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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in reflecting on where we are speaking from, but also when we are speaking from, as a question of temporality and generational positioning. Caribbean theorists, writers, artists, and activists offer us productive theoretical interrogations of the convergent and divergent crossroads that constitute “now...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 178–185.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Rivke Jaffe This review essay enters into conversation with Greg Beckett’s 2019 There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince to think through the geographies and temporalities of how crisis is known. Focusing on the urban Caribbean, it interrogates broadly circulating...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jason Frydman This essay decodes how Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings uses the history of Jamaican music, culminating in the conflict between roots reggae and dancehall, to chart the Cold War’s temporality, futurity, and ideological conflicts over time, temporality, and futurity...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 31–52.
Published: 01 November 2020
... but rather as a flexible tool employed to face situations of economic and institutional precariousness, extending the outcomes of each project beyond its original temporality and audience. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 artistic labor art biennials Caribbean art collaborative art the Dominican...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of hegemonic European temporality. Beyond the rare family portraits of those who could afford them, photographs of nonelite Dominicans were almost necessarily taken by non-Dominicans viewing them through a gaze influenced by the development of ethnographic photography. Most Dominicans did not have...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to underscore that both temporalities were simultaneously at play—even among those who viewed themselves as sympathetic to transformations occurring in the then national culture. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 interim time revolutionary time Jamaican 1970s literary history The 1970s...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 94–103.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of temporality. Through readings of the revolutionary performances of excess by Carmelita Tropicana, La Lupe, and Dolores “Lolita” Lebrón Sotomayor, the author explores the relationship between aesthetics and politics and the potential of anticolonial horizons. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Caribbean time...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2015
... for the range of artists as the subjects of the book. She discusses “timing” and temporality as the central narrative for Wainwright in researching Caribbean art as transnational and comments on the implications and limitations of the publication in addressing the complexity of contemporary Caribbean visual art...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 177–184.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Michelle Stephens This assessment of Leon Wainwright's recent monograph, Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (2011), focuses on the temporal dimensions of Caribbean art production and reception, including the reception of Caribbean art in the United Kingdom and United States as being...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 90–102.
Published: 01 November 2012
... experiences of her protagonist forces a fundamental rethinking of the psyche, historical evidence, and the temporal relationship of the present to the past. Her novel suggests that silences in the written records are not only absences to be filled with new historical data but also spaces of affect , which...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of an irreducible temporal relation to the colonial, something more complex and reparative than the after-killing or “postcolonial.” 5 Jean-Paul Sartre, preface to Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth , 16. 6 Ibid., 10; and Edward Said, “Travelling Theory Reconsidered,” in Nigel C. Gibson, ed., Rethinking...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... difference. Ultimately, he contends, annotating black cultural production—and exploring its implications for subjects on all sides of the color line—means thinking seriously about how we constitute our objects of study as well as the methodological techniques we employ to narrate their material and temporal...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2020
...David Scott In the now much-discussed essay “What Is the Contemporary?,” the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben offers a meditation on the paradoxical temporality of the contemporary—or, really, the paradoxical sense of contemporariness —that might usefully form a point of departure. 2...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 164–180.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of straight time” or “a self-naturalizing temporality” to attend to temporal formations that might illuminate different horizons of convergence. 15 José Esteban Muñoz articulates how this approach to the historiographical question and to the orizings of “temporality’s relationship to spatiality...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 125–139.
Published: 01 October 2006
... Kingston with the addition of Passa Passa’s Wednesday night frenzied fantasy to the popular culture calendar. Passa Passa’s most popular antecedent is the famous Rae Town Sunday night event which had its heyday in the 1980s. Like Rae Town Sundays, Passa Passa temporally connects...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Hardt's description of Italy—in which the epistemologies and practices of antiwork Marxism were first elaborated. 10 Yet the spatial and temporal scales adopted by antiwork theory typically elide the formative influence of Caribbean history: antiwork Marxism typically codes itself as a politics...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
...? What notion of temporality and spatiality does it map? What assumptions about gender does it conjure up? And yet, curiously, however contested, there seems a persisting demand for some notion of a tradition that is black and radical (implicit or explicit, marginal or central) in organizing...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... observes that “in the epic world view, ‘beginning,’ ‘first,’ ‘founder,’ ‘ancestor,’ ‘that which occurred earlier’ and so forth are not merely temporal categories but valorized temporal cat- egories, and valorized to an extreme degree.”11 I think it is fair to say that as it is constructed, Goodison’s...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
... to the wider humanities. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 art history Caribbean studies time temporality modernism contemporary art contemporaneity When I first went to the Caribbean in 2004 to spend two years in Trinidad and Guyana, quite a few art historians in my home country imagined that I had...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... by Noxolo of the temporality of violence in Scammer’s Yard . Noxolo maintains an emphasis on the issue of responsibility by bringing attention to what she calls the book’s “late engagement with the violence that scamming engendered.” 21 She argues that the “historical positioning” in the book...