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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Katherine McKittrick This essay explores plantation geographies. In drawing specific attention to the ways past configurations of the plantation are recast in post-slave urban contexts, the discussion signals the links between black dispossession and geography, while also considering how assertions...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 23–42.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Curdella Forbes Curdella Forbes deploys a complex of historically marked territorial metaphors— plot, plantation, squatting, trespass , and transgression —to read two apparently different texts, Maryse Condé's quasi-tragic 1976 novel Heremakhonon , which is set on the African continent, and a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 79–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... essay argues that plantation activities were rebellious and inventive spaces that enunciate “the revolutionary demand for happiness.” This demand for happiness draws attention to how musical beats and grooves are rebellious enthusiasms that recode ongoing plantation logics and, as well, open up a new...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... brutal plantation oversight, which included serial rapes of enslaved women. Taking a necessarily integrative approach, this essay analyzes Thistlewood’s diaries in conjunction with his reading notes, identifying the literary-scientific valences of his perpetration and documentation of rape. It argues...
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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 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Wynter's sustained engagement with racial subjection and/as the morphological production of blackness, the essay argues that the “underlife” Wynter traces from the provision grounds of the colonial plantation to the black urban ghettos in the United States effectively displaces her future critique of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... is itself a transformation group that shares many invariant features that “repeat” in the Caribbean. One such feature is the presence in the Caribbean of epic cultural “machines of a certain kind” that work to “defuse the violence” created by the plantation machines. This essay articulates the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... emergence of dynamic new plantation economies in British Guiana and Trinidad are discussed in the essay, which concludes with an examination of the imperative for scholars to continue to offer detailed histories of Caribbean slavery and emancipation while simultaneously focusing on British themes. © Small...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 39–57.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., and healing. Anicet uses the tray , a multifunctional object, to inscribe the plantation labor, along with Taïno, Vodun, Congolese, and Berber symbols that reflect fragments of Martinican culture. The color blue, which covers all of the objects in the tray, unites the fragments and serves as an agent...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Robert A. Hill This essay examines the role played by George Beckford in grappling critically with the complicated legacy of the plantation system. It focuses on the transition from his role in the New World group to his participation in the Abeng newspaper group in Jamaica, in 1969. The essay...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... as modes of thought. It also argues that if Caribbean thought gets knotted up in the trope of Caliban, it will not decolonize itself and begin to wrestle with what Kamau Brathwaite has called the “inner plantation.” Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Writing Caribbean Intellectual History Anthony...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37–50.
Published: 01 November 2009
... inescapable enmeshment of blackness and whiteness within the Plantation walls. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 “We are all related”: Edouard Glissant Meets Octavia Butler Valérie Loichot Mita kuye oyasin . . . we are all related. —Edouard Glissant, Faulkner, Mississippi So many relatives that I had...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47–55.
Published: 01 November 2018
... survival. It discusses Maroon insecurity as a feeling forged in the unsettled intimacies of colonial relations. This feeling, in several ways, structured relations between Maroons and plantations and impacted the organization of daily life across both frontiers as well as the deployment of a range of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Maeve McCusker Békés (white Creoles) are the descendants of the original plantation owners in the Antilles. They remain economically dominant in the islands, forming a privileged and self-segregating minority. They are, perhaps surprisingly, invoked by Raphaël Confiant as fundamental to both Éloge...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
... articulation of apparently asynchronous temporalities—plantation capitalism in the Caribbean and the United States and Fordist capitalism in the United States and Italy—that antiwork Marxism's hermeneutic of refusal was developed. From the perspective of the transnational network of print radicalism that I...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
... argue that this artwork offers an important insight into the productive engagement with archival material in Caribbean visual practice. 2 The installation was specifically created as a means to confront what the artist identifies as the lack of “historical material associated with the plantation...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 112–118.
Published: 01 June 2008
... installation (15' × 9 the women of a particular colonial sugar estate are commemorated through a series of framed “portrait heads” and text panels that replicate an eighteenth-century “gallery” of prints while speaking to the submerged and painful history of plantation slavery. Each delicately...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 53–68.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Voorman's bones and flute and give them a Christian burial. They travel up the Berbice River to Goed de Vries, near where the ruins of Voorman's old plantation lie subsumed by the forest. Here they stay in a cottage adjoining a sawmill owned by Mr. Nevinson's timber and balata company. The events...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 67–75.
Published: 01 February 2007
... It is also a story about ambivalence among people in the Caribbean towards local staples that exist among Caribbean people. It is an affliction that has deep historical roots in our history of plantation slavery and colonialism. The prestige that was associated in the mind of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... laborers' abilities to negotiate fair wages and to provide planters with a substitute controlled labor force (indentureds were bound to labor on the plantation for a period of five to ten years). Vijay Mishra refers to this wave of indentured migration as the “old plantation Indian diaspora,” drawing a...