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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... by the Hollywood industry to signify the artistic craft of Latin American and Latina performers. As a Dominican actress in Holly-wood, Montez was forced to embrace the paradoxical templates that were made available to her, and she was once again compelled to embark on a different type of displacement...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... sees similarities in their ways of working and defining the female body and in their ways of using historical and contemporary references in the narratives in which they place these gendered bodies. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 contemporary art Latina artists gender studies This essay explores...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 94–103.
Published: 01 July 2015
... much in the spatial demands of tact (182). These features of personae unfold in the comedic and campy work of Cuban chusma artist Carmelita Tropicana who co-opts the “flagrant” Latina by becoming its agent of excess. 8 Muñoz calls this “disidentifications”: a process whereby “a toxic identity...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 197–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... titled “Archipelagic American Studies: Decontinentalizing the Study of American Culture.” S andra R uiz is an assistant professor of Latina/Latino studies and English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was also the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate from 2012...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Sharina Maillo-Pozo This essay examines Raquel Cepeda’s memoire, Bird of Paradise. How I Became Latina , through the intersections between Dominican latinidad , gender, race, and hip-hop. By exposing other discourses of latinidad as performed and imagined in New York City by an afrodominicana...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 219–221.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Fiction and Iconoclasm.” R ebeca L. H ey -C olón is an assistant professor of Spanish at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, where she teaches Caribbean and Latinx studies. Her current book project, “Rippling Borders in Latina Literature,” explores the relationship between water, borders, bodies...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... , in a nation-building project that was—and in many ways continues to be—at the service of colonial powers. 9 In attending to the gendered dimensions of nation building, Colonial Phantoms is an essential intervention in Afro-diasporic and Afro-Latina feminisms that acknowledges the complexities...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... between Latina/o America and the United States. Here I turn to José's critical writing on black queer Latina/o performance—specifically his essay on African American/Mexican performance artist Vaginal Crème Davis in Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics —as a framework...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 206–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and American Modernities (2008) and the coeditor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Latina/o Literature . She is currently working on a new monograph on Lourdes Casal and interdisciplinarity. W illiam L uis is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish at Vanderbilt University, where he...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 203–208.
Published: 01 November 2017
... constituencies, it is clear that a difference from the other volumes on Burgos is that Pérez-Rosario's research is committed to questions framed by activist scholarship and the power of cultural literacy and education in advancing Caribbean and US Latina-Latino communities. These questions relate to the creation...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and their children must follow certain evolutions in order to be considered antihegemonic. In my analysis of these two Dominican American women artists, I wanted to challenge some of the currents in US-centric Latina/o and African diaspora studies in which the US space necessarily leads to eureka moments while...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that Fernández Retamar's essay was the closing contribution to an issue titled “Sobre cultura y revolución en la América Latina” (“On Culture and Revolution in Latin America”). That focus on Latin America was hardly surprising, given both the Mundo Nuevo polemic in which Fernández Retamar was involved...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... He is one of the senior editors of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States and an associate editor for Latino Studies. He is the author of An Intellectual History of the Caribbean (2006), El Retorno de las Yolas (1999), The Dominican Americas (1998), and Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 21–31.
Published: 01 November 2016
... on Caribbean and Latino literary and visual representations of the sea as border and frontier will expand the conversation between Caribbean and Latina/o traditions. While Anzaldúa's work from the 1980s was critical in defining the women-of-color movement, her early works are US centered. Even though...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 229–233.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of the senior editors of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States and an associate editor for Latino Studies, he has authored, among other works, An Intellectual History of the Caribbean (2006), El retorno de las yolas (1999), Caribbean Poetics (1997...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 164–166.
Published: 01 July 2019
...-Latina/o/x experience, and mobile segregation. J oan F lores -V illalobos earned her PhD from New York University and is now an assistant professor of history at The Ohio State University. Her book manuscript, “The Silver Women: Intimacy and Migration in the Panama Canal,” explores the labor...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 188–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
... categorically establishes how the Burgos that we know today became a cultural icon and an inspiration to other writers, artists, filmmakers, musicians, intellectuals, and activists of myriad progressive causes and groups within the Puerto Rican and other Latina/o communities in the United States and the rest...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... image in the writings of theorists such as Frantz Fanon, among others, though I enter this discussion influenced by recent scholarship published by Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui and Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel. 15 While it is useful to challenge students of Latin American, US Latina, and Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 152–154.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context (2014). She publishes and teaches courses on comparative Caribbean studies from the colonial period to the present. nanCy raquel mirabal is an associate professor in the American Studies Department and the US Latina/o Studies Program...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
...: Biografías críticas de mujeres afrodescendientes de América Latina (Bogota: Panamericana, 2011). Also see Jerome C. Branche, The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora: Transatlantic Musings (New York: Routledge, 2014). 40 See Figueroa, Decolonizing Diasporas . 13 Combahee River Collective...