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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 151–162.
Published: 01 March 2017
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Annalee Davis; Joscelyn Gardner; Erica Moiah James; Jerry Philogene This special section focuses on the work of women whose artistic practices are grounded in a feminist ethos and engage multiple and nuanced meanings of the Caribbean and its diaspora across linguistic, geographic, material...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Heather Smyth Small Axe Incorporated 2002 “Roots beyond Roots”: Heteroglossia and Feminist Creolization in Myal and Crossing the Mangrove Heather Smyth continual preoccupation in Caribbean literary criticism has been the creolization of culture and language. Each...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michelle V. Rowley Why has the category “gender” not figured transformatively in anti-colonial resistance, or nationalist politics in the region? This is a question posed in this forum by literary scholar Natasha Barnes (1991). Despite the centrality that Caribbean feminists have accorded...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
...—that of global antiblackness—exits. In my view such claims are shortsighted because they fail to account for the underpinnings that tie Africa and diaspora together, and those underpinnings are mobile imaginings of black subordination. We might argue that contemporary black “feminist” scholars have asked us...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... studies, not only toward sound studies but toward feminist studies. Vazquez's work, alongside that of Edwin Hill, Shana Redmond, and Tsitsi Jaji (among others), pushes black cultural studies in new directions via feminist inquiry and methodologies, as well as via the basic inclusion of women as subjects...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... identity in the postapartheid period. Through an analysis of her aesthetic practice, this essay examines the way the artist forges a transnational Afro-Asian feminist framework that links Africa, Asia, and the Americas by emphasizing the various forms of violence—state, domestic, sexual, racial, colonial...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Tracy Robinson This essay explores the expansion of Jacqui Alexander's earlier concept of erotic autonomy through the motif of the Sacred in her new book, and her articulation of what could be described as a Caribbean feminist ethic that demands radical self-determination exercised within self...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 139–153.
Published: 01 October 2007
... in our various academic and activist locations, I build on this deployment of the Sacred to argue for a feminist pedagogy of the erotic as a form of liberatory politics within Women's Studies. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Rethinking Interdisciplinarity: Meditations on the Sacred Possibilities...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Shanya Cordis Building on black and indigenous feminist scholarship, this essay examines the mutually constitutive processes of racial gendered violence and colonial dispossession undergirding Guyanese statecraft. Through an analysis of the colonial construction of the racial-sexual bodies...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yomaira C. Figueroa This essay contends that Caribbean conceptualizations of relation, understood through the theorizing and political organizing of women of color feminists, offer decolonial possibilities that enable radical remappings of the Afro-Atlantic. The essay argues that the political...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Mother Who Fathered Me . Smith identifies a governor’s wife as the instigator of the campaign, not the black Jamaican middle-class nationalist feminists who were responsible, yet his account has ascended to a form of academic folk knowledge that is oft repeated and rarely probed. As a valued resource...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 164–173.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Laurie R. Lambert This essay responds to the essays by Belinda Deneen Wallace and Randi Gill-Sadler on the author’s Comrade Sister: Caribbean Feminist Revisions of the Grenada Revolution (2020). It uses the concepts of pushing-into-consciousness and narrative dulling , introduced by Wallace...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the disease, to whom did they turn for support? This essay centers letters from 1989 to 1990 that Andaiye sent to Audre Lorde shortly after they met at the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action conference in 1988. Drawing on these letters, a tribute titled “Sister Survivor” that Andaiye wrote...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 153–163.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Belinda Deneen Wallace This essay reflects on Laurie Lambert’s study Comrade Sister: Caribbean Feminist Revisions of the Grenada Revolution (2020), which investigates contemporary Caribbean literary reimaginings of the Grenadian Revolution and makes visible how that history impacts Grenada today...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that violence against enslaved women was central to Thistlewood’s Enlightenment thought and plantation management, in addition to considering the political stakes of choosing a language to describe his interactions with enslaved women. It proposes that antiracist feminist theory and art have the potential...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Dominicans to question formulations of LGBT civil rights activism driven by NGO resources. The essay contends that under neoliberal development, Santo Domingo’s LGBT Pride festivities, such as the Caravana del Orgullo Gay, come to overshadow long-standing Dominican feminist coalitions and collective...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Leah Rosenberg Faith Smith's Creole Recitations offers a feminist critique and compelling alternative to the dominant narratives of Trinidadian and black nationalism. Smith's analysis of Thomas's participation in the anglophone Caribbean public sphere of the late nineteenth century makes visible...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 60–78.
Published: 01 March 2010
... termed jametteness , by employing the writings of feminist writer Toril Moi. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 De Jamette in We: Redefining Performance in Contemporary Trinidad Carnival Samantha A. Noel From the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, the poor black woman who defied standards...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
... constituent parts as a fourth unit of analysis. Drawing from recent work in feminist science studies and from her own fieldwork on sexual politics in Martinique, the author asks how the body might function as an important scalar intertext in our ongoing efforts to demonstrate the centrality of the Caribbean...