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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 (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... studies positions itself outside both feminism and queer theory, insofar as it is “dedicated to the revitalization of a ‘true manhood.’” 25 My use of the term heteromasculinity studies borrows this insight into the way such studies position themselves against feminism, feminist theory, and queer...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of normativity is reduced to a whisper in the corridors of colloquia and to implicitly petty footnotes. It is against this suffocation, against these whispers, that decolonial or feminist theories rise; it is against this institutionalization of silence about values, visions of the world, and life projects...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... 8 Building on Caribbean theories of relation through the theorizing and political organizing of women of color feminists (many of whom are of Caribbean heritage) offers decolonial imperatives that can shape methodological and practical approaches to thinking about the complexities of Afro-Atlantic...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 180–190.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Phonographies on the eve of the publication of my second book, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human , I find that the first text seems far removed from my current thinking, with regard to the objects of analysis, yet also proximate in terms of its...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 239–242.
Published: 01 November 2020
... is an associate professor in the Department of Gender and Women s Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her research and teaching interests include feminist theory, black masculinities, and gender-based politics in the African diaspora. She is the author...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 2022
... as decolonial practices by dislocating the socially prescribed binding between performance and affect. Using the theories of Saidiya Hartman, José Esteban Muñoz, and Juana María Rodríguez, and connecting to the work of Rocío Zambrana on strategies that address the island’s colonial legacy, the essay explores...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
... gestures toward other ways or modes of affiliation: it represents a desire for an “Elsewhere,” for cross-racial, cross-national, cross-gender, or cross-sexual identifications or moments of solidarity. Condé's novel anticipates queer diaspora theory inaugurated by scholars such as David Eng, among others...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Phanuel Antwi Rereading dub poetry under the pressures of and with the resources of black feminist and queer theory, and treating the practice of dub poetry as a production of a sound archive, one that embodies and aurally animates the intimacies of the black Atlantic, this essay highlights...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Peoples Association (APA). This essay would not be possible without their support and tireless dedication to indigenous peoples in Guyana. In advancing a “Caribbean feminist voice,” a historically situated feminist theory that necessarily intersects with difference and the politics of identity...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
...” necessary to counter the power of representing vulnerable black lives and an exercise to envision a different future. 8 Jennifer Nash “beautifully” describes the “ethical and political practice” of black feminist theory’s “preoccupation with explicating loss” that brings attention to “absence, erasure...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... discussion mentioned above—in object, but also in theory and practice. In other words, when women are doing the performing, how are we writing about it? And when they aren't, are we still theorizing and analyzing gender? What's feminist—what could be feminist—about sound studies, even when it doesn't “take...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 139–153.
Published: 01 October 2007
... of this topic, see Becky Ropers-Huilman, Feminist Teaching in Theory and Practice: Situat- ing Power and Knowledge in Post-structural Classrooms (New York, London: Teachers College Press, 1998) for her discussion on how feminist teachers navigate identity and authority within the classroom. 18...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to embark on a different type of displacement as an eccentric subject that was “a displacement of one’s point of understanding and conceptual articulation.” As De Lauretis notes, “It affords a redefinition of the terms of both feminist theory and social reality from a standpoint at once inside and outside...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
... is undoubtedly a seminal contribution to transnational feminist theory, mine is circumscribed to understanding her place in the articulation of a Caribbean feminist ethic. The first chapter of Pedagogies (the previously published 1997 essay), calls for Carib- bean women’s...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 202–204.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Feminist Theories of the Human (2014). Currently he is working on two projects. The first, “Modernity Hesitant: The Civilizational Diagnostics of W. E. B. Du Bois and Walter Benjamin,” tracks the different ways these thinkers imagine the marginal as central to the workings of modern civilization...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 205–207.
Published: 01 October 2006
... with a PhD in interdisciplinary women and gender studies from the University of Warwick. Her research interests focus on gender and youth expressive cultures in the African world, cultural studies, and feminist theory and politics. Dionne M. R. C. Benjamin-Smith studied at the College...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 1 Elizabeth Pillow and Wanda St. Pierre, eds., Working the Ruins: Feminist Poststructural Theory and Methods in Education (New York: Routledge, 2000), 2. small axe 31 • March 2010 • DOI 10.1215/07990537-2009-040 © Small Axe, Inc. 2  |  Whose Time Is It? Gender and Humanism in Contemporary...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
...): 166–76; and Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Anti-racist Politics,” University of Chicago Legal Forum 140, no. 1 (1989): 139–67. 12 See Audre Lorde, “I Am Your Sister: Black...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., to name just a few. 32 For example, the intersectional consciousness-raising work of the Dominican feminist collective Tres Gatas, whom I have written about elsewhere, was shaped by US feminist theory and cultivated an awareness of racism and patriarchal oppression in Dominican society. 33...
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