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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 210–217.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Deborah A. Thomas This article reflects upon Richard Price's newest work, Travels with Tooy . In it, the author argues that the book - on the surface, a text about the transmission of esoteric knowledge passed down from “First Time” to the present among Saramaka Maroons - is actually an...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 218–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Richard Price In the course of responding to the comments of Kenneth Bilby, Aisha Khan, and Deborah Thomas on Travels with Tooy, Price raises some questions suggested by the book: What is the place of long-term ethnography of the sort represented by Travelsin Caribbeanist research? How do we best...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Myriam J. A. Chancy This investigation addresses the degree to which African diasporic writers might free the term travel from its etymology. Chancy is interested in how shifts in social class for descendents of those formerly termed “subaltern” have occasioned concomitant shifts in the...
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Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 1. “March 19/31 Port of Spain, Trinidad. Traveller's Palm.” Courtesy of University of Toronto Archives Figure 1. “March 19/31 Port of Spain, Trinidad. Traveller's Palm.” Courtesy of University of Toronto Archives More
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... travel seeks to revert the result of negative actions in the past, eliminating uncertainty retrospectively. And yet moral freedom, the mark of the human, requires uncertainty to function, which thwarts time travel as a messianic genre. Yet even in failure, time travel reminds us that impending disaster...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... destination/away/settlement societies. This emphasis has arguably restricted our comprehension of the complexity of transnational practices that connect people not just with the place they left but across sites of migration. Drawing on the example of Caribbean women who travel regularly between Toronto and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2013
... etymological meaning, “to carry across.” The first section maps the movement of one concept, the rhizome, as it travels between and beyond the work of Glissant and that of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. The rhizome's travels reveal an uneven political economy of scholarly influence. The second section...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
... a time of revolutionary upheaval, when people of varying classes traveled regularly between the two islands, and when even those who did not travel mutually observed the progress of ideas and political and social alliances in multiple places. The author argues that the variety and intensity of the...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... function as theoretical categories of lesser priority in the discussion of a racial diaspora imaginary, despite the hypervisibility of certain notions of black masculinity and femininity in popular cultural forms that travel between home and abroad. With readings of one canonical diaspora text, Frantz...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 185–199.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Kenneth Bilby Richard Price's Travels with Tooy culminates with a series of reflections on a fundamental fissure that has persisted in the theorization of African American culture. On one side are those who stress African cultural continuity of various kinds, and on the other, those who argue for...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 200–209.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Aisha Khan In this essay I explore key tropes in the study of the Caribbean and New World African diasporas, focusing on the work of Richard Price, and, in particular, Travels With Tooy. I engage some problematic issues in the definition and apprehension of memory, history, and cultural...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
... venues. The essay examines Primus's performances, writing, and travels in the US South, as well as her extensive FBI file. What emerges is the portrait of a young woman carving out her own aesthetic and political sensibilities, some of which adhere to our understandings of the black radical tradition and...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 89–98.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... Hailing from across the Caribbean region (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Haiti) but now living and working in western metropolitan centers (New York, Montreal, Paris), Maryse Condé, Edouard Glissant, Danny Laferrière, Lyonel Trouillot and Gary Victor all straddle and travel the “spaces” of contact between...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 36–52.
Published: 01 July 2014
... soundscape with points in New York, Havana, Port-au-Prince, and London. The author relies on an implicitly comparative framework but is also interested in following people and things as they traveled between these places and instigated new sonic routes. The notion of the disposition of things animates this...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 52–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Republic and vendors traveling between Haiti, Curacao, Panama, and the Bahamas, as well as return migrants and others. The author posits that the insistence that all multiligual Haitians belong to the same socioeconomic category depends on the image of the authentic Haitian as poor, illiterate, and...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 October 2007
... sociology of mobilities and space, this article suggests that changes in technologies of transportation and communciation, media discourses, and cultural performances of travel within recent regimes of neoliberal governance and regulation are contributing to new ways of developing, curating and staging...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... brokers, experts of sorts, travel from region to region. This article interrogates how to make sense of the emergence of these cosmopolitan brokers in relation to locations historically imagined as the Caribbean. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 On 16 April 2005 the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)—a...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jack Daniel Webb This essay examines contests over Haitian history between Haitian state actors and British observers—such as diplomats, travel writers, and “journalists”—around the time of Haiti’s commemorations of the centenary of independence in 1904. This was a time for the Haitian people to...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2018
... practices that shaped the texture of freedom. An engagement with travel narratives, specifically attentive to reading against the grain of elite mobilities, is proposed as a means through which to reveal the everyday negotiation of livelihoods. Offering the market as a case study, the essay argues that...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
... ethnography travel The incapacity to name is a good symptom of disturbance. —Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida Photographs capture more than their intended subjects. Unwanted or unnoticed things sneak into the frame. —Shawn Michelle Smith, At the Edge of Sight The photograph shows a woman...