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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... It challenges historicizations that presume Afro- Latinidad to be a stable and additive political ontology and that possibly foreclose black Latinx strategies of disidentification or refusal that transcend racial or ethnic nationalisms. It also provokes readers to think of what it would be like to write about...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 93–99.
Published: 01 July 2022
... context, we should remember that AfroLatinidad, or Black Latinidad, is first and foremost about Black lives, embodied experiences, movement, translatability, and untranslatability. omaris.zamora@rutgers.edu © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 Afro-Latinidad Blackness Black Latinidad Negritud...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... as a woman and as a nonwhite subject” (79). With this transformation of the national script, Vicioso and, subsequently, other Afro-Dominican writers, performers, and scholars land in the space of Afro-latinidad where Africanity and US blackness become “their home away from home.” 16 Thus, as Omaris...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to latinidad as experienced by an Afro-Dominican woman from New York City. While the memoir raises interesting arguments that rely on ancestral DNA as a method to trace the biological basis of Cepeda’s racial identity, I am mostly concerned with the intersections between Dominican latinidad, gender, race...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 163–175.
Published: 01 July 2022
... organization remains a function of its gaze? 22 It is at this point, and in order to pursue this question further, that I find Ellis Neyra’s remarks on the tensions between Afro-Latinidad and Brownness in the preface to The Cry of the Senses extremely crucial. Consider the following passage...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Latina/o subjectivity in the United States, and Afro-Latinidad evident in this anecdote structures my intervention in this essay. Specifically, our interaction signals the ways José and I function as signifiers of the cultural exchange and engagement with identity politics...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and logics. Although recent turns in Latinx studies have made space for Afro- and indigenous Latinidades to become more visible, Afro-Latinx literature has remained peripheralized, and much more work remains to be done. In black studies, research on Afro-Latinidades is continually mapping new terrain...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 176–193.
Published: 01 July 2022
... to believe such history will be amended by quickly renaming this or that “Afro-Latinx,” or by including that signifier in a list on a grant application otherwise written by a White Latina scholar, or by conceding discursively stolen ground to “Afro-Latinidad,” and so on—to these impulses, or compulsions...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 154–162.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Herrera, “Listening to Afro-Latinidad: The Sonic Archive of Olú Clemente ,” in Rivera-Rideau, Jones, and Paschel, Afro-Latin@s in Movement , 171–94. 10 Ibid., 174. 11 Susan Harewood, “Listening for Noise: Seeking Disturbing Sounds in Tourist Spaces,” in Jocelyne Guilbault and Timothy...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 104–110.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Leticia Alvarado This essay is a brief reflection on Ana Mendieta's Silueta Series, the Cuban diaspora, Latinidad, and ultimately brownness, after the loss of José E. Muñoz. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Ana Mendieta brownness Latinidad Cuba Me haces falta . The phrase animates the pulse...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 142–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Arturo Schomburg archive Afro-Latinx Caribbean marronage How much has been left unsaid. —Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, “My Trip to Cuba in Quest for Negro Books” In February 1933, Opportunity published an article by Arthur A. Schomburg, “My Trip to Cuba in Quest for Negro Books.” 1...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
... identities in the Spanish Caribbean as well as the exclusions within contemporary African diaspora theories. In turn, “Robin Hood” presents alternative ways of imagining the place of Afro-Latinos within the Spanish Caribbean and the African diaspora more broadly. Calderón’s “Robin Hood” disputes many...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Seval, Ramírez acknowledges “other” racialized masculinities of tígueres and cadenús that navigate the multiplicity of spaces of the Dominican diaspora. 6 Between the United States and the Caribbean, racial practices dislocate latinidad , blackness, femininity, and masculinity: writer Sherezada...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 21–31.
Published: 01 November 2016
... University Press, 2008); Raquel Rivera, New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone (New York: Palgrave, 2003); Juan Flores, From Bomba to Hip Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000); Cesar Salgado, “The Archive and Afro-Latin@ Field-Formation: Arturo Alfonso...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... policy, labor, and education. 12 Another key Dominican organization is La Colectiva Mujer y Salud, founded in 1984, led by important feminist activists and scholars such as Denise Paiewonsky and, currently, Sergia Galván, who has played an essential role in foregrounding the lives of Afro-Dominican...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 94–103.
Published: 01 July 2015
... supreme. 11 La YiYiYi—Afro-Cuban chusma femme fatale in a long, extravagant gown—takes to the stage, singing “¿Y qué?” in a forceful, raspy voice. She lifts each knee to her stomach to unbuckle her sandals. Barefoot, salsa dancing, and improvising, she sings, aggressively scratches her head, and rubs...