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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152–162.
Published: 01 November 2010
...David Scott This essay critically engages aspects of Susan Buck-Morss' much acclaimed Hegel, Haiti and Universal History . While appreciating Buck-Morss' scepticism of Europe's presumption of authoritative self-knowledge, the essay raises two principal doubts: the first concerns whether indeed...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Revolution as a question of “universal history.” © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Haiti theory exceptionalism Black Jacobins universal history What is the contemporary “theory-problem” about Haiti? To phrase it somewhat differently, What is the conceptual conundrum or the ideological problem-space...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 84–94.
Published: 01 November 2023
... that the book offers a methodology of writing history, both in terms of the periodic expanse of such a history and positing the historical problematic. She argues that Rodney produces a universal history insofar as universality is assumed in the social relations of exploitation and consequently solidarities...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Sibylle Fischer Can we coherently conjugate high philosophy and slave insurgency under the heading of “universal history”? Is it possible to disentangle “universal history” from its roots in white supremacy and European imperial reason? Susan Buck-Morss' recent answer to that question, which...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 173–185.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Susan Buck-Morss Responding to commentaries on Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History by Sibylle Fischer and David Scott, this essay describes universal history as “theoretical pragmatics,” a practice of theorizing that undermines established narratives. Focusing on the singularity of historical...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
...—a history best seen from the experience of Caribbean societies and peoples. Third, that anthropology has the capacity to provide us with the necessary moral optimism to rethink the relation between plurality and universalism that grounds the human condition, but to do so we must first rescue the concepts...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 193–202.
Published: 01 November 2013
... standards of presumably universal human relevance. Trouillot's important intervention in Western conceptions of history and historiography in Silencing the Past notwithstanding, the essay argues that the distinction he draws between “historicity 1” and “historicity 2” betrays his struggle with the continued...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Eddie Chambers In considering Kobena Mercer's four-volume edited series Annotating Art's Histories (2004–8), Eddie Chambers sets out to critique the often unspoken but nevertheless hegemonic and complicated racial hierarchies that exist across many of the country's universities, with particular...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to Montreal: Black Power, the Caribbean, and the Black Radical Tradition in Canada,” Journal of African American History 92, no. 4 (2007): 516–39; “Liberation from Below: The Caribbean Conference Committee and the Global New Left” (master’s thesis, University of Montreal, 2007); “In Search of a National...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a manifestation of the black radical tradition and a critical involvement with socialism. Drawing on C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter, it argues that black freedom struggles in the Americas and Europe, including slave revolts, have been an essential part of the history of labor and freedom struggles. It also...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... a multilayered international network in the region to overcome divisions and boundaries produced by the history of neo/colonialism and the cold war. Over the past sixteen years, the journal work has generated an archive of knowledge, a society, and a consortium of institutions to organize a biennial conference...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 95–116.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., the author first discusses Rodney’s engagements with the University of California, Los Angeles, as part of a longer history of Black intellectual and political activism and the geographies of Black radicalism on campus. The author then explores the question of methodology in Rodney’s book, especially...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2019
...: The Black Jacobins and the Poetics of Universal History,” Small Axe , no. 45 (November 2014): 35–51. 2 I also have in mind an intriguing book by Kuan-Hsing Chen, Asia as Method: Toward Deimperialization (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010). I don’t necessarily agree with its argument...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to contextualize problem-spaces, theory-problems, and the “answers” that they “activate.” 13 The Haitian Revolution as told through the story form of universal history—the arc of a “romantic” story—in The Black Jacobins casts the revolution within a narrative of the “progressive realization of universal...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 186–188.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Contributors Susan Buck-Morss is Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor of Government, Cornell University, Ithaca. She is a member of the graduate fields of comparative literature, German studies, and the history of art and visual studies, and teaches in the School of Art...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of the movement have already provided in-depth critiques of Sartre’s essay, a consideration of how it positions Negritude in relation to Marxist concepts of universal history will be necessary, given the degree to which it frames critical approaches to the work of Césaire and Senghor. Sartre argues that Negritude...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... copied into one of his commonplace books from Dennis de Coetlogon’s two-volume opus An Universal History of Arts and Sciences (1745) and the satirical work The Man-plant; or, Scheme for Increasing and Improving the British Breed (1752), written by the pseudonymous “Vincent Miller, M.E. and Professor...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
...: Indiana University Press, 2002), 207–20; and Sibylle Fischer, Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004), 242–44. 3 See Michel-Rolph Trouillot, “An Unthinkable History,” in Silencing the Past: Power...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
...: The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008); and Susan Buck-Morss, Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009). 2 Sibylle Fischer, Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
...: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014), 71. 3 C. L. R. James, “A Century of Freedom,” in Toussaint L’ouverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History; A Play in Three Acts , ed...