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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Nadia Ellis This article provides a set of readings toward what I am calling a “queer performance hermeneutic” of dancehall culture. It argues that although dancehall appears to be rigidly heteronormative, there are modes of queer performance within its culture, modes that may even be enabled...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... These artists rupture the surface of family images to trouble the bourgeois, heteronormative, and colorist scripts that often police the formation of family. The family album is rearranged and marked up; thus it becomes rendered as flesh inscribed with silent narratives. Through different forms of remixing...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... unsuccessful attempt to marshal the votes to return to the presidency. 1 The references to Mejía's slogan are a useful point of departure to explore the conditions for the resilience of traditional modalities of patriarchal and heteronormative masculinity in Dominican politics and literature. Horn argues...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... subjectivity, heteronormativity, choice, and agency. Attending this construct has been a liberal and social- ist class rendering of Caribbean female subjectivity as poor and black, which as Barriteau has noted, “obscure[s] the effects of gendered power relations on differing constituents...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of “possibility” with the “trans” subject intervenes in heteronormative discourses of diaspora, history, and memory. I use the terms trans subject and transgender somewhat interchangeably in this essay for two specific reasons: first, to suggest movement or rather fluidity within and between...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in which groups so cordoned off for specific advocacy are in fact always already part of a community comprised of the full spectrum of desiring subjects (197). King's focus on the social privileging of men's social power across the range of performances of heteronormative or non-heteronormative...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... endorses the position that “the public” is “the pubic” (265), not as a slogan but as a metaphor that delineates a minefield of tangled interbodily and oppressive fields of gender and sex power, dominated by heteronormative signifiers carved through the flesh of its marginal others, occluded in queerness...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
...: These as well as the remaining cartoons (figs. 6 , 7 and 8 ) align Jamaican female heteronormativity against the gay body imagined as male-feminine, the homo sacer on whose exclusion the national identity is predicated. 32 Yet in the later cartoons, the “gay” male body evinces an occult power that lies...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
..., Alexander contends, is accompanied by more surveillance in the moral arena, where governments feel they can be effective. Heteronormativity, and specifically black and Indian heteronormativity in the wake of the violation of the Creole African and Indian body during slavery, indenture...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of more sustained inquiry into men's and boys' lives using frameworks that avoid the heterosexism, heteronormativity, misogyny, and biological determinism of the crisis school that are part and parcel of their taken-for-granted allegiance to Man as the ideal way of being human. It is time for Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of the icons Julien himself has reclaimed as a way of seducing audiences “into witnessing something that may surprise them” through the creation of meta- phors which stress the performativity of identity and challenge heteronormativity.13 Walcott, genealogically Julien’s predecessor...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in addressing stigma. As such, I draw on the insights of queer theorists who challenge the heteronormative framing of the sexual subject and who deconstruct prevailing conceptualizations of sexuality. If, as Paul Farmer suggests in AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame, “stigma...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 155–166.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that demands and stipulates a heteronormative line of social development and recognition that equates succession, in Halberstam’s phrase, with “success.” 37 Interrupting that imperial/colonial narrative that would bridge the gap between the European master or “voice” and its Latin American epigone or “echo...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
...)—perhaps as the psychic cost of black heteronormative masculinity, here read as failure. Manley's earliest memories of housing are shaped by her mother threatening her and her sisters with the abjection of being wards of the state: “If we did not behave and did not study hard, there were certain Houses...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
... with Carlos, and “odd,” his disidentification with Haiti as his nation or “family.”) Further still, he befriends instead the hauntingly errant and Guadeloupean Xantippe. In other words, instead of identifying with the heteronormative family and metonymically with his nation of origin, Désinore “queers...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 142–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in this hemisphere for millennia. Recovery of past histories allows us to better understand our present historical moment and to more effectively envisage a future that encompasses all of us, including whole populations marginalized in the current organization of white supremacist heteronormative classist patriarchy...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... women deemed to be the nation’s mothers appear here and there, the contributions of the white or near-white, “respectable” (i.e., heteronormative), island-bound (i.e., not diasporic) national patriarchs are more regularly foregrounded in Puerto Rico’s public spaces. Consequential individuals of bygone...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 63–67.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... Furthermore, in staging my encounter with Sur as an intimate moment, the piece suggests an alternate possibility to both Indo-Afro racial antagonism and to postcolonial, patriarchal heteronormative nationalism: What is the relationship between these two men, dressed in similar white outfits, pouring water...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of fully exploring the linkages between the legisla- tion of heteronormativity, the disciplining of female sexuality, and the consolidation of colonial systems of labor,” and therefore “collude with the particular brand of heteronormativity initially put in place to legitimize...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... desiring men, beyond a heteronormative frame that seems to read it only as lack, as something that men “have historically done without women” (88). Glimpses of Sujaria’s life in British Guiana also offer us possibilities of intimacy, of relationality beyond an assumed nuclearity. We learn that the man...
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