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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 128–136.
Published: 01 November 2009
...; 442 pages; ISBN 978-1-84467-106-9 (paper). Hallward, or The Hidden Face of Racism Lyonel Trouillot Reading Peter Hallward’s Damming the Flood, I first thought that, digging through his bag of tricks, Jean-Bertrand Aristide had written it using a pseudonym.1 There are the ready-made...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
... as a methodological model. The essay engages Dayan's work on race and gender in Haiti, History, and the Gods to elaborate a critique of how racism and transphobia become intimately intertwined in the attack against MacDonald. The authors then turn to Dayan's more recent work in The Law Is a White Dog to discuss how...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of racial democracy, and some “types of mixture” are clearly preferred in detriment of others. I argue that anti-black racism in Brazil is expressed not only against dark-skinned individuals, but it also operates in the devaluing of physical traits “deemed black” even in those who have lighter skin...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... power, antiblack racism, and perceived accommodation to the island's dependency on the economic, cultural, and political institutions of the world system. A myriad of dissident organizations, personalities, and social forces challenged this dependency and rejected the unapologetic “coloniality of power...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... The essay concludes that these events offer a key lens onto the contested dynamics of racism and resistance in an imperial context and suggests how globalized ideas around racialized in/securities were shaped and negotiated through situated trajectories and relations. 6 David Scott, Stuart Hall’s Voice...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 187–196.
Published: 01 July 2020
... at the epicenter of their financial projects, which employed racism as a technology to banking interests, and racial capitalism grafted itself onto existing hierarchical systems. Hudson has shown the banks to be heirs to a long history of Caribbean commerce that tracks the shadowy line between the legal...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a serious political framework for defeating both racism and colonialism, all the speakers were male. This essay critiques the masculinist politics of Black Power at the congress and analyzes how Austin navigates the absence of women’s voices among the congress’s speakers. I think of Jones’s vision of “new...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of narratives of the black presence and racism in postwar Britain that center on the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush in 1948. By way of conclusion, the essay follows Carby in revisiting the so-called Brown Baby debate at the end of World War II, an episode in the reracialization of Britain that offers...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
... repair. It considers how the multiple devastations of recent “unnatural disasters” in the Caribbean are the outcome of the coloniality of climate, the deadly logics of racial capitalism, and the persistence of antiblack racism globally. The coloniality of climate calls for attention to repair, care...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 78–87.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Kobena Mercer Contrary to the view that Stuart Hall's involvement in the visual arts was a supplement to his work in cultural studies and political analysis, this reflection addresses key continuities that connect his 1970s writings on racism and the media with the enlivening impact that the hybrid...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and that these groups always distance themselves from blackness. Antiblack racism certainly exists in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; furthermore, dominant definitions of Puerto Rican and Dominican national identities privilege whiteness. However, more nuanced analyses of racial formation in both places provide...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 85–92.
Published: 01 July 2022
... the publication of Philomena Essed’s Alledaags Racisme ( Everyday Racism ), some work has appeared on race and racism in the Netherlands; however, it pertains mostly to the current period and not so much to the country’s former transatlantic colonies, Suriname and the Dutch Antilles, and their racial pasts...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 87–99.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Kom’s ideas should be seen as a form of “revolutionary” heritage that we should continue to rethink, rewrite, and reflect on and that can serve as inspiration to trace the legacy of the colonial past into the present, such as institutional racism, to continue questioning inequalities based on race...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 123–136.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Wayne Modest © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 In the introduction to the recently published Dutch Racism , editors Philomena Essed and Isabel Hoving assert an exceptional quality to racism in the Netherlands. Describing it as “complex, paradoxical and a contested domain,” they suggest...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... hemisphere ever written by a Caribbean intellectual.” 15 Even in its unpublished and incomplete form, as a manuscript that reconceptualizes the history of the transatlantic slave trade, race and racism, and ultimately capitalism, the remarkable depth and scope of “Black Metamorphosis” qualify it as one...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 91–108.
Published: 01 July 2021
... a black consciousness approach to antiracism recognize that Cuba is a racially mixed or mestizo nation, but they also agree that sharing black history, black experiences, and truths about antiblack racism are invaluable to the national project. This essay makes visible the coexistence of these ideologies...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 194–202.
Published: 01 November 2023
... . But it adds, in a development of James’s insistence that race was as key a materialist factor in modern history as economic class, and Williams’s argument for the role of plantation slavery in constituting European racism, that “racism . . . was an integral part of the capitalist mode of production” (88...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 95–116.
Published: 01 November 2023
... and explaining the history of capitalism, the relationship between capitalism and slavery, and the entanglements of racism and capitalism, I was surprised to find Rodney’s methodology somewhat conservative or orthodox. This is not a critique of Rodney. And it is certainly not a comment on his politics...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that there was “only one way for things to be done and for people to exist” that inspired Schomburg to collect. Collection, as Valdés argues, was his activism. Schomburg believed that if there were enough sources, materials, and documents lauding black achievement, racism would end. Citing a quote from a 1978...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of powerful popular concerns about racism exists at midcentury, casting serious doubt on the reliability of these foreign accounts. “They are not at all worried about America's racism because they consider themselves blancos de la tierra ,” Paul Dhormoys concluded in 1859; subsequent literature takes him...