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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 176–188.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Martin Munro Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Master of the New: Tradition and Intertextuality in Dany Laferrière’s Pays sans chapeau Martin Munro any Laferrière occupies a very particular place in contemporary Haitian writing. Something of a one-man literary movement, Laferrière...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
...David Scott This short essay offers one frame in which to think about the idea of a black radical tradition, a term whose elements are all essentially unstable and contested. What is at stake is a historically minded inquiry into “uses” rather than “meanings”—that is, the historical conjunctures in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Farah Jasmine Griffin This essay explores the extent to which the concept of “a black radical tradition” illuminates or limits understandings of the art and activism of dancer, choreographer, and activist Pearl Primus. Focusing on Primus's emergence as a public figure and artist during the 1940s...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Nijah Cunningham Marking the close of the conference “The Idea of a Black Radical Tradition,” this roundtable served as a workshop for participants to explore, extend, and trouble the cultural and political discourse of black radicalism. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 After two days of careful and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Carole Boyce Davies The authors response to Kevin Gaines' and Patricia Saunders' discussion of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones. Claudia Jones Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Sisters Outside: Tracing the Caribbean/Black Radical Intellectual Tradition...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Allison Thompson Sonia Boyce's two-screen video, Crop-Over , visually samples the many traditions, histories and cultural practices that inform this Barbadian festival, culminating with the carnivalesque parade known as Kadooment. Presenting a wide range of related performances, some real and some...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Elizabeth Duchanaud With the traditional parameters of what constitutes history and historical event as alienating as colonization itself for the francophone Caribbean, Edouard Glissant argues to historicize alienation by plotting new forms of resistance against domination and oppression, forms...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... culture is in many ways inseparable from a study of its intellectual traditions in their social, political, and aesthetic dimensions. While this may seem unremarkable, it bears emphasizing that the study of culture and the creation of a Caribbean cultural studies emerged in a manner quite distinct from...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the political fortunes of black male leadership in the Caribbean as potentially thwarted by female authority, ancestral shame, and the objectification of tourist photography offers a useful way of conceptualizing the black radical tradition in terms of vulnerability as a condition to be avoided...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... orientations of the work as well as its analytical targets. The essay situates Non-Sovereign Futures within a larger problem-space of political disenchantment, argues for the need to deprovincialize the Caribbean, and brings into question perduring scholarly entanglements with the traditions of Western...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the quarrel with history, noting its intimations in critical reflections by George Lamming and John Hearne. Baugh's signal contribution to this critical tradition lies in his incisive theorizing of the relationship between history and literature, his articulation of a conceptual vocabulary for...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
...José F. Buscaglia-Salgado Silvio Torres-Saillant's passionate defense of Caribbean intellectual traditions is far from being “an intellectual history of the Caribbean.” Nevertheless, this is an indispensable book, both for what it says and for the Antillean passion that drives the author's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 90–97.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Robert F. Reid-Pharr The Stranger's Work reads Hazel Carby's Reconstructing Womanhood into a critical tradition that considers the awkwardness and “outsider” status of Western intellectuals, particularly those who take up the subjects of diaspora and colonization. With special emphasis on C.L.R...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Petrina Dacres Political monuments in Europe played an important role in the construction of national traditions and as spectacles of governmental power in the nineteenth century. But while the genre of the heroic statue had waned in Europe and America by the 1960s, it was an important convention...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 148–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Haiti and Peter Hallward's Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment . In discussing these works, I interrogate the extent to which traditional categories of liberal political analysis, democracy, national sovereignty, consensus, popular struggle, rule of law, as well as their...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
... historiographical traditions deeply ingrained in the rise of the fields of medical history and black Atlantic studies have created distorting, and seemingly unconnected, narratives around medicine and corporeality. Arguing that black understandings about health, disease, and healing practices were not only widely...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
... theoretical and ethical/political traditions out of which this synthetic work emerges. Here we push gently, yet steadily, toward continuing the process of historicizing and contextualizing the important turn toward “erotics” and “theorizing from below” in Caribbean studies (and in the region) apropos not only...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... military-style music that are reappropriated through popular traditions such as rara have traditionally been one of the primary means of conveying a response to political, economic, and social issues within Haiti, as well as sending a national message of militarized defiance to foreign enemies. The...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
... manuscript clarify Wynter's reflections on the process of indigenization and black cultural nationalism, it is her most sustained discussion of the politics of black culture in America. It constitutes a highly significant contribution to the black radical tradition and one of the most compelling...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 58–75.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Patricia Joan Saunders Beyond the traditional work that journals and editors are responsible for, the editors of Small Axe and Anthurium have also undertaken institution building through knowledge production. This might well be the kind of development of communications networks that Hardt and Negri...