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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay takes two images of Haitian girls in Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being as a point of departure to reflect on the iconography of Haitian suffering. It argues that Sharpe’s claim that the Haitian girl in the photo taken in the aftermath of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Christina Sharpe Christina Sharpe responds to engagements with In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Régine Jean-Charles, Rinaldo Walcott, and Tezeru Teshome (with K. Wayne Yang). In her response to their questions and elaborations around voice, freedom, resistance, and subjectivity, Sharpe...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Rinaldo Walcott This essay suggests that Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being calls us to attend to the limits of what freedom means for black people around the world. By reading some recent conceptual claims in black studies alongside Sharpe’s work, it seeks to demonstrate a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Tezeru Teshome; K. Wayne Yang Drawing from Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being , this essay uncovers the ontological eradication of “black child” in institutions of school and juvenile justice. This eradication is rooted in sexualized violence and the ungenderings of black...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of “the wake” as a particular moment/form of diasporic political consciousness has since been powerfully examined by Christina Sharpe. Her analysis of “wake work” and of the political subjectivities that emerge from the experience of structural exclusion speaks directly to the forms of non-sovereign...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... I find the work of theorist Christina Sharpe in Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-slavery Subjects particularly useful. 10 While Sharpe excavates the ways the repetitive sexual violence and racialized subjugation enacted through slavery are constitutive of postslavery subjectivity in the United...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... For instance, Saidiya Hartman uses the expression “afterlife of slavery” to describe continuing intrusions, violations, and endangerment of black lives owing to a “racial calculus and political arithmetic that were entrenched centuries ago.” 11 Along these lines, Christina Sharpe frames the ongoing...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
... degraded by slavery—this is what I take his references to “ancestry” and “emancipation” to mean. He disavows the “bloodstained gate” of enslaved degradation, as Christina Sharpe characterizes it in her discussion of Frederick Douglass, according to which recognition from the owner-father is not forthcoming...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Chinese indentured laborer in the Americas. 10 We will see how the descendants of another set of indentured laborers are explicitly invoked in the 1960s in order to think through the terms of the appropriate practice of freedom. Similarly, Christina Sharpe theorizes the domestic worker in white...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 195–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., is in keeping with a line of inquiry that prioritizes the necessity for “new narratives” that scholars of slavery such as Saidiya Hartman, Dionne Brand, and Christina Sharpe propose. As Hartman puts it, “How does one rewrite the chronicle of a death foretold and anticipated, as a collective biography...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
...: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016); and Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016). 14 See bell hooks, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism , 2nd ed. (New York: Routledge, 2015...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Sexton, Amalgamation Schemes: Antiblackness and the Critique of Multiracialism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008); and Achille Mbembe, On the Postcolony (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001). Christina Sharpe's In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Durham, NC: Duke...