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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Both artists excavate genealogies of horror at the root of Caribbean identity discourse, tracing this through sexual histories linked, respectively, to femaleness and male homosexuality represented as a male-feminine morphology. Ultimately, the texts excavate different spaces of a “demonic ground” to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... News . This history is of relevance to Jamaican and other postcolonial sexuality based movements existing under threats of archaic colonial statutes criminalizing homosexuality. The article further argues that an understanding of sexual activism in Jamaica can serve as a supplement to transnational...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2006
... displacement of homosexual persons as legitimate human subjects. The phenomenon of the closet is of particular interest in this regard. In the context of this essay, it is approached as a social structure engendered and maintained by the stigma attached to same-sex orientation as a mark...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... accused Haitians of having AIDS because they had heard on television that only the “Four Hs” got AIDS—Heroin addicts, Hemophiliacs, Homosexuals, and Haitians. —Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory Stigma—marks of disgrace proffered on Haiti, whether associated with poverty, political insta...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... concept implies, Island Bodies is fundamentally a comparatist project manifested through close-reading strategies. Island Bodies analyzes four main sexual transgressions, pointing out how they relate to each other: unconventional genders, homosexuality, women's sexual agency, and interracial...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2006) 10 (3): 161–173.
Published: 01 October 2006
... understand and attempt to reduce the reproduction of lyrical violence, hate-speech, and the like. Furthermore, from Cooper’s suggestion that Buju Banton is not invoking a “literal death- sentence” against homosexuals in his song “Boom By-By,” which appropriates the popular...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
...-American cultural and political contexts, and a frustration with the term third gender, which emerged in the mid-1970s to describe operations of gender in cultures that binary models of male/female, heterosexual/homosexual would not or could not fit.4 Although found in earlier writings,5 by the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Autonomy” and more recently in Pedagogies of Crossings , Alexander identifies the moral high ground the West assumes in describing its treatment of sexual “alterity” (especially homosexuality) versus its descriptions of Caribbean responses. She argues that “undertheorization of the imperial and the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
... together making melodies. Additionally, members of the group met at Campion College, an uptown high school in Kingston, and certain markers of middle-class masculine identity map onto perceived homosexual ones. Exploring the particularities of middle-class gay Jamaican identity is beyond...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
.... Caribbean Perspectives, Visions and Possibilities, 655–686; Patricia Saunders, “Is Not Everything Good to Eat, Good to Talk: Sexual Economy and Dancehall Music in the Global Marketplace,” Small Axe 13 (March 2003): 95–115; Yasmin Tambiah, “Threatening Sexual (Mis)Behavior: Homosexuality...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2006) 10 (3): 105–110.
Published: 01 October 2006
... of God” being exposed as adulterers and homosexuals, to church folk back-biting and tearing each other down, to pastors leading their flock into all kinds of questionable dogma and situations, there was very little Christianity being demonstrated anywhere. And this article and photo really...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2003) 7 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2003
... abortion, homosexuality, and sex work. However, there is another inter- esting twist in this saga of cultural values and moral policing. As Cobra’s song “Not Dis Face” suggests, the discourse of shame and emasculation associated with sexually satisfying women through oral sex has spread to include the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
... published several issues on homosexuality between 1984 and 1995, including one with the cover title, “Homosexuales unidos en el nombre de Dios” (“Homosexuals, Together in the Name of God”) ( Rumbo , 26 June 1995). None of the issues featured photographs or names of those interviewed. 6 Decena, Tacit...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
... liberation. In 1978, the group was invited to participate in the annual conference of the British organization Campaign for Homosexual Equality. The following year, the Costa Rican organization Movimiento de Liberación Homosexual contacted GFM requesting support for their fledgling initiative. In 1980, the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2006) 10 (3): 125–139.
Published: 01 October 2006
... religious (Jamaican Revival Church and the spiritual healing profession); or feminized and homosexual, that is, unmanly. The effect of these factors was that dancing as a staged spectacle was negated and ideologically exiled as a route for masculine expression and ascendancy by hardcore...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
... anti-sodomy laws, we run the real risk of reducing homosexuality to nothing more than a sex act, which most conservative Caribbean folk find ‘icky.’ … By appealing to shared values of family, love, and respect, we can change the narrative regarding LGBTI persons from one of sex to one of love.” 2...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., heterosexual on homosexual), but Stolzoff suggests that “the clash usually serves to keep outright vio- lence in check—that is, within the bounds of fair play” (p. 202). < e dancehall mes- sage oscillates between gangsters and Rastas, between slackness and culture themes, and between a willingness to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 52–57.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Binyavanga Wainaina, who is closely associated with Kwani! , announced his coming out as a gay man with the viral essay “I Am a Homosexual, Mum” on a blog—actually, on Africa Is a Country . 2 At the time, in January 2014, Binyavanga's publishing of his essay online (on an African-owned site) was a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2006) 10 (3): 150–160.
Published: 01 October 2006
... personal beliefs, are areas for further discussion, which Cooper addresses in the context of Buju Banton’s controversial “Boom By By” from 1992, characterized in the Western mainstream as an invitation to murder homosexuals. Her challenge to this monolithic reading remains inescapably valid, since...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... color. In her focus on the varied forms that desire takes in the region, King does not limit herself to considering homosexuality or heterosexuality; she focuses on transgressive choices—“unconventional genders, homosexuality, women's sexual agency, and interracial relationships”—making an argument for...