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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 17–32.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marie Meudec The purpose of this essay is to understand the language of spiritual work and healing in St. Lucia as well as the moral impregnation of the term obeah . This ethnographic study of ordinary ethics of obeah explores the significant gap between the designation and auto-legitimation of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 71–84.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Southern Caribbean. After offering a brief history of the faith, the piece focuses on the spiritual moorings of one particularly prominent queer Caribbean artist and religious elder. This work is committed to the belief that one of the richest territories of black queer experience has long been our...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 165–174.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., before the onslaught of the “cooler” aesthetic of the remainder of the decade. The exhibitions included the work of artists from a wide variety of venues who dealt with concepts of spirituality, the dreamlike, and the intuitive, or art that was held to embody other-worldly...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 72–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of the organic intellectual model that she is bequeathing to us. Those of us who wish to work in communities like hers are encouraged to go forth but to also be aware of the pitfalls presented by the negativity of “bad mind” or the spiritual ambassadors of communal self-doubt. In...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2012
... both display a need to connect with the discarded aspects of ourselves—to recognize ourselves in the other and the other in ourselves. Her work aims to recognize wholeness—to recognize and restore. In dialogue with Cathal Healy-Singh, the discussion focuses on the spiritual as Healy-Singh draws...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 149–160.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Lee's poetry and fiction resituate the primary contact zone of the shop from an urban space to the rural outpost, where the meeting of black and Chinese was also a meeting of “patois” and “pidgin.” Lee's work challenges representations of Chinese shopkeepers as parasitic, casting them instead as...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
...-practical concern for those made into unpersons by the law and the work of “imagining what can't be verified.” © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Colin (Joan) Dayan Hawthorne Archive extraneous persons legal ritual literary fieldwork October 2013 To: Small Axe From: The Hawthorne Archive I...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the 2010 earthquake “occupies the center of the work” is thrown into question when her work is juxtaposed with literary narratives that feature Haitian girl protagonists, such as Evelyne Trouillot’s The Infamous Rosalie and Laura Wagner’s Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go. These narratives by Trouillot and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 151–164.
Published: 01 October 2008
... place, and anyone who enters must become an actor in the drama. Edward Sullivan characterizes the works as sacred and spiritual, although proceeding from Duval Carrié’s modernity and detachment from any formal religious adherence. Sullivan shares a search for...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Colin Dayan The essays by Avery F. Gordon, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley and Matt Richardson, and Chris Bongie about Colin Dayan's work and thought, in their differing forms and intent, inspire Dayan to do something like a riff on each, and she attempts to capture the gist of each reaction and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
... satu- rated in some cultural alterity that is suffused with mysticism—Hinduism and Buddhism as spiritual cultures that offers a panacea to the ills of materialism—and, second, seeing Asians as the “right” kind of immigrant who is willing to work hard, remain apolitical, and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
... publication of Baugh's article and its republication, the questions of historical invisibility have entered newly disputed territories that demand attention to how gender, indigeneity, spirituality, and sexuality shape ideas of historical and literary legitimacy, in addition to those foundational questions...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Spiritual Baptist. I compare the treatment of obeah with that of the Spiritual Baptist faith, rather than that of other potentially useful comparators such as Rastafari, Pocomania, orisha work, or Kali Mai Puja, because obeah and the Spiritual Baptist faith share the experience of being...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 119–125.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Erna Brodber In a response to the four essays on her work—by Evelyn O'Callaghan, Catherine John, Jenny Sharpe, and Rae Ann Meriwether—published in the same issue of Small Axe , Erna Brodber attempts to explain why her work is so difficult. If O'Callaghan's students complain that Brodber's work...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rose Réjouis This article argues that the concept of bricolage in the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss is part of a greater poetics, an underdog or “dark horse” poetics that advocates for “the culture of the weak” and embodies an activist historiography. This reexamination of Lévi-Strauss's work is...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
... intersectionality and situated knowledges and the dialectic tension of state power and “personal” (or, deeper still) spiritual self-possession and autonomy over the past twenty years. 1 Thanks to this work in transnational, Caribbean, black, and “third world” streams of feminism and resistance studies, as well...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
... spiritual survival in the Middle Passage. 106  |  Schematics of Memory Berger, “but its contemporary manifestations are most apparent in the work of artists ref- erencing their roots in Latino and Caribbean cultures that are a fusion of Spanish, African, and indigenous elements...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and yet their work has been little studied in the anglophone world. This article focuses on Martinican intellectual Edouard Glissant's contribution to memory studies through his combined role as theoretician (in works such as his 2007 publication Mémoires des esclavages ) and practician (in his role...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 16–34.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Jane Bryce In a context of educational, social, and financial marginalization of artistic practice in the anglophone Caribbean, the high degree of self-motivation and resilience required of artists is often manifest in their work. This essay profiles one such artist, the young Vincentian Caroline...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Césaire's work for Wynter's own work over time. The argument is that “Black Metamorphosis” makes a contribution to the study of maroonage narrowly construed, while also transcending the ironically narrow conception of maroonage as a bound empirical reference. The manuscript speaks of “species of maroonage...