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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 50–68.
Published: 01 July 2021
... Foucault’s conceptualization of biopolitics casting black sensuality over racial violence. © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 1912 genocide Partido Independiente de Color Afro-Cuban religion antiblack racism critical race theory Perhaps most striking is the way Rolando administers bodies in relation...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2023
... © Small Axe, Inc. 2023 indenture care refusal race and caste biopolitics “This pamphlet or tract . . . is intended to discriminate a false and corrupt opinion—viz, the opinion that coolie emigrants suffer so dreadfully on the passage from Calcutta to the West Indies, that in spite...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Caribbean and the Indian Ocean world. She is currently working on her first book manuscript that engages the historical archive and cultural productions on Indian indentureship to offer a connected history of race and caste and its significance for colonial capitalism after emancipation in the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
... interrogations that, cumulatively, forge a message about race productions and recall Fanon’s phenomenological moment. I would propose that more than answers, Ramírez has reframed questions, casting doubt on what we think we see and perceive, on what we thought we saw or stand to see, and perpetually questioning...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Ports , which pathologized black and mixed-race families and their offspring in pseudoscientific terms and, as Mark Christian notes, “cemented the derogatory term ‘half-caste’ into the social perception of the city.” 21 Though based in London, the League of Coloured Peoples was formed in part...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... in the range of terms he uses: “race prejudice,” “race war,” “reduction of a human being to real estate was a crime against humanity,” “racial lines and racial philosophy,” “race doctrine.” 43 He finds himself asking, Were these developments a “new doctrine of race hatred” or a new form of “caste” that had...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
...-encompassing créolité project. 4 This uneasiness is of course symptomatic of a more general malaise with regard to the “beké question,” reflecting the fact that the caste—a tiny but dominant minority in the French Caribbean 5 —not only is inextricably bound to the brutality of the slave past...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2023
... that of horses and cattle—indeed, raza (race), casta (caste), and lineaje (lineage) were concepts utilized first in animal breeding—but because of wild boars living in proximity to villages as population and towns expanded. The liminal figuration of the pig, somewhere between wild and domesticated, as well...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of decolonial practices, black life, and black futures are embedded in place. The interlocking workings of human worth, race, and space demonstrate the ways the uninhabitable still holds currency in the present and continues to organize contemporary geographic arrangements. The colonial enactment...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... narrative story arcs that provide normative answers to questions inscribed in material, conceptual, and ideological problem-spaces. Writing in reaction to the polemical debate instigated by Michele Wucker’s Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola , which casts...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... requires the arts of imagination to understand the invisible and visible currents still present. 49 Bernadette Persaud, “Shastri Maharaj: History, Myth, and Beyond,” Arts Journal 4, nos. 1–2 (2008): 85–90. 48 Belinda Edmondson, “Race, Tradition, and the Construction of the Caribbean Aesthetic...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 127–136.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Whereas Cannadine is at pains to assert the diminishing signifi cance of the empire for the formation of his postwar generation of Britons, Hall seeks to understand how empire—which in the context of this autobiographical narrative, signifi es race but also the power that permits...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Templates of black politics cast in more reflexive modes, in contrast, insist on and assist in the disclosure—that is, the opening up—of black and modern texts, including the emptier freedom narratives. Through various forms of labor and play, they seek to disrupt the teleological within not just black...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 197–207.
Published: 01 July 2020
... on the Caribbean that we have come to expect to find within the journal’s pages, I have also become a long-term student of the work of both Plummer and Burden-Stelly. Plummer’s research on race, empire, and diplomatic history, especially through her critical work on Haiti, has made my own scholarship not only much...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... in the last twenty years has this narrative been resurrected by Indian South African scholars and artists? What does this mean for Indian identity in the postapartheid period? Furthermore, what does this tell us about race relations and racialization in postapartheid South Africa? Is the current interest...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
... patriotism based on religion or race, a nationalism that promoted religious divisions and retained the privilege of caste.39 Tagore situates his protagonists in the domestic environment; the extended household and kin dynamics come into conflict with the outsider who defends the struggle...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 150–159.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., light skinned, half-caste, mulatto, biracial, mixed race—call us what you will. As a hybrid one learns to navigate the marginal seas of difference, to remain intact while floating between the two poles. The biracial paradigm is always looming on a cryptic horizon. Growing up in West London’s...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of race continue to structure the apprehension of the world and are increasingly brought to bear upon subjects regardless of their racial positioning. As theorist Slavoj Žižek might say, everyone is a nigger now, cast in the mold of the tête de nègre , French chocolate candies filled with fluff, emptied...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Schomburg outside of frameworks that cast him as a heroic rescuer of memory and therefore as an avatar of idealized masculine respectability. Lastly, this essay asks that we consider not just the historical actors and cultural producers that Schomburg devoted himself to illuminating but also how his...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... skepticism , which approached the absurdity of the current conjuncture by deploying critical distance to cast doubt on the past, the present, and the very idea of single-island sovereign futures. The author resituates this independence era's literature by identifying its multitudinous plotlines that included...