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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 29–55.
Published: 01 July 2015
...] calypso to the world” (as a CBC press release put it) than with projecting to the world a particular image of Canada—as a modern, diverse, racially tolerant nation. That project was compromised, however, by Canada's fraught history with the West Indies. Reading Caresser's CBC career in the context...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
... representations of the Dominican Republic as a space that is racially unconscious and reminds us of the overlooked history of free black experience in the eastern side of the island, pressing the reader to face the ghosted racialized realities that these facts highlight. This review considers the epistemological...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 102–120.
Published: 01 November 2015
... essai (2013). Chamoiseau's attempt to weave Césaire into a tradition that includes Saint-John Perse, Edouard Glissant, and—most prominently—the French poet René Char leaves us with many questions: What is the complex geography of legacy? What happens when substantially different poets are pressed...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., and in the current rounds of colonial settlement through tax haven conditions in the realm of real estate. The essay shifts the language of anticolonial sensorial errancy to decolonial sensorial errancy to focus on the forms of “slow violence” of economic invasion/ control, the productivity of which presses us...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., Los Angeles, 1993); Aviva Chomsky, West Indian Workers and the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica, 1870–1940 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1996); Ronny José Viales Hurtado, Después del enclave: Un estudio de la región atlántica costarricense (San José: Editorial Universidad de...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... Davidson, and Harry Harootunian, eds., The Question of Evidence: Proof, Practice, and Persuasion across the Disciplines (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), 388–96. 85 Fernando Picó, Los irrespetuosos (Rio Piedras: Huracán, 2000); see also Anthony Lauria, “Respeto, ‘Relajo...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., kingalarmjamaica.com/ (accessed 2 August 2013). 2 Deborah A. Thomas, Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011); hereafter cited in the text. See also Deborah A. Thomas, Modern Blackness: Nationalism, Globalization, and the Politics...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the bass—a method learned of necessity on the diaspora road that a critic mistakenly attributes to an ethnographic/cultural root. Una escuela rara : In 2013–14, here is a critical mass of books that press diaspora through and as a practice of culture, all through sound, incidentally and not incidentally...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of Atlantic Slavery (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008); hereafter cited in text. 2 Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (Boston: Beacon, 1995), 2. small axe 31 • March 2010 • DOI 10.1215/07990537-2009-054 © Small Axe, Inc. 220  |  History...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 98–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of sugar for the world market before the Haitian Revolution, and Spanish Cuba and Puerto Rico, which were quickly becoming more competitive since those revolts.5 1 Felicity Nussbaum, ed., The Global Eighteenth Century (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003). 2 Great Britain Colonial...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Guerra, Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, Resistance, 1959–197 1 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012); and Rafael Rojas, Historia miníma de la Revolución cubana (Madrid: Turner, 2015). 31 Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery (1944; repr., Chapel Hill...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
...-maroons-americas . 2 This essay builds on scholarship that explores what it means to be aboriginal in the Caribbean. See, in particular, Maximilian C. Forte, Ruins of Absence, Presence of Caribs: (Post)Colonial Representations of Aboriginality in Trinidad and Tobago (Gainesville: University Press...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
...). 53 Raiford, “Lynching,” 26; Raiford quotes David Marriott, On Black Men (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000), 5. 52 García-Peña, Borders of Dominicanidad, 66. 51 Lauren Derby, The Dictator’s Seduction: Politics and the Popular Imagination in the Era of Trujillo (Durham, NC...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
...: Power and the Production of History (Boston: Beacon Press, 1995). Other significant work showing Haiti’s regional, hemispheric, and global influence includes David Geggus, “Slavery, War, and Revolution in the Greater Caribbean, 1789–1815,” in David Barry Gaspar and David Geggus, eds., A Turbulent Time...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 213–222.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., no. 2 (1991): 397–98. Afterword to Babouk: Voices of Reistance , by Guy Endore. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1991. Review of Afro-Caribbean Villages in Historical Perspective , by Charles V. Carnegie. Social and Economic Studies 38, no. 2 (1989): 321–25. “The Lost Continent...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): v–xvi.
Published: 01 June 2008
... life, a long détour through an island postcolonial state imaginatively constituted (unlike the Caribbean) through a surfeit of memory.2 (Indeed, this contrast between the seeming excess 1. So far a total of ten volumes of the papers have been published by the University of California Press...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
... (Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994); Vincent Brown, “Spiritual Terror and Sacred Authority in Jamaican Slave Society,” Slavery and Abolition 24, no. 1 (2003): 24–53; Dianne M. Stewart, Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience (Oxford...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 127–136.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Madhavi Kale Small Axe Incorporated 2003 BOOK DISCUSSION: CIVILISING SUBJECTS Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830–1867, Catherine Hall. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002. ISBN 0-226-31334-4 Subject to Question: Empire and Catherine...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Communist Claudia Jones, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008; 311 pages; ISBN 978-0-8223-4116-1 (paper). Locating the Transnational in Postwar African American History Kevin Gaines In 1975, writing very much in the moment of global “Black Liberation” struggles emerging out...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... could translate this into a comment on Jamaican popular music at the end of the twentieth century. Alejo Carpentier, Music in Cuba , ed. Timothy Brennan, trans. Alan West-Duran (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001), 59. For the paradoxes of Hall’s location in late 1950s London and his...