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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
... frustrates the possibilities of movement for the constituents of the larger community such urbane travelers represent. © Small Axe, Inc. 2011 Floating Islands: Spectatorship and the Body Politic in the Traveling Subjectivities of John Edgar Wideman and Edwidge Danticat Myriam J. A. Chancy...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2003) 7 (1): 72–94.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Obika Gray Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Predation Politics and the Political Impasse in Jamaica Obika Gray RETHINKING THE IDENTITY OF POWER he huge and continuing social crisis in Jamaica has occasioned an outpouring of commentaries, most notably from journalists and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... specific regard to the lyrical compromises struck, Rodgers notes, “The bargain [agreed to] between Bernard and I [meant that] Mr. Black Panther was never going to be politicizing our music.” Working within those parameters, and his partner's resistance to a more conventionally political approach, Rodgers...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Greg Beckett This essay offers a critical discussion of Yarimar Bonilla's Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015). It argues that Bonilla's account of labor politics in the French Department of Guadeloupe provides us with new ways of thinking about...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Maja Horn This essay addresses the limits of conventional Western political categories for apprehending postcolonial Caribbean political landscapes. Specifically, it suggests that in the case of the Dominican Republic standard political differentiations of periods of “dictatorship” and “democracy...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... involuntarily politicized, as songs (including sacred Vodou songs) are reinvented with new lyrics to deliver powerful political messages. Averill notes the “political meaning” and “evocative and associative power” of music—this is often reinforced by the active participation of the musicians themselves as...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 1–13.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel Suzanne Césaire's essays in Tropiques make an important intervention in imagining a new Martinican and ultimately Pan-Caribbean identity during World War II. This study examines Césaire's joint politics and poetics of liberation in the context of dissidence in Martinique...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Elizabeth E. Sine This essay explores the making of a radical cultural politics amid the global crisis of the 1930s and 1940s through a study of the life and work of dancer Si-lan Chen. Born in Trinidad to Afro-Caribbean and Chinese parents, trained as a ballerina in Moscow, and an active supporter...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Obika Gray It is now commonplace to lament the enervation of social thought and the passing of an important social figure—the critical, classical humanistic intellectual as a major actor in contemporary society. This elegy for polymath political leaders and for the presumed demise of theoretically...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Christopher Ian Foster This essay considers Maryse Condé's Guadeloupean mystery novel Crossing the Mangrove as emblematic of a “politics of crossing.” The novel's queer critical praxis presents a rigorous challenge to normative (often oppressive) communities embodied by the individual, the family...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2014
... (whether political-economic or phenomenological) of exactly why , and how , people could behave like this toward each other . And in black Atlantic worlds, the incredulity underlying this desire to know is often compounded by the added clause, after they have been through so much already , meaning the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 50–63.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Christopher T. Bonner This essay interrogates the relationship between politics and literary genre in Marie Vieux Chauvet's Colère , the under-studied second movement of her trilogy Amour, colère, folie (1968). Specifically, it seeks to demonstrate that Chauvet's formation in theater is central to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 1–19.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Carlos Garrido Castellano Through a critical interpretation of “Caribe insular: Exclusión, fragmentación y paraíso,” one of the major Caribbean art exhibitions showcased in the 1990s, this essay examines the spatial politics of Caribbean art curatorship taking place abroad. It argues that any...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2003) 7 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Belinda Edmondson Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Public Spectacles: Caribbean Women and the Politics of Public Performance Belinda Edmondson e race rises as its women rise. ey are the true standard of its elevation. We are trying to produce cultured men without asking...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2003) 7 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2003
...David Scott Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Political Rationalities of the Jamaican Modern David Scott Clientelism in the Th ird World is more than a device to win votes for competing parties. It is a mechanism by which to institutionalize a power structure. —Carl...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2005) 9 (1): 64–79.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Ifeona Fulani Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Caribbean Women Writers and the Politics of Style: A Case for Literary Anancyism Ifeona Fulani n the introduction to Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women and Literature, Carole Boyce Davies and Elaine Savory Fido invoke the concept of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2005) 9 (1): 112–119.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Michael Hanchard Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Translation, Political Community, and Black Internationalism: Some Comments on Brent Hayes Edwards’s The Practice of Diaspora Michael Hanchard rent Edwards’s Th e Practice of Diaspora is an important text, expanding and com...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jocelyne Guilbault In this essay, I focus on soca, a music that has been criticized by numerous journalists, academics, calypsonians, politicians, and listeners for not engaging the political. Instead of dismissing soca as a legitimate critical public discourse, I address soca in relation to its...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
... turn, the market has become an important site of politics, collective action, and ethics, where citizen-consumers are mobilized to incorporate noneconomic values (such as the environment, social justice, and human rights) when selecting products and producers. This politicization of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Carter Mathes This article examines transnational circulations of Afro-Jamaican and African-American political culture during 1960s and 1970s (roughly encompassing Jamaican independence, the transitions between Black Power and post–Black-Power era United States, and the year of escalating political...