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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and nonfiction, both of which insist readers learn to read in a new way. The reward is attainment of a transformative vision that shares Harris's commitment to revising, recreating, and redefining history. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Play It Back a Next Way: Teaching Brodber Teaching Us Evelyn...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 32–42.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Rocío Aranda-Alvarado Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Resonance: The Essence of the Playing Field Rocío Aranda-Alvarado Postmodernism is not a style but the tumultuous consequence of all styles, the place where the chapters in the history of art and folklore are crossed...
Published: 01 March 2021
Figure 4 “Freddy Johnson, an African-American jazz musician who was interned in Tittmoning from January 1942 until February 1944, plays the piano.” Photographer unknown. Tittmoning, Bavaria, Germany, circa 1943–February 1944. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC. Courtesy More
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 87–103.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Raj Chetty This essay approaches the stage versions of Toussaint Louverture (1934) and The Black Jacobins (1967), first, to emphasize the role of C. L. R. James’s collaborations in the creation of the plays, and second, to argue that the latter version of the play presents a radical feminism...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2018
... discussion of (ethno)technology and futurology as well as work by Aimé Césaire and Antonio Benítez-Rojo all address the dually oppressive and liberatory roles that emergent technologies—from the sugar mill to the World Wide Web—have played and might continue to play in past, present, and future Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 1–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... peoples had played in shaping island life since 1492. baez.jennifer@gmail.com Copyright © 2021 Small Axe, Inc. 2021 Anacaona monuments indigenismo gender and representation coloniality of literacy A thighbone fractured at the neck, that is, between the greater trochanter...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Guillermina De Ferrari A frequent trope in apocalyptic literature is a war between time and knowledge. Focusing on Rita Indiana’s “cli-fi” novel La mucama de Omicunlé ( Omicunlé’s Maid ), this essay explores the ambiguous role that uncertainty plays in apocalyptic literature. It argues that time...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Sarah E. Vaughn This essay offers a critical perspective on the role technology plays in the Caribbean formation of climate adaptation. It locates this critical perspective in “the embodiment of technology,” a concept in the writings of the late political economist Norman Girvan that helped him...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 123–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... for the translator. It treats the part played by the requirement that a translator “write” the work again after the author’s first writing and how this relates to the expected readers of both the “original” and the translation. A solution is found in how words within a text can function to guide a translator...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to underscore that both temporalities were simultaneously at play—even among those who viewed themselves as sympathetic to transformations occurring in the then national culture. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 interim time revolutionary time Jamaican 1970s literary history The 1970s...
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Small Axe (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 (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Justin Izzo This essay examines the roles played by ethnographic writing and translation in Raphaël Confiant's 1994 L'allée des soupirs . This novel fictionalizes the 1959 riots in Martinique while simultaneously creating characters who debate the relative merits of modes of expression capable...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Pablo F. Gómez This essay offers the Spanish Caribbean as a showcase for the central role black Atlantic healers and their culture played in shaping the Atlantic world of knowledge production about the body and the natural world during the seventeenth century. The author examines how...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Walcott's play Drums and Colours and the essays and poetry of Monchoachi show the creative engagement with a differential opacity that speaks to the negotiation of the specificities of self-determination and self-definition necessary to the postcolonial condition. 31 Monchoachi, “La case où se tient la...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 173–180.
Published: 01 March 2014
... play in imagining, representing, and enacting their relationships with governmental actors and assemblages. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Deborah Thomas's Exceptional Violence is a broad-ranging, sophisticated book that intervenes in multiple debates. Its overarching aim is to develop a “reparations...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
... construction of obeah played an important role in positioning the Caribbean and its population as “backward” and “primitive,” and thus in countering Caribbean people's claims for political rights. Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Obeah Acts: Producing and Policing the Boundaries of Religion...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Petrina Dacres Political monuments in Europe played an important role in the construction of national traditions and as spectacles of governmental power in the nineteenth century. But while the genre of the heroic statue had waned in Europe and America by the 1960s, it was an important convention...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 24–42.
Published: 01 July 2011
... member of the International African Service Bureau. Finally, this essay stresses how the Caribbean labour rebellions themselves, with their demonstration of the “modernity” of the mass of working people in the West Indies and apparent vindication of the Marxist theory of permanent revolution, played...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 118–127.
Published: 01 July 2009
... be inferred a begrudging admiration for the defiance of this lowly, downtrodden Jamaican who stuck tenaciously to his own culture and refused to play the game of colonialism by the Englishman's elitist rules. Ole negar, in sum, was the Jamaican who clung to the African ways of his ancestry while rejecting...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... that already in the 1870s, Thomas defined creole identity as normative and national in part by contrasting it to Indian and other ethnic identities. Smith illuminates the significant role women and womanhood played in the construction of creole identity and respectable middle-class nationalism. As importantly...