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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 68–80.
Published: 01 July 2017
... does she present for a Caribbean, and perhaps specifically Trinidadian, audience as a unique Indian female artistic voice? Nanan's audience is, as with all postmigrant populations, still engaged in conversations of identity, belonging, and imaginary returns to cultural ethnic purity. Understanding...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 71–118.
Published: 01 March 2012
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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 (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... to critique the prevalent narrative in the Dominican Republic that positions Haiti as the black other against which a “white” Dominican nationalism is created. Attending to Indiana's appropriation of the moniker La Montra , or female monster, alongside her usage of drag and black-/brownface in order...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Both artists excavate genealogies of horror at the root of Caribbean identity discourse, tracing this through sexual histories linked, respectively, to femaleness and male homosexuality represented as a male-feminine morphology. Ultimately, the texts excavate different spaces of a “demonic ground” to...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Evelyn O'Callaghan With reference to a little known nineteenth century novel by an Antiguan creole woman, With Silent Tread (c1890), this paper examines the different ways in which female creole whiteness is constructed in the West Indies and in England. Paradoxically, “transcultural whiteness...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the political fortunes of black male leadership in the Caribbean as potentially thwarted by female authority, ancestral shame, and the objectification of tourist photography offers a useful way of conceptualizing the black radical tradition in terms of vulnerability as a condition to be avoided...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 99–109.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ana Belén Martín Sevillano This essay offers an account of Clara Morera's artistic course, considering the context and quality of her artwork. Morera has been one of the first female Cuban visual artists to formulate a gendered discourse in the plastic arts by making use of the symbolic and...
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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 of...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ginetta E. B. Candelario This essay considers how the myth of la ciguapa —an “indigenous,” usually female creature with backward pointing feet—both suggests a metaphor for the contradictory coherence of Hispanic Caribbean history and society and becomes a method for contestatory movements...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the contradictory paradigms that have conversely defined and negated the artistic craft of female performers such as Montez. Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 eccentricity gender language performance I am very easy to get along with. I am very nice. I have changed a lot during...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 112–118.
Published: 01 June 2008
... encounters with other dependent female slaves. It is in these nonchalant records of “mastery” that we gain some insight into the lives of the many women lost to official anonym- ity on Caribbean plantations. The names of seventy of these Egypt women, both enslaved and free, are inscribed on text panels...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 209–211.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the sex trade, whether 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...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 212.
Published: 01 September 2002
... 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 and...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., migration, social deprivation, child defenselessness, and violence. 2 The achievements and artistic transgressions of the '80s Generation determined the proliferation of Dominican visual art in the 1990s, a period often referred to as the female decade, despite the fact that the nation's first group of...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2003
... diff erent meanings accorded to diff erent kinds of female public “performances,” a term I use to describe women’s popular culture rituals and behaviors in the public sphere. In that “performance” suggests a physical gesture made with a physical body for a passive viewing...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... players of the colonial equation are accounted for, except women of color. Furthermore, while female participants are typically condemned for hypersexual behavior, men acting accordingly are often described as free-spirited, or their actions might actually be explicitly stated or understood as rites of...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 19–36.
Published: 01 October 2006
... through a multiplicity of genres that include poetry, short stories, literary criticism, performance, and most recently, the novel. By focusing on the dispossessed and marginalized Indo-Caribbean experience, Espinet’s work gives voice to the outsider represented by female immigrants, widows, girls...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... constitutes in the Caribglobal community, King highlights the patriarchal norms that continue to dominate even in the realm of the transgressive, making it clear that certain female transgressions are either ignored as part of a general obscuring of women and their choices or that certain transgressive acts...