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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 (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 (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
... men. 20  |  Music, Politics, and Pleasure: Live Soca in Trinidad outfits and performance gestures amplifies prescribed gendered roles and performances of women as feminine and of men as masculine. Women wear outfits tightly following the contours of their figures...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... as political actors and not merely passive bystanders or martyrs. It then sketches, in the postdictatorship period, the emergence of new gender-focused organizations, NGOs, academic programs, and political quotas for women, foregrounding how, despite these advances, political and social gains have been uneven...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 215–225.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., the author sees hopeful signs that the Jamaican language is gradually gaining national prominence. Jamaican language politics neocolonialism bilingualism gender politics oral tradition Despite their fashionably postmodernist appearance, the parentheses in the title of this essay do not signify...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of possible paths for female political mobilization, demystifies the story of women in dictatorship, and serves as an intervention—if not necessarily a popular one—in seeing all parts of Dominican history as fully gendered. I argue that the failure to fully explicate the history of female conservative...
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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 (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
... Dancehall Culture at Large (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); Kamala Kempadoo, Sexing the Caribbean: Gender, Race, and Sexual Labor (New York: Routledge, 2004); M. Jacqui Alexander, Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred (Durham, NC: Duke University...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Christopher Ian Foster This essay considers Maryse Condé's Guadeloupean mystery novel Crossing the Mangrove as emblematic of a “politics of crossing.” The novel's queer critical praxis presents a rigorous challenge to normative (often oppressive) communities embodied by the individual, the family...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... to politics between African and Indian competition for state control obscures a relational analysis that places racial gendered violence and ongoing colonial legacies within a shared structural logic in postindependence Guyana. 10 Historically, the predominantly African-supported People’s National Congress...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
... the racial, gender, national, and aesthetic boundaries she encountered in her life as she advanced a radical political vision that was global in its scope as well as its aspirations. Sine highlights how Chen challenged the rationalist premises governing modern, Western thought and stressed...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that of more politically visible figures such as Jacques Roumain, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, and René Depestre. Chauvet's exceptionalized status has much to do with her nonparticipation in the gender-bound political culture of her time. This essay seeks to tease out how this pointedly nonaligned woman writer fits...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in prevailing discourses and narratives of stigma in areas such as gender, sexuality, and religious practice. © Small Axe, Inc. 2011 The Sway of Stigma: The Politics and Poetics of AIDS Representation in Le président a-t-il le SIDA? and Spirit of Haiti Régine Michelle Jean-Charles Haiti...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Yarimar Bonilla This essay discusses how Puerto Ricans are imagining and building new futures out of a political context of material and affective ruin that is not guided by the promise of a modernist future or the palliative anticipation of a sovereignty to come. It examines how the politics...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
...—the results of my ignorance and public miseducation. I hope to have left that behind for the future. 5 That this passage goes unreferenced in Kamugisha’s discussion of James’s “generally unacknowledged” gender politics (as well as in the relevant literature) is significant and symptomatic (120...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 100–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... also misses some crucial insights into gender construction within a black global imaginary. One crucial political stake in disarticulat- ing black internationalism would be to intervene in its often patriarchal and gendered politics, both within domestic contexts and as it travels abroad. Edwards...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jana Evans Braziel In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant's valorization of diaspora as the anti-dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora” obscures nationality, class, race, gender, sexuality, and political economy as striating diasporas and diasporic...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of the text, in which Sheller mobilizes a wide literature to examine the liberatory potential and politics of erotic agency, subjectivity and “sexual citizenship,” especially within the class, race, and gender dynamics of the postcolonial Caribbean state, the biopolitics of birth control, and Jamaican urban...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 44–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Kahlila Chaar-Pérez This essay examines the aesthetics and politics of one of the key figures in the emergence of the Caribbean anti-imperial imaginary in the nineteenth century: the Afro–Puerto Rican activist Ramón Emeterio Betances (1827–98). Through a critical interpretation of Les deux Indiens...