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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 125–141.
Published: 01 July 2021
... national imagination. © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 Nancy Morejón Nicolás Guillén mestizaje performing race In the context of revolutionary Cuba, discourses of identity are veiled behind and shrouded in discussions and performances of nation and nationality. Consideration of the paradoxical...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Sharina Maillo-Pozo This essay examines Raquel Cepeda’s memoire, Bird of Paradise. How I Became Latina , through the intersections between Dominican latinidad , gender, race, and hip-hop. By exposing other discourses of latinidad as performed and imagined in New York City by an afrodominicana...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... This study shows how the pleasures and public intimacies enabled by these live performances do not come free, but rather work at times to reformulate long-held cultural understandings of things such as race, class, gender and sexuality, and at other times, to reinforce them. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Music...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
... discussions of work in North America. 22 Among the many discussions of Sistren’s work are Kanika Batra, Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama: Community, Kinship, and Citizenship (New York: Routlege 2011); Nicosia Shakes, “Gender, Race, and Performance Space: Women’s Activism...
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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 (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 1–14.
Published: 01 November 2023
... benevolence, a valence of White saviorism, is a performance designed to maintain the status quo of colonial Saint-Domingue. The essay also considers the implications of examining global South critiques of Whiteness for the often US-centric field of critical Whiteness studies. Dance on the Volcano focuses...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 46–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
...M. Myrta Leslie Santana This essay considers the stories of Blaccucini and Ángel Daniel, two Black transgender drag performers from Cuba, and dwells on the relationship they imagine between their work as performers and their subjectivities as trans people. The author situates these narratives...
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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...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in the poem—the informal report of a public address—McKay embeds an example of adaptation that also models the performance of verse. Before returning to the question of the racial politics of dialect literature, then, I want to turn to a text that has nothing directly to do with race, politics, dialect...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... scripts expected from Dominican women” (155). More important, this shift signals how classed and raced diasporic women “read, write, and perform themselves into Dominican and US national spaces and diasporic imaginaries” (150). Although not analyzed in Colonial Phantoms , there are obvious connections...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 87–104.
Published: 01 October 2006
... superiority feebly performed by Creole and creolized peoples, both black and white. The postcolonial challenges of Phillips and Rhys to concepts of race, citizenship, and nationality work on the ideological level of their respective narratives but have only a small effect...
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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 (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Hayes Edwards, “The Uses of Diaspora,” Social Text , no. 66 (Spring 2001): 64. 4 Jayna Brown, Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008), 3, 10. 5 Jennifer Wilks, Race, Gender, and Comparative Black Modernism: Suzanne...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 78–84.
Published: 01 July 2015
...; it was also my experience of becoming Muñoz's student. My first encounter in early 2000 eventually led to a leave of absence from my PhD program to pursue an additional MA in performance studies at New York University from 2001 to 2002. In the fall of 2001, I enrolled in Muñoz's “Critical Race Theory” seminar...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
...” signals Davis's growing political consciousness and militancy in college, by incorporating all aspects of her identity in her performance. Specifically, Davis's performance moniker reflects the ways race, gender, and sexuality limit her participation in two cultural and politics movements of the time...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... tigueraje demonstrates that race was as imbricated into notions of Dominican national identity as was gender performance, though it developed in a more subtle way. Nevertheless, rigorous scholarship and research reveal that Dominicans have historically seen blackness and whiteness differently than do...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 197–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... States, 1914 to 1962 (2005) and Skin Acts: Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Black Male Performer (2014). She is also currently coediting, with Brian Russell Roberts, a collection of essays titled “Archipelagic American Studies: Decontinentalizing the Study of American Culture.” L eon W ainwright...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 54–69.
Published: 01 October 2006
... army, complete with wooden guns and papier-mâché tanks and planes, the Race Today Renegades sought to vanquish the forces of racism (aka “Babylon”) using style, parody, and performance. Rupturing the European tradition of separating politics from aesthetics, the “Force of Victory” theme...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and hegemonic landscapes of sexual politics. Erotic agency, it posits, should be situated and historicized in a broader web of social relations, especially given the potentially contradictory effects of its exercise. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 citizenship Caribbean race resistance erotic agency...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 172–180.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Small Axe, Inc. 2016 race technology music sound reggae Louis Chude-Sokei’s The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics offers an intricately nested account of the historical relationship between race and technology, or, in his words, “a broader reading of the historical...