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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 69–82.
Published: 01 July 2021
... the African slave trade. This essay examines two minority ethnic groups in the Virgin Islands: Jews and Frenchies. After documenting their arrival and settlement, the essay analyzes cultural continuity and change among Jews and Frenchies as minority groups in a continuously modernizing St. Thomas...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... and destination/away/settlement societies. This emphasis has arguably restricted our comprehension of the complexity of transnational practices that connect people not just with the place they left but across sites of migration. Drawing on the example of Caribbean women who travel regularly between Toronto...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
... jeremiads about how the settlement and exploitation of the Americas exemplified the darkness that is present in men's souls. Brown's vision of a Jamaica that looked like heaven but which was instead a hell on earth is compelling. I do wonder, however, whether in this hell there may have been some patches...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., and in the current rounds of colonial settlement through tax haven conditions in the realm of real estate. The essay shifts the language of anticolonial sensorial errancy to decolonial sensorial errancy to focus on the forms of “slow violence” of economic invasion/ control, the productivity of which presses us...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 134–146.
Published: 01 November 2021
... epistemological status as the Garifuna homeland associated with ancestral marronage. The author looks at how public performances of Garifuna Settlement Day in Central America and the United States (New York City is home to the largest Garifuna communities outside Central America’s Caribbean coasts) open...
Published: 01 November 2021
Figure 2 Members of the Joseph Chatoyer Dance Company participate in Garifuna Settlement Day at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 2014. Photograph courtesy of the author More
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
.... In this way they could continue to pro- vide seasonal labor in the sugarcane fields owned by the estates, while farming the plots of land provided as one of the bonuses for settlement in Trinidad. Many had saved to purchase small plots of land, and many others also leased uncultivated land from...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 205–208.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of Misery: Catastrophe and Colonial Settlement in Early America (2014), which explores the relationship between suffering and violence in the early English colonial settlement period and argues that the first forms of colonial subjectivity and literature appeared out of this catastrophic relationship. She...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of reconciliation, whether in the settlement shaped by Mandela, in admittedly constrained circumstances, something had not been yielded by the enemies of justice in order that even more could be retained by them, whether something precious had not been lost even as so much of value was gained. Redress, here...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... family memoir, dedicated to her deceased parents, Doris and Marcus, describes an absolute mythical past of national beginning.12 This family memoir coincides with the settlement of Harvey River in Hanover Parish, Jamaica, in 1840, by Doris’s grandfather, the Englishman William Harvey...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
...” does not recount the Caribbean migrant’s arrival and settlement in Britain but rather explores a different narrative of arrival, from the life of a rural laborer in South Wales to urbanity and social respectability in Cardiff, which relied not only on class identity but also on “a taken for granted...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
... died as she had no legal connection to him or to his property. . . . Only yesterday Mary was telling him that it was time to put his affairs in order and this time she brought up the children, asking him to consider their future for they could not inherit Lincoln [Settlement] if they were not named...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., The Settlement of Indians in Guyana, 1890–1930 (Leeds, UK: Peepal Tree, 2000). 1 The term felt-value is borrowed from Yi-Fu Tuan's definition of place . He suggests that place becomes meaningful through our values, attachments, interactions, and feelings associated with it. See Yi-Fu Tuan, Space...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
... lives would be the evidence of racialized dispossession. Enslaved mothers were enmeshed in the foundational metalanguages of early modern Atlantic ideas of slavery, freedom, and racial colonialism. 2 From the first founding of English settlements in the Caribbean to the slow unfolding of racial...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of a savior, and by Marie-Sophie’s own recogni- tion that, in staking her claim to a place in City, she was “entering [her]self directly into that very old struggle” (T, 297): a struggle that does not conclude once her settlement wins its recognition (and thus its security) from the city council...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and linkage, sepa- ration and reconnection in Ingrid Pollard’s image collection. The fragmented relations produced by dislocation and migration and the affiliative self-fashioning of settlement and dwelling are captured in her series “Oceans Apart.” Pollard describes her photographic practice...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 128–135.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., Maroon settlements, and indeed entire Maroon nations and ethnicities—as proud, unconquerable people who carved out alternate landscapes of freedom on the outskirts of colonial slavery. But reality is somehow reliably grimmer and very often less than heroic. In the era of their origins in colonialism...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... politics in the years immediately leading to political independence—and those of other politicians in the nationalist movement—facilitated an incongruous political settlement that continued the coloniality of power on the island. That settlement allowed Britain to direct events according to its...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 178–185.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Chevannes describes urban areas as “communities only in the sense of being dense settlements of people living in face-to-face relationships, but lacking in the processes of civility and a social order based on morality rather than fear.” 4 Such sentiments feature in There Is No More Haiti , often...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2023
... to the colonial establishment. 13 Self-liberation took multiple forms difficult to predict or track, varying across time and space, including rebellion and long-term flight, sometimes in well-guarded settlements; short-term absences with a return to the site of enslavement; and individuals hiding in plain...