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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann This essay examines important contributions made by Dixa Ramírez’s book Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (2018) to Dominican, Caribbean, and African diaspora literary and cultural studies. It argues...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Sharina Maillo-Pozo Through a discussion of Dixa Ramírez’s Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (2018), this essay highlights and expands on the ways Dominican and Dominican American women have negotiated, resisted, and refused...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Petra R. Rivera-Rideau In 2012, reggaeton artist Tego Calderón released a music video for his song “Robin Hood.” The video tells the story of a man who aids a group of undocumented Dominican immigrants to Puerto Rico. Through a close reading of “Robin Hood,” this essay argues that Calderón...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Maja Horn This introduction traces critical concerns in Dominican gender and sexuality studies in the United States. It suggests applying a triangulated lens to the study of gender and sexuality, focusing not only on Dominican-Haitian cross-border and colonial relations but also on the role of US...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of Caliban? Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Intra-Caribbean Politics Jana Evans Braziel Ab s t r a c t : In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant’s valorization of diaspora as the anti- dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Elena Valdez This essay examines two prominent Dominican visual artists—Belkis Ramírez and Raquel Paiewonsky—whose work encompasses new media such as video arts, installations, and performances. By defying traditional models of pictorial and sculptural art, these artists have revolutionized the...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Nicole Roberts Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Haitian and Dominican E/migration and the (Re)construction of National Identity in the Poetry of the Third Generation Nicole Roberts Nous allons vers un monde de nulle part. Cette marche forcée vers un monde uniforme a quelque chose...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Maja Horn This essay addresses the limits of conventional Western political categories for apprehending postcolonial Caribbean political landscapes. Specifically, it suggests that in the case of the Dominican Republic standard political differentiations of periods of “dictatorship” and “democracy...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Anne Eller Historiography of the nineteenth-century Caribbean often holds Santo Domingo (later, the Dominican Republic) to be something of an anomaly. This essay reconsiders that scholarship in a Pan-Caribbean frame, demonstrating how such a characterization can lead to a number of distortions...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Beginning with a brief historicization of the myth's development in Santo Domingo, the author goes on to consider how the most recent decade of anti-Haitianism, negrophobia, misogyny, and homophobia in the Dominican Republic have inspired ciguapeo as an authoctonous method deployed by queer, black...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Dixa Ramírez This essay amplifies some of Maja Horn's arguments in Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature (2014). First, the essay adds texture to Horn's assessment of the Trujillo regime in relation to race by arguing that what Horn discerns as the Trujillato 's...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Elizabeth S. Manley In the historiography of gender in the Dominican Republic, the stories of female martyrs loom large, substituting maternalist sacrifice for a more substantial treatment of women in the national narrative. This is particularly true for the twentieth century, in which the female...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Ana-Maurine Lara Drawing on the strategies employed by LGBT activists in the Dominican Republic, this essay seeks to theorize how strategic universalisms are mobilized as a form of agentive sociopolitical action. Delineating how universalization has historically been a tool of Catholic coloniality...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Rachel Afi Quinn Openly gay, white, wealthy business leader James “Wally” Brewster was appointed in 2013 by the Barack Obama administration to serve as a US ambassador to the Dominican Republic in order to advocate for the rights of LGBT Dominicans. Brewster’s presence remained controversial for...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Danny Méndez This essay analyzes the impact of María Montez as an eccentric Dominican actress in Hollywood and as an iconic figure in the cultural memory of the Dominican Republic. While Montez’s eccentric personality accorded her a place in the stereotypical landscape created for the “Latina...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Sharina Maillo-Pozo This essay examines Raquel Cepeda’s memoire, Bird of Paradise. How I Became Latina , through the intersections between Dominican latinidad , gender, race, and hip-hop. By exposing other discourses of latinidad as performed and imagined in New York City by an afrodominicana , the...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Dixa Ramírez Focusing on early-twentieth-century images, this essay constructs a method for discerning how ordinary, often anonymous, Dominicans fulfill, refuse, or frustrate the myriad desires contained in the imperial gaze as recorded in photography. This method, which the author terms “ monte...
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Published: 01 July 2018
Figure 5 Author’s family in El Cercado, Dominican Republic, 1962. Photographer unknown. Author’s family collection, Santo Domingo. Figure 5. Author’s family in El Cercado, Dominican Republic, 1962. Photographer unknown. Author’s family collection, Santo Domingo. More
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Karen Jaime This essay attends to José E. Muñoz's influence on hispanophone Caribbean studies through the work of Dominican lesbian performance artist Rita Indiana. Jaime argues that in the music video “Da pa' lo' do',” or “There Is Enough for Both,” Indiana uses Muñoz's theory of disidentification...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Carlos Ulises Decena In this essay, Decena follows Maja Horn's invitation to move historical and literary analysis of Dominican literature away from the masculine ideation mapped in her pioneering Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature (2014). Through an...