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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Mike Hill This paper examines contemporary debates around the US Census, US National Security Strategy, and various documents of postmodern war doctrine to delineate a mutation in domestic social order that is consistent both with the end of civil rights and with US planetary ambition. At one level...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jason Frydman This essay decodes how Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings uses the history of Jamaican music, culminating in the conflict between roots reggae and dancehall, to chart the Cold War’s temporality, futurity, and ideological conflicts over time, temporality, and futurity...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 51–71.
Published: 01 July 2023
... of my informants had been captured as war booty or kidnapped from their local environments to be enslaved and transferred to the West Atlantic, they had been freed from their captors by naval squadrons and thus landed as “liberated” either in St. Helena Island in the south Atlantic, in Freetown...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 154–161.
Published: 01 March 2023
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 169–172.
Published: 01 March 2002
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 115–122.
Published: 01 July 2016
... that was catalyzed by the second Gulf War. But, as always, the imagination embodied in Ward's found-object sculptures is animated by a sense of the theatricality of the quotidian and by an attunement to the life-giving, life-nurturing energies of the resolutely ordinary. ...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 1–13.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel Suzanne Césaire's essays in Tropiques make an important intervention in imagining a new Martinican and ultimately Pan-Caribbean identity during World War II. This study examines Césaire's joint politics and poetics of liberation in the context of dissidence in Martinique...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 45–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Éric Morales-Franceschini Whether emplotted as epic or as tragedy, the tales told about a nation’s revolutionary past do not tend to elicit laughter as much as awe and solemnity. This is the case with Cuba’s national epic, the story of its nineteenth-century wars for independence (1868–98...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and Knowledge,” the author compares the 1944 conference paper with the version published in Tropiques in 1945 to show a feedback loop between poetry and politics. The war, the isolation, and the intellectual evolution of Tropiques coalesced to form a new environment that prompted Césaire to rethink the relation...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 27–40.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Hazel V. Carby Excerpts from Carby's autobiography-in-progress, “Child of Empire: Racializing Subjects in Post World War II Britain.” Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Lost (and Found?) in Translation Hazel V. Carby Historical authenticity resides not in the fidelity to an alleged past...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 98–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
... World War II Britain.” Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Autobiography Out of Empire Lisa Lowe On the twentieth anniversary of Reconstructing Womanhood, we recall that Hazel Carby posed a great challenge to the liberal historiography that sentimentalized sisterhood between white and black...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 50–70.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to tell the story of Garvey's involvement and association with the Brotherhood movement, this essay also suggests that Garvey's patrons in the movement financed his return to Jamaica but that the outbreak of World War I interrupted their support and thus the implementation of his plan for a Jamaican...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 29–55.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Michael Eldridge Just after World War II, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation hired the Trinidadian calypsonian Lord Caresser to host a weekly program airing on its nationwide network and its fledgling International Service. His engagement, this essay argues, had less to do with “carry[ing...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... diasporic networks: that of violence in all of its different social registers, from means of social control to response to the traumas of past violence. This essay argues that while James’s text is concerned with unveiling the roots of Jamaica’s violence in late–Cold War US imperialism and the larger...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
...David Featherstone This essay contributes to work on the contested racialized articulations of conjunctures by engaging with the spatial practices through which racialized in/securities became politicized in the period after the First World War. It explores the forms of opposition to riots against...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and identity anchored in the political upheavals of the Cold War. This essay examines how the contemporary Caribbean writers Julia Álvarez, Junot Díaz, and Edwidge Danticat use familial dynamics to bring forth the multifaceted and complex realities of transnational communities, dispel ideas of cultural...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Guillermina De Ferrari A frequent trope in apocalyptic literature is a war between time and knowledge. Focusing on Rita Indiana’s “cli-fi” novel La mucama de Omicunlé ( Omicunlé’s Maid ), this essay explores the ambiguous role that uncertainty plays in apocalyptic literature. It argues that time...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., imperialism, and (neo)colonialism in the epoch of US-led finance capitalism. Then it builds on Hudson’s concept of “racial capitalism,” which the author defines and explicates as a war-driven racially hierarchical global system constituting white supremacist accumulation, dependent extraction, imperial...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 197–207.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., and Caribbean sovereignty; (2) the particular status and nature of the Caribbean region within the history of capitalism; (3) the nature and the meaning of the well-worn term racial capitalism ; and (4) the idea of “war” as a fundamental aspect of the modes of regulation and accumulation of said racial...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of narratives of the black presence and racism in postwar Britain that center on the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush in 1948. By way of conclusion, the essay follows Carby in revisiting the so-called Brown Baby debate at the end of World War II, an episode in the reracialization of Britain that offers...