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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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 and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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, the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 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 in a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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, the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Katherine McKittrick This essay explores plantation geographies. In drawing specific attention to the ways past configurations of the plantation are recast in post-slave urban contexts, the discussion signals the links between black dispossession and geography, while also considering how assertions...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 113–124.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., nonlinguistic forms, and spatial geography, along with orality, suggest that the author attempts to radically reconsider the way creole folk culture should be translated into writing. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 However, in the context of Martinique, with its traumatic history of colonization and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Greg Beckett This essay explores the significance of Michel-Rolph Trouillot's final work, Global Transformations: Anthropology and the Modern World . It posits that Trouillot's argument contains three key claims. First, that anthropology is predicated on a problematic alterity, a way of thinking...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
... urgent project. In Peasants and Capital (1988) he examines three units—the village, the world, and the nation—that offer us one way to connect these people and places to global concerns. This essay suggests that Trouillot's intervention might be productively extended if we take seriously the body and its...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 36–52.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Alejandra Bronfman What accounts for the peculiar history of Jamaican broadcasting? This essay considers Kingston as a sonic terrain and examines the ways both colonial officials and residents of the islands engaged in a process of understanding Kingston's place within an emerging electroacoustic...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 109–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... work, this essay raises some of the difficulties posed to the Brazilian reader by Hall's texts and their deep roots in English-speaking cultures, as well as how his understanding of theory and concepts is sometimes misread. It then presents some of the ways Hall was important to the author's work on...