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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
...), undertaken by Spanish historian Consuelo Naranjo Orovio, especially important. It is a five-volume history of the Caribbean, with one volume each on Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic; one volume on the non-Spanish Caribbean; and a final comparative/transnational volume. 13 In the Online...
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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 (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 (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 50–68.
Published: 01 July 2021
... is shuttered from public view, Mercedes’s private dwelling serves as a space to emphasize an affirmation of that body’s presence and in turn activate her will to seek a black transnational truth. Indeed, by portraying how “black professionals of today have their own history—a history that is itself poorly...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
.../Asian intimacies that extend beyond the South African nation-state, which enables the “barely submerged histories of colonialism and racism to erupt into the present.” 27 The artist's disidentificatory use of her body enables a diasporic and transnational analysis of race, gender, class...
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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 (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 (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 (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
..., accounts of a transnational history of black struggle can lead to the too narrow assumption that different black popular struggles share a unified racial politics. On the other hand, recovering the history of political events broadly significant for the black world, such as the Haitian Revolution...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 inserted into an analytical circuit...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
.../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 as polyrhythmic counterpoints—where borders...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2015
... exploration including Revolt , painted in Georgetown, Guyana, in 1960. He explores Williams's painting through a critique of a narrative of art history and temporality that has misplaced Williams's work, proposing Caribbean artists to be reconsidered in relation to a more transnational and global context...