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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Elena Machado Sáez Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Postcoloniality, Atlantic Orders, and the Migrant Male in the Writings of Caryl Phillips Elena Machado Sáez n his review of anglophone Caribbean literature, “Th e Novel in the British Carib- bean,” A. J. Seymour looks specifi...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 143–163.
Published: 01 November 2020
...O’Neil Lawrence; Deborah A. Thomas The “creation” of Jamaican national identity owed much to the artistic movement that preceded and followed independence in 1962. While depictions of the peasantry, particularly male laborers, have become iconic representations of “true” Jamaicans, the scholarship...
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Small Axe (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 (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... into the imperial queue, dressing as a male, and stowing away on a ship bound for Jamaica. During the voyage, she is discovered by the captain of the ship and is beaten, bound, and raped. Just before the ship arrives in Jamaica, Lau A-yin is again dressed as a male and forced to become “Mr. Lowe,” an...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 87–103.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of patriarchy and, at best, as a man caught between the feminist politics of the women in his life and the constraints of a male-centered Caribbean revolutionary and anticolonial tradition. By contrast, this essay argues that the feminism in the play must be read beyond James the man and instead in...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... serious political framework for defeating both racism and colonialism, all the speakers were male. This essay critiques the masculinist politics of Black Power at the congress and analyzes how Austin navigates the absence of women’s voices among the congress’s speakers. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
... normative discourses in dancehall lyrics. I offer readings of male dance crews at street dances, a comedy interlude at a dancehall club night, and a dancehall video, each of which provides the opportunity to read “the queer” in dancehall culture. Out and Bad: Toward a Queer Performance Hermeneutic in...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Shirley Tate Reading Heading South as a decolonial romance reveals anxiety about the liminal location of young male citizens in 1970s Haiti caught within the necropower of state terror and US imperialism. Focusing on young men selling “romance” on the beach within the continuing colonial relations...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Faith Smith This essay uses the three interlocutors' reflections to return to Creole Recitations , and to reconsider Thomas's nineteenth century as an arena for thinking about Caribbean male intellectuals' self-fashioning and desire, diaspora and degeneration, the sexual politics of creolization...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the political fortunes of black male leadership in the Caribbean as potentially thwarted by female authority, ancestral shame, and the objectification of tourist photography offers a useful way of conceptualizing the black radical tradition in terms of vulnerability as a condition to be avoided...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., and race, it offers a narrative about postemancipation Jamaican males that looks beneath their masks to suggest how legacies of slavery are being played out through them in dynamic and queer ways. Jamaica's history is one that has always called for the Janus-faced accessory: a dressing up ritual to...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Lara Putnam This essay assesses recent scholarship on Caribbean borderlands and Caribbean migrations in the century after emancipation. Despite the wealth of scholarly contributions, collective knowledge has been radically limited. Centralized migratory flows that carried (usually male) workers to...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 125–139.
Published: 01 October 2006
... male dancers in dancehall culture which tamper with the hegemonic readings of heterosexual masculinity. It then analyzes the empowering and liberating potential of selective manifesta- tions of a “dancehallized” identity which is transmitted from within the disempowering and socially darkened...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... invention of “axiomatic normative man as bourgeois,” as “white, male and pure intellect” and the parallel processes of “negrofication of the black,” “femalization of the woman,” and “proletarianization of the popular classes” required to instantiate white, bourgeois man as Man, as norm, and as the human...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 116–139.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- twentieth-century Caribbean was the age-old strategy of constructing male subjec- tivity (and, by extension, the black world¹ as its superstructure) by treating women Aas object and as Other. 1 at such a construction was heavily indebted to an ideological framework best understood in terms of a...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... popular classes seem to have been skeptical of formal marriage—especially given the illegality of divorce, male labor migration, men's entrapment in labor debt cycles, and male violence—and to have defined their honor and respectability in terms of sustaining their children and households through hard...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 209–211.
Published: 01 September 2002
... discussion on racism and sexism in the Caribbean. Several authors suggest that Caribbean forms of tourism support power- ful racist ideologies and stereotypes created in predominantly white societies about the innate sensuousness of black bodies. However, other articles disclose that male clients in...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 212.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Caribbean. Several authors suggest that Caribbean forms of tourism support power- ful racist ideologies and stereotypes created in predominantly white societies about the innate sensuousness of black bodies. However, other articles disclose that male clients in the sex trade, whether local and black or...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and death.” 7 Omise'eke Tinsley sees in Harry/Harriet the powerful enactment of what it means “for a nonbiological woman to love another woman in the Caribbean”; what is inconceivable in the region, Tinsley points out, is not that a man might desire to be a woman (what she calls “male gender...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 161–174.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Male Sex Work in Santo Domingo,” in Peter Aggleton, ed., Men Who Sell Sex: International Perspectives on Male Prostitution and HIV/AIDS (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1999), 127–39. 20 The “Guacaganarix complex” is a term often invoked to point to the tendency of Dominicans to...