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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
... American and United Nations Women's Right Activist,” Women's Studies International Forum 32, no. 1 (2009): 47. 34 Young, On Female Body Experience , 54. 33 Elizabeth Grosz, Space, Time, and Perversion: Essays on the Politics of Bodies (New York: Routledge, 1995), 33. 32 M. Jacqui...
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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 (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... female body in particular—through ongoing colonial imperatives to dismember, dispossess, and dislocate, even as it forms the very grounds on which communities attempt to carve livable lives. Such emphasis turns our gaze away from an individual focus, one that easily slips into stilted formulaic...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
...: These as well as the remaining cartoons (figs. 6 , 7 and 8 ) align Jamaican female heteronormativity against the gay body imagined as male-feminine, the homo sacer on whose exclusion the national identity is predicated. 32 Yet in the later cartoons, the “gay” male body evinces an occult power that lies...
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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
... Caribbean art Caribbean performance black performance art black women artists Caribbean female body “You don't do it right,” Rosa said. The steups, the distinctive mouth movement and sound found in Trinidad, where her family is from, and throughout the Caribbean. When people suck their teeth...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 112–118.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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 their importance as visual symbols of both patriarchal...
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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 Moon Waxes Red turns to historical memory in order to critique political culture in postapartheid South Africa by centering 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...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... when the imago and ego being constituted in primal scenes are those of a black female body. The scene I would like to discuss begins at the river, where the young Miriam; her mother, Chavel; and other children and their mothers are bathing and spending time together. “Miriam leaned over the water...
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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
... to be intrinsically connected to the actual female body . Of course, another reading of Lorde's important essay is to treat it as an intervention, positioning the erotic as a strategic resource/tool for women, mobilized in support of their emancipatory practices against a patriarchal system. Erotic power remains...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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 assigned role...
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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...