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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rachel Douglas This review engages with fundamental questions regarding postcolonial canon formation and the marginalization of the Haitian Spiralist writers, the theory-centrism of postcolonial criticism, and “showing” versus “telling”—issues raised by Kaiama L. Glover's Haiti Unbound . Using as a...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 189–197.
Published: 01 February 2006
.... SX19 • February 2006 • Timothy Chin | 191 starkly separated in metropolitan theories of hybridity. This separation is a consequence of Postcolonial Studies’ preoccupation with questions of epistemology. In contrast to this emphasis on epistemology, Puri calls for a critical practice that is...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 198–205.
Published: 01 February 2006
.... SX19 • February 2006 • Timothy Chin | 191 starkly separated in metropolitan theories of hybridity. This separation is a consequence of Postcolonial Studies’ preoccupation with questions of epistemology. In contrast to this emphasis on epistemology, Puri calls for a critical practice that is...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2020
... familiar busyness of academic theory, this speculative concept-making is part of an important and provocative attempt to give the question of the present —the time we live in—some critical specificity with respect to temporal notions of pastness (what is no more) as well as futurity (what is not yet...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Glenn A. Elmer Griffin In this essay Glenn A. Elmer Griffin adopts a January 2009 parricidal attack in St. Lucia as an instantiation of the escalating problem of fratricidal crime in the postcolonial Eastern Caribbean. Following the work of Kamau Brathwaite, Griffin argues that this violence...
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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 and the...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 106–122.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Percy C. Hintzen Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Creoleness and Nationalism in Guyanese Anticolonialism and Postcolonial Formation Percy C. Hintzen n analysis of the postcolonial formation of Guyana (formerly the English colony of British Guiana) and its relationship to...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 38–56.
Published: 01 February 2008
... process that names new categories of persons but also subjects them to an articulation of disciplinary powers not of their own making. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 After Empire: Training Lawyers as a Postcolonial Enterprise Mindie Lazarus-Black Ab s t r a c t : The early...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2019
... developed, it is because the political, cultural, and intellectual dominance of Western forms of knowledge had only just begun to be challenged. Caribbean studies historiography Pan-Africanism francophone postcolonial theory Popular and critical understandings of Negritude have evolved...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... political projects and end various postcolonial judicial constraints. A total of twelve states—Guyana, Antigua, Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, and later Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (the latter two signed on 15...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Anthony Bogues Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Politics, Nation and PostColony: Caribbean Inflections Anthony Bogues For if the history of Caribbean society is that of a dual relation Between plantation and plot, the two poles which originate in a single Historical process...
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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 to...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 186–192.
Published: 01 October 2006
... opportunistic, deployment of theory that enables the reading of some of the anti-theoretical enterprise as obligatory space clearing or else a weapon in the “local-foreign” skirmishes that Cooper describes (creates?) as the background to her work. The postcolonial project of recuperation of...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
...David Scott This essay inquires into the uses of Haiti and its revolution as emblematic for contemporary theory. It raises a question about the new “philosophic” construction of Haiti—and its revolution—as an originary or exemplary moment of “human rights,” less to impugn universality as such than...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 1–20.
Published: 01 July 2017
... have opted instead to offer burial as an explicit function of the footnote in postcolonial theory: the grave-note. Here we are extending the already recognized function of the footnote as a potential place of mere obligatory recognition and passing disregard, a shunt for sticky material that might...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 97–111.
Published: 01 March 2019
... firmly to the party line and were outraged by the slander of the ungrateful students. Socialism! offers an excellent archive for documenting WPJ’s dogmas, theories, and sense of politics. 24 That sense of politics, drawing on our knowledge and lived experience of postindependence Jamaica, was...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., the nation, and other collective ensembles to critique the failure of patriarchy, racist nationalism, classism, and heterosexism in the novel's postcolonial context. Although Condé's transnational intervention does not provide an alternative model in the sense of a stable structure, the politics of...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... anthologized, a fact which should not surprise, since Fanon is indeed consistently cited as one of the “founding fathers” of postcolonial theory.2 His writings radically challenged conventional approaches to the key concepts of race and nationalism in postcolonialism and are claimed to have inspired...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
...,” grounded engagement with a dialectic of national liberation to a “singular”—that is, self-sufficient and nonrelational—vision of the world as an immanent totality, impervious to conscious political intervention.12 Late Glissant is, in Hallward’s view, typical of postcolonial theory in general, with...
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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...