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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of apparently disparate cases, it challenges the paucity of historiography on intra-Caribbean comparisons as well as racialized and gendered assumptions of difference and even opposition between the Spanish and British Caribbeans. It maps out a methodology for comparing women's experiences and actions, along...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Dominican Republic imperialism black feminism masculinity nationalism Maja Horn's complex, concise, and elegant Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature offers a range of rich points of entry for discussion. A vital contribution to Dominican, Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michelle V. Rowley Why has the category “gender” not figured transformatively in anti-colonial resistance, or nationalist politics in the region? This is a question posed in this forum by literary scholar Natasha Barnes (1991). Despite the centrality that Caribbean feminists have accorded...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... and New York, this essay explores gendered and routinized modes of travel across sites of migration that displace the home-away dyad. How might we explain these visits to Caribbean people in places other than the Caribbean and to Caribbean places in North America? How might we account for the prominence...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... In so doing, the authors highlight the ways historical gender and racial stereotypes inform contemporary understandings of Caribbean gender and sexuality. Anchoring this discussion in recent theories about sex and sexuality and specifically examining mixed-race and white Caribbean women, Sam Vásquez...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to Caribbean sexuality and nonbinary gender are addressed. King ends by introducing her current research project, which uses existing and imagined archives to examine Afro-Trinidadian women's protest and performance in the late nineteenth century. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Caribbean gender Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a substantive analysis of Erna Brodber’s novel Nothing’s Mat as a fractal narrative of gendered in/securities in the Caribbean. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Caribbean in/securities Erna Brodber Nothing’s Mat fractals This essay serves as an introduction to a special section...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in the Caribbean: Reality or Illusion (Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2003), 73. 62 Tracy Robinson, “Fictions of Citizenship, Bodies without Sex: The Production and Effacement of Gender in Law,” Small Axe , no. 7 (2000): 1–27; and “Gender, Feminism, and Constitutional Reform in the Caribbean,” in Bailey...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Lisa Outar This essay offers a critical engagement with Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014), arguing that King enacts a ground-shifting interdisciplinary and translinguistic approach to the study of Caribbean sexualities and gender...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
..., “Uncovered Stories: Politicizing Sexual Histories in Third Wave Caribbean Women’s Writings,” Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire 6, no. 1 (Fall 2004): 61–81; Kamala Kempadoo, Sexing the Caribbean: Gender, Race, and Sexual Labor (New York: Rout- ledge, 2004); Linden Lewis, “Masculinity...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... discusses how ethical relations as shaped by race, class, and gender are relevant to Caribbean revolution, arguing that collapse might be the most significant reality that gives reason to hope for revolution and respect for the human in the contemporary Caribbean. In thinking about the need for change...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the lingering concerns about Caribbean familial dysfunction. 31 In a similar vein, Sistren Theatre Collective's Lionheart Gal , a collection of life stories, was published to demonstrate the gendered effects of “development.” 32 Both of these projects counter dominant images of women and illuminate...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 46–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... within queer Cuban and Caribbean studies, noticing the ways they push back against renderings of gender and sexuality as inherently distinct categories. Instead, for these artist-thinkers, trans subjectivity is informed by various experiences related to gender, sexuality, race, class, and geography...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
... mobilizations and noble popular resistance—lies an equally relevant domain of sexual and spiritual struggles, gendered and queer meanings, and a deeper undertow of erotic politics … that have been silenced in Caribbean history and in our conceptualization of the making of modern freedom” (8). Sheller brings...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
... referencing those of Julien's works that directly address the Caribbean, this article asks if they are `relevant' to a Caribbean audience. Or does their art gallery provenance and anticonventional form, along with the challenge they pose to the pieties of nationalism, gender, and creole identity, push them...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michaeline A. Crichlow This essay, in discussion of Citizenship From Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom by Mimi Sheller, underscores the need to historicize Caribbean sociocultures as complex ensembles of heterogeneous practices. It lauds efforts to sustain the investigation of the gendered...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 232–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to ask questions about how to be an Indian woman in the Caribbean, I first read Patricia Mohammed’s study of the negotiation of gender relations in the last decades of indentureship, the time when you grew into womanhood. The book opens with a picture of her parents, and, to this day, she draws on her...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jana Evans Braziel In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant's valorization of diaspora as the anti-dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora” obscures nationality, class, race, gender, sexuality, and political economy as striating diasporas and diasporic...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 78–84.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Maja Horn This essay is a personal reflection on how Horn's scholarship on gender, sexuality, and performance in the hispanophone Caribbean has been shaped by the oeuvre of the late critical theorist José E. Muñoz. In particular, Horn compares and contrasts the uses of “hybridity” and “performance...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 71–84.
Published: 01 March 2018
... spiritual grounding, despite the fetishization of faithlessness in queer life. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Spiritual Baptist queer Caribbean religion Calypso Rose By now, same-sex desirous and gender nonconforming devotees are a gloriously unavoidable presence even in the most...