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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... illuminated by a call-and-response between his Tristes Tropiques and Antonio Benítez-Rojo's The Repeating Island . A close reading reveals that the work of Benítez-Rojo extends one central discursive trope established by Lévi-Strauss—that of the cultural “transformation group.” For Benítez-Rojo, the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 20–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Jeannine Murray-Román In the early 1990s, chaos theory captured the imagination of Caribbean writers by offering a new approach to interpreting scientific data. In its analysis of Edouard Glissant's Poétique de la Relation alongside Antonio Benítez-Rojo's introduction to The Repeating Island and...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 129–139.
Published: 01 November 2018
...James Maraniss The essay deals with the attempt to achieve fidelity in the translation of Antonio Benítez-Rojo’s fiction: to find an English prose rhythm adequate to a rendition of his novel El mar de las lentejas as Sea of Lentils . It includes some biography and criticism, anchored by an intimate...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Antonio Benítez-Rojo in exile. Amherst, Massachusetts, 1989. Photograph by Gigi Kaeser. Used by permission. Antonio Benítez-Rojo in exile. Amherst, Massachusetts, 1989. Photograph by Gigi Kaeser. Used by permission. More
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 78–84.
Published: 01 July 2015
...” in Muñoz's work to the work of Antonio Benítez-Rojo, another Cuban/Cuban American scholar who has foregrounded the role of performance in the Caribbean. The author furthermore suggests how Muñoz's later critical work on subjectivity, sexuality, and evidence speaks to queer Dominican cultures...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2018
... discussion of (ethno)technology and futurology as well as work by Aimé Césaire and Antonio Benítez-Rojo all address the dually oppressive and liberatory roles that emergent technologies—from the sugar mill to the World Wide Web—have played and might continue to play in past, present, and future Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... research, this particular film—and related conversations—illustrate the urgent need to exhume the interdependency of both. Antonio Benítez-Rojo’s concept of “repeating islands” is drawn on to illustrate the ways reexamining representations of Caribbean tourism and geopolitics as part of a series of...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Antonio Benítez-Rojo’s The Repeat- ing Island. For Benítez-Rojo, the Caribbean is a space in which “magic coexists with reason, history with myth, the epic sound of the bugle with that of the ritual drumbeat.”14 I do not want to critique here the binaries that are reproduced in Benítez-Rojo’s work...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Black Diaspora?,” Small Axe , no. 29 (July 2009): 32. 17 Michelle M. Wright, Becoming Black: Creating Identity in the African Diaspora (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004). 16 Horn quotes from Antonio Benítez-Rojo, The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... (Jamaican-white and Euro-white) gives us a sense of the contours of a complicated issue. Furthermore, layers of history and confrontation can be found when considering the matter of skin color in the Caribbean. “In the Caribbean,” Antonio Benítez-Rojo observes, “skin color … represents … the color imposed...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., for example, adopt a somewhat different perspective from that of Glissant, as is the case with the analysis proposed by the late Cuban scholar Antonio Benítez-Rojo: To my way of thinking none of our cultural manifestations is creolized, but is rather in a state of creolization. I think that...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 61–83.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Yet these representatives are not allowed to vote or to represent Puerto Rican islanders 5. Referring to the connection between the bestowing of US citizenship to Puerto Ricans and their immediate entry into military service, Marimar Benítez notes, It was no coincidence that until 1934 the Bureau...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
... easily promoted. I detect this somewhat unavoidable trap in my own work as well as in Torres-Saillant’s, and it can be found even in the most revered and noblest of projects as when Antonio Benítez- Rojo recalled his intellectual rite of passage being triggered by the “certain kind...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 93–110.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., as referred to by Benítez-Rojo Such a celebration is hinted at, more subtly in the content than in the title, in Shape- shifter Melville’s fi rst collection of short stories, which move from hot, rotting Guyana to cold, crumbling England and feature black, brown, white and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Postcolonial Theory: Strategies of Language and Resistance (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1999), 179. 10 Benítez-Rojo, Repeating Island , 5. 9 For discussions of the slave ship and plantation matrices, see Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Discourse was published in autumn 1987, Glissant was quite unknown among literary and cultural theorists in the English-speaking world. When I met Antonio Benítez-Rojo at a conference at the University of Iowa in 1990, he did not know who Glissant was. It was not long, however, before Benítez-Rojo’s...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... transnation- alism, such as Glissant, the créolistes, and Antonio Benítez-Rojo, to the Martinican prophet of nationalism.61 Neither is it difficult to see why Frantz Fanon’s sociodiagnostic remains an indispensable step in the salutary process whereby racial identities lose their...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 205–208.
Published: 01 September 2005
... IDEOLOGY IN region. The volume includes an extensive introduction BLACK WOMEN’S by the editors and essays by Antonio Benítez- FILM AND Rojo, Derek Walcott...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... interpretive essay La isla que se repite ( The Repeating Island ) by the Cuban fiction writer and critic Antonio Benítez-Rojo centers its meditation on Caribbean culture around the image of an island that keeps reproducing itself, a meta-archipelago. However, in his book the author devotes good sections to a...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
... passage, Antonio Benítez-Rojo refers to the Caribbean as “a discontinuous conjunction (of what?): unstable condensations, turbulences, whirlpools, clumps of bubbles, frayed seaweed, sunken galleons, crashing breakers, flying fish, seagull squawks, downpours, nighttime phosphorescences, eddies and pools...