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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., online presences) and a whole range of activist, political, and legal discourse from the anglophone, francophone, hispanophone, and Dutch Caribbean. Island Bodies also aims for and goes an exceptional distance toward achieving true nuanced inclusiveness in Caribbean scholarship, closely reading...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-determination socialism Jamaica In his autobiographical account of his coming-of-age as a labor organizer in 1950s Jamaica, A Voice at the Workplace , first published in 1975, Michael Manley records a seminal moment in what can be thought of as the shaping of his particular style of radical political...
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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 (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
.... 18  |  Circuits of Political Prophecy: Martin Luther King Jr., Peter Tosh, and the Black Radical Imaginary this troubled relationship between American democracy and racial equality against his recent impressions of Jamaican racial pluralism: The other day Mrs. King and I...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Chris Moffat This essay examines the relationship between a radical politics and the institution of the archive through a history of the George Padmore Institute (GPI), a community archive attached to New Beacon Books in London. Focusing on the life and thought of John La Rose (1927–2006...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... radical politics pose a challenge to the color- and colonial-blindness of the conventional Left while at the same time reimaging what freedom can mean in the present. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Congress of Black Writers black radical tradition socialism labor race and class I would like...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
... claims. Specifically, it draws on various theorizings of Black insurgent life to explore the inherent challenges in engendering a radical politics of change premised around principles of repair, alterity, and fugitivity. The author argues that theorizing Blackness and, by extension, Black repair...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory (2014), addresses some of these anxieties in a critical assessment of social thought, subaltern insurgencies, and the politics of radical intellectuals in the Commonwealth Caribbean. While the collection affirms Meeks's confidence...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... fits into the picture of Haitian radicalism and its historiography. What, I ask, might be the significance of Chauvet's refusal of political affiliation during a period in Haiti's history when the call to take sides was being sounded with particular urgency? How do her choices as a writer and a citizen...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... The essay examines Primus's performances, writing, and travels in the US South, as well as her extensive FBI file. What emerges is the portrait of a young woman carving out her own aesthetic and political sensibilities, some of which adhere to our understandings of the black radical tradition and others...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 173–187.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Matthew J. Smith In this essay Matthew J. Smith revisits the central arguments made in Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934–1957 and explains their relevance in understanding Haiti's political course since the Duvalier era. He responds to the essays of Millery...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Minkah Makalani One of the appeals of imagining a future alternative to the political present is the possibility of shedding modernity’s constitutive colonial assemblages and its conceit of the inevitability of human progress. Yet it remains something of a paradox that even at their most radical...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... politics—even in their more radical versions—tend, in this reading, to reproduce modern narratives about the meaning and substance of emancipation, the role of the nation-state, the political implications of visibility traditionally understood, and, more broadly, the proper ends of black politics...
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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 (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Montreal within the global politics of the late 1960s. This essay considers Moving Against the System as an archive of black and Caribbean history, examining both the debates that occurred among the participants of the conference and Austin’s role as an archivist and interpreter of Montreal’s radical past...
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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 (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
... NewsBank, Inc. All Rights Reserved. To examine Pueblos Hispanos ’s support for a Puerto Rican nationalist and Communist coalition is to begin to reinsert Puerto Rico, and more widely the Spanish Caribbean, in the Caribbean radical tradition. As is well known, Caribbean political leaders, thinkers...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Christopher Taylor This essay argues that Caribbean histories of slavery and emancipation have served as a crucial site for the generation of the Marxist antiwork politics popularized by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Recovering a transnational network of radicals that disseminated the work of C...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
....” Imagining other times and possible futures, juxtaposing temporalities and ways of timekeeping, marking temporal breaks, returns, and ruptures, this work helps us ask, What time is it? Whose time is it? © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 temporality historical memory Jewish identity radical politics queer...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... radicalism. These women activists who participated in black Canadian and Afro-diasporic politics include Anne Cools, Brenda Dash, Jean Depradine, Joan Jones, Laurette Solomon, and Gloria Simmons. Many of the Caribbean women who traveled to Canada in the 1950s and 1960s were part of the West Indian Domestic...