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Published: 01 November 2013
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
... discusses the significance of Hall's Caribbean origins and diaspora identity for his later intellectual and theoretical work. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Black British cultural studies Marxism Althusser racial formations diaspora 1 Stuart Hall, “Minimal Selves,” in L. Appignanesi, ed...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 116–126.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Rinaldo Walcott This essay suggests that Caribbean studies and Black studies might be constituted as twins, arguing that Blackness and Black people are the foundational instituted terms of both studies. This argument is based in the author’s reading of the anglophone Caribbean and draws on Kamau...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 105–115.
Published: 01 November 2021
... their significance for current practices and possibilities in Caribbean studies. Using three contemporary digital projects as examples, the author elaborates on the potential affordances and limitations of digital platforms and technologies as (in Brathwaite’s terms) “agents of change,” while arguing the case...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Margo Groenewoud; Aaron Kamugisha This essay traces the roots of marginalization of the Dutch Caribbean in Caribbean studies, approaching these roots as an integral part of a shared Caribbean intellectual history. In the era of twentieth-century Caribbean anticolonialism, nationalism...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Maja Horn This introduction traces critical concerns in Dominican gender and sexuality studies in the United States. It suggests applying a triangulated lens to the study of gender and sexuality, focusing not only on Dominican-Haitian cross-border and colonial relations but also on the role of US...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 1–7.
Published: 01 July 2013
...David Scott This essay urges that in considering the question of Caribbean studies we think not only about the substantive content of our work but also about the senses in which this work makes assumptions about the idea and project of Caribbean studies as a conceptual-ideological field. The essay...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Michelle Stephens This essay explores the visual arts for models of an archipelagic way of thinking that is endemic to the Caribbean and yet obscured by nationalist frameworks. Unpacking the ways Caribbean studies is imbricated within and articulated through a number of discourses—area studies...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Deborah A. Thomas This essay discusses the process of field formation within Caribbean studies in relation to the building of archives, challenging Eurocentric conceptualizations of history and history making as well as counterdominant tropes about the region and the people who have inhabited...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Aaron Kamugisha This article critically appraises the wealth of cultural criticism and epistemological developments in the study of Caribbean societies now increasingly grouped under an emerging discipline termed Caribbean cultural studies. It advances the claim that the critical study of Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 58–73.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Shalini Puri Reflecting on the methodology for the author's forthcoming book, The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory , this essay argues for the importance of fieldwork in Caribbean literary and cultural studies and contributes to the development of a shared public...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 74–87.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Jorge L. Giovannetti This essay advances the definition of Caribbean studies as a practice . Rather than understanding this field of study as a preconceived category open for arbitrary self-appointment, a Caribbeanist practice should be something “which in fact happens (and can be shown to have...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Baker Josephs, “ The Rainmaker's Mistake (review),” Callaloo 31, no. 3 (2008): 938–41. 10 Ruth Mayer, “‘Africa as an Alien Future’: The Middle Passage, Afrofuturism, and Postcolonial Waterworlds,” Amerikastudien/American Studies 45, no. 4 (2000): 557. 9 Alondra Nelson, “Making...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Harvey Neptune Caribbean studies, institutionalized from inception as part of the “third world,” might be beneficially reconceptualized minus the postwar geopolitical presumptions of three worlds and, remapped, instead, within the two-world schema. To resituate the Caribbean this way enables...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 180–188.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Silvio Torres-Saillant Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Blackness and Meaning in Studying Hispaniola: A Review Essay Silvio Torres-Saillant Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint: Nation, Race, and State on Hispaniola, Eugenio Matibag. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. ISBN: 0...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of blackness. 21 But to put together the seemingly disparate archives and registers of the Caribbean and the Cape is to move away from the metropolitan centers of Harlem, London, Paris, Toronto, or Miami as well as the “New World” in which our studies of black modernity seem to remain. It is not only...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Tavia Nyong'o This essay reviews two recent publications in the area of black music and sound studies—Julian Henriques's Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques, and Ways of Knowing (2011) and Alexander G. Weheliye's Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity (2005)—taking...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Jafari S. Allen This short appreciation of Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom by Mimi Sheller—one of the leading theorists of mobility studies and the author of numerous works that have expanded our understanding of transits to and around the Caribbean—emphasizes...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley; Matt Richardson This reflection argues that the oeuvre of Colin Dayan provides critical tools for the elaboration of black transgender studies. Specifically, the authors analyze the trial and imprisonment of black transgender activist CeCe MacDonald using Dayan's work...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Aisha Khan In Atlantic world diaspora studies, culture and identity have been foundational concepts in analysis of the meaning and significance of diaspora. This essay argues that the centrality of these concepts is signal in reproducing a contradiction in diaspora theory that undermines its...