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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Walcott's play Drums and Colours and the essays and poetry of Monchoachi show the creative engagement with a differential opacity that speaks to the negotiation of the specificities of self-determination and self-definition necessary to the postcolonial condition. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Monchoachi...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Tracy Robinson This essay explores the expansion of Jacqui Alexander's earlier concept of erotic autonomy through the motif of the Sacred in her new book, and her articulation of what could be described as a Caribbean feminist ethic that demands radical self-determination exercised within self...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Ama Few Jamaican visual artists have been able to capture the quintessence of Jamaican identity in the way that Ras Daniel Heartman did, exposing powerful images of Rastafari that are unequalled in any genre. While reggae music provided a soundtrack to the conscious struggle for self-determination...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in a file labeled “Freak Letters,” it considers the difficulties of recovering historical subjects structured by imperial frameworks of productivity and perversity, tracing instead the counternarratives of mobility, affect, and self-determination that might have shaped this black woman’s life. Using...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 18–32.
Published: 01 July 2023
... to more conflicted positions in-between.” Throughout her essays and fiction, the Jamaican writer, sociologist, and activist Erna Brodber recuperates discarded, illegible, or negative elements in the literary field of Caribbean literature. This essay argues that Brodber uses a mode of self-negation in her...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... 2019 Michael Manley political will self-reliance self-determination socialism Jamaica In his autobiographical account of his coming-of-age as a labor organizer in 1950s Jamaica, A Voice at the Workplace , first published in 1975, Michael Manley records a seminal moment in what can...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... is no longer merely an object of extrinsic rational inquiry but an intrinsic dimension of virtually every aspect of human thought and activity. Historical time has here acquired its own ethical autonomy, its own self-sufficiency, its own self-movement, its own self-determination. Such that the historical...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of the conflicted history out of which the Caribbean is made. At the center of the novel is the attempt to work out, to evoke, an organic idea of freedom. How, exactly, to articulate the essence of the demand for self-determination? How to incite the proposition that freedom is not merely an effect...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2017
... dimension. In his carefully considered introductions to these volumes, Hill advances a revisionist conception, not only of the centrality of the Caribbean to the whole institution and expansion of the UNIA but also, reciprocally, of the ethos of Garvey's doctrine of black self-determination...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
... against imperialism.” 3 Both Moore and Ford revealed the connections between racial capitalism, finance capitalism, US imperialism, brutal militarism, and the denial of self-determination to nations at the bottom of the racial hierarchy in the first three decades of the twentieth century. Likewise...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Sisyphus is simultaneously timely and ahead of its time. By this I mean that its pessimism conveys both a lived contemporary reality and the futility of buying into the national narrative of success via self-sufficiency and self-determination. This latter portrayal offers an example of a narrative context...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Indian liberation and self-determination—a cause they pursued and, at times, led from abroad as vigorously as any within the West Indian colonies.” 6 The diasporan location of so many supporters of federation, echoing the emergence in New York and Florida of much support for the Confederación...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of cultural thought in the Caribbean is yoked to resistance against colonial domination. Anticolonial thinkers knew that central to any resistance to colonialism were struggles in the domain we call “the cultural”—and these struggles for self-determination were inseparable from imagining a future free from...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in Harlem and London. Although transracial imaginaries of federation were elaborated, they coexisted alongside the symbolic significance of federation as an opportunity for the self-determination of black West Indians against white supremacist policies that denied their capacity to govern. 15...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... Through their revolutionary praxis of radical autonomy and self-determination (including the capacity to determine what they will eat), Puerto Rico’s independent artists, coastal foragers, and small farmers have been at the forefront of resistance to the undemocratic regime imposed by the Puerto Rico...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 188–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Motherland by any means necessary, including armed struggle. Within a few years, the Nationalist Party became the leading advocate for Puerto Rico's self-determination. At the time, the colonial government was headed by Governor Blanton Winship, who had appointed his friend Colonel Elisha Francis Riggs...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 70–86.
Published: 01 October 2006
... as a strategy of self-determination and identity is to be discovered by unearthing its deconstructive and ambivalent potential, both in “creating” new fragments to choose from and as a process of “re-membering” the fragmentary in the context of a new cultural object or discourse. Historically speaking...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and the “drive for national self-determination” in the Caribbean. 6 In the 1950s, R. T. Smith and M. G. Smith were anthropologist colleagues at UCWI’s nascent Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), an institution “formed and nurtured in a colonial matrix” and that became the hub for “native social...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... culture, then, is concerned with social and political visual representations that emerge from self-determined, self-created photographic practices that also involve the potential for multiple points of view and infinite potential by protagonists to inscribe meanings. Two approaches to photography...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 209–218.
Published: 01 November 2017
... faces a debt of $74 billion, with another $49 billion in pension obligations that it cannot pay. Public schools and hospitals have closed amid a mass exodus of the population. Faced with no suitable options for a political future that would ensure human dignity and self-determination, Puerto Ricans...