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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Carole Boyce Davies The authors response to Kevin Gaines' and Patricia Saunders' discussion of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones. Claudia Jones Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Sisters Outside: Tracing the Caribbean/Black Radical Intellectual Tradition...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
...David Scott This short essay offers one frame in which to think about the idea of a black radical tradition, a term whose elements are all essentially unstable and contested. What is at stake is a historically minded inquiry into “uses” rather than “meanings”—that is, the historical conjunctures...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Farah Jasmine Griffin This essay explores the extent to which the concept of “a black radical tradition” illuminates or limits understandings of the art and activism of dancer, choreographer, and activist Pearl Primus. Focusing on Primus's emergence as a public figure and artist during the 1940s...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Nijah Cunningham Marking the close of the conference “The Idea of a Black Radical Tradition,” this roundtable served as a workshop for participants to explore, extend, and trouble the cultural and political discourse of black radicalism. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 After two days...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 116–139.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Wigmoore Francis Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives on Women in the Discourses of Radical Black Caribbean Men Wigmoore Francis INTRODUCTION t work in the deliberations of black radical thinkers in the nineteenth- and early...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... argues, “In these circumstances the organizations implicitly propose a radically different nation, one that retains its pride and culture—but which no longer demonizes, scapegoats, or disappears indigenous same-sex sexuality or those citizens who engage in it” (117). The notion of freedom is one...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Prophecy: Martin Luther King Jr., Peter Tosh, and the Black Radical Imaginary Carter Mathes Peace is the diploma you get in the cemetery. —Peter Tosh I remember that during my childhood in Argentina, in the continuous performance cinemas there was an announcement saying, “The performance...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... representations of pessimisms that embraced life's absurd futility rather than its abject hopelessness. Reading the corpus of this Jamaican literary archive—twelve novels and one memoir—the author examines the heterogeneous nature of the decade's literary pessimisms, best characterized as a sensibility of radical...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... be thought of as the shaping of his particular style of radical political will. The moment was that of an unprecedented strike meeting in Lionel Town in the sugarcane belt of southern Clarendon in 1959, jointly organized by the two principal and sometimes violently rival trade unions in the Jamaican sugar...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Elizabeth E. Sine This essay explores the making of a radical cultural politics amid the global crisis of the 1930s and 1940s through a study of the life and work of dancer Si-lan Chen. Born in Trinidad to Afro-Caribbean and Chinese parents, trained as a ballerina in Moscow, and an active supporter...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Mimi Sheller This essay reviews Aaron Kamugisha’s reading of the works of C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter in his 2019 book Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition . Kamugisha issues a resounding call to reenergize the radical Caribbean intellectual...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 186–198.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Nadège T. Clitandre Examining Greg Beckett’s 2019 There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince , this critical essay explores the notion of radical hope in the midst of tragedy and crisis in Haiti. It attempts to reframe the idea of hope from the perspective of a Haitian...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Kaiama L. Glover This essay reflects on Haitian radicalism by looking at the life and the works of novelist Marie Vieux Chauvet (1916–73). Though increasingly a subject of interest for scholars of Haitian women's literature and of Haitian feminism, Chauvet's work is only rarely considered alongside...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 100–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Black Internationalisms: West Indian Radicals and The Practice of Diaspora Michelle Stephens ne of Claude McKay’s unique contributions to the fi eld of transnational black studies was his ability to bridge the multiple cultural worlds of the African dias- Opora. As much...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 164–172.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Millery Polyné This article examines the benefits and limitations of radicalism in Haiti during the post–US occupation period—1934–57. This critical and underexplored period, which Matthew J. Smith examines in his Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934–1957...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 197–207.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the epistemological and political purview of the radical wing of black studies, the essay focuses on four topics that appear in Plummer’s and Burden-Stelly’s comments: (1) the question of class, and in particular the role of the Caribbean middle classes, in the history of finance, banking, imperial expansion...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 95–116.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., the author first discusses Rodney’s engagements with the University of California, Los Angeles, as part of a longer history of Black intellectual and political activism and the geographies of Black radicalism on campus. The author then explores the question of methodology in Rodney’s book, especially...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 52–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
.... Students visited the Black Archives (discussed in this special section); they also met with artists such as Patricia Kaersenhout and Charl Landvreugd to explore how their artworks fit within the tradition of Caribbean radical thought. 12 This form of pragmatic governance still describes contemporary...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and more widely, Spanish caribeños , within a Marxist-inflected Caribbean radical tradition. But the Pueblos Hispanos project highlights a more heterodox history of Puerto Rican nationalism than is generally suggested by these accounts. Pueblos Hispanos reminds us that the Nationalist Party was never...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 87–103.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Raj Chetty This essay approaches the stage versions of Toussaint Louverture (1934) and The Black Jacobins (1967), first, to emphasize the role of C. L. R. James’s collaborations in the creation of the plays, and second, to argue that the latter version of the play presents a radical feminism...