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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
... order (Henzell’s 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
... governance, and frame women’s political participation around rigid expectations of maternal behavior and sexual propriety. Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 futurity political imagination Fanonian leap undecidability decolonial turn In November 1960 three young women traveling home...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2016
... “Imagining Freedom: Afro-Jamaican Yearnings and the Politics of the Workers' Party of Jamaica,” in Rupert Lewis, ed., Caribbean Political Activism: Essays in Honor of Richard Hart (Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2012). 13 In contrast with this benign accommodation of some kinds of intellectual...
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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...
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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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Manley’s political-philosophic and moral-psychological challenge, namely, to imagine and construct a form of political will that would stimulate, inspire, motivate, galvanize, incite, the formation of a popular will—not merely to arouse and fuel popular enthusiasm but rather to shape and sustain a will to...
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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 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...
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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 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Lisa Outar This essay offers a critical engagement with Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014), arguing that King enacts a ground-shifting interdisciplinary and translinguistic approach to the study of Caribbean sexualities and gender...
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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...