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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2017
... aims to demonstrate how differences often viewed as inert, unchangeable facts of nature are in actuality constituted, reconfigured, and recoded over time: in this instance through discursive and symbolic spatial and place-making practices. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 place making elites social...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., demonstrating how rethinking Caribbean studies involves a productive tension between the extranational management of postcolonial governance and discursive place-making in the social imaginary. As both a municipal court of last resort and an international court with compulsory and exclusive jurisdiction...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rocío Aranda-Alvarado This essay explores the photographic and film work of New York–born artist Rachelle Mozman (of Panamanian heritage) and the paintings and drawings of Dominican-born artist Firelei Báez. Both artists make use of the form, the image, the representation, and the reading...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 99–109.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ana Belén Martín Sevillano This essay offers an account of Clara Morera's artistic course, considering the context and quality of her artwork. Morera has been one of the first female Cuban visual artists to formulate a gendered discourse in the plastic arts by making use of the symbolic...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
... be called “creole”? Although Japan is an eccentric case and in many respects displaced in the unstable network of creole studies, that does not make it less revealing of new issues of thought that are being constituted around the figure of the creole at the very places where they were not expected. Small...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 179–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., Inc. 2017 water sea race jíbaro nationalism Vanessa Pérez-Rosario's Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon is an invitation to reconceptualize Julia de Burgos's place within the Caribbean and its diasporic communities. As the first book-length study in English...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... and stories that [Goodison] would come to write” (59). Yet, in this memoir the human experience of “making-place” is privileged over the territorial concep- tion of space as national space, the grand narrative of conquest and settlement, master and slave, rebellion and political...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... for movement and place making under conditions of slavery, indentureship, and conquest and undergird the gendered continuum of ideas about womanhood and attendant notions of desirability, respectability, and availability. Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture provides a critical...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Software is recoding and rescaling island space, assembling Caribbean islands in new configura- tions of territoriality and governance while generating new atmospheres of place, landscape, and nature. Travel and leisure destinations, especially in the Caribbean, are being disembedded from national...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... liked girls, it was all right to make a living this way. As long as you were doing it for the money” (180). This conclusion references the widespread homophobia that surrounds him. Chancy takes on the stigma of AIDS as a Haitian disease, but what rises in its place makes homosexuality invisible...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... on the Canadian side of the border are deliberately chosen to attract a Caribbean clientele, with passengers picked up at places that reflect where Caribbean populations reside. While Greyhound buses do make stops at the Scarborough Town Centre and in Mississauga, additional locations...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... their relationships to places and events, and to make sense of or justify injustices. During national policy discussions and media coverage of migration and economic policies, many voices are marginalized or silenced. Those who are not seen as central to political debates are often denied the possibility of actively...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of an empirical datum—a sandy area between water and land caused by deposition, longshore drift, and so on—but also of a particular kind of place, peopled by individuals acting in a specific manner and engaging in predictable routines. What's more, these practices … make up a specific ensemble of practices. We...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 145–149.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Jennifer Rahim Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Waiting for Mel Jennifer Rahim Mel, San Souci is a lonely place since you take up and gone away. Plenty things make a woman walk to the edge of her living and sit down wondering if it make sense to build the bridge to the other side...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 80–96.
Published: 01 June 2006
... not only the Caribbean land and seascapes, but the history and bodies of Caribbean peoples as well. Danticat makes her readers aware of the symbiosis between native and tourist, similar to Kincaid s observation that every native of every place is a potential tourist, and every tourist 52. Kincaid, A Small...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., Jamaica offered Peter and Daphne a place in which they could make a home for their interracial family. The “hill” that Abrahams bought was in Red Hills, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica. He named the hill Coyaba—an indigenous Arawak word for “place of tranquility.” His Coyaba, as a landscape and a concept...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... mother “tried to make a small path through the wake”: She brought beauty into that house in every way that she could; she worked at joy, and she made livable moments, spaces, and places in the midst of all that was unlivable there, in the town we lived in; in the schools we attended; in the violence we...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 58–73.
Published: 01 July 2013
... “An Island Betrayed” and beyond, 6 as well as in the conversations I had with many Grenadians, the poetics of land are so strong, and make such powerful arguments for the analytical importance of place and locality, that it seemed to me misguided to study place on the page without engaging the place off...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 77–90.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the slope to make sure we can’t get through.” “Well, it look like them people don’t want we on they beach. 1 ey don’t want fi sh guts stinking up they place. Maybe it not about the land because between you and me four feet a land ain’t mean nothing to a man with seven whole acres...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... frankly believe I am referring to all discursive acts) that takes place in decidedly competitive terrains.” Reconstruction is the work of the stranger. There are no greater emblems of the making of the stranger than the Atlantic crossing and the ship—the slave ship...