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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 190–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
... studies of the anglophone Caribbean’s postindependence social and political order and scholarship on Caribbean thought. Ultimately, Beyond Coloniality engages in a quest for freedom beyond neocolonial citizenship. © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 Caribbean thought coloniality postcolonial citizenship C...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
... possibilities and struggle in terms of backsliding into neocolonialism and clientelism (1). 3 He instead draws attention to “a flowering and deepening of claims to a postcolonial citizenship barely imaginable in the heady days of socialist experimentation” (3). To be sure, Kamugisha is attentive...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... intersecting yet divergent narratives of race and nation. In this context, I examine works and performances by Martin Luther King Jr. (during his 1965 speeches in Kingston) and Peter Tosh (during his 1978 One Love Peace Concert performance) as a way of framing how discourses of black liberation, postcolonial...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... their place and their hi/stories. But even as this struggle to pursue a certain “citizenness” and formal citizenships continues, it is clear that global and postcolonial sovereignties are under severe stress, becoming significantly informalized and so unstable that “economic citizenship” (such as it is called...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of Mississippi, 2000); David Kazanjian, The Colonizing Trick: National Culture and Imperial Citizenship in Early America (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003); Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture , 2nd ed. (New York: Routledge, 2004); John Cullen Gruesser, Confluences: Postcolonialism...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 173–180.
Published: 01 March 2014
... geopolitical scales and demonstrates the necessity of an intersectional approach to inequality and injustice. 2 Exceptional Violence seeks to excavate the “particular forms of violence that are foundational to the development and deployment of ideologies regarding citizenship” (3). It sketches a historical...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., the reasons for the end of slavery, the psychoexistential dilemmas presented by coloniality, plantation society, creolization, the Caribbean diaspora, antillanité , the Caribbean popular, Caribbean feminism, postcolonial citizenship. Within the field of Caribbean intellectual history, there have also...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Neil Roberts This essay proposes that Deborah Thomas's key contribution in Exceptional Violence is not so much the book's rethinking of violence and citizenship (as Thomas suggests) but rather its innovative examination of Rastafari thought and the implications for the idea of freedom. The essay...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... is itself necropolitical, since death is the only passage to narratable citizenship. As a decolonial moment, death speaks about the necropower of daily existence for Haitian citizens caught between state terror and US imperialism; asserts agency in the “will to death in order to be free”; and highlights...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
... claims of disruptive sexed bodies.1 These essays may well be the most striking feminist rendition of the predicates of Caribbean modernities: the violence of a heteropatriarchal state, the political freight of sex and the precariousness of citizenship for certain postcolonial bodies. Alexander’s...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
...” to reveal the “unspeakable contents” of creolization, nationalism, citizenship, and regionalism, all of which are brought into deep question by acts of psychic and political border control. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 horror femaleness heteronormativity citizenship postcolonial futures Marlon...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 219–221.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on the place of race, class, violence, radicalism, identity, and gender in the political life of the postcolonial Caribbean. Her work questions how race shapes experiences of citizenship, how liberation is pursued in the Caribbean modern, and how marginalized groups, such as women and blacks, factor...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 38–54.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Workshop Journal , but also such literal and metaphorical islands of colonial pasts and postcolonial presents from the Caribbean basin to historiography and historical practice. Hall went on in his lecture to contemplate postwar British history through art produced by immigrant and multicultural British...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... have involved high levels of violence, including in the context of political/garrison violence. Meeks sees in Jamaica a collapse of the traditions of postcolonial politics, from charismatic leadership, and its attendant emphasis on heroism, to populism. He argues that with a population...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the projects of political and cultural nationalism, one archive in particular—the emergent archive of violence—cannot be effortlessly rallied toward these ends. Instead, archives of violence bring into relief the limits of the anticolonial and immediately postcolonial focus on the nation-state as the primary...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... is the relationship between freedom and sovereignty? How can we think of these categories outside of the constraints of post-Enlightenment thought? When did the dream of sovereignty die in the Caribbean? Are we in its wake or at its wake? What forms of politics are possible in the aftermath of postcolonial...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... commitments to postcolonial republicanism’s promise of egalitarian citizenship and mid-century utopian socialism’s skepticism about a statist solution to the social question (152). According to Taylor, when routed through the latter, Des Sources’s Venezuela “functions less as a scene where blacks might...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 2021
... with that of suffering and persecution abroad. Indeed, postcolonial critics have labeled the Haitian Revolution “miraculous” for taking place in a context opposed to the very possibility of its emergence, insofar as blackness and humanity were the basic signifiers of citizenship. 43 Politically...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of ruination might lead to a “hopeful pessimism” that could break with the nostalgic immobility of the arrested present. It concludes by exploring the possibilities of an emerging cuir (queer) futurity that breaks with raced and gendered scripts of postcolonial sovereignty to envision a new postdisaster future...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 72–94.
Published: 01 March 2003
... recrimination. Incredibly, as the social crisis has worsened, indiff erence—not enthusiastic embrace—greeted activists off ering alter- native programs and organizations. Finally, it is remarkable that despite the postcolonial regime’s substantial curtail- ment of democratic citizenship for more than...