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Small Axe (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 (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., culture, and exchange within and beyond the two nations, providing opportunity to think about how Hispaniola is being (re)conceptualized and the political-intellectual labor that it performs. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Hispaniola entanglement transnationalism Caribbean modernity...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in winning the majority of Jamaicans to their cause. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 coloniality of power political intellectuals Rastafarians decolonization politics In reckoning with the Jamaican 1960s and assessing why they mattered, it should be said the period was a major turning point...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 52–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
...” literature, often framed within a developmentalist narrative. There was, however, no explicit link to critical intellectual traditions, to postcolonial political transformations, or to coming to terms with colonial histories in a Caribbean context. 10 The BEST Foundation (Building a Home...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and proslavery governments viewed the prospect of similar rebellions as a threat. Intellectual and political histories have explored the intermingling of ideas from the Enlightenment and the French Revolution with the words and actions of enslaved people, free people of color, and others in the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 84–94.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Natasha I. Shivji This essay explores the discourse produced in Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) as part of an intellectual genealogy at the University of Dar es Salaam and Rodney’s involvement in a political landscape that was global in nature. The author proposes...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Yohann C. Ripert This essay investigates a moment for Caribbean knowledge production in which intellectuals, gathered in Haiti in 1944 for an International Congress of Philosophy, questioned whether to politicize knowledge or to seclude it from politics. Focusing on Aimé Césaire’s “Poetry...
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Small Axe (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 (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... intelectuales europeos y latinoamericanos a Fidel Castro,” in ibid., 123–24. 10 “Certain bourgeois European intellectuals (or those who aspire to be) with a visible colonialist nostalgia”; “the majority of Latin American artists and writers who reject explicit or hidden forms of cultural and political...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 95–116.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., the author first discusses Rodney’s engagements with the University of California, Los Angeles, as part of a longer history of Black intellectual and political activism and the geographies of Black radicalism on campus. The author then explores the question of methodology in Rodney’s book, especially...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
... that it opens. Torres-Saillant is to be commended for his boldness and bravery as he sets out to slay the dragon of “theoretical” unintelligibility, academic political disengagement, and intellectual simulacra. His position is anchored to the clear realization of knowing himself to come from a world...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., and connects this to a wider historical framing of political transitions in the anglophone Caribbean. Most important, the book seeks to connect intellectual histories in the Marxist tradition of Caribbean leftist thought (e.g., the “Mona School” of political philosophy and the New World Group), with those more...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
... on the possibility of social transformation in the United States, with little of the major political conundrums faced by 1970s black intellectuals untouched in between. The relationship between the text and Wynter's publications over the decade of the 1970s is a key area of inquiry for anyone interested...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 199–205.
Published: 01 November 2016
... entrenched relations between gender, postdictatorship politics, and the Dominican intellectual culture call for conventional political responses as well as an embrace of political potentialities that lie beyond these. The essay emphasizes that postcolonial contexts invariably require grappling with questions...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... politics and society. Obika Gray and Maziki Thame contributed review essays, tackling many of the issues explored in the book, including the Caribbean black power movement, the Grenada Revolution and its demise, the contemporary state of Jamaican politics, Caribbean intellectual traditions...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 67–77.
Published: 01 March 2023
... that De Kom’s narrative tackles in unique ways—and on the question of time. The author attempts to displace De Kom’s book away from its entanglement of political and intellectual connections and toward the diverse temporalities of Suriname’s decolonial struggles, seeking to explore what could be called...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
... spaces that trouble the Westphalian order are cast as exceptions, and, following Trouillot's lead, it attempts to discern the political and intellectual perils of this casting. Echoing Trouillot, the essay calls for us to reimagine Caribbean social and political processes as ordinary—that is, to place...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel; Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann This essay introduces the special section “Con-Federating the Archipelago: The Confederación Antillana and the West Indies Federation,” which interrogates the literary, intellectual, social, and political imaginaries fomented...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Raj Chetty This review essay engages with Aaron Kamugisha’s 2019 Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition by focusing on its methodological commitment to seeking Caribbean answers to Caribbean political and social problems. The author argues that Kamugisha...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... is primarily an anglophone critical enterprise and area of study. The resulting “anglicization” of this important francophone figure overlooks, I argue, the ways in which Fanon's Martinican and francophone background is integral to his intellectual and political contributions and to his influence on later...