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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 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
... are not capabilities that the sonic 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the roundtable when I used the notion of a “queer pier” to suggest that the idea of a black radical tradition might simply serve as an occasion for congregating at the limits of possibility, as if it was a platform for innovation or a workshop that gestures toward an unknown horizon or some...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... female, for the black, and for the other to coexist. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 disidentification anti-Haitianism Latinidad Latina/o performance Dominicanidad In thinking through José E. Muñoz's influence on hispanophone Caribbean studies, I am immediately brought to a moment we shared at a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Samantha Pinto This essay argues that there has been a subtle revolution in African diaspora studies that is emerging across very recent scholarship. Alexandra T. Vazquez's Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke, 2013) is part of a larger movement in the field of black diaspora...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Tonya Haynes This essay traces the rise of the crisis school of Caribbean heteromasculinity studies through a critical reading across popular writing, policy research, and scholarly work on Caribbean masculinity. Mobilizing insights that Sylvia Wynter articulated in “Black Metamorphosis” and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 71–84.
Published: 01 March 2018
... institutions in particular that the black bodies shared between the Southern Caribbean and the US South have to teach us? These are lessons in the afterlife of faith—the vitality of belief among the queer faithful when so much of queer studies has buried spirituality in general, but especially Christianity...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
...). 14 Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, “Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic: Queer Imaginings of the Middle Passage,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 14, no. 2 (2008): 191–215. 15 E. Patrick Johnson, “ ‘Quare’ Studies, or (Almost) Everything I Know about Queer Studies I Learned from My...
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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 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
... as a “closed discourse” and is commonly attacked as “identity politics.” What if? Of course the “field of analysis emerging at the intersection of Caribbean studies, Black studies, women's studies, and queer studies that focuses on sexual citizenship as erotic agency as central concerns for a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... particularly notable number of US publications. These include “The Challenge and Promise of Dominican Black Studies,” a special issue of the journal The Black Scholar , edited by Raj Chetty and Amaury Rodríguez, and the publication in English of Dominican sociologist Franklin J. Franco’s classic 1969 study...
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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 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
...) antihegemonic resistance can take place. In one formulation only some subjects can partake—white men, white subjects, men of the elite, men, and so on—while the second formulation allows for universal participation of all subjects. To Wright, black feminist and queer diasporic imaginaries have the potential...
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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 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
... culture (drawn from Amelia Jones and Jennifer Doyle) illuminate a path for art historical studies to take stock of queer, transgendered, and feminist experiences that “intersect” inextricably with class and ethnic differences. At the same time, the book elucidates, in its attention to male artists, how...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 archives Michelle Cliff Marlon James queer advocacy failed emergence Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination is a carefully argued and scrupulously researched study of the ways a range of desiring subjects defy or are...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Christopher Ian Foster This essay considers Maryse Condé's Guadeloupean mystery novel Crossing the Mangrove as emblematic of a “politics of crossing.” The novel's queer critical praxis presents a rigorous challenge to normative (often oppressive) communities embodied by the individual, the family...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the Truth in ‘I Represent Fuse Magazine 29, no. 2 (April 2006): 33–35. 80  |  Reconstructing Manhood; or, The Drag of Black Masculinity social good. Furthermore, I would suggest that his criticism rendered both black men and black women queer, queer in the sense of an abnormal...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 269–275.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... Black Empire breaks new ground in establishing the importance of the African American experience, and of African American thought, to black thinkers of the anglophone Caribbean. Although Caribbean studies is now attentive to the influence of contemporary African Ameri- can culture on...