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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 (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2018
... rely on a future orientation, and the slippage between these two agendas unsettles reductive binaries between utopian and dystopian futures in the postcolonial Caribbean as well as between totalizing views that characterize digital technology either as beneficent and democratizing or as part and parcel...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Veerle Poupeye This essay reflects on how social unrest and violence are responded to in the mainstream visual arts of postcolonial Jamaica. The focus is on two particular moments of crisis: the social unrest and political violence during the Michael Manley administration in the 1970s...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
... conceptually subverted, even before coming into formal political existence on 3 January 1958, by the consolidation of a view of the region’s postcolonial future as characterized by a peasant and working-class ethos and grounded in territorial nationalisms. 6 This perspective was, to some extent, a result...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
...), www.ustream.tv/recorded/48884615 . 6 See Scott, Refashioning Futures . 7 Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, “Colonial and Postcolonial Gothic: The Caribbean,” in Jerrold. E. Hogle, ed., Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 229. 8 On Ann Radcliffe's...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 59–66.
Published: 01 March 2023
... traditions, and historical canons have shown, historiographic knowledge is a necessary but not sufficient condition for imagining a different, more egalitarian, and truly postcolonial future. The politics of memory and heritage are generally seen as questions of power. Because the past is seen as vital...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 178–185.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in the anthropological “hope boom” that insists on reading anticipation as hope? 18 Caribbean thought has a rich history of engaging with temporalities, from Kamau Brathwaite’s tidalectics to David Scott’s questioning of postcolonial futurities to Deborah Thomas’s recent work on the simultaneity of time. 19...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): v–xvi.
Published: 01 June 2008
...); and Three Rival Versions of Moral Inquiry: Encyclopaedia, Genealogy, and Tradition (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990). See also David Scott, “‘An Obscure Miracle of Connection in Refashioning Futures: Criticism after Postcoloniality (Princeton: Princeton University Press...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 147–176.
Published: 01 November 2023
... wrought by colonialism and the mimicry of postcolonial states, HEUA suggests much for such ruminations. Indeed, those who call for a decolonial future must account for the continuing vulnerabilization of places and peoples now bearing the disproportionate ill effects of climate change. HEUA enables...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 129–145.
Published: 01 November 2015
... on a postcolonial future in the twenty-first century? It is clear that Césaire cannot be thought of as simply an anticolonial Marxist, as could be properly said of James or Alexis. While a Marxist critique of colonialism and the writings of Marx and Vladimir Lenin more specifically remain central to his thought...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 162–173.
Published: 01 March 2023
... by the women who make up Reimagining Liberation .” 10 That future remains unrealized. We are faced instead with what David Scott has described as “the temporal disjunctures involved in living on in the wake of past political time, amid the ruins, specifically, of postsocialist and postcolonial futures...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... because they allow me to clarify a possible misreading of my text, or perhaps an ambiguity within it. Although at times Non-Sovereign Futures suggests a clear need to abandon the political project of postcolonial sovereignty, I should state that this view is more my own than that of my interlocutors...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the postcolonial from an elegiac to a speculative mode that looks neither to the past nor the present as the ground of its redemptive project but toward the future, the horizon(tal) imminence of the yet-to-come. If colonial and postcolonial modernisms sought to unearth traumatic or silenced...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Measures: Literature and the Future of Postcolonial Studies (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2008), 166. 14 Kei Miller, “In Defense of Maas Joe,” Under the Saltire Flag (blog), 17 May 2013, underthesaltireflag.com/2013/05/17/in-defense-of-maas-joe . 15 Huggan, Interdisciplinary...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... to set out the terms and the model for a postcolonial West Indian voice, one that was poetic on its own terms and lyrical in its character. Having survived brutal beatings by the Jamaican neocolonial regime, Peter Tosh, “such a mystic man; a man of the past, living in the present, walking in the future...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Monique A. Bedasse; Aaron Kamugisha This essay argues for an approach to postcolonial Caribbean intellectual history that moves beyond the national archive to rely on a globally dispersed archive. It uses Rastafari repatriation to Tanzania to highlight the intellectual history of the movement...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and post-colonial futures” (9). While Scott’s preoccupation in this monograph lies with the narrative revisions to C. L. R. James’s The Black Jacobins , we might consider the tragedy of climate devastation in similar terms as an opportunity to revisit the unfulfilled promise of postcolonial sovereignty...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... politics but also the touchlines of the modern political field. This essay engages questions related to the function of geography in black political thought, to diaspora, to the significance of space, and to the possible readings of the postcolonial moment, as well as the political salience of sound...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... 27 Rhiney, “The (Im)Possibility of Black Repair,” 182. 28 Ibid., 189. 29 David Scott, Refashioning Futures: Criticism after Postcoloniality (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999), 198. 30 Dixa Ramírez, Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
...), 138–54. The Grenada Revolution represents possibly the most dynamic anticolonial experiment at a future beyond the postcolony, though as Meeks explains, its collapse was rooted in the New Jewel Movement’s shift from a “tribune” formation that provided “a channel for discussion, mobilisation...