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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 by...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Belinda Edmondson Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Public Spectacles: Caribbean Women and the Politics of Public Performance Belinda Edmondson e race rises as its women rise. ey are the true standard of its elevation. We are trying to produce cultured men without asking...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 60–78.
Published: 01 March 2010
... elite, acknowledged how effective their socially sanctioned, “primitive” physicalities were in inciting insubordination. Despite being abhorred by society, the jamette's legendary deeds became influential to the performance of contemporary women masqueraders. Finally, I theorize her movements, which I...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Honor Ford-Smith This essay discusses decolonization, performance, and education in the 1970s in Jamaica and argues that embodied performances of humans existing at the margins of power are both compelling as and productive of new forms of knowledge because they teach us to challenge enduring...
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 2 Rex Nettleford in performance in Myal (chor. Rex Nettleford), 1974. Maria LaYacona Photography. Courtesy of the National Dance Theatre Company Figure 2. Rex Nettleford in performance in Myal (chor. Rex Nettleford), 1974. Maria LaYacona Photography. Courtesy of the National Dance More
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Published: 01 July 2015
Stills from movt nr. 4 , Morphis , 2010; performance, two hours. Photos by Olubode Shawn; Brown/BLOOM NYC Stills from movt nr. 4, Morphis, 2010; performance, two hours. Photos by Olubode Shawn; Brown/BLOOM NYC More
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Published: 01 July 2020
Figure 3 Image from María José’s performance of La futura . Screen shot by Karla Claudio Betancourt. Figure 3. Image from María José’s performance of La futura. Screen shot by Karla Claudio Betancourt. More
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
... politics of pleasure and the cultural work that live soca performances achieve through the creation of what I refer to as intimacies . Drawing on Lisa Lowe's critical insights, I use the word “intimacy” in two ways: to speak about the spatial proximity soca helps create, and to address the variety of...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Gabrielle Civil; Rosamond S. King What does it mean to embody the Caribbean as performance/art? In this coolaborative essay, two Caribbean women artists respond to this question in a dynamic dialogue of text and images. Each has individually performed at and been exhibited in more than fifty venues...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 78–84.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Maja Horn This essay is a personal reflection on how Horn's scholarship on gender, sexuality, and performance in the hispanophone Caribbean has been shaped by the oeuvre of the late critical theorist José E. Muñoz. In particular, Horn compares and contrasts the uses of “hybridity” and “performance...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2018
...) interactions as extreme examples of “security encounters,” in which security professionals and citizens negotiate specific roles, rights, and responsibilities. Such encounters are political performances: security professionals seek to assert their authority in particular ways, while citizens use various...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... intersecting yet divergent narratives of race and nation. In this context, I examine works and performances by Martin Luther King Jr. (during his 1965 speeches in Kingston) and Peter Tosh (during his 1978 One Love Peace Concert performance) as a way of framing how discourses of black liberation, postcolonial...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 155–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Alejandra Bronfman This short essay is a response to Alexandra T. Vazquez's Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke, 2013). It aims to recreate the experience of reading the book and the transformation in listening that the book prompted. Written in both personal and academic...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Samantha Pinto This essay argues that there has been a subtle revolution in African diaspora studies that is emerging across very recent scholarship. Alexandra T. Vazquez's Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke, 2013) is part of a larger movement in the field of black diaspora...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
... refusal” or “refusal from the hills,” provides a generative spatial, performative, and interpretative model. It unhinges the set of signifiers and expectations comprising gendered racial types that reveal two interrelated, (white) imperial anxieties. The first revolves around the gaze and performance of...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Cheryl Finley Since the early 1990s, the contemporary visual culture of slavery has been defined increasingly by installation, performance, and time-based media. This is particularly so for visual artists who chronicle Caribbean catastrophic history using the slave ship as a key iconic signifier...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Allison Thompson Sonia Boyce's two-screen video, Crop-Over , visually samples the many traditions, histories and cultural practices that inform this Barbadian festival, culminating with the carnivalesque parade known as Kadooment. Presenting a wide range of related performances, some real and some...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
... venues. The essay examines Primus's performances, writing, and travels in the US South, as well as her extensive FBI file. What emerges is the portrait of a young woman carving out her own aesthetic and political sensibilities, some of which adhere to our understandings of the black radical tradition and...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Elena Valdez This essay examines two prominent Dominican visual artists—Belkis Ramírez and Raquel Paiewonsky—whose work encompasses new media such as video arts, installations, and performances. By defying traditional models of pictorial and sculptural art, these artists have revolutionized the...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Caribbean sexuality and nonbinary gender are addressed. King ends by introducing her current research project, which uses existing and imagined archives to examine Afro-Trinidadian women's protest and performance in the late nineteenth century. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Caribbean gender Caribbean...