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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., the essay author revisits her hesitations regarding slavery’s archive and the stakes of approaching the silences of enslaved people in the records. Drawing on pivotal work in black feminist studies, this essay rearticulates the nuances of Saidiya Hartman’s “critical fabulation” to bring attention back...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... studies, not only toward sound studies but toward feminist studies. Vazquez's work, alongside that of Edwin Hill, Shana Redmond, and Tsitsi Jaji (among others), pushes black cultural studies in new directions via feminist inquiry and methodologies, as well as via the basic inclusion of women as subjects...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Mother Who Fathered Me . Smith identifies a governor’s wife as the instigator of the campaign, not the black Jamaican middle-class nationalist feminists who were responsible, yet his account has ascended to a form of academic folk knowledge that is oft repeated and rarely probed. As a valued resource...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
... transphobia is informed by racism in the course of MacDonald's experience in the criminal justice system. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 CeCe McDonald transgender studies black feminist studies black queer studies Smoldering in the rage and grief ignited when Trayvon Martin's murder was ruled self...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., feminist, and queer studies and subjects, as a US-born, cisgender middle-class black gay man of US and anglophone Caribbean heritage, who currently works with (and “on”) some folks who have dramatically less access and material resources than myself. Moreover, I am currently situated in the elite US...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... over them, they jump into my hands with all the pleasures of the unasked for and the unexpected. —Anna Tsing, “Unruly Edges” je ne me charge pas du rapport j’aime mieux regarder le printemps. —Aimé Césaire, “Le verbe marronner” race Dominican Republic ecology black feminist studies...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 142–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... As we see the advance of studies focusing on peoples of African descent in this hemisphere, we are simultaneously witnessing the continuing strength of black feminist studies to now include black girlhood studies; I hope for a similar growth within our hispanophone and lusophone contexts. It is my firm...
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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...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... reveals a particular investment in a specific way of being human and questions what such investments mean for black liberation, gender relations, and power/knowledge. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Masculinity studies feminist theory A number of questions might well be raised about the now...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 139–153.
Published: 01 October 2007
... in our various academic and activist locations, I build on this deployment of the Sacred to argue for a feminist pedagogy of the erotic as a form of liberatory politics within Women's Studies. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Rethinking Interdisciplinarity: Meditations on the Sacred Possibilities...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 March 2005
... will focus on mine for the moment. It is not that Edwards has not ably retraced and interpreted the gendered and feminist implications of the Nardal sisters’ essays and let- ters and their contributions to black internationalism and to Négritude even, but in the process of doing so he too...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and decolonial feminist discourses and ethics help us understand literary and cultural productions as insurgent practices that are central to tracking and reformulating notions of decoloniality and Afro-diasporic studies. Thinking from the position of the Afro-Atlantic hispanophone world offers...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 March 2002
... referring to the English-speaking region of the Caribbean, particularly countries that were colonized by Britain and that are now independent countries of the Commonwealth. 2. I use the terms “black” and “Caribbean” the way the women in the grassroots groups I studied do. While...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 180–190.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Habeas Viscus concerns the relationship between black studies, black feminist theory, political violence, and alternate conceptions of humanity, elaborating the central place of blackness in modernity from angles different from Phonographies . First, Habeas Viscus is not concerned with sound...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Shanya Cordis Building on black and indigenous feminist scholarship, this essay examines the mutually constitutive processes of racial gendered violence and colonial dispossession undergirding Guyanese statecraft. Through an analysis of the colonial construction of the racial-sexual bodies...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
... feminist perspectives on local news, seeking to reshape public discourse surrounding sexual violence as produced in the media. Through Facebook, the army founded Black Sauna Radio —a radio show for feminists and activists living in Jamaica, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. The radio show was an all-woman...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
... to express her Communist ideologies and her feminist activism, marked her as a “radical black subject” in the eyes of the state, and as such she became a target for surveil- lance and persecution.1 That her politics would also put her so far outside of the political mainstream within black American...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 194–196.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and culture in the English and Compara- tive Literature Department at San Diego State University, specializing in Caribbean literature across English, Spanish, and French, with a focus on the black diaspora. With Amaury Rodrí- guez, he is the coeditor of Dominican Black Studies, a special issue of The Black...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2016
...: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle (2006) and the editor of Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis (2015). S amantha P into is associate professor of English at Georgetown University, where she teaches courses on African, African American, postcolonial, and feminist studies. Her...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... globalization and transnational media on the LGBT movement of Santo Domingo today. Through a transnational feminist cultural studies approach to ethnographic research, I consider the spaces that queer Dominicans inhabit and the daily violences of hegemonic masculinity that they negotiate within the structures...
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