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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 187–200.
Published: 01 July 2023
... . The essay revisits and further advances the central thesis of Nature’s Wild , which recalls the work and multiple legacies of racialized animalization during and after European colonization of the Caribbean, and weighs the possibilities of embracing animality. andil@yorku.ca © 2023 by Small Axe...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Rajiv Mohabir This essay is a reading of Andil Gosine’s Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean (2021) that thinks through the author’s contributions on LGBTQ+ history, art, and activism in the Caribbean. It begins with a look at how the animal is wielded discursively to deride queerness...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 159–166.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Kedon Willis This essay on Andil Gosine’s Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean (2021) reflects on the author’s application of animal studies as a productive analytic of the enduring anxieties around respectable citizenship in the Caribbean as expressed by contemporary regulations...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Michelle V. Rowley Taking Andil Gosine’s invitation in Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean (2021) to consider the possibilities of animality, this essay sits with the two valences that are potentially inherent in his framing—first, that we reassess the generative possibilities...
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Published: 01 July 2023
Figure 1 Andil Gosine, Animal , 2014–22. Letterpress on paper, 2″ × 3.5″ each. Courtesy of the artist More
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2023
... demand a close consideration of the relationship between conquest, othering, racialization, commodification, and the reordering of the animal world with human animals as supreme beings. The contemporary reappropriation of the term alludes to a decolonial reframing, a unique opportunity to reject Western...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... critique, Civil Rights and Black Power ideologies, and Rastafarian consciousness animate the efforts of both figures as they attempt to refashion ideas of black political possibility through and against the terms of modern emancipation and citizenship. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Circuits of Political...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 36–52.
Published: 01 July 2014
... soundscape with points in New York, Havana, Port-au-Prince, and London. The author relies on an implicitly comparative framework but is also interested in following people and things as they traveled between these places and instigated new sonic routes. The notion of the disposition of things animates...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Through a reading of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place , the essay highlights how the market logics of mid-nineteenth-century imperial liberalization continued to animate new forms of West Indian erasure well into the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. While Kincaid deploys arguments of imperial neglect...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Phanuel Antwi Rereading dub poetry under the pressures of and with the resources of black feminist and queer theory, and treating the practice of dub poetry as a production of a sound archive, one that embodies and aurally animates the intimacies of the black Atlantic, this essay highlights...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 199–209.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Jhon Picard Byron La nation est au coeur des débats de l’école haïtienne d’anthropologie/ethnologie. Malgré les désaccords autour de la question nationale animant les tenants de cette école, une certaine historiographie, inspirée par les lectures des postcolonial studies et des Africana studies...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 127–133.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and animated by metaphors of creolization that derive from the archipelago’s geology, geography, and history. Ultimately, “Caribbean Man,” while immured in the nationalist sensibility of the 1970s, eschews a reductive nationalist politics for a more expansive notion of nation and community akin to Wilson...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 112–120.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Jorell A. Meléndez-Badillo At the turn of the twentieth century, workers, anarchists, and intellectuals created a global resistance culture through print media, migration, and their radical imaginaries. The networks that animated this resistance culture gave way to the Counter-Republic of Letters...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 45–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
...)—the story of Cuba Libre. This essay analyzes how the animated cartoon shorts and film series Elpidio Valdés (1974–2003) comically inflects the story of Cuba Libre with ridiculing laughter and choteo (folk humor). The series puts forth both a hero more akin to a populist trickster than a Spartan...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 99–109.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the attributes that normally surround Yemayá in the Santería iconography, but at the same time it is also a symbol in Christianity and a totemic animal in certain African traditions. Yemayá's robe is decorated with a number of fish as well as two mermaids and the Kongo cosmogram of the four moments of the sun...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 115–125.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in another direction. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2016 creole identity francophone Caribbean narrative perspective animal studies ecopoetics Language has always been a central issue for critics of Éloge de la créolité . 1 Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... human capacity for moral choice, a notion that Fukuyama endorses while reminding that there is still no scientific proof of that. 2 Our capacity for moral choices remains one of the core attributes of what distinguishes human from nonhuman animals. Even though human rights have been claimed...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
... and their descendants. The play never resolves the question of whether Caliban is fully human. 39 His father sires him in a meaningless act of copulation and disappears before his birth—this constructs Caliban as either human but a “bastard” or the result of an animal-like sexual union. Everything that Caliban...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
... will be capable of understanding the singular affective power of the photograph. The mechanism is animistic, a kind of spirit possession, Dayan might say. “I must,” Barthes writes, “name the attraction which makes it exist: an animation. The photograph is in no way animated … but it animates me.” This “affective...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 2024
.... The first is the artist’s deliberate manipulation of form: the branches, birds, and sleeves all have the cylindrical shape and size of a rolled-up towel. At first glance, the viewer struggles to identify each object as evoking a particular plant, animal, or human form. The similarity in material and color...
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