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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
... spheres. It chronicles the rise of the movement, explores the centrality of the digital in the members’ activism, and assesses the methods deployed in the group’s contestation of postcolonial ideals of respectability. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 social media radical feminism sexual...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 163–168.
Published: 01 March 2022
... (paperback) Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 Scammers Yard Jovan Scott Lewis reparations respectability performativity writerly surprise Jovan Scott Lewis’s Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica is both an entertaining and a scholarly read. 1 It has the feel...
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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 (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Schomburg outside of frameworks that cast him as a heroic rescuer of memory and therefore as an avatar of idealized masculine respectability. Lastly, this essay asks that we consider not just the historical actors and cultural producers that Schomburg devoted himself to illuminating but also how his...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... from journalists who would discipline the women’s great influence. Nevertheless, these women commanded considerable respect in political contests that often seemed to have as their stakes the very independence of the nation itself. © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 Port-au-Prince Haiti women coups...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Both artists excavate genealogies of horror at the root of Caribbean identity discourse, tracing this through sexual histories linked, respectively, to femaleness and male homosexuality represented as a male-feminine morphology. Ultimately, the texts excavate different spaces of a “demonic ground...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 193–202.
Published: 01 November 2013
... effects of historicism as an ideology that Karl Mannheim once called the “worldview of modernity.” It is in this respect that we ought to extend and sharpen Trouillot's pathbreaking critique. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 In one of his last publications, Michel-Rolph Trouillot alerted us...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in the short story collection Tropic Death and the pamphlet The British Negro , respectively. The essay demonstrates how and why South Africa proved significant to an emergent radical consciousness in the Caribbean and the vicissitudes of turning to south(ern), not only West, Africa to think through Africa...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., these migrants brought with them a sense of dignity, `good grooming', aspiration and desires for social respectability as remnants of a `colonial time' as suggested by Richard Wilk. The front rooms they created when they eventually acquired homes was based on the Victorian parlour of the Caribbean colonial elite...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... that already in the 1870s, Thomas defined creole identity as normative and national in part by contrasting it to Indian and other ethnic identities. Smith illuminates the significant role women and womanhood played in the construction of creole identity and respectable middle-class nationalism. As importantly...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 174–185.
Published: 01 July 2011
... monograph Black Yeats: Eric Roach and the Politics of Caribbean Poetry (2008). The positions Smith and Breiner ascribe to Thomas and Roach, respectively, articulate an enduring Caribbean contradiction between an aspiration to erudition on the one hand and the urgency of self-representation on the other...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
... be called “creole”? Although Japan is an eccentric case and in many respects displaced in the unstable network of creole studies, that does not make it less revealing of new issues of thought that are being constituted around the figure of the creole at the very places where they were not expected. Small...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 99–110.
Published: 01 November 2010
... exemplifies the troublesome contradictions and lacunae present throughout “Pour une littérature-monde en français.” In reflecting on the contextual paradoxes and ironies that mark the manifesto, I draw attention to the need for greater critical vigilance with respect to the manifold political, geographical...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... relationship with creole and creoleness as two different fictive ethnicities that are signified differently in Latin America and the French and Anglo-Caribbean, respectively. The essay concludes with a proposal for the Spanish Caribbean as a heuristic that reconnects Spanish, Anglo-, and French Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... discusses how ethical relations as shaped by race, class, and gender are relevant to Caribbean revolution, arguing that collapse might be the most significant reality that gives reason to hope for revolution and respect for the human in the contemporary Caribbean. 7 See Brian Meeks, Envisioning...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 1–7.
Published: 01 July 2013
... and refiguring of Caribbean studies is to encourage a certain kind of history of ideas, namely, one that thinks through the kinds of ideological-conceptual problem-spaces that shape and orient their respective formulations. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 This content is made freely available...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Susan C. Méndez Recent texts in Latinx literature have ghosts that demonstrate new knowledge about history, culture, and subjectivity. In Song of the Water Saints and Soledad , the first novels of authors Nelly Rosario and Angie Cruz, respectively, the figure of the ghost is a trope...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 23–38.
Published: 01 September 2003
... “respectability” Tand what he called “reputation.” “Respectability” is oriented toward bourgeois valu- ations of the centripetal, toward standard English, home, family, hierarchy, decorum, stability, honesty, economy, delayed returns, and transcendence. In contrast, “reputa- tion” is oriented toward...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2003
...-century Caribbean public, images that aff ected, and continue to aff ect, Small Axe 13, March 2003: pp. 1–16 ISSN 0799-0537 Caribbean women of all ethnicities into the twenty-fi rst century. On the one hand, black women are represented as icons of respectability, virtuous women who must...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., Remaking Respectability (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013); and Brittney Cooper, Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017). 22 Ginetta E. B. Candelario, “Color Matters: Latina/o Racial Identities and Life...