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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... presumably complete freedom. If the newspaper clipping that references Wooding's syllabus sits in a Caribbean archive, 5 the photograph resides in a Cape archive; each speak in different national, regional, and urban registers. Wooding and Williams were not the only Afro-Caribbeans in the early...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... imaginary, much as the Haitian Revolution was for the nineteenth. The occupation is usually considered only in relation to its impacts in Haiti and the United States, but Haiti’s symbolic significance meant that its occupation shaped the perspectives of Caribbean people throughout the region. Major thinkers...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Kamari Maxine Clarke This essay explores the ways that new judicial formations centered on the Caribbean Court of Justice provide a space for understanding the workings of various legal rights brokers as central to a project of Caribbean regionalism. It examines the intermediary spaces in which...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Glyne Griffith This essay argues that the short-lived West Indies Federation (1958–62) was not only undermined by the failure of the regional intelligentsia to comprehensively communicate a narrative of regionalism to the majority of the archipelago’s peoples but also further compromised by the BBC...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Stella Vincenot This article shows how Patrick Chamoiseau's struggle against neocolonial forms of domination of Martinique is remarkably similar to French Regionalism, a movement fighting for political and cultural autonomy of the French Provinces in the early XXth Century. Given the fate of French...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... blocs. The field needs to help us address the following problems: relying on the insular metaphor to name a region whose population in large part inhabits continental land masses; making pan-Caribbean claims based on the knowledge (often partial) of only one linguistic zone; uncritically embracing...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the idea of Hispanic Caribbean studies for the historical study of the region. Historically, the Hispanic Caribbean at times included islands and colonies such as Jamaica, Trinidad, and Saint-Domingue. Patterns of migration further complicate the boundaries of the Hispanic Caribbean, as diaspora...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
... outsider in the region. Focusing primarily on Indians, the essay explores the tropes of the “home and the world” in which “otherness” emerges as metaphors in the fictional works of Rabindranath Tagore's The Home and the World which resonates in V.S. Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas . The `Other' in this...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
... accomplishments? One key predecessor, Kamau Brathwaite, suggested that the binarisms undergirding the principle of cultural distinctness on which much of the historical definition of the region was drawn be abandoned in favor of an increasing recognition of its intrinsic cultural heterogeneity. For many, the...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 45–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Meredith N. Robinson As part of the larger project of assessing the relationship between the Francophone Caribbean and the contemporary world, this article addresses how Francophone Caribbean film is presently impacting the field on a local, regional and international level. This article first...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Kavita Ashana Singh While models of creoleness in the Caribbean reinscribe a theoretical monolingualism, thinking about regional literature as multilingual instead allows for an understanding of the ongoing relationality, conflictuality, and creativity produced in the translative modes through...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 1–19.
Published: 01 November 2016
... understanding of the spatial politics regulating the display of Caribbean art outside the region has to be approached from an ambivalent point of view. In this case, this implies recognizing how “Caribe insular” was inscribed within two different logics: one linked to the regional panorama of democratic Spain...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Tatiana Flores; Michelle Stephens This essay argues for an archipelagic approach to the twenty-first-century visual arts of the insular Caribbean. While it is common for scholars to stress the region's heterogeneity, the authors seek out thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... multilayered international network in the region to overcome divisions and boundaries produced by the history of neo/colonialism and the cold war. Over the past sixteen years, the journal work has generated an archive of knowledge, a society, and a consortium of institutions to organize a biennial conference...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
... freedom and about politics in the Caribbean more broadly. The Caribbean region has been characterized as a place of political tragedy, in the wake of the repeated failures of revolutionary projects of national independence. Bonilla's ethnography of labor activism in Guadeloupe suggests that a different...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
... recognition of the region as an inaugural space in the invention of a modern consciousness—not as a problematic tertiary portion of the globe where modernity is a belated burden. In advancing this case for a hemispheric recasting of the Caribbeanist field, it helps to reread a little-known essay that took the...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Shawn C. Gonzalez Language conflict is a common feature of Caribbean literary production, but multilingual experimentation can be obscured by the scholarly organization of the region into blocs defined by colonial languages. Recent attention to literary multilingualism in comparative literature...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 78–86.
Published: 01 March 2020
... articulate the political consciousness necessary for change, it could not finally overcome the sources of tension in the region. Importantly, too, the same West Indian writers who symbolized the collective belonging to the region, so cherished by federation, were themselves embroiled in the discordant...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... eight relatively discrete though overlapping categories. It argues that the study of Caribbean intellectual history gives us more conscious control over the articulation and reproduction of critical ideas about the region over time and space, alerts us to transformations in the conditions of Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 July 2009
... icons. Unlike many of the pre-lenten carnivals in the region, Crop Over celebrates the end of the sugar cane season, and directly ties the subversive elements and inversions of traditional carnival to the sugar economy of the Caribbean, and its historical dependence on slavery. While traditional...