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Small Axe (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 (2006) 10 (3): 70–86.
Published: 01 October 2006
... broken off from the original continent. —Derek Walcott Aux Antilles, le mélange s’est fait sous le mode de la diffraction, de l’hétéroclite, du «bricolage culturel» au sens de Lévi-Strauss. (In the Antilles, mixture occurs through the mode of diffraction, of the...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
... pervasiveness of narratives of decline from pure origins. A locus classicus of this critique was Derrida's deconstruction of Claude Lévi-Strauss's ethnology of the Nambikwara, an indigenous Brazilian people that Lévi-Strauss sought, unconvincingly, in Derrida's view, to portray as uncorrupted by writing and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... inspired by his 1988 novel, Le nègre et l'amiral . His first work written in French instead of Creole, it deals with everyday life on his home island during World War II and contains a humorous cameo appearance by anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, who was indeed stranded in Martinique on his way to New...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2018
... meaningful engagement with anthropology and ethnographic narrative. One way anthropology features here is as a figurative gesture that informs the authors’ sense of characterology. For instance, Claude Lévi-Strauss and Jean Price-Mars make appearances in Confiant’s 1988 Le nègre et l’amiral , and...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and Donna Pinnick, 2015. 9 Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss argued half a century ago that studying the “deep structure” of myths elucidates the central contradicting values of a given culture and its attempts to mediate those contradictions. Undoubtedly, had he known of her, Lévi-Strauss...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 151–157.
Published: 01 March 2002
... 3. Seth Benardete, “Strauss on Plato,” in e Argument of the Action, eds. Ronna Burger and Michael Davis (Chi- cago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 407–08. 4. Paget Henry, Caliban’s Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy (New York: Routledge, 2000). 5. Ibid., 4...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 172–176.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Curdella Forbes Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Writing the Autobiography of My Father Curdella Forbes Mr. Potter, Jamaica Kincaid. New York: Farrer, Strauss and Giroux, 2002. ISBN: 0374214948 man, hungry, unable to read or write, curses God. He dies violently, still curs- ing...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 177–180.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Harold McDermott Writing the Autobiography of My Father Curdella Forbes Mr. Potter, Jamaica Kincaid. New York: Farrer, Strauss and Giroux, 2002. ISBN: 0374214948 man, hungry, unable to read or write, curses God. He dies violently, still curs- ing, howling at history. His off...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 181–182.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Writing the Autobiography of My Father Curdella Forbes Mr. Potter, Jamaica Kincaid. New York: Farrer, Strauss and Giroux, 2002. ISBN: 0374214948 man, hungry, unable to read or write, curses God. He dies violently, still curs- ing, howling at...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 220–228.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Mother: A Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route (New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2007); and Jennifer Morgan, Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Modern Black Atlantic (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, forthcoming). 16 Matt D. Childs, The 1812 Aponte...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
...). 33 • November 2010 • Michaël F. Ferrier  |  35 Lévi-Strauss) then, progressively, to the entire Caribbean. This geographic expansion com- bined with a multidisciplinary one, extending from linguistics to anthropology, ethnology, literature, and philosophy. Keijiro Suga, author...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 177–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of a “code” or a “theoretical claim,” and instead is about writers pursuing the goal of “escaping” from Haiti while still “remaining present” there.5 3 Glover cites Derek Walcott, “A Letter to Chamoiseau,” in What the Twilight Says (New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Grioux, 1999), 224. 4...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
... 1993 Reith Lectures (New York: Vintage, 1994), 53. 16. Walcott, “1 e Schooner Flight,” Collected Poems, 355. 17. Walcott, “1 e Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory,” What the Twilight Says: Essays (New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1998), 69–70...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 124–149.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Danses d’Haitii and Island Possessed. 11. From the introduction to the 1975 edition of Herskovits’s Life in a Haitian Valleyy (New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux). 12. Observation in the prologue of Rodman’s Miracle of Haitian Art. 13. Because Maya Deren was a fi lmmaker with a background in...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
...” enveloping the island, and Lévi-Strauss’s notion of a decaying or transparent 9 Edouard Glissant, Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays, trans. J. Michael Dash (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1989), 140. Wideman appears to be transfixed by the notion of chaos and lack of...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999), 131. 22 See Derek Walcott, “The Schooner Flight,” in Collected Poems, 1948–1984 (New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1986), 346. Antoinette in Wide Sargasso Sea asks, “I often wonder who I...