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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... synecdochical knowing tellurian geography insular metaphor 23 Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant, “In Praise of Creoleness,” trans. Mohamed B. Taleb Kyar, Callaloo 13, no. 4 (1990): 886–909. 22 “Ni Européens, ni Africains, ni Asiatiques, nous nous proclamons Créoles”; Jean...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 40–60.
Published: 01 June 2006
... not be the precise and explicit echoes that lay on its surface, the many puns and “envelope/synecdoche” echoes that Lock cites—“Helen said: ‘Girl, I pregnant, / but I don’t know for who.’ ‘For who,’ she heard an echoing call,”19 for example—but rather the text’s meta-echoes, or meta-meta-echoes, those moments...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 150–158.
Published: 01 September 2003
... for the interplay between personal choices and the political discourse of an entire era, her rhetorical fi gure approaches synecdoche, as it invites the reader to see the whole—the evolving gendered 115252 and racialized discourse of Englishness since the nineteenth century—in terms of one of its...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 175–185.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of “hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick.” 7 In any case, the art that goes here has not relinquished the “hermeneutic demand,” which displaces image anxiety, or the problematic of the image, we might say, onto a wider repertoire of synecdochic elements, plucked from the treasury of what Copeland...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... First, it allows projections of elite Dominican nationalism to serve as synecdoche for popular thought. Second, privileging this anxious and divisive rhetoric forecloses study of the nation as an emancipated state, together with Haiti, in a hostile Atlantic. Common Dominicans had a keen sense...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... (New York: Faber and Faber, 1998), 47. 21. Ibid. 22. Sylvia Wynter, “ ‘We Know Where We Are From’: The Politics of Black Culture from Myal to Marley,” unpublished 1977 paper in author’s possession. 174 | SX26 • Writing Caribbean Intellectual History turn” and the ways in which academic...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
... with it her circum-Caribbean and transatlantic journeys, she draws a map that links Guinea, Bermuda, Turks Island, Antigua, the United States, and England. On one level, she is simply cataloging the places she knows: she speaks of her master’s travels to America; she documents her experiences in Turks...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., “For My Mother (May I Inherit Half Her Strength Goodison wrote: When I came to know my mother many years later, I knew her as the figure Who sat at the first thing I learned to read: “SINGER,” and she breast-fed My brother while she sewed, and she taught us to read while she sewed...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 179–190.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... We do not know exactly what renders the omission from my bibliography of José Lezama Lima’s La expresión americana “suspicious.” The critic does not say in exactly what way my argument “depends” on the master-slave dialectic, what makes the volume’s liberatory aspira- tions a “romantic neo...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 115–125.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of topographic gaze that Chamoiseau’s bird narrator deploys allows for the text’s ideological operations: “We find in the descriptive a tendency to be mixed up with a general aesthetics of discontinuity, of synecdochical dispersion, of cadastrification of the real and the lexical, of ‘discretion,’ of enclosure...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Rowan Ricardo Phillips Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Derek Walcott: Imagination, Nation and the Poetics of Memory Rowan Ricardo Phillips I: NOBODY KNOWS . . . long the sandy reaches of Fort James, Antigua, but a few patches of mottled tarmac remain of what was once a road...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
... scholars use this genre to consider the future of Latin American studies, such as Brett Levinson: “The institution of literature is a synecdoche for the establishment of the too-strong state. And its overturning, by extension, is a trope for the democratization of Latin America: An activity that mirrors...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... is that of the Rastafarian, which is arguably one essentializing synecdoche for Jamaica. 28 When the black Rastafarian men copy her actions in the video, is her white identity to be understood as part of a “Babylon system” (a term used chiefly among Rastafarians to describe oppressive forces)? Is she to be seen as part...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 36–52.
Published: 01 March 2012
... generally and this lieu particularly, testing functions through the ellipses of its narration and narrative rather than through its exhaustive represen- tation. As a system of representation, testing relies on concentrating an entire history and narrative into the mothers’ synecdochal...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 87–103.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and white men. Marie-Jeanne’s retort is quick and biting: “You mean you wish I were a white woman” (85). Hédouville reasserts the sincerity of his feelings, and Marie-Jeanne uses this opening to pry into what he knows, feigning ignorance about politics. Plying him with wine after endearing him...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of Knowing in an African Community (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), chap. 8. 57 Ruth Leys, “The Turn to Affect: A Critique,” Critical Inquiry 37, no. 1 (2008): 99; quoted in Jan Plamper, “The Historical Study of Emotions,” American Historical Review 117, no. 5 (2012): 1501...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
... stands still, its striated trunk a metaphorical evocation of the stratifications of history, the fan is a synecdochical figuration of the catastrophe itself, its rotation a physical and metaphori- cal revolution. As such, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla’s Cyclonic Palm Tree (2004; see fig...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 29–55.
Published: 01 July 2015
... at the diminished stature of Britain's tottering empire: We your subjects are true To our flag, the red, white, and blue Britain is marvelous Long may she reign over us. We know Britain has the power To protect the British Empire. For with the air force, army, and navy She can always remain the Mother...