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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
... York City and social transformation on the island during the 1990s in the areas of reproductive health, reformation of the women's health system, legislature against domestic violence, access to education, and political representation. 12 Without openly committing to feminist currents or women's...
Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 154–169.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Carolyn Cooper Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Enslaved in Stereotype: Race and Representation in Post‐Independence Jamaica Carolyn Cooper Dat ﬁ bruck up an dash weh.¹ —Taxi driver document here in chronological order my contribution to the local...
Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay explores the poetics and the politics of AIDS representation in the Haitian context through an examination of Arnold Antonin's film Le president a-t-il le SIDA? ( Does the President Have AIDS? ; 2006) and Myriam J. A. Chancy's novel Spirit of Haiti (2003...
Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 199–209.
Published: 01 November 2021
... , reprenant à leur compte le corpus de la négritude, met en avant, en son sein, une communauté de vue sur l’Afrique. Partant de ce constat et pour illustrer les changements intervenus, en Haïti, dans les représentations de l’Afrique, cet cet essai critique de There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death...
Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
... (1989), Sharktale (2004), and Transporter 2 (2005), which are analyzed to explore the links between narrative, power, and representation and read beyond the cinematic text, exploring the shadows, the unspoken, the unvisualized, the unwritten elements of the films. The article explores the representation...
Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
... representations of the Dominican Republic as a space that is racially unconscious and reminds us of the overlooked history of free black experience in the eastern side of the island, pressing the reader to face the ghosted racialized realities that these facts highlight. This review considers the epistemological...
Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
... archive. His deployment of a formalist practice of representation offers a visual strategy that allows him to evade the many racist and tropicalizing visual clichés and stereotypes that burden North American depictions of the region. Burckhardt's interest in form and surface over content and depth draws...
Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of in-betweenness and in/security in relation to more “leisurely” pursuits, notably, tourism. By revisting Stephanie Black’s critically acclaimed documentary film Life and Debt and retheorizing the concept of critical conversations, this essay analyses the ways representations of in/security have framed media...
Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... children. Yet such institutions are ostensible forms of “care.” They hold black children’s bodies. Their metrics hold black children to standards of whiteness. They hold black children as their representational property. Black children become the “meager” representations of school failure and also...
Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
... colonial representations and create community in profound ways. Drawing on Sylvia Wynter’s work on colonial epistemologies and representation in relation to questions of race and decolonization and on Rex Nettleford’s discussion of embodiment and marronage, the author lays out a method of decolonial...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Nadi Edwards This paper examines the representation of contemporary figures of “bare life” in the context of postcolonial Jamaican modernity. The representation of Kingston as a dystopia is one such trope of bare life, as evident in Kamau Brathwaite's 1994 prose poem, Trench Town Rock...
Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chris Bongie This essay provides an overview of Colin Dayan's work that attends, specifically, to her representations of slave law in Haiti, History, and the Gods and The Law Is a White Dog . It takes as its point of departure Dayan's indictment in the final chapter of Haiti, History, and the Gods...
Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 78–87.
Published: 01 March 2015
... aesthetics put forward by black British artists, photographers, and filmmakers from the 1980s onward had on Hall's theoretically distinctive approach to diasporic questions of identity and ethnicity. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 visual arts diaspora representation identity Cultural identity...
Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Daynalí Flores-Rodríguez In recent reinterpretations of the Caribbean dictatorial past, Caribbean American writers living in the United States challenge the Latin American dictator novel genre as a discursive tradition that reduces Caribbean culture to specific representations of power, oppression...
Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 53–60.
Published: 01 March 2020
... champions of the Antillean Confederation’s idea, but one must wonder why two modern political thinkers recur to the representation of unsuccessful heroes in their fictional texts. Through literary rhetoric, Betances and Hostos proposed a modern subjectivity that could promote national unity and collective...
Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 143–163.
Published: 01 November 2020
...O’Neil Lawrence; Deborah A. Thomas The “creation” of Jamaican national identity owed much to the artistic movement that preceded and followed independence in 1962. While depictions of the peasantry, particularly male laborers, have become iconic representations of “true” Jamaicans, the scholarship...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 109–124.
Published: 01 July 2021
... with the revolutionary triumph in 1959, and her affiliation to the editorial group El Puente (1961–65). Intersectionality allows an understanding of how Morejón’s self-identification and self-representation as a black revolutionary female writer condition her elaboration of counternarratives that thwart the Eurocentric...
Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 1–20.
Published: 01 July 2017
...G. A. E. Griffin This intervention in the problem of representation and postcoloniality examines the proliferating newspaper photographs of accused criminals in the former British colony of Nevis. These images instantiate what Frantz Fanon describes as an “autoscopic” hallucination, the effect...
Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Nalini Mohabir This essay engages with visual cues that point to an afterlife of indentureship across a culture, history, and economics of labor, evident as a felt presence or absence in photographic representations of Caribbean persons. The author re-views photographs (both archival and artistic...
Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123–134.
Published: 01 July 2017
... by moderator Andil Gosine and others present at the workshop, including Ramabai Espinet and Patricia Mohammed. The conversation focused in particular on Fung's and Harnarine's films centering Indo-Caribbean cultural representation: Fung's 2012 feature-length documentary Dal Puri Diaspora , that traces...