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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 59–73.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Velma Pollard; Samuel Furé Davis Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Imported Topics, Foreign Vocabularies: Dread Talk, the Cuban Connection Velma Pollard and Samuel Furé Davis Th e speech associated with Rastafari, labeled variously “I-ance,” “I-yaric,” “Rasta Talk,” and “Dread Talk” (DT...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 October 2006
... power and the people stripped down to the essentials.”3 These killings, ambiguously described as the “Rasta killings” or the “Cathedral Murders,” attacked directly the symbols of an equivocal postcoloniality, and then reignited the aware- ness of Rastafari as a forceful resistance...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of this phenomenon for Jamaica in terms of class and cultural politics, as well as its relation to the politics of sustainable development. While ital chic’s producers come from diverse backgrounds, its consumers are mostly middle-class or elite. There is, therefore, a risk that this mainstreaming of Rasta...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., 28. Coppa was recorded by Patrick, a white American who lived in Jamaica from childhood and is a near-native speaker of Jamaican Creole. The context is described in more detail in: Peter Patrick and Arvilla Payne-Jackson, “Functions of Rasta Talk in a Jamaican Creole Healing Narrative...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 46–62.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Kevin Frank Analyzing the ongoing problem of Caribbean racial exploitation, particularly fear signified through one of the most potent Caribbean symbols, dreadlocks, I argue that Medusa's alterity is altered by Rastafarians' snake-like hair, but the transformative power of Rasta dreadlocks...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2014
...!,” the promise of “security” enshrined in the militarized aesthetics of the employee, the company number and website listed directly underneath. 1 The second image is of the peaceful Rasta, uttering One Love and respect in an idyllic state of nature, reefer in hand, locks flowing or turban tied resolute...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of her monograph as a whole. And so the first half of my essay considers chapter 5 of Exceptional Violence , “Resurrected Bodies: 1963/2007,” Thomas's treatment of the so-called Coral Gardens incident, in which, just after Jamaica celebrated its independence from Britain in 1963, hundreds of Rastas...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 June 2007
... system, and a social, cultural, spiritual, and political presence. Yet Rastafari artists are largely unknown and scarcely acknowledged within the canon of Jamaican and Caribbean visual art. There are several images of Rasta such as those created by Osmond Watson, Karl Parboosingh...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of the Jamaican landscape as an exoticized idyll and the representation of Jamaicans as Rasta and/or gangsters. Tied to these images are the depictions of Jamaicans as obeah workers and believers. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Through the Eyes of Hollywood: Reading Representations of Jamaicans in American Cinema...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 46–71.
Published: 01 March 2003
... audiences exploded every time Nevertheless, Henzell’s novel portrays a “worst-case scenario” of a postindependence Jamaican society under siege from ganja posses, military dictatorship, and revolutionary Rastas in terms clearly Hollywoodesque. In a turf war over control of the ganja...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... on the Black Star Liner/riding on the Black Star Liner/going to Zion.” 42 Linking Rasta martyrology to Garveyite Black internationalism, mediated through Cold War politics, this single released on the Socialist Roots record label embodies the memorious accumulations of Jamaican music turned toward...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of power at multiple levels: the supremacy of Rasta against Babylon, iterating the foundational principle of Rasta against Babylon; in the context of the Tivoli incursion and the blatant use of intimidatory force by the United States, an assertion of transcendent spirituality as an effective antidote...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Avram Bornstein Small Axe Incorporated 2001 Dancehall Ethnography in Jamaica Avram Bornstein Wake the Town and Tell the People: Dancehall Culture in Jamaica. Norman Stolzoff . Durham: Duke University Press, 2000. 298 pages. ude boys and rastas, selectors, sound systems...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
...-lucia . 33 Bob Marley, with Busta Rhymes, “Rasta Man Chant,” Chant Down Babylon (Kingston: Tuff Gong/Island, 1999). 32 For a quick review, see Kimone Thompson, “Jamaica's Children in Crisis,” Jamaica Observer , 22 May 2011, www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Jamaica-s-children...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... accommodations in College Common, had created a salon space in her home that was frequented by artists, musicians, middle-class Twelfth Tribe Rastas, and campus radicals, including several Workers Party of Jamaica (WPJ) members, and I remember well the extended and excited political discussions, fueled by many...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 167–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Figure 2. Onlookers at the Barnett Street Police Station, Montego Bay, where two members of the Rastafarian group in Coral Gardens were being held. Later, many innocent people were detained and mistreated there in acts of collective punishment of Rastas. Figure 2. Onlookers at the Barnett Street...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of his earlier points. It is unfair to say that Rastafarianism does not address critical Jamaican social and developmental problems. Rasta notions of “livity,” which incorpo- rate self-reliance, cooperation, natural organic living and peaceful coexistence, provide critical alternative...
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 2. Onlookers at the Barnett Street Police Station, Montego Bay, where two members of the Rastafarian group in Coral Gardens were being held. Later, many innocent people were detained and mistreated there in acts of collective punishment of Rastas. Figure 2. Onlookers at the Barnett More
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 174–185.
Published: 01 October 2006
... earlier work and its criticisms as a backdrop, the chapter titled “Slackness Personified: Representations of Female Sexuality in the Lyrics of Bob Marley and Shabba Ranks” stood out for me.6 The aim is to compare the lyrics of Marley and Ranks, epitomiz- ing Rasta-inspired reggae...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., and reasonings, which are unfortunately outside the scope of this piece. 12 The “afro-philo-sophic fiction” of Rastafari would hardly be known in the way it is had reggae music not turned it into a truly “afro-sonic-philo-sophy” whose influence far exceeds Rasta beliefs. The concept of dread is indeed...