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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2017
... it as a critical marker of the creation of a parallel social infrastructure and all-encompassing set of social arrangements to serve the city's elites. The author's central concern is with how social differences that were once openly coded through race and color now were articulated in spatial terms. The essay...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... diasporic networks: that of violence in all of its different social registers, from means of social control to response to the traumas of past violence. This essay argues that while James’s text is concerned with unveiling the roots of Jamaica’s violence in late–Cold War US imperialism and the larger...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... property,” as discourses pairing sugar/tobacco and slaves/ranching became a site of difference between commodity and gift-exchange forms of social-economic life, which helped shape nationalist distinctions on the island. 18 The idea of Haiti and of the Dominican Republic itself, then, was constituted...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to labor for large-scale foreign-owned employers tended to generate social boundaries and ideologies of racial difference. Such cases have set the paradigm for scholars' understanding of Caribbean migration. Meanwhile, diffuse migrations toward dispersed opportunity—an equally or more common pattern...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
... utilized by the newly independent country of Jamaica to authorize a new concept of the self that had been marginalized under colonial rule. As a new and different model of achievement, the local and mostly black “ancestral” heroic figures and their attending monuments served to instill a sense of pride...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Republic and Jamaica: the anthology Palabras de una isla / Paroles d’une île , Juan Bosch’s story “Luis Pie,” and the Groundwork Theater Company’s Fallen Angel and the Devil Concubine . The author argues that these texts emphasize different critical priorities from the standard concerns of theorists...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in different social settings—most of them white and Eurocentric—in a way that someone with darker skin, curlier hair, and not holding certain signifiers of white social capital could not. To ignore the “fact” that Rubirosa was not seen as a “black man” in the Dominican Republic and in many spaces beyond would...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
... strategy, identified by Wynter as “the tolerant ‘ethnicity’ code,” reduces “the social differences produced by an unjust mode of distribution, to fixed ‘ethnic differences’” (856) and, in effect, denies that “Blacks have been socially exploited not as an ‘ethnic group,’ nor as a ‘ minority...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of gendered differences in patterns of socialization and the fact that gay men and gay women were differently positioned in Jamaican imaginaries during this period, such that they experienced different concerns in their relationship to the broader Jamaican public. Thus while women participated in GFM...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... as spatial, social, and cultural markers of difference from the African Caribbean population. Circumscribed categories of sameness or difference were encouraged by a colonial system that in its very design pitted groups against each other. 6 For this reason, the 2009 art exhibition South-South...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 22–43.
Published: 01 July 2017
... meanings of pity or condolence as a way of exploring the significance of social differences and power relations often obscured in usages of empathy . A considerable literature in art history and allied disciplines has developed around understanding how art, affect, and politics are intertwined. Jill...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 52–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... subscribe to Western values, which are understood to be foreign and inauthentic. Literary critic Maximilien Laroche goes further than Ascencio: On sait en effet que de par le fait de la diglossie haïtienne la différence culturelle du français et du créole est aussi une différence sociale de classes. Seuls...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
...' unfurling onto multiple frameworks of social difference. 31 Through such means, the discipline—always methodologically promiscuous if theoretically belated—has begun to incorporate postcolonial perspectives while holding on to the affective power of artworks in all of their weirdness, opacity...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 213–227.
Published: 01 July 2012
... inscription of social differences in art and culture, it also underscores the potential for unpredictable transformations in any worldly situation of heteroglossia or many-voicedness in which social actors may subvert the overall discourse through unexpected acts of appropriation. Considering art history...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 68–80.
Published: 01 July 2017
... breakfast that the indentured workers ate at mid-morning, after they had been working from the break of dawn. For some these might signify working class, poverty, and social difference. For many today—for visitors to Trinidad and for Trinidadians at home and abroad—doubles is a popular breakfast food...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in the phenomenology of disjunctive poetry, but more broadly (I will argue) in aesthetic judgment. The cut analogizes social difference, and the forms of collectivity that difference generates, to the difference necessary for aesthetic judgment, and the forms of collectivity that judgment generates. Philip’s first...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 209–218.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... 21 In fact, census data indicates that a higher percentage of Puerto Ricans in the island identify as white compared to those who live in the United States. Carlos Vargas-Ramos, “Some Social Differences on the Basis of Race among Puerto Ricans,” December 2016, Centro RB2016-10...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
... critique. At times Trouillot does refer to the object of his critique as “postmodernism,” but his real target is something different and more important—namely, the failure of many approaches in the social sciences to account for the material social processes that shape our concepts and categories. 13...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
... to Jacques Derrida's différance —“the endless, ongoing nature of the structure of meaning.” 5 In the dense 1980 essay from much earlier in his career, “Race, Articulation, and Societies Structured in Dominance,” Hall characterized “racially structured social formations” as requiring a more...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 181–186.
Published: 01 November 2020
... an intergenerational and transnational Jamaican intellectual community. As such, our gatherings have been structured by an organizing commitment to include a range of participants across faculty rankings, disciplines, and geographical locations to capture the ways we are differently oriented to the geopolitical...