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Small Axe (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 (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...
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Small Axe (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 (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...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 176–188.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Martin Munro 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 stands between the 1960s...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 66–83.
Published: 01 November 2023
... conceptions and commitments. Second, how should we read Rodney and this book today? In which discursive contexts should it be situated? Is there a case to be made, as I have already suggested, for reading Rodney as part of a radical Black Caribbean radical tradition? If so, what is that case? Third, how...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 31–51.
Published: 01 November 2022
...” character from oral culture within the crossfire of heated yet formal public letters regarding the inquiry. The ballad supplies the means for McTurk to “Black up” the planter voice. In the process, he unwittingly inaugurated a regional tradition of public Creole verse authorship, one whose later exponents...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 52–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Wayne Modest; Susan Legêne This essay is an introduction to a special section that focuses on the life and work of Anton de Kom, and especially on his seminal 1934 Wij slaven van Suriname . It forms part of a larger project that explores how a Caribbean intellectual tradition can be thought...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2022
...David Scott 6 See David Scott, “The Temporality of Generations: Dialogue, Tradition, Criticism,” in “Interpretation and Its Rivals,” special issue, New Literary History 45, no. 2 (2014): 157–81. 5 C. W. Mills, “Red Shift,” 22, 23 (all italics in original). 4 C. W. Mills, “Red...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 98–108.
Published: 01 July 2023
... celebrations almost forty years old and part of an African diaspora calendar. 8 In the months leading up to Emancipation Day, many stand eager to buy and don traditional (West) African garb, but this has not always been so. In the 1990s, the now widespread desire to claim proximity to Africa, Africans...
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Small Axe (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 (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 (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that makes the deep connections between free trade and freeing slaves legible. The practical and theoretical coincidence of these nineteenth-century developments as well as Taylor’s reconstruction of a West Indian tradition of political economy provide a new way of conceptualizing colonial economic violence...
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Small Axe (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 (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 194–202.
Published: 01 November 2023
... emergency and in a tradition of challenging the constrictions of modern (imperial) time, alive in both elite and popular currents of the Caribbean intellectual tradition. 1 See Richard Drayton, “The Caribbean Origins of How Europe Underdeveloped Africa ,” African Economic History 50, no. 2 (2022): 17...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Mimi Sheller This essay reviews Aaron Kamugisha’s reading of the works of C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter in his 2019 book Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition . Kamugisha issues a resounding call to reenergize the radical Caribbean intellectual...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 50–68.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of the black Cuban Partido Independiente de Color (the Independent Party of Color) and thousands of other Afro-Cubans through the plane of the intimate. The author argues that Rolando’s film challenges the myth of racial equality throughout Cuba’s modern history by celebrating Afro-Cuban traditions, from...
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Small Axe (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 (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 (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...