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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and to demonstrate the extent to which the repatriation created a transnational documentary trail with a set of archival imperatives that renders the national archive insufficient for the reconstruction of postcolonial Caribbean intellectual history. © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 archival research transnational...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Communist Claudia Jones, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008; 311 pages; ISBN 978-0-8223-4116-1 (paper). Locating the Transnational in Postwar African American History Kevin Gaines In 1975, writing very much in the moment of global “Black Liberation” struggles emerging out...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... News . This history is of relevance to Jamaican and other postcolonial sexuality based movements existing under threats of archaic colonial statutes criminalizing homosexuality. The article further argues that an understanding of sexual activism in Jamaica can serve as a supplement to transnational...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of framework is appealing not just because it exemplifies the kind of transnational history that has become of late so critical but also because it allows us to think about a project on “Spanish Caribbean studies” that does not fall prey to some of the old problems with “area studies,” as traditionally...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Michael K. Walonen While globalization is often conceived of in terms of the transnational movement of capital, culture, people, and ideas, in his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James draws attention to a less salubrious form of transnational flow that may also circulate through...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Espinet's The Swinging Bridge , characterize the black Atlantic's colonial history as an outstanding debt. Collectively, they demonstrate that this past continues to overdetermine the transnational present. This assertion challenges cultural studies' tendency to parse “the colonial,” “the postcolonial...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... This paper highlights and explores some of the tensions between state and popular memory in the discourses of transnational black politics, as well as in the development and circulation of state sanctioned national history within national societies. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Black Memory versus State...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Deborah A. Thomas This essay discusses the process of field formation within Caribbean studies in relation to the building of archives, challenging Eurocentric conceptualizations of history and history making as well as counterdominant tropes about the region and the people who have inhabited...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Christopher Taylor This essay argues that Caribbean histories of slavery and emancipation have served as a crucial site for the generation of the Marxist antiwork politics popularized by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Recovering a transnational network of radicals that disseminated the work of C...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 159–171.
Published: 01 March 2018
... registers across distinctive histories. Following Chude-Sokei’s engagement with Sylvia Wynter, the essay begins with the centrality of women’s engagements with technologies for mobility featured in African popular print magazines in the era of independence. Turning to a contemporaneous publication, Langston...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 187–196.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Brenda Gayle Plummer This discussion of Peter James Hudson’s Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean focuses on the way transnational banks are revealed to be players of multiple roles in the development of past and present Caribbean economies. The banks were hardly mere...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Leon Wainwright This essay reflects on the contribution made by Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (2011) to alternative futures for the Caribbean-focused study of art and its histories. Wainwright emphasizes the need for better attention to the complex “geopolitics of time...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., and is used by Khan to connect the violent histories and legacies of indentureship and slavery across the Indian and Atlantic oceans. The artist thus offers a queer conceptualization of kinship and affiliation, and through her textured visual narratives, she creates a transnational “imagined community...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 154–161.
Published: 01 March 2023
... extend Joseph-Gabriel’s recuperative method past the 1960s and into the early independence era. No one would call the Senegalese novelist Mariama Bâ overlooked, and yet Bâ herself has often been absent from her own reception history. One understudied archive for Bâ is a biography of the novelist written...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 50–68.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of reference to question the very colonial origins of this structural form, and apply racial solidarities across a Global South. Sharing a global history of antiblack repression, Rolando focuses on Cuba’s racial politics by considering not only the US-Cuban transnational effects on the black body following...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Hispánicos , Small Axe , and the anthology Uncle Tom’s Cabins: A Transnational History of America’s Most Mutable Book (2018). N adège T. C litandre is an associate professor in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she holds affiliate appointments...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 199–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
... series The Wire . E lizabeth E. S ine teaches in the History Department at the University of California. She researches and publishes on culture, race, labor, and social movements in the transnational history of the United States and is completing her first book, “The Poetry of Rebellion: Radical...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... and bridge between the British metropolis and the US global superpower—and the hispanophone and francophone worlds as they join what had been a primarily anglophone conversation between black populations in Europe, America, and the Caribbean. As the study of transnational connections between...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
... (103–04). Employing the paradigm of the “Caribglobal,” King tracks back and forth between the local and transnational, attending also to transnational histories of the local, as she moves freely and widely across the linguistic spectrum of the Caribbean. Any theoretical point is always being...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of revisionist poststructuralism and de/postcolonialism that tells a story of the island within increasingly Pan-Caribbean and world-history contexts of transnational agential relating(s) and movement between two worlds. Rather than a “cockfight,” the Dominican Republic and Haiti have come to be seen...