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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
...David Featherstone This essay contributes to work on the contested racialized articulations of conjunctures by engaging with the spatial practices through which racialized in/securities became politicized in the period after the First World War. It explores the forms of opposition to riots against...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Justin Izzo This essay examines the roles played by ethnographic writing and translation in Raphaël Confiant's 1994 L'allée des soupirs . This novel fictionalizes the 1959 riots in Martinique while simultaneously creating characters who debate the relative merits of modes of expression capable...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 78–95.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Greg Beckett Set against the backdrop of soaring inflation, rolling blackouts, fuel riots, roadblocks, and antigovernment protests, this essay explores a new language of political crisis in Haiti that draws on the concept of unlivable life. In so doing, it seeks to directly connect political...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 167–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Town from 1963 to 1966; the 1966 state visit of Haile Selassie; and the riots spawned in 1968 by the government expulsion of University of the West Indies lecturer Walter Rodney. This crisis arose from a clash of paths of development—a largely neocolonial one that marginalized the epistemic...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 134–149.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Johnson (with a citation from the poet Frederick Williams). Several occurrences and episodes, from postwar immigration itself through to “the New Cross Massacre” and incidents of rioting, are also considered. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 black Britain Caribbean migration reggae music...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 39–70.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of racial subjugation. Th ere exists what can properly be called a particular conjuncture of BBillill SSchwarzchwarz events, comprising the impact of the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, and the riots and rebel- lions within...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 54–69.
Published: 01 October 2006
... and the London metropolitan police force, presaging the massive riots 3. See Linton Kwesi Johnson, “Rebel Music,” Race and Class 26 (1974): 398. 4. Ibid., 411. 5. Linton Kwesi Johnson, Inglan is a Bitch (London: Race Today Publications, 1980) and Forces of Victory, Mango, LP (1979). 6. LKJ’s...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 1–7.
Published: 01 July 2013
... or the nationalist ones. Even though William Macmillan had published his dire Warning from the West Indies in 1936, the labor riots that swept the Caribbean in 1937 and 1938 came to the Colonial Office as something of a surprise. 3 Though the Caribbean had long ceased to be of any serious economic importance...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 31–51.
Published: 01 November 2022
... fifteen years earlier when the anti-Catholic agitator John Sayers Orr stoked Black Guyanese resentment toward Portuguese shopkeepers. 30 Nicknamed “Angel Gabriel” for his habit of gathering crowds with a trumpet, Orr was jailed for incitement after an allegedly incendiary sermon. This set off riots...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., economic and social landscapes.” 7 However, there are a number of pivotal moments in Jamaica’s history in which there has been a jolt in awareness of selfhood on the part of the black subaltern majority: for example, 1865 (Morant Bay); 1938 (the labor riots); the mid-1960s (the Rodney riots...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... roots/routes and the metaphor of the riot.” Roots refers to “imagined or real origins,” whereas routes refers to “the act of traveling which defines the diasporic condition.” Lemke's notion of riots refers to “political and cultural conflicts between the host and the diasporic community.” 38...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
... with the capacity to incite riot (read: to undo the lines of white race loyalty), ostensibly enjoying cult-like status, challenges, in community, an institution to exam­ ine itself. In one sense, then, both the (then) administration at the New School University apprehended that power of the erotic (though...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... transformation. Through these critiques of colonial administration, US representatives to the AACC hoped to alleviate unemployment and therefore prevent renewed outbursts of political unrest akin to the late-1930s labor riots, unrest that in their view might also encourage African Americans in the United States...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 95–111.
Published: 01 February 2007
... at the time where labour riots did not occur until the 1950s, but he does not explain why Grenada escapes the riots of the 1930s. In this analysis, the answer is likely related to the trade union leadership of T. A. Marryshow and Fred Patterson, who were opposed to riots because they would...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 187–196.
Published: 01 July 2020
... unrest by nationalizing financial institutions. Nationalization furthered the perception that governments were in control, had the potential to force the hiring of local staff, and could preserve some domestic capital for internal use. Prime Minister Eric Williams responded to army mutiny and rioting...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 177–193.
Published: 01 November 2023
... in the PPP, and the fact that, as Lewis notes, Rodney seems to have supported Forbes Burnham in the 1961 elections. 37 In “Failure of Leadership,” Rodney was likely responding to the 1962 riots that had leveled Georgetown and which Sylvia Wynter had witnessed, the shocking news of which would have reached...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 72–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
... with the Barbados of your memory, the Barbados of your childhood and boyhood. Some of the details of that period are of course known, but what would you say is your most vivid childhood memory of the 1930s? George Lamming: I think the riots of 1937. And I am just about nine or ten. And it would take me...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in the 1919 anticolonial riot sparked by World War I veterans. That riot prompted a colonial reform project; working-class women tapped its meager social reform resources in their endless labor of sustaining themselves and their children but did not accept the leadership of the creole middle class, which...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
... through strikes, social protest, and, ultimately, riots. In 1938 a riot and strike started by laborers at a sugar manufacturing company, the Frome Estate of the West Indies Sugar Company, led to widespread worker protests, stoppages, and unrest. For Marxist historian Ken Post, the riots, the subsequent...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 111–123.
Published: 01 November 2017
... for the leadership of the independence movement (since they were brown) and their civilization project. Reflecting on the Rodney Riots, Manley stated that October 1968 uncovered feelings that had to be examined in order to move forward if Jamaicans were not to “set back the clock more than thirty years...