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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... make out patterns in her fictions that reiterate/rehearse specific central concerns. This article offers ways of engaging with the initially challenging writing because of her conviction that Brodber has so much to teach us. Discussing some of these challenges, it draws on Brodber's fiction...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... is primarily an anglophone critical enterprise and area of study. The resulting “anglicization” of this important francophone figure overlooks, I argue, the ways in which Fanon's Martinican and francophone background is integral to his intellectual and political contributions and to his influence on later...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 218–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... think about ways of knowing (including subject positions, relationships, disciplines) in the Caribbean? How do we best think about ways of writing Caribbean culture (literary modes, social science modes), the languages needed to express what Bilby calls the “ineffable”? To what extent and in what ways...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 186–197.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Eddie Chambers This discussion essay on Hazel V. Carby’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands considers the contrasting ways the dominant society and the people of the African diaspora approach and regard research into family histories. Beginning with reflections on the somewhat dreaded...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Michelle Stephens This essay explores the visual arts for models of an archipelagic way of thinking that is endemic to the Caribbean and yet obscured by nationalist frameworks. Unpacking the ways Caribbean studies is imbricated within and articulated through a number of discourses—area studies...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 4–25.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Silvio Torres-Saillant This article offers to the consideration of readers a number of site-specific vignettes that highlight the ways in which the experience of blackness--as different from the fact of blackness--may take different forms depending on the moment, the socio-cultural setting...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
...—the ways in which the approaches to transnational engagement embedded within English colonialism are at once accepted, interrogated, or utilized by Caribbean public figures in the nineteenth century. As such, Smith's book provides a way for us to situate modern Caribbean studies within an intellectual...
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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)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of in-betweenness and in/security in relation to more “leisurely” pursuits, notably, tourism. By revisting Stephanie Black’s critically acclaimed documentary film Life and Debt and retheorizing the concept of critical conversations, this essay analyses the ways representations of in/security have framed media...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the creative labor of this artistic project (the ways dub poets link sound to body to place to textuality) and helps us consider the conditions under which something new in black modernity is produced. Through this reconceptualization of the art form, the essay draws attention to ways dub extends Paul Gilroy's...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Kamari Maxine Clarke This essay explores the ways that new judicial formations centered on the Caribbean Court of Justice provide a space for understanding the workings of various legal rights brokers as central to a project of Caribbean regionalism. It examines the intermediary spaces in which...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
...D. Alissa Trotz; Beverley Mullings Drawing on the way international financial institutions, development organizations, and the state have “discovered” the investment possibilities of diasporic populations, this essay suggests new directions for a reinvigorated approach to Caribbean studies, one...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Krista A. Thompson Are there intrinsic and unique ways of representing the “visual atmospherics” of the Caribbean? Might phenomenological studies of embodied perception offer insight into distinct forms of Caribbean visuality? How would contrapuntal interpretations of colonial archives result...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
... frames Gosine’s questions as ones that pursue the decolonial possibilities of animality and suggests that Nature’s Wild offers us a blueprint for a Caribbean queer decolonial politic. Its primary inquiry resides in asking how animality adapts and signifies in potentially intersectional ways and whether...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... sees similarities in their ways of working and defining the female body and in their ways of using historical and contemporary references in the narratives in which they place these gendered bodies. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 contemporary art Latina artists gender studies This essay explores...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of the slave past as missing from the visual field and in need of recovery—as, in one way of phrasing it, bound to appear. Best contends that this last entailment is not always tenable or justified by the historical record, and he invites us to consider other ways of predicating of loss. © Small Axe, Inc...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 90–97.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... James' Mariners, Renegades, and Castaways, Albert Camus' The Stranger, and James Baldwin's “Stranger in the Village” Reid-Pharr argues that Carby's particular genius is her sensitivity to the ways that the works of colonial and diasporic intellectuals must by necessity grapple with their own outsider...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Evelyn O'Callaghan With reference to a little known nineteenth century novel by an Antiguan creole woman, With Silent Tread (c1890), this paper examines the different ways in which female creole whiteness is constructed in the West Indies and in England. Paradoxically, “transcultural whiteness...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 118–127.
Published: 01 July 2009
... be inferred a begrudging admiration for the defiance of this lowly, downtrodden Jamaican who stuck tenaciously to his own culture and refused to play the game of colonialism by the Englishman's elitist rules. Ole negar, in sum, was the Jamaican who clung to the African ways of his ancestry while rejecting...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 174–185.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Rhonda Cobham Faith Smith's analysis, in Creole Recitations , of the nineteenth-century scholar John Jacob Thomas's often contradictory allegiances offers us a way of reading the counterintuitively parallel career of the poet Eric Roach a century later. Roach is the subject of Laurence Breiner's...