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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
... discourses of latinidad as performed and imagined in New York City by dominicanas , the memoir—along with a growing corpus of texts that record the experiences of Afro-Dominican women—lays the foundation for future and much-needed inquiries related to Afro-Latinx identities as portrayed in contemporary...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., to mention a few. 3 It also engages with more recent scholarship centered on transnational Dominican blackness by and about afro-dominicanas , diasporic subjectivities, and other marginalized bodies that have been whitewashed or remain excluded from nationalist discourses. 4 By scrutinizing...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... examples we have of that world are deeply syncretized with Afro-Christian beliefs and rituals. In that regard we could cite the consecration of certain Taino caciques who have been elevated to the status of luases or divinities in the Vodun pantheon, the superstitions about indigenous hatchets, popularly...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Marzan, the executive director of the LGBT advocacy group Diversidad Dominicana, has suggested, “attacks on Brewster are attacks on LGBT Dominicans”? 16 Brewster’s homonormative performance as US ambassador highlights a problem faced by many queer Caribbean activists and organizers negotiating...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
...: Una colección de documentos y escrituras clave en la formación y evolución del pensamiento y el movimiento feminista en la República Dominicana, 1865–1965 , edited by Ginetta E. B. Candelario, Elizabeth S. Manley, and April J. Mayes, was published by the Dominican National Archives. 1 The anthology...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
... predominate in modern-day Dominican society. 14 Liberation from modes of oppression is at the core of their projects and runs parallel to the work of Afro-Dominican lesbian feminists Ochy Curiel (1963–) and Yuderkys Espinosa (1965–). The representations of women and their bodies in Ramírez's...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 180–188.
Published: 01 February 2006
...-Haitianism [subsequently] advocated by the ruling 2. Silvio Torres-Saillant, “Racism in the Americas and the Latino Scholar,” in Neither Enemies nor Friends: Latinos, Blacks, and Afro-Latinos, eds. Anani Dzidzienyo and Suzanne Oboler (New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
... obstinate in excluding Afro-Dominican narratives. If Galván remained anxious about the republic's place among nations, he had reason to be; the United States had seized the nation's customs receivership during his last days. Warships waiting, observers again took to parroting the most flagrant...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 1–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... statues of European colonizers symbolically wraps them with metaphors of Indigenous and African resistance, since the fabric incorporates original designs featuring plants that are linked to Native American and Afro-diasporic spiritual praxis. These “plants of resistance” form part of long-standing...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 206–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context (2014). W illiam L uis is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish at Vanderbilt University, where he also directs Latino and Latina studies and edits Afro-Hispanic Review . His books include Literary Bondage...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of natural rubber (harvested by workforces that combined indigenes, Afro-mestizos, and immigrant Afro-Caribbeans in borderland regions between British Honduras and Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama, Colombia and Brazil, and Venezuela and British Guiana). 15 US Bureau of the Census, Population , 498...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., are Afro-Dominican women. They are also poor. Lara presents us with a field of interlocking social forces, an intersectional matrix, that severely limits the range of life choices available to her characters. But live they do, and the novel locates that life and that possibility of happiness in the very...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 24–44.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to probe not just the island’s multiplicity but notions of mutability as it relates to the individual. 1 See José Alcántara Almánzar, ed., Antología mayor de la literatura dominicana (siglos diecinueve–veinte): Prosa 2 (Santo Domingo: Fundación Corripio, 2001), 153–54. 2 Alejo Carpentier...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and activists challenged this notion. For example, Isabelo Zenón Cruz’s two-volume exposé Narciso descubre su trasero tackled racism in Puerto Rico and detailed the contributions of Afro–Puerto Ricans to the island’s life and culture. 12 Subsequently, scholars have documented antiblack racism in literary...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
... on local experiences. By this I mean issues such as the American occupation, the national sentiment it created, and the rise in Africanity and African ideology. At the same time, much Caribbean poetry has, of necessity, been a revolutionary poetry. Th us, the poetry of Afro-Dominicans³ in particular...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and cosponsored by the Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales, the Academia Dominicana de la Historia, and the Inter-University Program for Latino Research. The event featured a roster of noted scholars that included Francisco Scarano (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Edwin Meléndez (Hunter...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., Dictator's Seduction , 174. 6 Ibid., 135. 5 Silvio Torres-Saillant, “The Tribulations of Blackness: Stages in Dominican Racial Identity,” Latin American Perspectives 25, no. 3 (1998): 135. 4 Raj Chetty, “‘La calle es libre’: Race, Recognition, and Dominican Theater,” Afro-Hispanic...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 176–193.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., which both seem to be perversely enjoying a moment of mea culpa in the market-driven encounter with the history of their structural anti-Blackness, and many of whose adherents seem to believe such history will be amended by quickly renaming this or that “Afro-Latinx,” or by including that signifier...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2006
... there is no distinction Th e position of Afro-Caribbean workers as foreigners made their relation to the labor movement and workers’ organizations one of ambiguity and ambivalence, as Marc McLeod has noted Th is certainly presents a challenge to the researcher in trac- ing labor activism among...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
...—and a family that may have lived in some destitution, both pictures portray Afro-Dominican families in an outdoor, domestic setting. And yet the difference between the two is stark. What is it about the hospitable Dominicans that “escapes or at least challenges the subjugating gaze that holds [their] body...
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