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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
... this paper serves to critique a liberal progressive-activist tendency in the US that remains preoccupied with the very racial oppositions that such a tendency also ironically condemns. The contemporary juridical ethos finds its political analogue not in a post-white “cosmopolitan legal order,” as many...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 111–123.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Maziki Thame This essay looks at the place of race in Creole Nationalism in Jamaica. It asserts that Creole Nationalism is also Brown Nationalism in Jamaica and that its racial ideas can be seen through the thought of Norman Manley, the father of Creole Nationalism; his wife Edna, its cultural...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... along racial lines,” according to Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, “was vigorously enhanced and circulated in the twentieth century by Rafael Leonides Trujillo.” 8 In turn, Robertson's commentary symbolizes the continuing presence of the United States in Hispanola, dating back to their occupation of both the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
... argue that the exploitation of black labor from Cuba's colonial legacy was perpetuated under the revolutionary state's agricultural policies. Through appropriating a highly politicized filmic aesthetic used by the Castro government to critique racial discrimination abroad, Coffea arábiga ironizes the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Eddie Chambers In considering Kobena Mercer's four-volume edited series Annotating Art's Histories (2004–8), Eddie Chambers sets out to critique the often unspoken but nevertheless hegemonic and complicated racial hierarchies that exist across many of the country's universities, with particular...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... function as theoretical categories of lesser priority in the discussion of a racial diaspora imaginary, despite the hypervisibility of certain notions of black masculinity and femininity in popular cultural forms that travel between home and abroad. With readings of one canonical diaspora text, Frantz...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
...David Featherstone This essay contributes to work on the contested racialized articulations of conjunctures by engaging with the spatial practices through which racialized in/securities became politicized in the period after the First World War. It explores the forms of opposition to riots against...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
... contemporary revisionist intentions. On the one hand, there is emphasis on hybridity and fluidity, while, on the other, diasporas are often encapsulated as discrete, implicitly or explicitly racialized groups, notably African and Indian or Asian. The essay considers key theoretical approaches in diaspora...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 4–25.
Published: 01 July 2009
... descent as a homogeneous branch of the human famly. The article invites reflection on the need to study the black experience internationally without a preordained narrative of racial self-affirmation, warning that the expectation that blacks will articulate their racial identity everywhere in the same way...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Patricia de Santana Pinho This article analyzes anecdotes, jokes, standards of beauty, color categories, and media representations of “mixed-race” individuals to assess the junctions and disjunctions of whiteness and blackness in Brazil. While the multiple and contradictory meanings of “racial...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jennifer L. Morgan From the moment of its introduction into the Atlantic world, hereditary racial slavery depended on an understanding that enslaved women’s reproductive lives would be tethered to the institution of slavery. At the same time, few colonial slave codes explicitly defined the status...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... return to the indentureship experience in cultural production disrupts the linear progressive narrative of the postapartheid nation by revealing how the traumas of the past resonate in the present. Furthermore Khan's project opens up questions around racial formations, memory, history, and national...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 16–34.
Published: 01 November 2013
... “booops” Sardine, for whom social violence, in the form of racial, class, and gender stereotyping, as well as a personal experience of physical violence and its attendant trauma, provide the substance of her work. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 Though born into the tiny white minority of St...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... capturing the linguistic, cultural, and racial hybridity of créolité in literature. Confiant translates into fictional terms important precepts on Caribbean literary production set out in Eloge de la créolité , which Confiant wrote with Patrick Chamoiseau and Jean Bernabé. By transforming the aesthetic...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
... as a failed opportunity for creating further dialogue, both within Cuban racial discourse and within a transnational Caribbean context. This essay argues for viewing Cabrera's translation of Césaire's text as a disarticulation : a hopeful gesture of connection and understanding that is ultimately an...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 109–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Brazilian racial identities and cultural politics. In conclusion, it proposes that Hall was a thinker whose occasionally preacherlike style indicated an openness to his audience and whose writing was structured like music. A note about conjuncture, personal and political: my contact with Stuart Hall's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 5–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Fayçal Falaky This essay engages the broad question of the relation between the French Enlightenment and colonial racial slavery by exploring the literature of planters and slavetraders in the French Caribbean and showing how the ideals of French Enlightenment philosophy were not always framed as...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... credited with conceptualizing the idea of “the Negro” as derivable from the formations of colonial and racialized modernity, which as formations are conventionally foreclosed by Western critical thought. In the spirit of a Derridean supplement to Chandler's argument, this essay suggests Chandler's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
... the racial, gender, national, and aesthetic boundaries she encountered in her life as she advanced a radical political vision that was global in its scope as well as its aspirations. Sine highlights how Chen challenged the rationalist premises governing modern, Western thought and stressed the...