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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 164–175.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Lewis R. Gordon This response essay addresses anti-Blackness and other fears of Black consciousness through discussing analyses and critiques of the author’s Fear of Black Consciousness (2022) offered by Nathalie Etoke, Terrence L. Johnson, and André Brock. Concepts under discussion include bad...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 145–156.
Published: 01 March 2024
... the limits of political liberal concepts such as liberty, justice, and equality for analyzing and addressing anti-Black racism. A central concern facing Gordon is the degree to which bad faith is ignored or underexamined in political philosophy and public debates on social justice and freedom. Exploring how...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2022
... not only the resilience of anti-Blackness that conditions what it feels like to be Black but also what Katherine McKittrick calls the “iterations of Black life that cannot be contained by black death.” lawelcom@gmail.com © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 coloniality racialization liberal...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of racial democracy, and some “types of mixture” are clearly preferred in detriment of others. I argue that anti-black racism in Brazil is expressed not only against dark-skinned individuals, but it also operates in the devaluing of physical traits “deemed black” even in those who have lighter skin...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 2022
... guides this study of transnational practices of anti-Black violence and accounts for the possibilities of Black women’s futures beyond their record of disappearance. Naming the layered applications, quotidian quality, and refusals of physical, psychological, and archival violence during the US occupation...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 176–193.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Ren Ellis Neyra This response essay engages the three book discussion essays by Ronald Mendoza–de Jesús, Petra R. Rivera-Rideau, and Rocío Zambrana on The Cry of the Senses: Listening to Latinx and Caribbean Poetics (2020). Following questions of anti-Blackness in Spanish Caribbean (especially...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 169–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
...: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica (2020)—the crime of poverty—the essay explores how emerging anti–money laundering / combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulatory policies are changing the terrain of struggle to recuperate and repudiate the devaluation of Black life in the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... To move toward a progressive politics of change requires sitting in the liminal spaces, cracks, and fissures created through the anti-Black calculus of racial capitalism to reimagine new and alternate possibilities. Black sufferation, then, requires transcending a world that is the condition of Black...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Beginning with a brief historicization of the myth's development in Santo Domingo, the author goes on to consider how the most recent decade of anti-Haitianism, negrophobia, misogyny, and homophobia in the Dominican Republic have inspired ciguapeo as an authoctonous method deployed by queer, black...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... such as free market fundamentals, state violence, and securitized finance to deny the necessaries of life.” For Mullings, the criminalization of the Caribbean was founded in the plantation era. This era produced regimes of anti-Black violence meted out through labor relations of slavery and the later...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 163–175.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Are Asses in dialogue with the work of the late feminist-deconstructionist thinker Mara Negrón. ronaldme@usc.edu © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 modernity raciality abjection Brownness (anti-)Blackness How to hear/read a book such as Ren Ellis Neyra’s The Cry of the Senses: Listening...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2024
.... Even though I now live in a city where Blackness is nearly omnipresent, the concomitant structures of anti-Black Southern racism circumscribe my desires to be out and about. So, to cyberspace—as a material, symbolic, and experiential dimension 1 —I go to enact, debate, and experience Black life. I...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 87–99.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Kom, that was reissued in February 2020 had made it onto the nonfiction bestseller list precisely eighty-six years after the first edition. 2 The massive #BlackLivesMatter protests against anti-Black and institutional racism in the summer of 2020 can, arguably, be credited for this achievement...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 134–146.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in 1797 to the Bay Islands of Honduras. The Garifuna made subsequent migrations to Caribbean coastal regions of mainland Central America—to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua—with continued dispossession in the face of anti-Black racism and mestizo nationalism. As US imperialism made its presence...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 143–153.
Published: 01 March 2023
... in hexagonal France. 4 Their 2018 manifesto Afrofem articulates the collective’s political statement and grounds their vision of liberation and the future in radical antiracist, anticapitalist, and anti-heteropatriarchal Afrofeminist practices. For the Black women members of the collective, Black...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... writes that gender for the black is both “crucial and evasive.” 10 Anagrammatical trans * child and gender means that race continues to invent a vocabulary of sexualized violence that haunts our everyday language and perception. Furthermore, this produces a paradigmatic “anti-Black existential...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 93–99.
Published: 01 July 2022
... gritaron “¡Negra!” (they yelled “¡Negra!” at me too). This transnational reality of how anti-Blackness moves from Latin America and the Caribbean has always been interesting to me, since many are quick to say that these sociopolitical geographies are completely different. 2 Yet as a Black Latina...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 116–126.
Published: 01 November 2021
... with the Black studies project: it too emerged from a geography of pluralism. Additionally, theorizing Black life from outside the United States not as an anti–African American gesture but as a mode of making sense of how similar practices land differently in different geographies is crucial for a Black...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 131–142.
Published: 01 March 2023
... condescending comments suggest that the two women likely shared experiences of anti-Blackness that weakened the romantic rhetoric of feminist sisterhood and liberal citizenship. With Haiti “at the heart of [Césaire’s] vitalist vision” of citizenship, Joseph-Gabriel argues that Césaire’s evolution in her...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., scholars Dixa Ramírez-D’Oleo and Axelle Karera offer important antirelational critiques of ecocritics’ mobilization of the rhetoric of care, relationality, and generativity without sufficiently addressing disparities in human suffering in the Anthropocene era, specifically the anti-Black violence of racial...
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