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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... his personal story—both how he tells it and how it circulates—supports the narrative of exponential, unusual, and unmitigated Caribbean homophobia. 9 As with the personal narratives of Jamaicans Staceyann Chinn and Maurice Tomlinson, an individual's story becomes understood as the country's...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
... in Jamaican Dancehall Culture,” The Massachusetts Review 35, 3–4 (Autumn–Winter 1994): 145–178; and Timothy S. Chin, “‘Bullers’ and ‘Battymen’: Contesting Homophobia in Black Popular Contemporary Caribbean Literature,” Callaloo 20, no. 1 (1997): 127–41. For a discussion of the deep investment...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
... legitimate subjects by the state. In contrast to research focused on homophobia in the Caribbean as largely a product of religious teachings or a relic of the Victorian era, this essay instead suggests that powerful histories of physical control and discipline influence contemporary beliefs about the “threat...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ginetta E. B. Candelario This essay considers how the myth of la ciguapa —an “indigenous,” usually female creature with backward pointing feet—both suggests a metaphor for the contradictory coherence of Hispanic Caribbean history and society and becomes a method for contestatory movements...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... is not antithetical to the precarious citizenship the Caribbean enjoys on a world stage as its “queer” predilections for violence and homophobia enforces its status as the unenlightened other. Also ironic, morally self-righteous Western commentary not only condemns the very structures it helps create but perpetuates...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Culture at Large (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). 4 “Lawson Williams,” “Homophobia and Gay Rights Activism in Jamaica,” Small Axe, no. 7 (March 2000): 107. 5 Tracy Robinson, “A Loving Freedom: A Caribbean Feminist Aesthetic,” Small Axe, no. 24 (October 2007): 129. 48  |  “Our own gayful...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 6, no. 1 (2004): 118–34. Timothy Chin describes the controversy over Buju Banton’s “Boom Bye Bye” in “ ‘Bullers’ and ‘Battymen’: Contesting Homophobia in Black Popular Culture and Contemporary Caribbean Literature,” Callaloo 20...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
...: The Relevance of Isaac Julien to Cultural Politics in the Caribbean of homophobia in dancehall and hip-hop in the documentary The Darker Side of Black (1994), which has met with resistance on the various occasions it has been shown in Barbados. This is conspicuously at odds with Julien’s...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Caribbean: Alfred Mendes’s Black Fauns (1935) and Jamaica Kincaid’s My Brother (1997).1 These books are more than sixty years apart and are very different in terms of their plots and styles. Yet they intersect in their thematic explorations of sexual identities that do not conform to the heterosexual...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 239–242.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and African diasporic art and visual culture; and memory, identity, and hidden archives. He has contributed essays to publications on Caribbean art and sexuality, most recently the edited collection Beyond Homophobia: Centring LGBTQ Experiences in the Anglophone Caribbean (2020). KeishA lindsAy...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 161–173.
Published: 01 October 2006
.... SX21 • October 2006 • Bibi Bakare-Yusuf | 163 I certainly welcome all those non-Caribbean academics who do engage seriously with our culture, adding to the ample body of scholarship that we are consolidating locally and in the Caribbean diaspora. . . .What I must contest is the hubris...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
... in the West, a formation which works in the reverse to authorize neo-imperial states to discipline Caribbean states about homophobia. Heightened imperialism, fueling the recirculation of the earlier colonial tropes with a vengeance—resembling the vengeance to solidify gender equality, 14. Natasha...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 179–183.
Published: 01 July 2010
... to myself about the growing body of work coming from women writers of the Caribbean who, for the most part, chronicle harrowing childhood experiences; heartbreakingly, hopelessly dysfunctional families; and prejudice and abuse of every possible kind. While it may be true that all...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yomaira C. Figueroa This essay contends that Caribbean conceptualizations of relation, understood through the theorizing and political organizing of women of color feminists, offer decolonial possibilities that enable radical remappings of the Afro-Atlantic. The essay argues that the political...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
... their abusers, to break the silence surrounding sexual abuse, and to advocate for survivors. Situating the Tambourine Army within traditions of women’s protest and contemporary forms of cyberactivism in the Caribbean, this essay examines the ways the group enacted a sonic disruption to the public and cyber...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the disease, to whom did they turn for support? This essay centers letters from 1989 to 1990 that Andaiye sent to Audre Lorde shortly after they met at the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action conference in 1988. Drawing on these letters, a tribute titled “Sister Survivor” that Andaiye wrote...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
... and cultural context considering the colonial Caribbean as a liminal space. Here, in the “sugar bowl of the world,” cultures collided and crudely rubbed off on each other. We now call that process creolization, acknowledging that the relationship between master and slave was reciprocal rather than...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of the Chinese in the Caribbean in the early twentieth century, loses connections to the language, history, and land of his birth as he forges an identity in his new home. In an illumination of a history not explored, The Pagoda , with its multiple crossings of gender, race, and desire, focuses our attention...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Caribbean disaster sovereignty ruination The Oxford English Dictionary defines disaster as both “an event or fact that has unfortunate consequences” and “a person or thing that is a complete failure.” 1 Perhaps this double meaning explains why...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... and the performance of his masculinity. As Linden Lewis defines Caribbean masculinity, “To be a man is to be strong on the outside and tough on the inside . . . [, and] what is of central importance to the concept of masculinity . . . remains the exercise of power and the issue of control...