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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... productivity. Radical skepticisms, the essay argues, create conceptual ground to accommodate the multiple political and affective responses in, and to, the independence era. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 radical skepticisms pessimisms Jamaican 1960s Jamaican literary history This is the kind...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Dawes’s 1978 novel Interim —that offer insights into what I identify as two sensibilities of the period: engaged radicalism and radical skepticism; and two temporalities: revolutionary time and interim time. Where the sensibility of the former text exemplifies the implicit revolutionary romance...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... 2015 acknowledgment afterlife of slavery antirelationality appearance black radical tradition failure self-divestiture skepticism slavery It is the classic tightrope walk: Richard Pryor deftly balanced between refusing the basic fact of human mortality ( If I have to die ) while...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 September 2005
... mean for Haiti and the extent to which Haiti’s survival depended on a militant internationalist, anticolonial politics. It is a radical universalist position that leads Firmin to a profound skepticism regarding the question of grounded diff erence and nationalist identity politics in Haiti...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and works of art but the collective, concerted effort of a movement? In truth, I do not know the answers to these questions. Clearly, CAM can be linked to a radical modernist sensibility. Certainly, most of its founding personalities belonged to that colonial generation born in the Caribbean 1920s and 1930s...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
... they do—largely skeptical work, it is true, keeping intimate company with the idea of a tradition that is at once radical and black, but never simply, never passively, never with a direct, unconsidered embrace or an unquestioning affirmation. Indeed, as the reader will undoubtedly recognize...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
... in Invisible Man . The radical tradition of black communication on the lower frequencies is what enables Weheliye and Henriques to challenge Western epistemic illiteracy in the field of black sound. Their approaches usefully differ. Weheliye takes a synoptic view of the sonic texture of diasporic modernity...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
.../intellectual contributions to such a struggle are useful, works that are radically integrative and translational are equally, if not more, consequential in matters of disarming dominant ways of thinking that uphold unjust social orders. This book also attempts to fill some of the gaps in the archive...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
... distancing himself from his earlier anti- colonial exhortations, while at the same time “skeptically” reaffirming them.8 But Mahagony’s undermining of narrative authority is never linked to attitudes toward decolonization; its shift from the collective “we” of Malemort and La case du...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 112–119.
Published: 01 March 2005
... cosmopolitanism of black critical intellectuals such as Richard Wright and artists whose restless ferment and calls for Th ird World internationalism evoke a politics that is at once skeptical of national-state boundaries and allegiances, if not the concepts of nations and nationalism...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2009
...? To be sure there were skeptics and questioners, among them Maryse Condé, for example, who in a terse reflection accused the authors of seeking to impose a new literary regime of “law and order,” based on a new demand for “authenticity” and consequently a new system of “exclusions.”3...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., which I will refer to as tricontinentalism, through which African American and Cuban radicals viewed themselves as belonging to a shared international revolutionary subjectivity forged through a single struggle against US imperialism. 26 This ideology was provided with an official organization...
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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 (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to an understanding of black radicalism in Canada, the Caribbean, and the African diaspora, more broadly. This work decenters the United States as the nexus of Black Power, allowing readers to think about Canada as an understudied site of black radical organizing. While the congress viewed Black Nationalism...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 15–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Katey Castellano Robert Wedderburn’s London-based periodical, Axe Laid to the Root (1817), disseminates his vision for a transatlantic alliance between the radicals of England’s lower classes and the enslaved people in the West Indies. Throughout the Axe ’s six issues, he challenges...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of Haiti as a theory-problem, I mean to afford myself some skeptical room in which to come at the recent provocative characterization of the Haitian Revolution in terms of some idea of “universality” or “universal history” or the politics of “universal human rights.” It is a characterization that appears...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 205–213.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of the concept “lower frequency” to Paul Gilroy rather than Ellison, Masking and Power represents a careful grappling with the impact of a politics of resistance that is neither “grand” in its narrative or ideological structure nor inevitably triumphalist in its outcome. Skeptical...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 214–221.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of the concept “lower frequency” to Paul Gilroy rather than Ellison, Masking and Power represents a careful grappling with the impact of a politics of resistance that is neither “grand” in its narrative or ideological structure nor inevitably triumphalist in its outcome. Skeptical...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 222–227.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of the concept “lower frequency” to Paul Gilroy rather than Ellison, Masking and Power represents a careful grappling with the impact of a politics of resistance that is neither “grand” in its narrative or ideological structure nor inevitably triumphalist in its outcome. Skeptical...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Tracy Robinson This essay explores the expansion of Jacqui Alexander's earlier concept of erotic autonomy through the motif of the Sacred in her new book, and her articulation of what could be described as a Caribbean feminist ethic that demands radical self-determination exercised within self...