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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Hurricane Maria. 10 From these entanglements emerged a new locus of civil, social, diasporic, artistic, and political action and radical speculation on the future of Puerto Rico. In the desperate weeks and months after Hurricane Maria, it became abundantly clear, as in the epigraph that opens this essay...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 2024
... ecocriticism environmental humanities Puerto Rico disaster Hurricane Maria What is the role of art amid climate disaster? This question has often been overshadowed by well-justified public attention to the state’s (in)actions in the face of environmental catastrophes. 1 Recent discussions of twenty...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... It is unveiled in discovery of hoarded relief supplies in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, in the disappearance and laundering of PetroCaribe development funds in Haiti, and in the standoff between Barbudan fisherfolk and police when Antiguan security officials seized the Barbuda Fisheries Complex...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., or even the looming threats of climate change but the slowly accruing effects of raciocolonial governance. Disasters are commonly said to unmask social structures. 2 In that sense both Hurricane Maria and the larger economic and political crisis that surrounds it have created moments of reckoning...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 2022
... and enact what Puerto Rican artists, activists, and critics have begun to call “decolonial joy.” cruzmalave@fordham.edu © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 activism mourning dance performance Puerto Rico coloniality For my mother who was displaced by hurricane Maria yet kept dancing...
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Published: 01 July 2020
Figure 1 Graffiti reading, “El desastre es la colonia” (“The disaster is the colony”), on a light meter six months after Hurricane Maria, 9 March 2018. Photograph by Lorie Shaull. Published with Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 2.0, www.flickr.com/photos/number7cloud/25836790197/in/album More
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
... intimate knowledge of the howl of the wind and a sense of horror when it sounds. 17 The spate of recent not-so-natural disasters in the Caribbean—including the 2005 Guyanan floods, the 2010 Haitian earthquake, Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the 2018 Greenvale floods, and Hurricane Dorian in 2019...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... inflicting that suffering. It would not be to insist that the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, still without adequate power, clean water, food, and shelter, are US citizens in order to make a case for why they should be treated with care. The survivors of the disaster...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2021
... (2021). E nid C ruz -M irabal has been a translator for twenty-four years. She has served as a limited English proficiency specialist in support of FEMA’s operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María; as the official translator for the US Department of State, San Juan; as a web content...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of desire as well. Anticolonial struggle can tend to desire freedom as sovereignty (the nation-state). Unbinding the world of capital/coloniality is a matter of interrupting that desire as well. It will take a “hurricane,” an “atomic bomb.” Hurricane Maria proves to be a complicated example from today’s...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 176–193.
Published: 01 July 2022
... and embodied, for example, by the musical performer Bad Bunny, who is capitalizing on a moment of fervor, disorientation, and loss after Hurricane Maria and the violent indebting of Puerto Rico by the United States. 46 One would do well to remember that fascism lurks everywhere in the West in the everyday...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., and citizen still cannot be taken for granted. Maria Where the path forks on the way to the Maison aux Esclaves on Gorée Island is a prominent dedication from Guadeloupe in memory of the slave trade and its abolition. Set on a large gray marble plaque in golden lettering, it reads, Les...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
... movements and people’s assemblies that are springing up in places like posthurricane Puerto Rico. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Dorian, Irma, Maria, Michael, Matthew, and with the constant threat of more storms to come, it would be easy to give up on Caribbean futures, to resign ourselves to “disaster...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2020
... old Autobianchi with a BMW. This telos becomes insignificant when a gargantuan hurricane rushes the island. At the end, Abel and the object of his unreciprocated desire, Anna-Maria de la Huerta, are the only survivors. In Savane Abel is to meet fellow author Andrés Badlère at the neighborhood bar...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 142–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
... from the public landscape here in the United States, as evident from the lack of media coverage concerning Hurricane María’s impact on those islands. With Mr. Schomburg’s story, there was an opportunity to explore the linked histories of St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, Puerto Rico, Vieques...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 133–143.
Published: 01 November 2022
... leave them to move to the United States in search of work after the passing of PROMESA or Hurricane María, but rather are put aside for the day when their owners have the resources to return and inhabit them once more. Years pass, and what was supposed to be a temporary exile becomes more permanent; yet...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2023
... in 2017–19 in Vieques, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane María’s devastation of the archipelago. 1 This endeavor centers on sustainable farming in its widest sense: to provide training programs in agriculture and use of conservation practices, establish cooperation among diverse producers (plants, animals...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Maria Cristina Fumagalli; Peter L. Patrick Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Two Healing Narratives: Suffering, Reintegration, and the Struggle of Language Maria Cristina Fumagalli and Peter L. Patrick Obviously, when you enter language you enter a kind of choice which contains...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 78–95.
Published: 01 July 2020
... University Press, 1992). 48 See Davis, Ecology of Fear . For a related discussion of catastrophe in relation to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, see Nelson Maldonado-Torres, “Afterword: Critique and Decoloniality in the Face of Crisis, Disaster, and Catastrophe,” in Yarimar Bonilla...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
... (and probably hegemonic) satisfaction by way of “other women” that he has failed to capture in his relationship with his mistress, Maria Concepcion (a failed source of erotic capture) and with his wife (a failed source of domestic security). When I left the madhouse I tried other women but, once...