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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 181–191.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Roshini Kempadoo Artist project. Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Amendments: Digital Griots as Traces of Resistance Roshini Kempadoo Entering the gallery space, screen characters invite us to join in playing a game of dominos— as laid out on the table beside the screen. As we place...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... identity and inserting Martinique more fully within the Caribbean Region, the literary strategies of Chamoiseau reinforce ties with France. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Patrick Chamoiseau and the Limits of the Aesthetics of Resistance Stella Vincenot It would seem paradoxical to situate the work...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 23–38.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Shalini Puri Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Beyond Resistance: Notes Toward a New Caribbean Cultural Studies Shalini Puri he noted anthropologist Peter Wilson, in his 1973 book Crab Antics,¹ observed in Caribbean societies a fundamental and structuring tension between...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
... exploration is made of the implications of the ital chic phenomenon for Jamaica in terms of class and cultural politics, as well as its relation to the politics of sustainable development. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Ital Chic: Rastafari, Resistance, and the Politics of Consumption in Jamaica Rivke...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... multiethnic communities in Cardiff and Liverpool in 1919 through tracing the significant transnational connections and routes that shaped resistance to this violence, doing so by engaging with disturbances aboard ships that were deporting black seafarers from Cardiff and Liverpool to Barbados and Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of Wynter and her intellectual pursuits. For some, Wynter's critique of Western humanism has become the organizing principle of black radicalism and anticolonial resistance. Part of the value of Wynter's critique of the human and what makes it so well received in the current moment has to do with how...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 119–130.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... The alchemy of creative resistance, the practice of unbecoming a colonial subject, begins where it began—in the elements, in the basic structures of a thing. It’s speculative, a little fantastical, and protoscientific. It requires intuition, inquiry, and a daring imagination—nothing less—for transmutation...
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 2. Nicole Awai, Specimen from Local Ephemera: Resistance with Black Ooze 1 , 2005. Graphite, acrylic paint, glitter, and nail polish on paper; 51 × 53 in. Courtesy of the artist More
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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 (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Nigel Westmaas Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Resisting Orthodoxy: Notes on the Origins and Ideology of the Working People’s Alliance Nigel Westmaas INTRODUCTION n the wave of the popular response in the streets of Georgetown, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA...
Published: 01 July 2015
Amour Colère Folie ( Love Anger Madness ) : A Temporary Monument to Resistance , 2013. Painted wood, barriers, and fences, with vinyl digital-graphic appliqués; 900 × 900 × 500cm. Place de L'Abbé Grégoire, Fort-de-france, BIAC Biennale internationale d'art Contemporain Martinique More
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 15–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... grounds as a land commons that produce food sovereignty and communal identity. Then he represents the Jamaican Maroons’ local ecological knowledge as a source of resistance to plantation economies. Using Sylvia Wynter’s environmental theories of resistance, this essay argues that Wedderburn’s political...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 112–120.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Jorell A. Meléndez-Badillo At the turn of the twentieth century, workers, anarchists, and intellectuals created a global resistance culture through print media, migration, and their radical imaginaries. The networks that animated this resistance culture gave way to the Counter-Republic of Letters...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jana Evans Braziel In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant's valorization of diaspora as the anti-dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora” obscures nationality, class, race, gender, sexuality, and political economy as striating diasporas and diasporic...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., Smith offers “recitation” as a model for understanding social and cultural formation in the Caribbean. In contrast to the long-held view that recitation was necessarily an alienating act of mimicry, Smith reveals that recitation functioned as a creative process used both to resist and to appropriate...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
... resistance to amnesia and the willful reconstitution of an occulted past. Their works, like those of other, non-Francophone artists from the Caribbean or from the diaspora place “identity in the interstices,” stigmatize the caricatured representation of blacks, are frequently founded on historical documents...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michelle V. Rowley Why has the category “gender” not figured transformatively in anti-colonial resistance, or nationalist politics in the region? This is a question posed in this forum by literary scholar Natasha Barnes (1991). Despite the centrality that Caribbean feminists have accorded...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Elizabeth Duchanaud With the traditional parameters of what constitutes history and historical event as alienating as colonization itself for the francophone Caribbean, Edouard Glissant argues to historicize alienation by plotting new forms of resistance against domination and oppression, forms...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Sarah L. Lincoln Reading Patrick Chamoiseau's Texaco in terms of Joseph Meeker's notion of the “comedy of survival,” Lincoln argues that the text affirms the pragmatic necessities of survival and continued “opposition,” despite the evident impossibility of resistance at a time of political...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 138–150.
Published: 01 November 2013
... (1925). Specifically, the essay focuses on Williams's idiosyncratic translations of Hispanic Caribbean poets Luis Palés Matos and Eugenio Florit, reading them as instances of what Lawrence Venuti calls a “resistant translation” that insists on a “foreignizing” viscosity—what Barbara Folkart critiques...