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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... life, his inability to speak Spanish being just one example of a gap in his understanding of the context and the gender-based priorities of activists in the country. 8 Brewster and other gay white male US ambassadors may have imagined their presence would serve as a beacon of hope for “closeted...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Economy and Society, 1840–1990 (Kingston: Ian Randle, 1997). 59 See Lara Putnam, “Borderlands and Border Crossers: Migrants and Boundaries in the Greater Caribbean, 1840–1940,” Small Axe , no. 43 (2014): 7–21; Lara Putnam, The Company They Kept: Migrants and the Politics of Gender in Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... and New York, this essay explores gendered and routinized modes of travel across sites of migration that displace the home-away dyad. How might we explain these visits to Caribbean people in places other than the Caribbean and to Caribbean places in North America? How might we account for the prominence...
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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 (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of apparently disparate cases, it challenges the paucity of historiography on intra-Caribbean comparisons as well as racialized and gendered assumptions of difference and even opposition between the Spanish and British Caribbeans. It maps out a methodology for comparing women's experiences and actions, along...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Maja Horn This introduction traces critical concerns in Dominican gender and sexuality studies in the United States. It suggests applying a triangulated lens to the study of gender and sexuality, focusing not only on Dominican-Haitian cross-border and colonial relations but also on the role of US...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Sharina Maillo-Pozo This essay examines Raquel Cepeda’s memoire, Bird of Paradise. How I Became Latina , through the intersections between Dominican latinidad , gender, race, and hip-hop. By exposing other discourses of latinidad as performed and imagined in New York City by an afrodominicana...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
...H. Reuben Neptune This review essay asserts that Aaron Kamugisha’s 2019 Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition , for all its brilliance, does not do justice to the thought of C. L. R. James, especially in relation to gender. After claiming that Kamugisha...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Dixa Ramírez This essay amplifies some of Maja Horn's arguments in Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature (2014). First, the essay adds texture to Horn's assessment of the Trujillo regime in relation to race by arguing that what Horn discerns as the Trujillato 's...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 121–132.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Luis Carle All images: Luis Carle, from the series Dirty Martini Delivers Gender Justice at Wigstock 2019 ; digital prints. © Luis Carle With this series I seek to confront New York’s latest urban development with drag performance’s historical gender utopia, while at the same time...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... well known, as they exerted an influence on the military movements that toppled the administration several times. These armed contests, as well as the stratification and militarization of the political scene during peacetime, provoked gendered violence. Simultaneously, working women confronted disdain...
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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 (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt This essay argues that Jamaican-American Michelle Cliff's writing should be understood within a new interpretive framework which sees post-independence Caribbean literature as inheriting gendered and raced legacies of Romantic nationalism. While Cliff's early work shows...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Lisa Outar This essay offers a critical engagement with Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014), arguing that King enacts a ground-shifting interdisciplinary and translinguistic approach to the study of Caribbean sexualities and gender...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 199–205.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Maja Horn This essay is a response to Carlos Ulises Decena's and Dixa Ramírez's reading of Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature (2014). As both discussants note, the study emphasizes the important task of multiplying the archives of Dominican literature...
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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...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... evolved in the context of current discussions of black cross-culturality and diaspora. New concerns have emerged about the relevance of US notions of race and blackness for describing the cultures, experiences, and identities of members of other diasporic populations. Also, gender and sexuality still...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
...” and developed in later essays, it examines the circulation of knowledge on gender and sexuality emanating from the crisis school. Highlighting the points of convergence found in government-sponsored policy studies, academic scholarship, and the newspaper column of a men's organization from Barbados, the essay...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Carlos Ulises Decena In this essay, Decena follows Maja Horn's invitation to move historical and literary analysis of Dominican literature away from the masculine ideation mapped in her pioneering Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature (2014). Through...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... In so doing, the authors highlight the ways historical gender and racial stereotypes inform contemporary understandings of Caribbean gender and sexuality. Anchoring this discussion in recent theories about sex and sexuality and specifically examining mixed-race and white Caribbean women, Sam Vásquez...