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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 112–122.
Published: 01 July 2017
... by the perception of the jewelry as a commentary on sociohistorical realities and gendered labor practices. Artists working in the diaspora, including British-Guyanese jeweler Vannetta Seecharran, have created experimental pieces that still retain the minimalist and communal aesthetics traditionally associated...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the colonial government, from racialist nuisance to the local elite to a primary threat to the security of the Jamaican state. The essay argues that a deeper understanding of the extent to which post-1952 US foreign policy shaped both local and colonial perceptions of people's struggles for sovereignty should...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Krista A. Thompson Are there intrinsic and unique ways of representing the “visual atmospherics” of the Caribbean? Might phenomenological studies of embodied perception offer insight into distinct forms of Caribbean visuality? How would contrapuntal interpretations of colonial archives result...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 July 2009
...” exposes the ambivalence of such racial distinctions in the colonial context, and underscores the need for a more nuanced perception of whiteness as well as blackness in the Caribbean. Small Axe Inc. 2009 “The Unhomely Moment”: Frieda Cassin’s Nineteenth-Century Antiguan Novel...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... colonial discourse. Through it, Thomas and other Afro-Caribbean intellectuals shaped the perception and material reality of their individual, ethnic, and national communities. © 2011 by Small Axe, Inc. 2011 BOOK DISCUSSION: Faith Smith, Creole Recitations: John Jacob Thomas and Colonial Formation...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 243–254.
Published: 01 July 2013
... their confidence. This concept may have been born from a flawed perception of beauty, through global advertising. They are entitled to their portrayal. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 In an effort to access what they perceive as a more desirable level of society—one typically defined by light complexions...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Caribbean art perception the real female body painting In a work from Trinidadian-born artist Nicole Awai's years-long series of drawings Specimens from Local Ephemera (2003–11), a conjoined female figure looks through two holes as two screws hover menacingly behind her (see fig. 1 ). 1...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... suspended in a moment, challenging inherited ideals of beauty as well as perceptions of age, race, or ethnicity. Aesthetically, Báez's formidable work draws on a variety of sources, including miniature painting, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century penchant for silhouettes, historic representations...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 164–166.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., reorienting the geometry of empire. At once, time compressed and space contracted. Movement expanded: length, breadth, depth. Speed extended: slow- ness relinquished and fastness retained. Perception was obliterated, groundless. Perspective effaced, hanging. The work of speed made it difficult...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... as impressed on a person or thing; a ‘brand,’ ”12 stigma, as I refer to it, should be understood in at least three ways. First, there is the perception of AIDS in the larger society that marginalizes, stereotypes, and discriminates against people with the disease. Then there is its internalization...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 174–185.
Published: 01 October 2006
... talk outside the dance. The perception of black dance histori- cally has been a major part of the varying perceptions of slackness within the dance space. The symbiotic relationship between performer and his or her everyday (the DJ sings what he knows as part of his experience) and between...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 151–164.
Published: 01 October 2008
... as sacred spaces, what if we were to follow Spinoza’s advice and try to describe with the language of geometry, or come up to date with an attitude toward forces and energies similar to those of contemporary physicists or neurophysiologists and researchers into cognition and perception? That is, all...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2017
...-something classmate and I discussed racial categories in Jamaica. During our conversations, she suggested that I would now be considered white in Jamaica. Her perception, also confirmed by other classmates, was unexpected, since I was considered black in the United States and brown when I grew up in Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 179–183.
Published: 01 July 2010
... called “negative capability.” Good, I thought. If a critic as perceptive as Paquet can’t find my voice, then I’ve succeeded in getting myself out of the way and allowing the characters to speak for themselves. Paquet describes From Harvey River as a text that “reaffirms...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 79–163.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... In terms of class we are not talking about a middle-class experience, but people at the bottom of the ladder, those who have an acre of land and those who have nothing, and their perceptions of each other. I think of my father and my mother as very representative of the tug of war, of the confusion...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and a nation's history and imagination. My recollection of experiencing Aubrey Williams's work, whether in the classroom, at the airport, or in the cultural centers in Georgetown, Guyana, at the time, also rehearses a different proposition for the perception of it. Recalling this perspective prompts us...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2015
... inconnus.” 46 The section's opening immediately point the reader to facets of uncertainty in perception. And what it asks for is a pervasive mode of incertitude, one governing the dialogue and furthermore allowing for the contemplation of weaknesses inherent to human observation, as well as tendencies...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... with which he deeply identifies but that does not identify with him. 27 Double-consciousness is this “peculiar sensation,” but it is worth asking what is peculiar about a sensation? Brian Massumi has described a sensation as an “extremity of perception,” which seems to resemble Du Bois's intimations...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... categorize women in these descriptions of black female hypersexuality; they also use the perceptions of “danger in black flesh” to mark their dominance onto particular individuals ( NW , 253). Specifically, in the assault on the black body the white speaker verbally lacerates female genitalia. Such violence...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 186–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., strategies, and perceptions emerge surrounding its production and interpretation. Beyond the confines of the original colonial grids or planning structures of many Caribbean cities, their form and quality of development have evolved inconsistently and often chaotically. Randomly conceived expedient...