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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
... of ambiguity and undecidability that have marked the last six or seven decades (and, more broadly, “black life”). That said, the precise contours of the uncertainties in question are made more visible, tangible, and audible, if we try to distinguish coloniality and colonialism and push into a harsher light...
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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
... on insufficient information, illustrating an open-ended reading practice that allows for multiple meanings. The meaning of the gestures is never conclusive and the marqueur eventually recognizes that the deepest beauty lies in this undecidability. The aforementioned marqueur de paroles Patrick Chamoiseau...
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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 (2006) 10 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 October 2006
... sometimes fall 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...
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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 (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 31–51.
Published: 01 November 2022
... actually consulting and making a confidential adviser in the matter of a Governor of a neighbouring Colony. . . . With a weak and undecided Governor, and with a still weaker Government Secretary, the very skeleton and dry bones of official red-tapeism, without heart, soul, or brains, are we to sit idly...
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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...