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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in what Nettleford could not have interpreted at the time. Using surveillance reports from the “migrated archives” in the UK, the author shows that the intensifying concern with anticommunism that grew throughout the 1950s undergirded a transition in the approach toward Rastafari on the part...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Faith Smith This essay argues that the death of a fictional photographer in the 1907 novel Rupert Gray: A Tale in Black and White allays anxieties posed by photographic surveillance and “feminization.” Even if the novel's faith in the British Empire disqualifies it from being radical, its portrayal...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47–55.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of surveillance assemblages. But even more than a feeling, Maroon insecurity might be said to describe an experience of precarity. This attention to these Maroon in/securities revises the grand narratives of marronage in heroic terms that have often been dominant in the cultural and popular imagination across...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
... as a bridge to better analyze this temperament. Browne’s work asks that we think how surveillance and the security state combine to produce black personhood as also tethered to the brutal architectures and logics of transatlantic plantation slavery. Browne’s work reads the temperature of the moment and finds...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... comprehensive account of the varied mechanisms employed by US officialdom to demonize black radicals and the systematic policing of black dissenters, including immigrants and visi- tors. Jones, with others, paid the most extreme price, but the net of surveillance cast by the virulent...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... . In particular, she zooms in on how Colonial Phantoms maintains that “recognition slips easily into a surveillance maneuver”: “What if misrecognition—or ‘ghosting,’ to use terminology Ramírez employs in dialogue with Anne McClintock—facilitates resistance?” My development of the concept of “ghosting”—and its...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... there: “A.M. Cum Franke, Sup. Terr. in Mr. Say’s part of Paradise Penn, near the Trench head. x(gave do. a bitt[)].” 88 In other words, surveying and surveilling by means of a prized (penile) scopic instrument blurs with surveying and surveilling by means of sexual violence. Two months later Thistlewood...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of epistemological surveillance strategy to support the intellectual and institutional censorship of nonheterosexual reali- ties from the taxonomies of Caribbean postcolonial cultural resistance, and by extension, from the imagined sovereign Caribbean nation. Ian Smith confronts this long...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., the headscarf, and the chicken on the dusty road, all serve to validate the photographed subject’s relevant “type.” 36 El monte exists in relation to the tamed and modernized land. Those who want to flee so-called modernity, the surveillance of various authorities, enforced labor laws, and other forms...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 50–74.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... The silver harbingers of calamity had appeared as if from nowhere, evading the vigilance of the world’s most potent surveillance and intelligence system. The stunned impotence of the administration was all the more humiliat- ing in that the military was in the middle of a NORAD exercise...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 2022
... testimony is rare. In US government archives, women’s lives were often recorded because of military surveillance, transactional missteps, or fatal encounters that warranted procedural documentation by the foreign occupiers. In many cases, women appear in the archive in passing—as scenery clarifying...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 93–99.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Caribbean Blackness exists and raises questions of migration, surveillance, policing, bodies, class, gender, sexuality, and more. 15 It reminds us that AfroLatinidad is grounded in décalage . Brent Hayes Edwards provides an Afro-diasporic meaning of décalage in his essay “The Uses of Diaspora,” which...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
... make the community better, although the reason why—the ability to “see from one end to the other”—is interestingly ambiguous. Is Seaga thinking about a scenic vista, or about easy surveillance, or both? That surveillance might be on his mind is suggested by the fact that, to him, Back-O-Wall was “more...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 March 2009
... contemporary “race men” is that they seem to lack or they have deliberately ignored (and I believe it is the latter) the ways in which contem- porary neoliberalism’s managerial and surveillance practices have structured new regimes 20 Deborah McDowell, “Pecs and Reps,” in Harry Stecoppoulos...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 September 2001
... into violence with less immediate ends, and police surveillance soon became a standard feature of ghetto life. “< e political violence in the ghettos, the gang activities in the dances, and the police harassment of dancehall congregants led to a shift in the dancehall scene...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
... and majority black and mixed-race society, beyond marronage, living largely beyond colonial surveillance and outside the framework of plantation slavery. The claim should not be taken too far, however, for of course chattel slavery existed in the Dominican Republic. The intervention is more subtly disposed...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 263–280.
Published: 01 March 2013
... radical social movements. Through the FBI's surveillance and infiltration tactics (including the hiring of the bureau's first black agent for just this work), Garvey was ultimately convicted in 1923 and imprisoned in 1925 on the charge of defrauding investors through the US mail. 12 Most of the alleged...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Austin also argues that the Canadian racial state was subtended by sexual politics, using the phrase “biosexual” power to capture how a public hysteria generated by white fears of black sexuality were used to justify state surveillance and repression (12). Austin draws on oral history interviews...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., for example, the coincidence of the global shift away from the slave trade and then slavery itself in the Americas and elsewhere toward the direct surveillance characteristic of Jim Crow and the colonial projects enabled by the Berlin conference and the consequent parceling out of the African continent...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 198–203.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of modes and methods of surveillance instituted through accounting practices, one of which is a requirement to make an annual declaration of “productivity,” as measured by the number of publications listed. “Child of Empire,” her initial title, and then “Imperial Intimacies” appeared as a “work in progress...