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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 87–103.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Raj Chetty This essay approaches the stage versions of Toussaint Louverture (1934) and The Black Jacobins (1967), first, to emphasize the role of C. L. R. James’s collaborations in the creation of the plays, and second, to argue that the latter version of the play presents a radical feminism...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Louis Chude-Sokei The Black Scholar ( TBS ), established in 1969, emerged from a public confluence of black political and cultural movements—black power, black arts, Pan-Africanism and decolonization, black feminism, and the emergence of a black political class. As primary intellectual organ...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., “Introduction: Mapping a Genealogy of Black British Feminism,” Black British Feminism, ed. H. S. Mirza (London: Routledge Press, 1997), 3. 113838 Contrary to an essentialized notion of blackness rooted in biology, the term “black,” within the British context, has been a site of resistance...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 180–190.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., to construe blackness, black studies, and black feminism as local, ethnographic phenomena—rather than as “the history of Western Civilization” or a “vestibular moment” in the engendering of the West—feeds the very racialized coloniality we are trying to demolish. 4 Given that blackness is frequently...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Faith Smith This essay argues that the death of a fictional photographer in the 1907 novel Rupert Gray: A Tale in Black and White allays anxieties posed by photographic surveillance and “feminization.” Even if the novel's faith in the British Empire disqualifies it from being radical, its portrayal...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
... black working-class young women in the skills of housecraft. According to Keisha Lindsay, Bailey’s work and writings in the 1950s conceptualized “a new, feminized model of development.” 67 Still, those ideas were not part of the mainstream intellectual order during this period leading to Jamaica’s...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
... recalling “From Center to Margin,” an earlier essay by Gaines that addressed the pivotal role of Toni Cade Bambara’s The Black Woman in the articulation of black feminism. But the new research provides additional contexts and history for the works of people like Alice Childress...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 150–152.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Indian literature and Caribbean popular culture, and is currently writing a book on anglophone Caribbean literary and cultural theories. Ifeona Fulani teaches African and African diasporic literatures and writing at New York University. Her research interests include black feminisms and Afro...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2018
... theorizes black feminisms across the French Atlantic. She is also working on a monograph that explores how artists, intellectuals, and militants in Haiti during the 1960s conceptualized black liberation and revolution while struggling against global capitalism under the US-backed regime of François Duvalier...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... parade, replacing affection with bitter resentment” (112, 113). Carby’s 1982 essay “White Women Listen! Black Feminism and the Boundaries of Sisterhood” had a tremendous impact on debates on race and gender on both sides of the Atlantic and has become a metonym for a particular moment...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... egalitarian institution with regard to gender than any African American institution not specifically defined by women’s concerns and membership. This iteration of anti-imperialist, internationalist black feminism, of which Jones was a central figure, was often featured in the pages...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... for black feminism, assert that she rejects gender analytics. Her (alleged) rejection of gender analysis is troubling, given that “the banning of black subjects from the domain of the human occur in and through gender and sexuality.” 1 Katherine McKittrick's pioneering work that articulates...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
... culture emanating from black feminism. I am thinking here of the work of Nadia Ellis, Ifeona Fulani, and Beth-Sarah Wright, each of whom attend to the profane, corporeal ecstasy sought by black women in dancehall. 10 Their careful studies of ecstatic female embodiment and transfiguration along...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 90–97.
Published: 01 March 2009
... materialism that suffused her engagement with the works of black women novelists not only forced a precisely rendered critique of essentialism within black American literary studies and black feminism but also helped to reconfigure the conceptual groundwork of the ongoing (transnational) project...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Black Power black feminism Canada Montreal Congress of Black Writers David Austin The 1968 Congress of Black Writers appears as a convening of brothers. Over the course of four days, the black men present hailed, challenged, and validated each other, recounting a shared history of racial...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... as more meaningful than “biopower” in sovereignty's death strikes. 23 See Angela Davis, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday (New York: Pantheon, 1998). Davis is critiqued for her literal reading of the lyrics; her focus was on reading...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Dominican Republic imperialism black feminism masculinity nationalism Maja Horn's complex, concise, and elegant Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature offers a range of rich points of entry for discussion. A vital contribution to Dominican, Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 March 2005
... characterized “nascent masculinist, diasporic feminism” is fur- ther revealed when she compares the race-conscious intellectual evolution of Antillean women to that of black American men: Th e aspirations that were to crystallize around La Revue du monde noir asserted themselves...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 46–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Mitjans Alayón discusses the ways Black feminism accompanied and sustained him through various elements of his transition: “He leído tu obra periódicamente, como una pulsión de sobrevivencia política y emocional, principalmente en mis procesos de tránsitos, de ‘ciudadano’ cubano a estudiante migrante en...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of value have been interwoven into our imagination of black womanhood that I am suggesting that feminists cannot challenge the presumptions of humanism by circumnavigation. Caribbean feminisms’ engagement with the effects of the liberal humanist tradition is far from over: this is a tradition...