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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Faith Smith This essay responds to Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014) by noting the convergence of progressive legislation and violence that renders notions of transgression and freedom contradictory and fraught in our contemporary moment...
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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 (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Paul Emiljanowicz This essay examines interpretations of the fragmentation of the Island of Hispaniola into the Dominican Republic and Haiti as a point of departure into the process by which national difference is constructed and reproduced as both a site of difference/alterity and as a co...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
...— This Island Now (1966) and The View from Coyaba (1985)—fictionalize the transition to independence in the anglophone Caribbean and how that transition related to the set of concerns unfolding across the rest of the black world. This essay traces Abrahams’s thought on questions of race and decolonization...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... studies rather than area studies, given the former's focus on the geography rather than culture; the notion of a repeating, fractal island form rather than the isolated desert isle of colonial discourse; relationality rather than difference in defining Caribbean identities; and the visual traces...
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Published: 01 November 2023
Figure 1 June Beer, Corn Island vista desde el muelle de Brigg Bay , 1970. Oil on canvas, 57.5 × 37 cm. Collection of Claudia Gordillo. Photograph by Claudia Gordillo, Managua More
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Published: 01 July 2023
Figure 4 Pumice floats streaming along the currents, with Chateaubelair Island in the foreground. More
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2009
...David Scott Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Preface: Islands of Créolité? David Scott They all knew the sea, barely or well, and their unequal brine unites them. The Indies are eternity —Edouard Glissant, “The Indies” When Eloge de la créolité appeared in 1989...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
... frustrates the possibilities of movement for the constituents of the larger community such urbane travelers represent. © Small Axe, Inc. 2011 Floating Islands: Spectatorship and the Body Politic in the Traveling Subjectivities of John Edgar Wideman and Edwidge Danticat Myriam J. A. Chancy...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 69–82.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Lomarsh Roopnarine Two white ethnic minorities, Jews and Frenchies, are rather unusual in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The Jews arrived during the period of slavery and participated in the economic colonialism of islands, retaining a prominent position in the Virgin Islands. The Frenchies in St...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Tatiana Flores; Michelle Stephens This essay argues for an archipelagic approach to the twenty-first-century visual arts of the insular Caribbean. While it is common for scholars to stress the region's heterogeneity, the authors seek out thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 October 2007
... neocolonial fantasies of the untouched Caribbean paradise. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Virtual Islands: Mobilities, Connectivity, and the New Caribbean Spatialities Mimi Sheller Ab s t r a c t : Many parts of the Caribbean region are being respatialized, rescaled and reterritorial...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ada Ferrer While Caribbean studies appears to be an established domain of inquiry, it often fails to fully incorporate the islands of the Hispanic Caribbean. Studies of the Hispanic Caribbean, meanwhile, are generally dominated by island-specific work. This essay considers the appeal and limits...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Obika Gray The Jamaican 1960s represented a critical phase in the island's political history. The era provoked a second round of decolonization politics as the culturally Eurocentric political class that won power in the first round, during the 1930s, encountered stiff opposition to its autocratic...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 188–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
... meticulous and insightful analysis that invite elaboration, it is an unpretentious effort to offer an intellectual and personal island and stateside Puerto Rican perspective that further contextualizes the ongoing reencuentro (reengagement) with the now-indisputable iconic poet, as well as the author's own...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2016
... gifted political intellectuals is heard in the United States and in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Both the quality of social thought and regard for political intellectuals as agents of transformative change are alleged to be in steep decline in these islands. Brian Meeks's recent collection of essays...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2023
... an example of and a metaphor for the transnational, coalitional, and space-making politics of Black lesbian activists in the island. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, and a participatory mapping project, the author shows how the work of making caldosa connects the local practice of space-making...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 24–44.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Rueda’s 1998 Las metamorfosis de Makandal , in which François Makandal is imagined as a protean god. The author argues that Rueda’s Makandal is best understood as the embodiment of the vanguard poetic movement, Pluralismo . The Maroon becomes a central figure in the island’s story, as well as a figure...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 147–158.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Figure 4 Pumice floats streaming along the currents, with Chateaubelair Island in the foreground. ...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Bongie (Islands and Exiles, 1998) and Peter Hallward (Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between the Singular and the Specific, 2002), and argue that, contrary to their assumption that `late' Glissant has abandoned political commitment, the later texts explore the possibilities of new kinds of political...