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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of early modern racial formations for enslaved women. Using a seventeenth-century Virginia slave code as its anchor, this essay explores the explicit and implicit consequences of slaveowners’ efforts to control enslaved women’s reproductive lives. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2016 slavery race...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... that the return to the indentureship experience in cultural production disrupts the linear progressive narrative of the postapartheid nation by revealing how the traumas of the past resonate in the present. Furthermore Khan's project opens up questions around racial formations, memory, history, and national...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 163–175.
Published: 01 July 2022
... that Ellis Neyra has identified across the fault lines of “Black/Brown” racial formations in a post-1492 context by paying specific attention to how these tensions crystalize in Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean studies. The essay unpacks Ellis Neyra’s account of the breakdown of the concept of Brownness...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... an engagement with the operations of silence in the work of Hilma Contreras and of racialized gender identity formation in the novel Erzulie's Skirt by Ana-Maurine Lara, Decena considers more horizons made possible by the opening in the study of Dominican literature that Horn traces. In addition to registering...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... into stark relief, relational difference troubles the overdetermined rhetoric of impending racial disturbance and chaos that haunt the political landscape. Tracing the specificity of indigenous and black dispossession and antiblackness as integral to Guyanese nation formation and the Caribbean more broadly...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 177–184.
Published: 01 July 2015
... racial formations black diaspora Marxism One of the more striking features of Leon Wainwright's Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean is the way it manages to showcase a Caribbean visual arts sphere that is very much of the present, precisely by historicizing the temporal allocation...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 208–210.
Published: 01 July 2020
... formation, performance studies and visual culture, and queer theory and intersectional feminism in contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. She is a former Thomas J. Watson Fellow and is currently completing a book manuscript, Hemispheric Blackface: Impersonation and Racial Formation in the Americas...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... is credited with conceptualizing the idea of “the Negro” as derivable from the formations of colonial and racialized modernity, which as formations are conventionally foreclosed by Western critical thought. In the spirit of a Derridean supplement to Chandler's argument, this essay suggests Chandler's...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
... discusses the significance of Hall's Caribbean origins and diaspora identity for his later intellectual and theoretical work. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Black British cultural studies Marxism Althusser racial formations diaspora As I flip through one of Stuart Hall's early essays, “Minimal...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... historically racialized. Fung splices footage and formats together—Super-8, VHS, and digital—to tell this intimate story. Another eulogy, this time for his sister, the photographic becomes more than just material evidence of kinship. The visual vocabulary of his film challenges the scripts of scientific racism...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... defined the second, prominent understanding of blackness and racial identity formation in the United States. This second meaning, captured by the phrase race consciousness, implies both an understanding of the shared conditions and cul- tural bonds that might unite a racial group...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2009
.... That is the sort of truism that, replayed ad nauseam, now masks as much as it illuminates. What is more important to grasp, surely, are what one might call the differential looping effects of racial subjectification, the varied ways in which the historical technologies of racial formation...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
... reproduces the nuances of being dominicana , black , and Latina in a bipolar racial classification system and foregrounds Dominican women’s subjectivity in New York City as part of the Afro-diaspora. Finally, in the memoir Cepeda situates hip-hop at the center of her identity formation by recording...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 46–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... these categories are caught up with one another. Moreover, they situate categories of sexual subjectivity in the realm of the social, demonstrating that racial formations, geography, and political economy inflect and determine the ways people understand themselves in terms of sex. I write this essay as a non-Black...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to identify common traits and unique characteristics of the racial formations and imaginaries of the region. In the context of the differential development of criollismo and creoleness/creolization, it is important to recognize these terms as false cognates that emerge in the different Caribbeans. However...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of “Race, Gender, and Propriety in Dominican Commemoration,” chapter 2 of Colonial Phantoms . I see this chapter as a clear and remarkable gesture in foregrounding the relevance of Dominican women writers and feminists and resisting the masculinist foundations of racial and gender formations both...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 134–146.
Published: 01 November 2021
... indígena , afroindígena , Black Indigenous / Afro-Indigenous, and Black Carib. These variations point to the multiplicity of geographies, spaces/places, and racial identity formations that Garinagu engage. In the context of Honduras and the rest of Caribbean coastal Central America, for example, Garinagu...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
... in the Caribbean . While Kincaid may not be one of Gosine’s interlocutors in Nature’s Wild , his opening discussions provoked, for me, an uncanny pull toward the earlier text, for the parallels that I see with racialized formations of gender, a point to which we will return. As is the case with Kincaid’s “Girl...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
... that the aforementioned opening up of “race” to/in the broader humanities has come with costs, particularly to a journal like ours. As race and racism, racial formations, and related interests and methodologies have become both foundational and de rigueur inside and outside of academe, the kinds of materials we...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
... identifies as a kind of décalage , an unevenness or break existing in these formative cultural encounters: “In this sense, décalage is proper to the structure of a diasporic ‘racialformation, and its return in the form of disarticulation —the points of misunderstanding, bad faith, unhappy translation...