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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... tradition of Western critical thought he seeks to problematize and therefore fails to recognize the undecidability of race for Du Bois, treating it far too conventionally and unexceptionally. 15 He obscures the traces of Du Bois's diffiuse conceptual and political struggles with understanding...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., the narrative trajectory she embraced—and wanted to transmit—diverged from both Rodgers's arguably sedimented notion of “radical politics” and Edwards's attempt to generate a different sort of affective device, the marketable love ballad. The undecidabilities that saturate the text—the irresolutions that mark...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
... one hopes to bring into existence. Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 futurity political imagination Fanonian leap undecidability decolonial turn At the end of his two major works, Frantz Fanon suggests something of a beginning. “The real leap ,” he tells us in closing Black...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of governance, and frame women’s political participation around rigid expectations of maternal behavior and sexual propriety. Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 futurity political imagination Fanonian leap undecidability decolonial turn In November 1960 three young women traveling home...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... This novel, as I will show throughout this analysis, destabilizes any foregone conclusions about almost anything, from national identity to gender to the distinction between the real and the imagined. This novel provokes through its emphasis on undecidability. It permits meditative interrogations...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 October 2006
... that they will have to address the court. Defense counsel has been undecided about putting them on the stand where they can be cross-examined, but has chosen at the very last moment to take a gamble and allow them to make unsworn statements from the dock. The gamble rests in the hope...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to suggest that it is impossible to interpret this document, I am arguing that there is no way around the inconclusiveness and undecidability that structure the manuscript. Some scholars might object to my suggestion that the text is incomplete and, instead, insist that the annotations and marginalia...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Bataille’s “community of those without community.” For Derrida, a paradoxical statement of community such as this “does not signify haziness and mobility, the confusion preceding knowledge or renouncing all truth”: “If it is undecidable and without truth in its own moment[,] . . . this is in order...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., the succinct description of deconstruction’s raison d’être as supplied by Gayatri Spivak in her preface to Derrida’s Of Grammatology: “To locate the promising marginal text, to disclose the undecidable moment, to pry it loose with the positive lever of the signifi er; to reverse...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 205–224.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and, like so many American academics of their generation, instead embraced poststructuralist theory, which emphasized the contingency and constructedness, the fundamental undecidability of the signifier. Yet more than merely exulting in the multiplicity of the racial mark, African American poststructuralist...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 189–197.
Published: 01 February 2006
... to “abstract hybridity into an epistemological principle” (20). Puri contends that the use of hybridity as a “structure of undecidability” (for example, in Homi Bhabha) or a “principle of difference” that inter- rupts universalizing knowledges and the homogenizing claims of the nation serves...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 198–205.
Published: 01 February 2006
... to “abstract hybridity into an epistemological principle” (20). Puri contends that the use of hybridity as a “structure of undecidability” (for example, in Homi Bhabha) or a “principle of difference” that inter- rupts universalizing knowledges and the homogenizing claims of the nation serves...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 218–229.
Published: 01 February 2006
... to “abstract hybridity into an epistemological principle” (20). Puri contends that the use of hybridity as a “structure of undecidability” (for example, in Homi Bhabha) or a “principle of difference” that inter- rupts universalizing knowledges and the homogenizing claims of the nation serves...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 230–232.
Published: 01 February 2006
... hybridity into an epistemological principle” (20). Puri contends that the use of hybridity as a “structure of undecidability” (for example, in Homi Bhabha) or a “principle of difference” that inter- rupts universalizing knowledges and the homogenizing claims of the nation serves to displace “any...