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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rosamond S. King King responds to essays by noted scholars Faith Smith and Lisa Outar critiquing her 2014 book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination . In particular, she addresses the choice to examine interracial relationships between Caribbean men of color...
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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 (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Faith Smith This essay responds to Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014) by noting the convergence of progressive legislation and violence that renders notions of transgression and freedom contradictory and fraught in our contemporary moment...
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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 (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... not yet made use of Wynter's ideas in analyzing dominant discourses on gender and sexuality in the Caribbean. 3 In this essay I trace the rise of what I call the crisis school of Caribbean heteromasculinity studies, reading critically across popular writing, policy research, and scholarly work...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... agential capacities of Caribbean working people in their relation with various manifestations of modern cultures of power. The essay questions the liberatory potential of erotic agency or power, arguing for it to be theorized beyond sexually active bodies, particularistic identities and the social...
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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 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... a discreet “buffer race” between the white minority and the black majority in the Caribbean after abolition. The experiment, which depended on the capacity for the Chinese to develop bourgeois domesticity in the Caribbean after abolition, failed because of sexual intimacies between people of African descent...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... into stark relief, relational difference troubles the overdetermined rhetoric of impending racial disturbance and chaos that haunt the political landscape. Tracing the specificity of indigenous and black dispossession and antiblackness as integral to Guyanese nation formation and the Caribbean more broadly...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Both artists excavate genealogies of horror at the root of Caribbean identity discourse, tracing this through sexual histories linked, respectively, to femaleness and male homosexuality represented as a male-feminine morphology. Ultimately, the texts excavate different spaces of a “demonic ground...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 100–114.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Ira Mathur As the Me Too movement gathers momentum, the conversation about the historical exploitation of women and sexual power dynamics has spread to Caribbean literature. This story uses the Poui blossom that flowers in the dry season in Trinidad, an island in the Caribbean, as a metaphor...
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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 (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Faith Smith This essay uses the three interlocutors' reflections to return to Creole Recitations , and to reconsider Thomas's nineteenth century as an arena for thinking about Caribbean male intellectuals' self-fashioning and desire, diaspora and degeneration, the sexual politics of creolization...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... activism of the GFM and J-FLAG, respec- tively, Caribbean women’s studies, specifically the work of M. Jacqui Alexander, Kamala Kempadoo, and Tracy Robinson, makes valuable connections between the sociolegal con- struction of gender and sexualities in the postcolonial Caribbean. Robinson...
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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 (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., n.d., comment on “Embajador James Brewster y su esposo.” 19 See Rosamond S. King, Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014), 64–65. 20 See Lisa Duggan, “Equality Inc.,” in The Twilight of Equality...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of the Caribbean ( www.dloc.com ), the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (Toronto), and the IHLIA LGBT Heritage (Amsterdam), I examine how same-sex desire operates as a mode of global connections for Jamaicans and the role of these connections in the formation of Jamaican sexual politics. 11 I mobilize GFM’s...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt This essay argues that Jamaican-American Michelle Cliff's writing should be understood within a new interpretive framework which sees post-independence Caribbean literature as inheriting gendered and raced legacies of Romantic nationalism. While Cliff's early work shows...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
... constituent parts as a fourth unit of analysis. Drawing from recent work in feminist science studies and from her own fieldwork on sexual politics in Martinique, the author asks how the body might function as an important scalar intertext in our ongoing efforts to demonstrate the centrality of the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., yet Condé's politics of crossing also offers an odd materialism as well, one that is informed as much by Karl Marx and Frantz Fanon (however critically) as it is by Condé's own feminist contribution to scholarship on the Caribbean. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 “I've already found the title...