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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
... conceptualize what 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... about race. I argue that Chandler absorbs a conceptual inheritance of race from the same 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... I am not trying 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 205–224.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 thinkers posited blackness itself as both the prime figure of and ground for the aporias of Western...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2006) 10 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 October 2006
... asleep. On the first day of the defense, their lassitude is interrupted when the men suddenly discover 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., for example, 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., the confusion preceding knowledge or renouncing all truth”: “If it is undecidable and without truth in its own moment[,] . . . this is in order that it might be a condition of decision, interruption, revolution, responsibility and truth.” 21 The structure “X without X” has a particular effect on...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
... emphasis on undecidability. It permits meditative interrogations on the aforementioned issues and remains a “novel that thinks,” to use Kundera's formulation, rather than a novel that dictates. Chamoiseau describes his efforts in writing Biblique as follows: “J'essaie de fonder une littérature qui...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2006) 10 (1): 230–232.
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...