1-20 of 472 Search Results for

political imagination

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
×Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Minkah Makalani One of the appeals of imagining a future alternative to the political present is the possibility of shedding modernity’s constitutive colonial assemblages and its conceit of the inevitability of human progress. Yet it remains something of a paradox that even at their most radical...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2002) 6 (2): 72–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
...David Scott Small Axe Incorporated 2002 The Sovereignty of the Imagination: An Interview with George Lamming David Scott Who comes walking in the dark night time? Whose boot of steel tramps down the slender grass? It is the man of death, my love, the strange invader...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2009
.../revision of the horizons of such criticism. We acknowledge of course a tradition of social, political, and cultural criticism in and about the regional/diasporic Caribbean. We want to honor that tradition but also to argue with it, because in our view it is in and through such argument that a...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., which would be the sign of a cumber- some, as opposed to a creative, nationalism). A poetics of place in the Caribbean is the imagination’s investment in a creative nation formed by a fractured, pictorial reality that faces up to its possible dissolution both in political and aesthetic form...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Brian Meeks In 2014, the author published a volume of essays, Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory , which Small Axe editor David Scott proposed might form the basis for a discussion around Meeks's work and its broader contribution to debates surrounding contemporary Caribbean...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Michele) or an irredeemable one (Sewell’s Marva). Thus the extent to which women cannot, in the imaginations of these authors, escape their ideologically constructed “destiny” as (biological, cultural, and perhaps political) reproducers of the nation constitutes a limit to the what-if gestures these...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
... lights tells its own story. Given the extraordinarily maternalist frame of Dominican female political activism, it suggests that seeing such women as political figures of note who also defied the dictates of maternalism stretches the bounds of imagination too far. However, it is crucial that we begin...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2005) 9 (1): 112–119.
Published: 01 March 2005
... and allegiances, if not the concepts of nations and nationalism altogether.¹ Th is asser- tion is suggestive in several respects, most notably for how it forces us to consider both individual and collective political imaginings and activities against a more globalized backdrop...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... moving between the United States and Jamaica, I examine the space between the “promise” imagined by King, the starkly different reality of contestation over race in the post-independence years in Jamaica, and the critical intervention of Peter Tosh’s political prophecy offered...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2014
... difficult time imagining people who do as being fully human and therefore possessing individual and collective rights. Indeed, a statement we commonly hear in the process of telling others in Jamaica about what we are doing, even those who have a long history of political progressivism, has been that “there...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Celia M. Britton Critical work on Glissant often divides his writing into two periods: before and after the publication of Le Discours antillais in 1981. In the first he focuses mainly on Martinique and its social, political and cultural problems, while the second broadens out, via the concept of...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2016
... This disposition to accommodate even far-left Jamaican-born radicals in their midst is confirmed by the island's political and economic elites' embrace of each of the prodigals Trevor Munroe and Don Robotham as, once again, “one of their own.” For an explanation of this phenomenon, see my “Imagining...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 121–134.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Charles Forsdick The article explores Edouard Glissant's literary, intellectual and political activity over the past decade in the light of Edward W. Said's concept of `late style'. There is no intention to present the Martiniquan writer and intellectual as an exemplum of Said's categorization...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
...: Stanford University Press, 2003); and Lauren Derby, The Dictator's Seduction: Politics and the Popular Imagination in the Era of Trujillo (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009). Balaguer can only make such fairly bold statements about the antidemocratic practices of the Trujillo government...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Chris Moffat This essay examines the relationship between a radical politics and the institution of the archive through a history of the George Padmore Institute (GPI), a community archive attached to New Beacon Books in London. Focusing on the life and thought of John La Rose (1927–2006...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... undermined and disabled and deformed the generation—meaning the self-generation—of an autonomous popular will. Here, in a certain sense, we are now at the center of Manley’s political-philosophic and moral-psychological challenge, namely, to imagine and construct a form of political will that would...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2003) 7 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2003
... elitist tendency, their work has demonstrated a keenly ethnographic attentiveness to the vernacular languages of the popular as the sources out of which to imagine an alternative political future for Jamaica. Needless to say, I do not entirely disagree with this. Or at any rate, I have, I want...
Journal Article
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...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
...). Drawing on the insights of queer theory, the author argue that the hyperconsciousness of stigma in the Haitian context imposes limits on the imaginings of AIDS in cultural production; thus even as artists enter into their representation with overtly political intentions, they are unwittingly enmeshed in...
Journal Article
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 195–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... work of both early-nineteenthcentury and present-day Caribbean artists who have engaged Aponte’s missing libro de pinturas as part of a continuing struggle to imagine black freedom. Ferrer Ada , Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution ; Cambridge : Cambridge University...