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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 115–125.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of writing, the analysis starts by examining what the author calls the regime of visibility and its ontological implications in the 1989 manifesto Éloge de la créolité . This then serves as a basis for a close reading of Patrick Chamoiseau’s 2009 novel Les neuf consciences du Malfini , narrated from...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
... politics of visibility intersectionality At the Caribbean Digital V Conference in Trinidad hosted by the Small Axe Project in December 2018, Alex Gil made a point that is crucial to the ghosting work pertaining to patriarchal colonialism and nationalism exhumed in Dixa Ramírez’s book Colonial...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... politics—even in their more radical versions—tend, in this reading, to reproduce modern narratives about the meaning and substance of emancipation, the role of the nation-state, the political implications of visibility traditionally understood, and, more broadly, the proper ends of black politics...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... global North–influenced corruptions. The essay explores the implications for King's conception of the “Caribglobal” and for her expansive and nuanced explications of the ways Caribbean peoples engage with gender, sexuality, visibility, and community belonging. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... visibility and presence of LGBT organizations and representations in the twenty-first century that raise important questions about how Dominican cultural norms interact with broader global strategies of “coming out” and identity politics. Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Dominican gender...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 1–19.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Carlos Garrido Castellano Through a critical interpretation of “Caribe insular: Exclusión, fragmentación y paraíso,” one of the major Caribbean art exhibitions showcased in the 1990s, this essay examines the spatial politics of Caribbean art curatorship taking place abroad. It argues that any...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
...M. Jacqui Alexander This essay stages a meeting among the authors of the three reflections on Pedagogies of Crossings . Using danger and desire as the tropes of entry, it returns to Pedagogies by way of wrestling with their most salient preoccupations: the need for a visible pedagogy of the erotic...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay explores the poetics and the politics of AIDS representation in the Haitian context through an examination of Arnold Antonin's film Le president a-t-il le SIDA? ( Does the President Have AIDS? ; 2006) and Myriam J. A. Chancy's novel Spirit of Haiti (2003...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Dayan and Ghachem's very different representations of the Code Noir and the Lejeune case helps illuminate the (ever more visibly) political stakes of Dayan's long-standing critique of the conversional logic through which both the slavery of old and the penal incarceration of today have “turned humans...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Jamaican case by a selection of key epiphenomena, including an increasingly visible nationalist project and the identity politics inscribed in reggae music as a tangible expression of popular culture; importantly, similar patterns of identity politics would emerge from Édouard Glissant's construction of...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Raphael Dalleo It has become commonplace to acknowledge that alongside the development of a powerful labor movement and the nation's first political party, Jamaica's literature came into its own during the 1930s and 1940s. This article explores how the different kind of work carried out in two of...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that of more politically visible figures such as Jacques Roumain, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, and René Depestre. Chauvet's exceptionalized status has much to do with her nonparticipation in the gender-bound political culture of her time. This essay seeks to tease out how this pointedly nonaligned woman...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
... beyond the limits of consensual meaning? Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Riffing on Omeros: The Relevance of Isaac Julien to Cultural Politics in the Caribbean Jane Bryce Filmmaker and video artist Isaac Julien’s artistic practice has always been inextricable from its political context. In all...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 1–13.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Interpreting 2004: Politics, Memory, Scholarship Charles Forsdick Ab s t r a c t : This article reflects on the presence (and absence) of references to Haiti in the events surrounding the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in Great Britain. It suggests that a growing...
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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 (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 50–63.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Christopher T. Bonner This essay interrogates the relationship between politics and literary genre in Marie Vieux Chauvet's Colère , the under-studied second movement of her trilogy Amour, colère, folie (1968). Specifically, it seeks to demonstrate that Chauvet's formation in theater is central to...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jana Evans Braziel In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant's valorization of diaspora as the anti-dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora” obscures nationality, class, race, gender, sexuality, and political economy as striating diasporas and diasporic...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2020
... emphasized the history, experience, and culture of African descended peoples and communities. Employing Valdés’s Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg , this essay explores the politics of Afro-diasporic collection, archive, visibility, and futurity. Valdés Vanessa K...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 50–74.
Published: 01 March 2009
... useful here, then, not as a description of a collective national psyche, nor as a description of a universal pathology, but rather as an analytically strategic concept, a way of seeing and being attentive to contradic- tions within power, a way of making visible (the better politically to oppose...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
... documenting the child abuse and homophobic violence she suffered. This essay makes visible the connections between physical punishments during slavery (with particular reference to “The History of Mary Prince”), practices of child abuse and homophobic violence in Jamaica, and contemporary modes of recognizing...