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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
... by its various discourses of homophobia. I suggest that the development of an interpretative practice that brings together queer theory, African diasporic studies, dancehall studies, and performance studies will enable the reading of those elements of dancehall that exceed or go against the grain...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
... heard only in limited (feminist, progressive, radical, or queer Caribbean) quarters of academe, it seems. Moreover, this work also circulates irregularly, as Faith Smith has argued—calling out “incongruence(s)” in Caribbean gender and development studies with respect to citational practices. Of course...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 188–190.
Published: 01 November 2014
... is an associate professor in the departments of African and African diaspora studies and English and an affiliate faculty member in women's and gender studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Queer Limit of Black Memory: Black Lesbian Literature and Irresolution (2013). His research...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
... live, figuratively: both of us continually, insistently choose to house our academic work in the fields of black queer studies and black transgender studies. Where we live, we, like all black queer and black transgender people, need more resources than we easily have access to. And so in this essay we...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2023
...: New Writings in Black Queer Studies (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016), 147–66. 8 Odette Casamayor-Cisneros, “Blackness, Cubanness, and the End of an Era,” Black Diaspora Review 5, no. 2 (2016): 15. 9 Norma R. Guillard Limonta, “To Be a Black Woman, a Lesbian, and an Afro...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
... guard the boundaries of modernity, and ultimately I urge queer studies and queer movements to take up questions of colonialism, racial formation, and political economy simultaneously. —M. Jacqui Alexander, Pedagogies of Crossing It has been over a decade now since...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
... decolonial politics. As part of a decolonial practice in queer studies, generally, as well as the specific possibilities for the Caribbean, what are the decolonial possibilities of animality? What kinds of relations does this allow us to reorganize with ourselves, each other, and the very instruments...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 161–174.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and imaginative engagements with the challenge of lives and work not captured by traditionally written archives in feminist, queer, and ethnic studies, points to possible sites of further study of cultural figures and the gender and sexual politics of remembering them. See Deborah R. Vargas, Dissonant Divas...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... globalization and transnational media on the LGBT movement of Santo Domingo today. Through a transnational feminist cultural studies approach to ethnographic research, I consider the spaces that queer Dominicans inhabit and the daily violences of hegemonic masculinity that they negotiate within the structures...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 219–221.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of African and African Diaspora at the University of Texas, Austin, where she specializes in Caribbean literatures and cultures, Afro-diaspora studies, racial critical theory, and queer studies. She is the author of Travestismos culturales: Literatura...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 71–84.
Published: 01 March 2018
... between the Southern Caribbean and the US South have to teach us? These are lessons in the afterlife of faith—the vitality of belief among the queer faithful when so much of queer studies has buried spirituality in general, but especially Christianity, in tombs of homophobic irrationality...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of capitalism and normalcy, once those screws come undone, it’s a different story: “You can do whatever the fuck you want.” 55 While within queer studies authors such as Lee Edelman have argued that queerness is inherently antifuturist, this is only in relation to a reproductive futurity staked...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Karen Jaime This essay attends to José E. Muñoz's influence on hispanophone Caribbean studies through the work of Dominican lesbian performance artist Rita Indiana. Jaime argues that in the music video “Da pa' lo' do',” or “There Is Enough for Both,” Indiana uses Muñoz's theory of disidentification...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 46–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... within queer Cuban and Caribbean studies, noticing the ways they push back against renderings of gender and sexuality as inherently distinct categories. Instead, for these artist-thinkers, trans subjectivity is informed by various experiences related to gender, sexuality, race, class, and geography...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 159–166.
Published: 01 July 2023
... as a form of radical postcolonial thinking. kwillis@ccny.cuny.edu © 2023 by Small Axe, Inc. 2023 animal studies animality sodomy queer theory Guadeloupe Andil Gosine “We are animals. So what?” Andil Gosine boldly asks in his compelling new book, Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 2022
... resignifications of reggaetón, see Ramón Rivera-Servera, “Reggaetón’s Crossings: Black Aesthetics, Latina Nightlife, and Queer Choreography,” in E. Patrick Johnson, ed., No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016), 95–112. 74 See Zambrana, Colonial...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., ec.europa.eu/europeaid/sites/devco/files/toolkit_.pdf. 15 Federico Garza Carvajal, Butterflies Will Burn: Prosecuting Sodomites in Early Modern Spain and Mexico (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010). 14 See E. Patrick Johnson, “‘Quare’ Studies, or (Almost) Everything I Know about Queer...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 78–84.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., and epistemologies. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Antonio Benítez-Rojo Caribbean Dominican queer performance My first encounter with José E. Muñoz was in the late fall of 1999, while I was a PhD candidate in Romance studies at Cornell University. Only looking back, much later, did I come to see how much...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and the Subject of Masculinities.20 The substantive and still growing body of literature in masculinity studies, especially studies of racialized men, is a field dominated by queer men. At the same time, these studies have largely been premised on an assumed biological maleness. It would be unfair...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Christopher Ian Foster This essay considers Maryse Condé's Guadeloupean mystery novel Crossing the Mangrove as emblematic of a “politics of crossing.” The novel's queer critical praxis presents a rigorous challenge to normative (often oppressive) communities embodied by the individual, the family...