anticolonial movement had formalized itself into a radical class-based nationalist party called the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). It was organized and led by a group of anticapitalist radicals who were strongly supported by the colony’s black and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 85–177.
Published: 01 September 2001
... several intersecting strands of cultural, economic and political criticism (among them Fanonian liberationism, Black Nationalism, Marxism, Rastafarianism and Catholicism) and they inspired a range of oppositional groups, movements and parties (New World, the Caribbean Artists Movement...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Party (PPP) rose to prominence through its victory at the polls. Th e central argument is that the events of 1953 fractured the nascent political triumph of the nationalist movement and undermined the search for a new constitutional order that would accommodate both self-government and social...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., speech and especially musical performance. He describes the dancehall as “an institution that generates, mediates, and reproduces the social order” (p. 227) and rivals “offi cial” institutions such as schools, churches, and political parties (p. 66). At dance- halls young people from opposites sides...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 39–66.
Published: 01 February 2007
... management. With the exception of the Grenada Women’s League these groups had no political affiliation. The Grenada Women’s League was the women’s arm of E. M. Gairy’s Grenada United Labour Party (GULP). How- ever, like the other women’s groups, its vision was limited to charitable work. The Gairy...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... neither Gray in his insightful work on Jamaica nor Thame in her new and interesting analyses of Barbados and Jamaica should be counted among the guiltiest parties; 4 yet there are sufficient points of contention in the comments made by both to make a go of this brief response. So, rather than beat...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... clientelism that saw voters trading their support for political parties in exchange for scare material benefits. 3 Because Jamaica's modernity had always been defined by its embeddedness in a capitalist world system, by the island's articulation with fundamental processes of this system, and by the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Michael Manley, the self-conscious agent of political will, that I am concerned here. I’m going to take political will to comprehend the deliberate motivation and self-conscious determination on the part of a political directorate—a leader; a political party; a state; in short, a great legislator—to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 79–163.
Published: 01 March 2010
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Congress, was acutely sensitive to cold war accusations of disloyalty and the red-baiting of US black movement activism and African nationalism. While not an avid cold warrior, Drake nevertheless maintained a prudent distance from members of the Communist Party and fellow travelers...