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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
... intertextual formal art practices. It aims to mark the archive of Caribbean art history through its focus on the remarkable contributions of women from the Dutch-, English-, Spanish-, French-, and Creole-speaking Caribbean to the making of this history as well as the ongoing cultivation of arts practice...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 100–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Michelle Stephens Small Axe Incorporated 2005 BOOK DISCUSSION: THE PRACTICE OF DIASPORA Th e Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism, Brent Hayes Edwards. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-674-01103-1 Disarticulating...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 112–119.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Michael Hanchard Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Translation, Political Community, and Black Internationalism: Some Comments on Brent Hayes Edwards’s The Practice of Diaspora Michael Hanchard rent Edwards’s Th e Practice of Diaspora is an important text, expanding and com...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 March 2005
...T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Erasures and the Practice of Diaspora Feminism T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting hat would it mean though to stake out a ‘silenced’ genealogy of Négritude through the transnational intellectual circuits of African...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 5–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
... as antithetical to practices of black enslavement. Abolitionists such as Condorcet, Brissot, and Grégoire may have considered themselves the inheritors of the Age of Reason. In the eyes of slave apologists, however, they were radicals who were trying to put into practice the impracticable, subversive thinkers who...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
... it is prohibited.” 7 Mourning is a part of the “wake work” necessary to counter the power of representing vulnerable black lives and an exercise to envision a different future. 8 Jennifer Nash “beautifully” describes the “ethical and political practice” of black feminist theory’s “preoccupation...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., particularly in the wake of the 2010 earthquake. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Theory versus Practice: On the Postcolonial Marginalization of Haitian Literature Rachel Douglas Kaiama L. Glover’s Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon poses fundamental questions...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 74–87.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Jorge L. Giovannetti This essay advances the definition of Caribbean studies as a practice . Rather than understanding this field of study as a preconceived category open for arbitrary self-appointment, a Caribbeanist practice should be something “which in fact happens (and can be shown to have...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 122–127.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., as the rebel slaves had come to be called ” or “the escaped slaves who had come to be known as Maroons.” There is caution, reservation, skepticism. The act or practice preceded the term or this particular set of terminology, even if some of “the Maroons” of the camps came to adopt the name with pride. 7...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 151–162.
Published: 01 March 2017
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
... In The Reaper’s Garden, Vincent Brown presents a history of slavery in colonial Jamaica that is also an inquiry into ritual practice and punishment in a transatlantic perspective. To effect what he calls “a materialist history of the supernatural imagination” is no mean feat.1 He is able to make matter out...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 17–32.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of healers and spiritual workers. Because, in most cases, the term is not used by practitioners to identify their spiritual and healing practice, the author proposes to relocate the definition of obeah from its specific practices to its moral burden. This approach helps reevaluate the use of obeah in social...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 16–35.
Published: 01 July 2021
... to be objectively apprehended. Yet to listen disinterestedly, as Cage invites, is a practice implying a surprising amount of effort and independence. Where listening requires blocking out the contexts and histories of sounds it may not be that disinterested after all. In the Caribbean, much earlier than...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., this essay ultimately considers experimental historical practices as an opportunity to intervene in the presumed teleology of Black women’s lives through the practice of archival offering. gsanders@upenn.edu Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 Haiti anti-Black violence archive US...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Max Hantel “The intellectual journey,” Edouard Glissant reminds us, “is destined to have a geographical itinerary.” This essay considers Glissant's insistence on a poetics of landscape in the case of translation, a practice that intertwines linguistic transition with the spatial residue of its...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of black religiosity and the African diaspora, has camouflaged the rich, open, and surprisingly accommodative world of health practice and production of body knowledge in the early modern period. Medical historians interested in the examination of particular “ways of knowledge” have examined popular...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
... in which the political power of the dictator is granted or transferred to members of his family. In practice, these personalistic regimes function as absolute monarchies and have been a trademark of dictatorial regimes in the Caribbean. From Henri Christophe, who named his son Jacques-Victor Henry...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... sovereignty, Taylor turns to Mary Seacole to trace the articulation of “an anti-liberal political economy” (191). Situated in the interimperial space of Panama, where many West Indians sought to escape economic precarity and political marginality, Seacole’s British Hotel made possible a practice of imperial...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
... . The relational understandings of translation that emerge from the Glissantian observation of Caribbean culture and literature deserve greater attention, for they are disruptive of many more conventional understandings of translating as an idea and practice; these understandings also include—in the allied concept...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 58–73.
Published: 01 July 2013
... and Grenada, respectively—and with its inhabitants transformed the study. In this essay I will focus on the Grenada project to explain how and why a literary critic began to practice fieldwork; address the need to carve a space for fieldwork in literary-critical practice; and contribute to the development...