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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1-17.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of these children. This essay explores English slave codes regarding reproduction under slavery alongside the experience of reproduction to suggest that legislative silences are not the final word on race and reproduction. The presumption that their children would also be enslaved produced a visceral...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29-49.
Published: 01 November 2015
... concepts do offers a clearer picture of the ways they may inadvertently reproduce race-inflected premises contrary to the scholarly mission of diaspora studies. The primary advantage of the culture concept, particularly in anthropology, is that it takes notions of difference that distinguish “self” and...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34-56.
Published: 01 July 2019
... traces of black women’s lives. The photograph of the black woman in Panama exists in a discursive field that overdetermines her as an ahistorical, oversexualized subject. Filed under “Freak Letters,” she is positioned at a particular intersection of race, class, and gender that leaves her...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 18-34.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., and the delimitation of national, ethnic, or political communities. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Race relations Trinidad Indo-Caribbean Afro-Caribbean solidarity through difference “My wife will quarrel with me long time, asking me, ‘How come you only like negroes?’” Krishna shot a glance...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128-143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Homosexual Invasion in the Dominican Global Imaginary,” Sexuality Research and Social Policy 5, no. 4 (December 2008): 35. 12 See, for example, the Dominican film Dólares de Arena ( Sand Dollars ), dir. Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas (2014). 13 Roderick A. Ferguson, “Race-ing...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1-27.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jorge L. Giovannetti Small Axe Incorporated 2006 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. The Elusive Organization of “Identity”: Race, Religion, and Empire Among Caribbean Migrants in Cuba Jorge L...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35-56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of Caribbean Chinese familial intimacies from the colonial archive. Engaging shared themes of migration and racialized ideas of reproduction, three contemporary diasporic visual artists—Albert Chong, Richard Fung, and Tomie Arai—mine oral histories and family archives to blend aural and visual...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64-71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... influence—similar to how questions of race and Dominican-Haitian relations have recently been approached by scholars. The essay highlights how the longstanding androcentric focus on Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship (1930–61) and his heterosexual exploits have given way to a recuperation of Dominican women as...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37-50.
Published: 01 November 2009
... science-fiction writer, preoccupied with the hybridity of the android and the androgynous, with femininity and reproduction, and with dystopian worlds. Glissant and Butler do not refer to each other's works. Their kinship lies instead in their common realization that the postslavery family is a brutal yet...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1-12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... regional historical reproduction of structures of violence over time, as well as its relation to the patriarchal culture organizing Kingston’s gangs and the organization of its impoverished downtown communities, at the center of the novel is an attempt to give narrative form to how violence is a co...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 125-137.
Published: 01 March 2014
... responsibility for the reproduction of society away from government and into the hands of individuals. But how widespread was this embrace among the broader population, how have different sectors of Jamaican society interpreted and responded to neoliberal ideals, and what options remain? This essay contributes...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20-35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to many of the Chinese in the Caribbean in the early twentieth century, loses connections to the language, history, and land of his birth as he forges an identity in his new home. In an illumination of a history not explored, The Pagoda , with its multiple crossings of gender, race, and desire...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 1-15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... “gender” in their pursuit of social justice I argue that “gender's” analytical marginalization persists because the philosophical underpinnings of these nationalist/anti-colonialist projects have all but insisted upon the supplanting of gender by race. Toward this end, I examine the fraught role that...
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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...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152-161.
Published: 01 November 2014
... a methodological model. The essay engages Dayan's work on race and gender in Haiti, History, and the Gods to elaborate a critique of how racism and transphobia become intimately intertwined in the attack against MacDonald. The authors then turn to Dayan's more recent work in The Law Is a White Dog...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1-16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... race and poetics in contemporaneous Kingston print culture (and other intertexts, from Paul Laurence Dunbar's “When Malindy Sings” to Erving Goffman's “The Lecture”), this essay links the thematic concerns of “Fresh from de Lecture” with its medium: McKay, it argues, uses the principle of accident to...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52-72.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt This essay argues that Jamaican-American Michelle Cliff's writing should be understood within a new interpretive framework which sees post-independence Caribbean literature as inheriting gendered and raced legacies of Romantic nationalism. While Cliff's early work shows the...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 172-180.
Published: 01 March 2018
... © 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...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113-128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Western humanism with a source of vitality that undercuts the mechanization of black life. Ultimately, what gets lost in the anticipation of critique is a certain appreciation of black social living. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Race humanism black radicalism anticolonialism blackness sociality...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 1-3.
Published: 01 July 2009
... delivery conjoined with lyrics (by Lewis Allen) that proffer a weirdly organic reproduction and harvesting of lynched black bodies hanging from poplar trees in the southern United States. The second part of the title, interrogating transnational blackness, is meant to signal an...