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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 (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 (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... processes through which by “dying into the text” of race (to use hooks’s language), diaspora studies forgoes a deeper understanding of the intersubjective relations of gender and sexual formation that shape both inter- and intra-racial relations of race.20 16 bell hooks...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 46–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... within queer Cuban and Caribbean studies, noticing the ways they push back against renderings of gender and sexuality as inherently distinct categories. Instead, for these artist-thinkers, trans subjectivity is informed by various experiences related to gender, sexuality, race, class, and geography...
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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 (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 81–96.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... With information from Jamaican state records, news media, literature, and social science studies, the essay argues that the inquiry mobilized divergent discourses of homosexuality across the Atlantic to enact an anticolonial nationalist form of sexual regulation. The inquiry drew not only from Jamaican figurations...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... This study shows how the pleasures and public intimacies enabled by these live performances do not come free, but rather work at times to reformulate long-held cultural understandings of things such as race, class, gender and sexuality, and at other times, to reinforce them. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Music...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
... particular note of the role of critical theory, as well as of gender and sexuality, in the contemporary literature. All this is to say that we should question Henriques's assumption that the lower frequencies are, well, heterosexual, masculine, and virile: “The fine-tuned power of the sound system set...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... V. Nixon, “The Problem of ‘Rights’: Movements for Gender and Sexual Justice in the Caribbean,” Lunchtime Seminar, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Unit, 6 May 2015, www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz9oH3CiNDY . Tracy Robinson, “Beyond the Bill...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., at a range of scales. 10 These recursions seen as a figure of recurring sexual abuse in families, as Brodber does, could easily become a wretched destiny, but I argue that Brodber deploys the fractal to reimagine the Caribbean gendered community as a variegated, patchwork terrain on which concepts...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
...; an anxiety shared by Women’s Studies programs in the United States as they shift to Gender or to Gender and Sexuality programs. Guyanese activist Andaiye worries about the NGO-ization of Caribbean feminism, and Natasha Barnes’ brilliant reading of Sylvia Wynter’s oeuvre suggests how nationalist...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2024
...? matthew.omelsky@rochester.edu © Small Axe, Inc. 2024 gender and sexuality studies Caribbean literature Wifredo Lam Negritude surrealism The most prominent of the three illustrations accompanying the 1943 Cuban translation of Aimé Césaire’s Notebook of a Return to the Native Land contains...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Danielle Roper; Traci-Ann Wint In 2017 the radical women’s rights group known as the Tambourine Army emerged in response to gender-based violence, sexual abuse, and structures of impunity in Jamaica. The group used hashtags, organized marches, and teach-ins to encourage women to speak out against...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... that situates Erzulie as central to theorizing sexuality in the Carib- bean in general, Dao’s appeal to the goddess is even more compelling. See Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, “Songs for Ezili: Vodou Epistemologies of (Trans)Gender,” Feminist Studies 37, no. 1 (2011). 25 For an examination of Haitian...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... These are economies that rely on Dominicans being ambiguous in their sexuality as well as their emotional commitments. 12 Homonormativity colludes with the neoliberal development of a tourism-based economy to make invisible the raced, classed, and gendered realities of queer Dominicans whose gender variation would...
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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 (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... between antiblackness, gendered violence, and indigenous dispossession. 3 See Josephine Whitehead, “Violence Against Women in Guyana” (unpublished manuscript, 1996), 3; and Red Thread Women’s Development Programme, Women Researching Women: Study on Issues of Reproductive and Sexual Health...
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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...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
...,” Legal Studies 22, no. 1(2002): 71–101, 85. 4. A successor government refused to implement the Act, for reasons unrelated to the provision just mentioned, and an incidental benefit of the ensuing litigation was a unanimous ruling from the Court of Appeal that the overt exclu- sion of “sexual...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and Stephen Whittle, eds., The Transgender Studies Reader (New York: Routledge, 2006); and Martin F. Manalansan, “Queer Intersections: Sexuality and Gender in Migration Studies,” International Migration Review 40, no. 1 (2006): 224–49. 8 Susan Stryker, Paisley Currah, and Lisa Jean...