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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 149–160.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Tzarina T. Prater This essay contributes to ongoing debates about cultural and national identity and belonging in Jamaica by taking up the primary trope of the “shop” as the sole site of black and Chinese interaction. Through analyzing the fiction and poetry of Easton Lee, the essay considers how...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
... “sound-system” to the networks of local small-retail grocery shops, ubiquitous across Jamaica, that were owned and operated by Jamaican Chinese shopkeepers and examines how they formed material infrastructures. In charting the hardwiring of speakers and how the sociality of the shop housed the production...
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 2 Map of Jamaican Chinese business infrastructure distribution across Jamaica, 1957–1963. The dot density (i.e., darker dots) on this map indicates multiple shops in one area. Designed by Tao Leigh Goffe, 2017 (Datawrapper) Figure 2. Map of Jamaican Chinese business infrastructure More
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 9 Wife and husband cofounders of the music label VP Records, Patricia “Miss Pat” Chin and Vincent “Randy” Chin, in their shop, Randy’s Record Mart, in Kingston, Jamaica, 1958. Courtesy of VP Records Figure 9. Wife and husband cofounders of the music label VP Records, Patricia “Miss Pat More
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 184–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... and work as a team was boldly written across the front of his shop. I imagine that many have welcomed that verse, in a time when each person individually felt unequal to the effort of keeping crime down. These are words that a politician would use to gather people to him or her...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-to-day purposes can be ignored since, in effect, it has been superseded, geographically and functionally, by the new business center and satellite Uptown shopping districts around which their own lives revolve. However, compelled to acknowledge the formidable economic, political, and sociocultural...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 111–117.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., girls braiding hair and Mas John from the corner shop blaring his new sound and selling rum too dear. But board houses change to concrete and jade vines curling through...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... visited several of the pick-up points around Toronto on the days that the buses were leaving, including long-weekend trips and day excursions. Finally, I have gone on several of the tours to Brooklyn and to the shopping outings, interacting and speaking with travelers, and on each occasion spending...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 167–181.
Published: 01 March 2010
... buildings in Cross Roads, soap, rags, and bucket in hand and a melody on his lips. That evening Ser- geant sang a variety of arrangements that combined reggae and mento rhythms with classical tunes as he made his way to Miss Gracie’s shop. The wooden shed at the front of Miss Gracie’s yard was...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 248.
Published: 01 March 2004
... punishable off ence. MTh e following images are representative of an ongoing series called “Th e House of Windsor,” based on images from books bought in jumble sales, charity shops, and market stalls. Infl uences include the drawings of Van Gogh, Outsider Art, Kuba masks (Zaire), and Victorian colored...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 249–251.
Published: 01 March 2004
... punishable off ence. MTh e following images are representative of an ongoing series called “Th e House of Windsor,” based on images from books bought in jumble sales, charity shops, and market stalls. Infl uences include the drawings of Van Gogh, Outsider Art, Kuba masks (Zaire), and Victorian colored...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... shopkeeper, he is read by the community as an exploiter, yet not “thief” enough to satisfy the dominant’s definition of manhood—Cecil criticizes Lowe for not cheating his customers more. Lowe, in turn, misreads the community, believing that blacks burned down the shop (15). Jamaica is a hostile home...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 112–118.
Published: 01 June 2008
... ornamental sticker “frames,” “chains,” and “pilasters” adhered to the wall surround- ing the lithographs mimic paper versions which were sold in print shops so that poorer people could imitate the way in which these portraits would have been displayed in wealthy homes. These printed...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 150–159.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., blues basement weekend parties, the heated barber- shop discourse, liming on the frontline. The United Negro Improvement Association Garveyite Rastafarians, the carnival, the pan-yards, and 1970s US soul and jazz music: these are some of the pertinent signifiers that informed and shaped the new...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 230–233.
Published: 01 March 2009
... BBC4 documentary Tales from the Front Room (see httpwww.thefrontroom.org). His recent exhibition is “The Beauty Shop” (198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, January–March 2008). McMillanUniversity is of a the visiting Arts, professor London. of creative writing at the London College of...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 206–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., LES Print Shop, and LMCC Workspace. Her work has been written about in the New York Times , the Los Angeles Times , Art in America , Art Forum , and Studio Museum Magazine and is featured in Phaidon's drawing anthology Vitamin D2 (2013). She has been the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Painters...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123–134.
Published: 01 July 2017
... in a family in Trinidad with Indian branches, but I didn't grow up in an Indian household, so roti was something that was a treat for us, and it either appeared in our house as gifts from friends or relatives or from a roti shop. I sometimes make Trinidadian dishes, but they tend to be best for large...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Bahamas, which will have helicopter connections to Nassau; or the devel- opment of Bimini Bay Resort and Casino on North Bimini, also in the Bahamas, which will eventually include a full service marina, luxury hotel, a casino, spa, shopping village, and golf course.29 These isolated...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Trinidad, where she discovers her grandmother Lily's shop books in Bess's basement. Lily used these grocery accounts to secretly record recollections about her own mother, an indentured worker named Gainder Beharry (272). Hidden between credit tallies for boxes of cockset and pounds of flour, then, are the...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 140–157.
Published: 01 March 2003
... you’d rather do?” What could I say to that? Before Arjun, I had nothing but doubts about my future. Now I let myself be persuaded by his confi dence in us as a couple, which was far, far stronger than my confi dence in myself. . e following Saturday my best friend, Celia, and I went shopping...