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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 50–68.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Sarah Margarita Quesada This essay focuses on the “dual” biopolitics of Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando’s Raíces de mi corazón ( Roots of My Heart , 2001). In her film about an antiblack genocide in early-twentieth-century Cuba, Rolando seeks to recover the suppressed 1912 massacre of members...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 March 2005
... freedom with the emergence of a biopolitical new world order. Caryl Phillips has commented that all of his writing takes as its subject the intersec- tion between travel, history, and identity: “It is the same story rewritten in many ways. I feel it is my duty to tell...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
... , and the selected lyrics of dancehall artistes such as Damian Marley and Super Cat, which are read in terms of Giorgio Agamben's concepts of homo sacer , the state of exception, and the biopolitical paradigm of the camp. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Notes on the Age of Dis: Reading Kingston through Agamben...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... moments of “human rights” discourses shaped by Bartolemé de las Casas, the Spanish Dominican Friar, as Sylvia Wynter has demonstrated. 3 In so doing, Sheller highlights the normalizing biopolitic of a strategic colonial mobilization of difference in an inherently racialized “ethics of freedom...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2023
... not only includes the introduction of country medicine and native doctors but also tending to the assumed affective needs of the patient. The expansion of the biopolitical regime to include its targets’ affective lives is visible, perhaps less directly, in another instance that is mentioned neither...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2023
... to Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012), 3. 10 Colin Robinson, “I Want to Bite,” in You Have You Father Hard Head (Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2016), 17–18. I quote here sections 1, 2, and 7 (17) and section 8 (18). 9 Robinson founded...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
...- nance, and the management of life: biopolitics, in effect.19 Two discourses during slavery and colonialism that kept white supremacy in place were that of the intense desire of black women for white men, as Frantz Fanon himself shows, and that of the black man as a potential rapist...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 202–204.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (2014). Currently he is working on two projects. The first, “Modernity Hesitant: The Civilizational Diagnostics of W. E. B. Du Bois and Walter Benjamin,” tracks the different ways these thinkers imagine the marginal as central to the workings...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
... (the factory) within the social totality. Instead, work has been diffused throughout the social, incorporating those times and spaces where affect, knowledge, sociality, and subjectivity are cultivated—a paradigm of work referred to as “biopolitical” or “immaterial” production. 54 One effect...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 180–190.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of the publication of my second book, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human , I find that the first text seems far removed from my current thinking, with regard to the objects of analysis, yet also proximate in terms of its conceptual underpinnings. 2...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 40–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... been historically amplifi ed by the exclusion of certain bodies in the calypso competition arena in tandem with the biopolitics that have contributed to the defi nition of both citizenship and national culture.⁴ In this respect, ssmallmall it is important to know that in Trinidad...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... a biopolitical function of colonial capitalist expansion. This function is a coeval process with sociospatial logics that displace indigenous polities. The simultaneous embeddedness and dislocation of the enslaved black female from the land is central to colonial processes. As King argues, while the extraction...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 58–75.
Published: 01 July 2016
... where we should locate the biopolitical production of order is in the immaterial nexuses of the production of language, communication, and the symbolic that are developed by the communications industries. The development of communications networks has an organic relationship to the emergence of new...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
... an archive of sexual practices as well as a critical understanding of their biopolitical management over time, thus historicizing this discursive construction and the various forms of exclusion that have arisen from it. After independence, additional archives emerged that, like the history...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 173–180.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and non-state institutions or extraterritorial or extralegal networks—networks that are global, national, regional and local.” She goes on to suggest, “We tease out the various ways in which the regulatory, disciplinary, biopolitical, and distributional practices of governments throughout the Americas...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
...), Weheliye makes a case for the feminist uses of “black female libidinality,” drawing on the work of Tricia Rose ( SB , 186). He also contrasts the hypervisible, hyperkinetic biopolitics of fucking with the “fucked-upness” of sex—the gloom, darkness, depression, and devitalism—that is audible on every grimy...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
....” Alexander G. Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014); Hortense J. Spillers, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book,” Diacritics 17, no. 2 (1987): 65–81. 15 See, for example...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., to celebrate subaltern agency, nor even to recognize some kind of direct connection between postslavery biopolitical struggles and the sexual citizens of the dancehall. 23 Rather, I sought to understand the constitutive unthinkable, as well as what is present but unspeakable, both in the past and today...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Lacascade, Marita Bonner, Suzanne Césaire, Dorothy West (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008); Alexander G. Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014); Brent Hayes Edwards, The Practice...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Press, 2006); and Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014). ...
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