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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to discuss how 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Rinaldo Walcott This essay suggests that Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being calls us to attend to the limits of what freedom means for black people around the world. By reading some recent conceptual claims in black studies alongside Sharpe’s work, it seeks to demonstrate a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... black feminist studies literary studies je ne me charge pas du rapport j’aime mieux regarder le printemps. —Aimé Césaire, “Le verbe marronner” These mushrooms are not the product of my labour, and because I have not toiled and worried over them, they jump into my hands with all the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
... bodies of the dancehall can fail to reverberate to. The lower frequencies of black sounds studies, both books show, are also queer and feminist frequencies, which is evidenced by the “lower” realms of anality and invagination that are constantly evoked, disparaged, solicited, and violently punched...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Michelle Stephens Looking back at the dialogue between Black British Cultural Studies and African American Studies that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s, when Stuart Hall first asked the question, “What is this black in black popular culture?” this article explores how that conversation has...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., this project critiques the different institutional and structural forces that have rendered these women nonnormative and outside of the protection of the state, the nation, and the family. According to Khan, women-of-color feminists (such as Trinh T. Minh-Ha) and US black feminists (such as Audre...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
... discusses the significance of Hall's Caribbean origins and diaspora identity for his later intellectual and theoretical work. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Black British cultural studies Marxism Althusser racial formations diaspora As I flip through one of Stuart Hall's early essays, “Minimal...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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 the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Quillen, “Feminist Theory, Justice, and the Lure of the Human,” Signs 27, no. 1 (2001): 96. 5 Oyèrónké Oyěwǜmí, “Visualizing the Body: Western Theories and African Subjects,” in Oyèrónké Oyěwǜmí, ed., African Gender Studies: A Reader (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 4. 6 Ibid...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2002) 6 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Heather Smyth Small Axe Incorporated 2002 “Roots beyond Roots”: Heteroglossia and Feminist Creolization in Myal and Crossing the Mangrove Heather Smyth continual preoccupation in Caribbean literary criticism has been the creolization of culture and language. Each...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Tracy Robinson This essay explores the expansion of Jacqui Alexander's earlier concept of erotic autonomy through the motif of the Sacred in her new book, and her articulation of what could be described as a Caribbean feminist ethic that demands radical self-determination exercised within self and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Annalee Davis; Joscelyn Gardner; Erica Moiah James; Jerry Philogene This special section focuses on the work of women whose artistic practices are grounded in a feminist ethos and engage multiple and nuanced meanings of the Caribbean and its diaspora across linguistic, geographic, material, and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the book relates well to black feminist theory's insistence on these kinds of intersectionalities. While her project is Dominicanist and Caribbeanist, its goals parallel those of Michelle M. Wright's Becoming Black: Creating Identity in the African Diaspora . 17 Wright moves from analyses of white...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha This essay introduces Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World,” an unpublished 900-plus-page manuscript written by Wynter in the 1970s. “Black Metamorphosis” is a remarkable manuscript, and it deserves close study for a number of reasons. It is arguably the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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 but with...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... study that used an online questionnaire to gauge whether adults view black girls as more mature and adult-like than white girls and how those perceptions might be connected to discrepancies in punishment in education and law enforcement. The results revealed that black girls between ages five and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Richard Iton Drawing on recordings by Chic and Funkadelic, and more generally on the affective dimensions of black popular culture, this essay considers the relationship between teleological and reflexive conceptions of black politics and black political thought. Teleological approaches to black...