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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2017
... analysis of revivalists, it posits that while the revival suggests a reaching back to a defining cultural form—reggae, which is both local and national—it is as well globalized in its commitment to engaging sounds and forms. Insofar as the revival takes significant impetus from the 2010 Tivoli Gardens...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 69–77.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Martin Munro The Littérature-monde manifesto, published in 2007, seems to announce a new era for writing in French from non-metropolitan regions. It moreover suggests that this moment marks a “Copernican revolution” in the literary history of France and the French-speaking world. This article...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 121–134.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... Instead, the aim is to suggest that a dichotimized understanding of `lateness', holding in tension extremes of harmony and intransigence, resolution and contradiction, may provide a useful means of exploring the ambiguities of Glissant's widely proliferating and increasingly public activity in the eighth...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 1–13.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Charles Forsdick This article reflects on the presence (and absence) of references to Haiti in the events surrounding the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in Great Britain. It suggests that a growing public awareness of and media attention to Haiti is associated with an increased...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
... suggest the symbolic resources and epistemological limitations that will characterize future representations of the era in multiple genres. The essay closes with a brief discussion of Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings , sketching its alignments and discontinuities with the earlier texts and...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., suggesting that the latter’s critiques of history do not follow necessarily from the failure of postcolonial history to follow the trajectory laid out for it by narratives of anticolonial overcoming. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Ironically, the author who played the largest role in defining...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Faith Smith This essay uses the discussion of Neville Dawes's The Last Enchantment and Beverley Manley's The Manley Memoirs to interrogate intimate scripts of the independence moment and to suggest that these confound accounts of the era as either radical or conservative. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of these children. This essay explores English slave codes regarding reproduction under slavery alongside the experience of reproduction to suggest that legislative silences are not the final word on race and reproduction. The presumption that their children would also be enslaved produced a visceral...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 161–174.
Published: 01 July 2018
... combination with the authors’ memories of dialogue and mentorship by the recently departed elder. By highlighting “the anecdotal” as a central dimension to how De Moya sought to mobilize and disrupt the positivist scientific paradigms in which he was trained, the two scholars suggest that De Moya’s work...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the intimate encounters between Africans and Indians presented in the text to suggest other readings of ordinary proximities beyond violence. In search of answers, Bahadur painstakingly assembles fragments, poring over commissions of inquiry, immigration and surgeon-general reports, untelling the...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 232–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... through education and their involvement in associational politics, theater, and publishing. Tracing narratives of Indo-Muslim womanhood also emphasizes significant religious and class differences in participation in public life, suggesting the limitations of Hindu-centered interpretative devices. Coolie...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47–55.
Published: 01 November 2018
... range of sites of representation. In attending to these different registers, the essay suggests that the concept allows us to think not only across Maroon studies and security studies but also across a range of experiences and relations that converge in the Maroon narrative and that resist and...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2018
... strategies to claim political belonging. Focusing on one case in particular, they suggest that police and soldiers, acting in part out of fear, performed a version of violent, arbitrary authority that perhaps sought to mirror and replace that of dons. Meanwhile, Tivoli Gardens residents sought to protect...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... essay concludes that these events offer a key lens onto the contested dynamics of racism and resistance in an imperial context and suggests how globalized ideas around racialized in/securities were shaped and negotiated through situated trajectories and relations. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Rinaldo Walcott This essay suggests that Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being calls us to attend to the limits of what freedom means for black people around the world. By reading some recent conceptual claims in black studies alongside Sharpe’s work, it seeks to demonstrate a...
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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 (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... is contingent on specific individual and collective action, suggesting that the future could still perhaps be otherwise. 27 “El efecto era trágico, inspirador y contradictorio, las predicciones del explorador francés sobre el futuro submarino de la isla colgarían del silencio por unos segundos...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Indies Federation in the twentieth century provoke the following questions: Could we call these two Caribbean confederation projects failures if their centrality in Caribbean political imaginaries suggests otherwise? What are some of the insights that these two projects could offer to Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-states. Finally, the essay suggests that our apocalyptic present makes the case for an abolitionist praxis to intentionally end this world that singularly values Man 2 / homo oeconomicus to save ourselves as a species. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 2018 Greenvale floods climate change...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., then climate adaptation is a measure of how people recognize the political failures and the potentials of technology over time. The essay suggests that attention to Girvan’s writings is central to critical Caribbean scholarship on climate change for two reasons: his writings reflect the forms of...