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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 (2 (68)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Leniqueca A. Welcome This essay shows that despite the variegated experience of Black-identified people globally and the unstable and processual nature of Blackness as a category, the meaning of Blackness remains anchored in the geography of the plantation, and the deathliness this produces still...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Debate,” Sunday Gleaner, 10 August 2003, G2. 22. For a discussion of bodies and landscapes see Catherine Nash, “Remapping the Body/Land: New Cartographies of Identity, Gender and Landscape in Ireland,” in Writing Women and Space: Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies, ed. Alison Blunt...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 20–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
... space and offers them a methodology for destabilizing the world's (post)colonial orders. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 differential repetition petit pays small countries scalar theory postcolonial geography In the early 1990s, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Edouard Glissant, and Wilson Harris turned...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... 11 See Robotham, “How Kingston Was Wounded,” 114–15. 12 See Clarke and Howard, “Colour, Race, and Space.” 13 Robotham, “How Kingston Was Wounded,” 117. 14 Ibid. 15 Charles V. Carnegie, “The Loss of the Verandah: Kingston's Constricted Postcolonial Geographies,” Social...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
... for the subject emanating from postcolonial geographies, that is, for the subject who was previously positioned as a passive recipient of the colonial structure and positioned as a subaltern within it, who emerges in the postcolonial period as an emancipated subaltern and, possibly, as one with privilege...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 194–196.
Published: 01 November 2019
... black American feminists to confront the inescapability of alienation, inauthenticity, and privilege. NALINI MOHABIR teaches postcolonial and feminist geographies at Concordia University, Quebec, Canada. Her work has been published in the Arts Journal, Journal of West Indian Literature, Small Axe...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of postcolonial sovereignty, this essay considers how climate crisis demands a refusal of the state form as the limit to a regional political horizon and a rejection of nationalist historiography as a basis for the project of Caribbean criticism. The plight of Haitian nationals in The Bahamas is a case in point...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 225–227.
Published: 01 November 2015
... T. B onner received his PhD in French from New York University in 2015. His research investigates the relationship between politics and literature, with a particular interest in the political valences of literary genres and forms in the context of anti- and postcolonial writing. He is currently...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., seeing them as “implicitly—and often explicitly—racist.” 6 Trouillot argues that the trope of exceptionalism, though not wielded exclusively by foreign writers, emerges out of the inability of nineteenth-century thinkers to grapple with the idea of a black postcolonial state. 7 He contends...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 205–208.
Published: 01 March 2022
... ; Geoforum ; and Environment and Planning A , among others. P atricia N oxolo teaches in the School of Geography at the University of Birmingham. Her research brings together the study of international development, culture, and in/security, and uses postcolonial, discursive, and literary approaches...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... geographies were never stand-alone locations for constituting sovereign statehood. Rather, they have always been constellations of people and places, imaginaries and economic and hegemonic histories that exceeded geographical limits and sovereign control. 3 The post-1960s, postcolonial period...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 99–110.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Kaiama L. Glover In this essay I explore the generic limitations of the “Pour une littérature-monde en français” manifesto. Looking at certain of the document's structural and thematic stumbling blocks, I examine the essential dilemmas that reside at the heart of all postcolonial literary...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
... to the insularity emphasized in the discourse around islands, archipelagic studies begins with the fluid geography of archipelagoes. An archipelago is most simply defined as landmasses grouped together by water. Yet as Brian Russell Roberts and Michelle Stephens trace, the Greek Arcipelago originally functioned...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Eastern), and the reli- gious pluralism (Obeah, Vodou, Santería, Shango, Quimbois, Hindu, Muslim, Catholicism, and Protestantism) marking the region.1 Professor Torres-Saillant begins from the distinctly “Caribbean” critical point of departure (which he defines as both a tellurian geography...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Black Atlantic Jovan Scott Lewis’s Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica tells a sophisticated and compelling story about what it means to be Black and poor in postcolonial Jamaica. 1 Lewis builds on David Scott’s notion of tragedy to radically rethink how we can conceive...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
... powerfully offers something other than a methodology through which the circulation of Caribbean geographies, politics, epistemologies, and its people’s lived experiences moves outward to provide analytical and conceptual service for metropolitan centers, even if for ostensibly decolonial purposes. The essay...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 77–92.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Corinna McLeod Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place reveals the subalternity of Antigua as a tourist locale; an identity which undermines Antigua's position as a nation. Through the use of a metafictional discourse, Kincaid's narrator deconstructs colonial, postcolonial and neocolonial myths, thereby...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2002
... both the colony and postcolony kicking and screaming into the present age and into a singular uniform process. Consequently, all other histories are merely secondary or derivative, as modernity reorganizes geography, history, and reason into this central singularity. , us, the present crisis...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 58–73.
Published: 01 July 2013
... geography, and memory and trauma studies. A brief note on the Grenada Revolution and its fall may be useful to contextualize the project: the Grenada Revolution was the first and only socialist revolution in the anglophone Caribbean; it also drew on various Black Power and other regional radical...