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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Petrina Dacres Political monuments in Europe played an important role in the construction of national traditions and as spectacles of governmental power in the nineteenth century. But while the genre of the heroic statue had waned in Europe and America by the 1960s, it was an important convention...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Obika Gray The Jamaican 1960s represented a critical phase in the island's political history. The era provoked a second round of decolonization politics as the culturally Eurocentric political class that won power in the first round, during the 1930s, encountered stiff opposition to its autocratic...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to an understanding of black radicalism in Canada, the Caribbean, and the African diaspora, more broadly. This work decenters the United States as the nexus of Black Power, allowing readers to think about Canada as an understudied site of black radical organizing. While the congress viewed Black Nationalism...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Axe Incorporated 2007 From New World to Abeng: George Beckford and the Horn of Black Power in Jamaica, 1968–1970 Robert A. Hill Ab s t r a c t : This essay examines the role played by George Beckford in grappling critically with the complicated legacy of the plantation...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
... on Guyana's reception of Black Power. An exposition of the new documents forms the background to a broader discussion of Rodney's subsequent life and work, up to the point of his assassination in 1980. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Seeing Darkly: Guyana, Black Power, and Walter Rodney’s Expulsion from...
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 1. Map of Kingston, showing the location of New Kingston and other centers of power in the city. The map was prepared by Shauna'h Fuegen. More
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 14–30.
Published: 01 November 2022
... for an analytical framework that is transnational in its framing, lines of inquiry that are grounded in historically informed interdisciplinarity, and analyses of the ways power interacts with memory and historicity in hegemonic discourses. audra.diptee@carleton.ca Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Alex Dupuy This article analyzes the shifts in the balance of power between Aristide and the Haitian dominant and middle classes and the foreign powers (the United States, France, and Canada) during the two periods of Aristide's presidency (1991/1994-1996, and 2001-2004). In the first period...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Carter Mathes This article examines transnational circulations of Afro-Jamaican and African-American political culture during 1960s and 1970s (roughly encompassing Jamaican independence, the transitions between Black Power and post–Black-Power era United States, and the year of escalating political...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 98–111.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Beatriz Llenín-Figueroa Luisa Capetillo’s revolutionary power was recognized in her time by allies and detractors alike, both in Puerto Rico and abroad. The scarcely examined archive of Puerto Rican and US-based newspaper coverage between 1911 and 1913 shows the significance of Capetillo’s gesta...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Vanessa Agard-Jones As we consider the points of articulation between and among scales of analysis, Michel-Rolph Trouillot's theorization of how small places matter in the world, and further, of how seemingly marginal people might be central to our understanding of systems of power, remains...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... agential capacities of Caribbean working people in their relation with various manifestations of modern cultures of power. The essay questions the liberatory potential of erotic agency or power, arguing for it to be theorized beyond sexually active bodies, particularistic identities and the social...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kim Robinson-Walcott True emancipation from mental slavery is still a work in progress in Jamaica. The People’s National Party swept into power in 1972 with an agenda of socioeconomic and cultural empowerment for the poor black majority. That agenda, however, was executed imperfectly. Considering...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 100–114.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Ira Mathur As the Me Too movement gathers momentum, the conversation about the historical exploitation of women and sexual power dynamics has spread to Caribbean literature. This story uses the Poui blossom that flowers in the dry season in Trinidad, an island in the Caribbean, as a metaphor...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the archipelago. The impact of empire on infrastructure for the production of Caribbean literature remains underexamined at large, however. Accounting for the political and economic dimensions of the literary power produced by empire would contribute to the denaturalization of such power, and, this essay argues...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 84–97.
Published: 01 November 2022
... irreducible to the modern conceptualization of “power/knowledge.” The essay examines how in Capetillo’s writings knowledge, intelligence, and literature become something else through a pedagogical praxis, a “stealing” of knowledge from the institutions of power. It compares Capetillo’s praxis...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 59–66.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Markus Balkenhol How did Anton de Kom become national heritage? This essay argues that De Kom’s successful canonization is owed in significant part to his sacralization. It shows that in De Kom’s case, the sacralizing power of heritage has three dimensions: his narrative framing, his image, and his...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
...” mixture stimulates a preference for whiteness, thus reducing the access to power by those deemed black, it simultaneously fuels a rejection for “pure” forms of whiteness as witnessed in the country's celebration of morenidade (brownness). Not all forms of miscegenation are valued in Brazil's myth...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 128–136.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Lyonel Trouillot A discussion of Alex Dupuy's The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti and Peter Hallward's Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Translated by Nadève Ménard BOOK...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 137–147.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Nick Nesbitt The contemporaneous publication of Alex Dupuy's The Prophet and the Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Peter Hallward's Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment in 2007 marks a watershed in contemporary Haitian Studies. Together, these two critically engaged...