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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... L. R. James's varied coteries throughout Italy, the author argues that James's methodological innovations in the field of slave historiography were central to the formulation of strategies of refusal and flight eventually popularized in Hardt and Negri's Empire . These methodological homologies...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... It challenges historicizations that presume Afro- Latinidad to be a stable and additive political ontology and that possibly foreclose black Latinx strategies of disidentification or refusal that transcend racial or ethnic nationalisms. It also provokes readers to think of what it would be like to write about...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Sharina Maillo-Pozo Through a discussion of Dixa Ramírez’s Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (2018), this essay highlights and expands on the ways Dominican and Dominican American women have negotiated, resisted, and refused...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Dixa Ramírez Focusing on early-twentieth-century images, this essay constructs a method for discerning how ordinary, often anonymous, Dominicans fulfill, refuse, or frustrate the myriad desires contained in the imperial gaze as recorded in photography. This method, which the author terms “ monte...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... more deeply the issues of respectability, violence, and refusal, doing so in conversation with Patricia Noxolo, Beverley Mullings, and Kevon Rhiney—Caribbean and Caribbeanist geographers who help explore the scam as representative of repair within Jamaica’s violent, impoverished, and seemingly...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., the essay illuminates the racialized and caste-based knowledge systems that were mobilized to “make live” the reserve of potential labor force aboard. Concomitantly, it reads the colonial archive for moments in which indentured servants register their presence through their responses to being or refusal...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 118–127.
Published: 01 July 2009
... be inferred a begrudging admiration for the defiance of this lowly, downtrodden Jamaican who stuck tenaciously to his own culture and refused to play the game of colonialism by the Englishman's elitist rules. Ole negar, in sum, was the Jamaican who clung to the African ways of his ancestry while rejecting...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores In Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (2018), Dixa Ramírez astutely and compellingly displays the opacity of the Dominican Republic’s history in the context of the Americas. She complicates trite...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann This essay examines important contributions made by Dixa Ramírez’s book Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (2018) to Dominican, Caribbean, and African diaspora literary and cultural studies. It argues...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Dixa Ramírez D’Oleo This response essay argues that the hyperfocus on what defines appropriate behavior among Afro-descended populations issues from structural white supremacy. One of the messages in the author’s Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., she refuses the aspirations for repair that neglect implies. By stressing the impossibility of repairing the violence of British colonial rule, her work instead asks, What new forms of thought become possible beyond argumentative frames of repair? 1 Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place (New York...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of postcolonial sovereignty, this essay considers how climate crisis demands a refusal of the state form as the limit to a regional political horizon and a rejection of nationalist historiography as a basis for the project of Caribbean criticism. The plight of Haitian nationals in The Bahamas is a case in point...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and refused private land ownership, citing communal land as their shield, these issues have resurfaced in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Irma. Barbudans’ desires to maintain their previous way of life remain hampered by the Antiguan government’s disaster capitalist desires to reconstruct Barbuda...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Laurent Dubois This essay discusses the ways in which Madison Smartt Bell's novel The Stone That the Builder Refused represents the history of the Haitian Revolution, and particularly the figure of Toussaint Louverture. It argues that the novel engages usefully with the problem of how we can...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Madison Smartt Bell This essay responds to four critics who discuss Bell's trilogy of novels about the Haitian Revolution— All Souls' Rising, Master of the Crossroads, The Stone That the Builder Refused. Particular attention is paid to the idea of a French royalist plot behind the slave...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 98–108.
Published: 01 July 2023
... questions of ethnicity and racialization. It further attends to the significance of this work on and in Trinidad, given the refusal of Africanness at the time the book first appeared. Today, Trinidad and Tobago is often considered “the Emancipation Capital of the World,” with its Emancipation Day...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
... of animality, and second, that we consider how in refusing the demarcating line between humanity and animality they potentially remake each other. Centering “animality” as an analytic, the author considers the kinds of relations that animality allows us to imagine with ourselves and each other. The essay...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 2022
... guides this study of transnational practices of anti-Black violence and accounts for the possibilities of Black women’s futures beyond their record of disappearance. Naming the layered applications, quotidian quality, and refusals of physical, psychological, and archival violence during the US occupation...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... approach that reveals and challenges the epistemic violence of the official archive. Her analysis incisively attends to the relationships between empire, intimacy, and violence without sacrificing attention to either the devastating effects for women or the multiple ways Indian women refused to be defined...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 143–153.
Published: 01 March 2023
... engaging in performative diversity. 22 Refusing the assimilationist universalism because they believe that those who fight for them without them are against them, the women of Mwasi build their political movement in opposition to mainstream feminisms in France, which they see as inherently racist...