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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Monique A. Bedasse; Aaron Kamugisha This essay argues for an approach to postcolonial Caribbean intellectual history that moves beyond the national archive to rely on a globally dispersed archive. It uses Rastafari repatriation to Tanzania to highlight the intellectual history of the movement...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Deborah A. Thomas In Rex Nettleford's Mirror Mirror: Identity, Race, and Protest in Jamaica , Rastafari appears as an expression of black knowledge and politics and as a barometer of the immediate postindependence security concerns as they related to black Jamaicans. This essay is interested...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Glenn A. Elmer Griffin Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Come, We Go Burn Down Babylon: A Report on the Cathedral Murders and the Force of Rastafari in the Eastern Caribbean Glenn A. Elmer Griffin On 30 December 2000, two Rastamen, twenty-two-year-old Kim John and thirty-three-year...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Rivke Jaffe This paper explores the existence of `ital chic' in Jamaica. A cross between ethical consumerism and the marketing of cool, ital chic represents an aesthetic repertoire and a commercial strategy based on Rastafari. The symbols and aesthetics of a Rastafari lifestyle, or `ital livity...
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figures 3–5. Victims of state suppression of Rastafari following the Carol Gardens incident. Left to right, the late Bongo Frank (who passed away in 2016), the late Empress Enid Steele (who passed away in 2015), and the late Bongo Iya (who passed away in 2014). Photographs by Clinton Hutton More
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figures 3–5. Victims of state suppression of Rastafari following the Carol Gardens incident. Left to right, the late Bongo Frank (who passed away in 2016), the late Empress Enid Steele (who passed away in 2015), and the late Bongo Iya (who passed away in 2014). Photographs by Clinton Hutton More
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figures 3–5. Victims of state suppression of Rastafari following the Carol Gardens incident. Left to right, the late Bongo Frank (who passed away in 2016), the late Empress Enid Steele (who passed away in 2015), and the late Bongo Iya (who passed away in 2014). Photographs by Clinton Hutton More
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Neil Roberts This essay proposes that Deborah Thomas's key contribution in Exceptional Violence is not so much the book's rethinking of violence and citizenship (as Thomas suggests) but rather its innovative examination of Rastafari thought and the implications for the idea of freedom. The essay...
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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 (2007) 11 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Ama Few Jamaican visual artists have been able to capture the quintessence of Jamaican identity in the way that Ras Daniel Heartman did, exposing powerful images of Rastafari that are unequalled in any genre. While reggae music provided a soundtrack to the conscious struggle for self-determination...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... by the mid-1970s. Examining this visible shift in Jamai- can racial politics highlights the militant Rastafari dismissal of the Jamaican state projected by Peter Tosh at the One Love Peace Concert in 1978 as part of a subaltern line of critique that 2 Ibid. 3 Ibid...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 134–149.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Eddie Chambers The 1970s was the decade that witnessed the definitive creation of black Britain. This essay chronicles the influence of the belief system of Rastafari, originating as it did in Jamaica and having an intense appeal to sections of black Britain in the 1970s that led to the creation...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 46–71.
Published: 01 March 2003
... in a trilogy beginning with e Harder ey Come. 5511 the subsequent action, the mire-covered Emperor stumbles up to Rhygin’ and is slapped down by him. e lifestyles of Rastafari and Rude Boy badmanism are thereby...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Pamela O'Gorman, “An Approach to the Study of Jamaican Popular Music,” Jamaican Journal 6, no. 4 (1972): 7, 50. See also Carolyn Cooper, Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture at Large (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). 12 Barry Chevannes, “New Approaches to Rastafari,” in Barry Chevannes...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 174–185.
Published: 01 October 2006
...” of an everyday identity that negotiates and critiques aspects of Western domination, with the rude boy, Rastafari, DJ, promoters, dancer, and dancehall crew members as key social actors and producers. It is the voices of dancehall practitioners outside the Rastaman and the baldhead...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
... death and suffering, without the redemptive claims that characterize the Rastafari vision of Marley’s “Trench Town Rock.” In the song, suffering is relieved, albeit temporarily by music and dance, but Brathwaite’s prose poem allows for no such cathartic cultural exorcizing of trauma...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the Caribbean State,” this issue of Small Axe , 175, 179. 4 Ibid., 176. 5 Neil Roberts, “Violence, Livity, Freedom,” this issue of Small Axe , 190–91. 6 Bad Friday: Rastafari after Coral Gardens , dir. Deborah A. Thomas and John Jackson Jr., with Junior “Gabu” Wedderburn (New York: Third...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 152–166.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-psychological costs in terms of the development of an inner sense of self-determination. 18 In a certain respect, Nettleford's Mirror Mirror was simply a Jamaican response to Norris's expatriate Jamaica . With essays on Rastafari, Black Power, and cultural complexity, it covered similar topical ground...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 167–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Figures 3–5. Victims of state suppression of Rastafari following the Carol Gardens incident. Left to right, the late Bongo Frank (who passed away in 2016), the late Empress Enid Steele (who passed away in 2015), and the late Bongo Iya (who passed away in 2014). Photographs by Clinton Hutton...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
... possess a preciousness that would have been highly coveted. No wonder, then, that they were sold for one shilling at a time in Kingston, and they effectively became passports for Rastafari followers wishing to repatriate. These images of Selassie represented a fulfillment of their deepest hopes...