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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
.... 5 Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (Boston: Beacon, 1995), 27. 4 The works of a new generation of scholars in the United States have propelled new dialogues on Dominican blackness that center the experiences of women, the Dominican diaspora...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
... for amplifying the study of imperial and nationalist forms of misrecognition, which Ramírez calls “ghosting.” It also argues that a focus on past and present exercises of power as ghosting may permit a greater understanding of stealthy—if often ambivalent—forms of resistance to empire and nationalism. 17...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2017
... onto her past. And when she did speak of the past, it was invariably with a great deal of anger and bitterness. There was too much unpleasantness. This contrasted sharply with my father, John, who spoke a lot about his childhood, all the towns he'd lived in, and whose mother, Bridget, at least I knew...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Kelly Baker Josephs “See you there. In the free.” This is the closing statement in Erna Brodber's fourth novel, The Rainmaker's Mistake (2007). In the novel, Brodber creatively imagines a past for the New World present, taking advantage of the space literary speculation and science fiction offer...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of sunlight that allow us to create a usable Jamaican past in which even planters might have some place. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Jamaica as America, America as Jamaica: Hauntings from the Past in Vincent Brown’s The Reaper’s Garden Trevor Burnard Edward Long’s brilliant history of Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 173–185.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., who “belongs” to the cultural collective and who does not. Universal history opposes efforts at historical enclosure made by any particular nation, culture, or civilization, and calls instead for a communist mode of inheriting the past. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 The Gift of the Past Susan Buck...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 173–187.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Polyné and Michael Deibert, and addresses some of the comments made by others about the book. The importance to Haitian history of the years following the end of the US occupation is emphasized, as are the lessons of this much overlooked past. These lessons, Smith argues, provide a useful framework...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to come to terms with my thoughts and feelings exactly as I experienced them many years ago, I am also conscious of how the present influences the past, because the past can only exist as a manifestation of the present. However, I am also aware that a certain political, ideological, religious, or ethical...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): vii–viii.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Scott Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Preface: Imprisoned Pasts? David Scott On Friday, 4 September 2009, the minister of government responsible for the Advisory Com‑ mittee on the Prerogative of Mercy under the Constitution of Grenada advised the governor general to effect the release...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 187–196.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Brenda Gayle Plummer This discussion of Peter James Hudson’s Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean focuses on the way transnational banks are revealed to be players of multiple roles in the development of past and present Caribbean economies. The banks were hardly mere...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
... silences that work against reconciling with this difficult period in the Dominican past. This essay deconstructs the mythification of female actors in the historiography and argues that the dominant narratives of “evil” and “saintly” women stilt understandings of the past, perpetuate a paternalist model...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Mimi Sheller Poised between violent repetitions of state power and hopes for poststate alternative futures, in our dual role as historical actors and historical narrators, what do we do with the past today, with which past(s) and for whom? This essay asks about the ethical/political stakes...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the authority of the slave past in contemporary black life—and the first to explore that subject in the field of contemporary art. Best notes that when we reverse the thesis of slavery's afterlife and reconceptualize it as the basis for a historiography of slavery, we can tend also to hypostatize aspects...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of African origins provided interwar black artists such as Dunham with a tantalizing possibility of Pan-African solidarity through which they could mobilize their desire for connection with an obscured past and an imagined community in the present. When Dunham found her 1930s fieldwork inevitably run aground...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Daynalí Flores-Rodríguez In recent reinterpretations of the Caribbean dictatorial past, Caribbean American writers living in the United States challenge the Latin American dictator novel genre as a discursive tradition that reduces Caribbean culture to specific representations of power, oppression...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... travel seeks to revert the result of negative actions in the past, eliminating uncertainty retrospectively. And yet moral freedom, the mark of the human, requires uncertainty to function, which thwarts time travel as a messianic genre. Yet even in failure, time travel reminds us that impending disaster...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... intervention in theories of nationalism produced by the past projects of federation and the possible futures they give rise to. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Caribbean Confederation West Indies Federation cultural nationalism community formation failed nationalisms colonialism...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and are now held in France. Examining the history of this archive that stands as a metaphor for Swedish colonial amnesia, this essay discusses the reluctance in Sweden to recognize a past that goes against a self-image untainted by slavery and colonialism. The essay also discusses a project that aims to open...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-natural crisis events as evidence, it shows that repetitive states of coconstituted ecological and political-economic devastation create vivid spaces of loss that make clear to the affected that repeating states of dystopia cannot be ruptured by the reiteration of the past political visions of nation...