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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the female body. Through their imagery, the body serves as a sign for presence and invisibility, for fearlessness and fragility. The permanence of the body's surface becomes a kind of visible text that both artists develop through their narratives. By examining specific series of works by each artists, one...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Caribbean art perception the real female body painting In a work from Trinidadian-born artist Nicole Awai's years-long series of drawings Specimens from Local Ephemera (2003–11), a conjoined female figure looks through two holes as two screws hover menacingly behind her (see fig. 1 ). 1...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
... transmits the reproductive capacity of nature to the female body made out of wood. Thus Ramírez subverts the cultural devaluations of women that place them closer to nature in phallocentric society. She also gives visibility to motherhood, which is usually disassociated from sex work. Social anthropologist...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... might we read this account of racial gendered violence as literal and metaphoric expression of the colonial relationship undergirding the legacies of Guyanese society? The dismemberment of the individual body, and the black female body specifically, speaks to an inherited (and manufactured) fractured...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Sandra Pouchet Paquet From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island is an autobiographical/biographical narrative that not only resituates the body of Lorna Goodison's published work in relation to the mother as archetype of female becoming, it also reaffirms the historical trajectory...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the map of Caribbean literature and forcing critics to search for alternative discursive paradigms. 3 The novel repositions women and the female body in the discourse of history in ways that allow contemplation of the ambivalent image of women in contemporary Jamaica but does so by opening a window...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 209–211.
Published: 01 September 2002
... local and black or foreign and white, have developed varied sexual tastes and aesthetics for particular shades of black female bodies. 2 e race discussion is Small Axe 12, September 2002: pp. 209–211 ISSN 0799-0537 further complicated by data revealing that white female tourists arriving...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 212.
Published: 01 September 2002
... or foreign and white, have developed varied sexual tastes and aesthetics for particular shades of black female bodies. 2 e race discussion is Small Axe 12, September 2002: pp. 209–211 ISSN 0799-0537 further complicated by data revealing that white female tourists arriving from Europe...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
... as there is a question about whether she is dominant and in charge (the strong Caribbean matriarch) or whether she is a defeated victim (of men who hold power as bosses, politicians, lovers, or husbands)? “ …” reveals that even in Puerto Rico, where the black female body is common (and commonly ignored), it remains...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 112–118.
Published: 01 June 2008
... hair design. The fact that several of these implements also recall a history of subjugation of the female body in seventeenth- century Britain—where the bridle or branks (a metal head cage with a built-in gag3) was used to publicly humiliate women who “talked too much”—further underscores...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 175–185.
Published: 01 November 2015
... black woman artist to be invited to that venue. Working from the tropes of conceptual art, Simpson advances the “image of the black female body, as marked by the history of the Middle Passage.” But as I understand Copeland's reading here, Simpson so refines such imagery that the black female figure...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 137–153.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of Redemption Song in 2003. Arguably the most visually striking element of Facey Cooper’s sculpture is the treat- ment of mass and volume in the bodies of the male and female fi gures. Th e approach to the bodies in Redemption Song exemplifi es a shift in Facey Cooper’s work since the start...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the Indian female body as the site of critique. By returning to the legacy of Indian indentureship in South Africa and its residues in the contemporary period, Khan's 2016 project unravels the overlapping layers of heteropatriarchy and its violence on racialized and gendered subjectivities. The artist works...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to challenge students of Latin American, US Latina, and Caribbean literatures to explore and compare selected scenes from a broad range of such works in these archives, a pending question is what happens when the imago and ego being constituted in primal scenes are those of a black female body. The scene I...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 139–153.
Published: 01 October 2007
.... 15. Ibid, 194. SX24 • October 2007 • Michelle Rowley | 147 and disciplined classification of knowledge about desire on and through the female body.”16 The institutionalized messages are clear: the serious body is the masculinized and/or asexual...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 March 2005
... is consecrated by the unifi ed entrance into a female body. As a result, Bertram’s sexual relationship with Patsy defi es the social contract with his brother because he does not ssmallmall allow his brother to fully participate in that experience. After Bertram has sex with Patsy aaxexe...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... versus sovereign subjectivities within and “outside” the strictures of state policy. 12 This is sharply illustrated in Sheller's recounting of the violence toward “unfree” or “impoverished” African American or black female bodies. In the Caribbean as elsewhere, such bodies have been the site...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
...” the rifle as she does the broom, which is inextricable from her form and manufacture. Rather, like the cut-out black nationalist fist and the disturbing rendition of the maternal dyad that sits beneath it, the firearm is leaned against the figure as if to reiterate the African diasporic female body's...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the series of epigraphs. This allusion to “Hoquet” reinforces, from the outset, the poetics of staggering that seek to reappropriate the physical and moral conditions of the captive female bodies represented in Humus and unveil the historical and anthropological traces of the Middle Passage. I...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., for the Fig. 4. Disruptive Bodies II. engage with a public image of a female body from an alternative gaze that challenges norms about “acceptable” and desirable womanhood (most explicitly highlighted in the Jamaican Star’s subheading, “SOME THOUGHT that the statues were bad Th...