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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 152–166.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Scott This essay offers a discussion of Rex Nettleford's classic Mirror Mirror: Identity, Race, and Protest in Jamaica. It aims to situate the book in the wake of the Jamaican 1960s, both as a way of coming to terms with the first decade of political sovereignty and at the same time as a way...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay takes two images of Haitian girls in Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being as a point of departure to reflect on the iconography of Haitian suffering. It argues that Sharpe’s claim that the Haitian girl in the photo taken in the aftermath...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Christina Sharpe Christina Sharpe responds to engagements with In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Régine Jean-Charles, Rinaldo Walcott, and Tezeru Teshome (with K. Wayne Yang). In her response to their questions and elaborations around voice, freedom, resistance, and subjectivity, Sharpe...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Tezeru Teshome; K. Wayne Yang Drawing from Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being , this essay uncovers the ontological eradication of “black child” in institutions of school and juvenile justice. This eradication is rooted in sexualized violence and the ungenderings of black...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Petal Samuel This review essay explores the extent to which the phenomenon of imperial “neglect” proposed in Christopher Taylor’s Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism (2018) maintains saliency in the wake of national independence throughout the British Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Greg Beckett This essay offers a critical discussion of Yarimar Bonilla's Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015). It argues that Bonilla's account of labor politics in the French Department of Guadeloupe provides us with new ways of thinking about...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
... as part of the work of art in an attempt to physically, if not psychically, embody the voids and contours that these catastrophes have left in their wake. This essay considers the emergence of this progressively more interactive art form, focusing on artists such as Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Hew Locke...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Yarimar Bonilla Over fifteen years have passed since Michel-Rolph Trouillot issued his critical call for the renunciation of Haitian exceptionalism. Trouillot's principled argument remains as urgent today as when it was first written, if not more so. Particularly in the wake of the 2010 earthquake...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Rinaldo Walcott This essay suggests that Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being calls us to attend to the limits of what freedom means for black people around the world. By reading some recent conceptual claims in black studies alongside Sharpe’s work, it seeks to demonstrate...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 185–193.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Christopher Taylor This essay serves as a response to the review essays by Adom Getachew and Petal Samuel on the author’s 2018 Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism . Exploring how the history of liberal capitalism that Empire of Neglect tells might afford critical...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Adom Getachew This review essay situates Christopher Taylor’s Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism (2018) in the context of the two-decade-long debate about the emergence of a liberal imperialism during the nineteenth century. Through an examination of the political...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
... as a resort paradise. This essay reveals how climate change, economic fragility, and uncertain sovereignty have collectively undermined Barbuda’s customary forms of independence, leaving dispossession in their wake. In March 2018, the Antiguan Parliament moved to repeal the land act altogether. Trevor...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Laura Lomas Scholars of Caribbean and translation studies alike are indebted to Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz for bringing into focus the multidirectional vectors of influence in the wake of colonization in his Contrapunteo de tabaco y azucar ( Cuban Counterpoint: Tobacco and Sugar...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 193–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Christienna D. Fryar This essay engages Yarimar Bonilla's Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015) by considering one of its key throughlines: the idea of disappointment as a motivator of politics, especially non-sovereign politics. Through...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Yarimar Bonilla Anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla responds to Greg Beckett and Christienna D. Fryar's engagements with her Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015). In responding to the questions raised, Bonilla lays out the conceptual and methodological...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., particularly in the wake of the 2010 earthquake. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Theory versus Practice: On the Postcolonial Marginalization of Haitian Literature Rachel Douglas Kaiama L. Glover’s Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon poses fundamental questions...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
... are put into the context of larger debates within Jamaica about sovereignty in the wake of US and UK announcements linking budgetary aid to compliance with international LGBT rights norms. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Caribbean nationalism Staceyann Chin autobiography LGBT violence We turn...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 142–162.
Published: 01 June 2007
... 2007 • p 142–162 • ISSN 0799-0537 SX23 • June 2007 • Annie Paul | 143 Funerals and wakes have always been rituals of major significance in Jamaica, as in many other societies in the African diaspora.2 Writing in 1953 Fernando Henriques observed...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgaJyp8ix4M . 13 Arthur Niehoff and Juanita Niehoff, East Indians in the West Indies (Milwaukee, WI: Public Museum Publications in Anthropology, 1960), 132. 12 See Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016). Sharpe uses...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the singular reformist agendas that have previously proven ineffective for alleviating disaster conditions and liberating targeted populations. As the planet seems to be simultaneously burning and drowning, marginalized populations throughout the Caribbean (the first in line for extinction) are waking up...