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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
... police violence in New York City and social transformation on the island during the 1990s in the areas of reproductive health, reformation of the women's health system, legislature against domestic violence, access to education, and political representation. 12 Without openly committing to feminist...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 154–169.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Carolyn Cooper Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Enslaved in Stereotype: Race and Representation in Post‐Independence Jamaica Carolyn Cooper Dat fi bruck up an dash weh.¹ —Taxi driver document here in chronological order my contribution to the local and...
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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 (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
... (1989), Sharktale (2004), and Transporter 2 (2005), which are analyzed to explore the links between narrative, power, and representation and read beyond the cinematic text, exploring the shadows, the unspoken, the unvisualized, the unwritten elements of the films. The article explores the representation...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
... archive. His deployment of a formalist practice of representation offers a visual strategy that allows him to evade the many racist and tropicalizing visual clichés and stereotypes that burden North American depictions of the region. Burckhardt's interest in form and surface over content and depth draws...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
... representations of the Dominican Republic as a space that is racially unconscious and reminds us of the overlooked history of free black experience in the eastern side of the island, pressing the reader to face the ghosted racialized realities that these facts highlight. This review considers the epistemological...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chris Bongie This essay provides an overview of Colin Dayan's work that attends, specifically, to her representations of slave law in Haiti, History, and the Gods and The Law Is a White Dog . It takes as its point of departure Dayan's indictment in the final chapter of Haiti, History, and the Gods...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Nadi Edwards This paper examines the representation of contemporary figures of “bare life” in the context of postcolonial Jamaican modernity. The representation of Kingston as a dystopia is one such trope of bare life, as evident in Kamau Brathwaite's 1994 prose poem, Trench Town Rock , and the...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
... colonial representations and create community in profound ways. Drawing on Sylvia Wynter’s work on colonial epistemologies and representation in relation to questions of race and decolonization and on Rex Nettleford’s discussion of embodiment and marronage, the author lays out a method of decolonial...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of in-betweenness and in/security in relation to more “leisurely” pursuits, notably, tourism. By revisting Stephanie Black’s critically acclaimed documentary film Life and Debt and retheorizing the concept of critical conversations, this essay analyses the ways representations of in/security have...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... children. Yet such institutions are ostensible forms of “care.” They hold black children’s bodies. Their metrics hold black children to standards of whiteness. They hold black children as their representational property. Black children become the “meager” representations of school failure and also the...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 March 2009
... manhood from the place of incoherence and femininity which might be best exemplified, or at the least typified, in recent representations of and by black trans-cultures, but not exclusive to them. Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Reconstructing Manhood; or, The Drag of Black Masculinity Rinaldo...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
... in terms of social function and prescribed behaviour. The West Indian Front Room exhibition curated by Michael McMillan (Geffrye Museum 2005-06) attempts to critique the heritage orientated representation of West Indian migration, which to use Krista A Thompson's and Leon Wright's perspective is a...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Patricia de Santana Pinho This article analyzes anecdotes, jokes, standards of beauty, color categories, and media representations of “mixed-race” individuals to assess the junctions and disjunctions of whiteness and blackness in Brazil. While the multiple and contradictory meanings of “racial...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 174–185.
Published: 01 July 2011
... monograph Black Yeats: Eric Roach and the Politics of Caribbean Poetry (2008). The positions Smith and Breiner ascribe to Thomas and Roach, respectively, articulate an enduring Caribbean contradiction between an aspiration to erudition on the one hand and the urgency of self-representation on the other...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
... light it sheds on the mechanics of anglophone Afro-Caribbean intellectual formation, self-representation, and epistemology posited in newspapers, nonfiction books, and speeches produced in the Caribbean during this period. This article is a reading of a conceptual thread that runs through Smith's book...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
... resistance to amnesia and the willful reconstitution of an occulted past. Their works, like those of other, non-Francophone artists from the Caribbean or from the diaspora place “identity in the interstices,” stigmatize the caricatured representation of blacks, are frequently founded on historical documents...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 July 2009
... representations of Carnival by artists such as Belisario are marked, according to Stuart Hall, by what is not said, Boyce's Crop Over is motivated by what remains unexplained. Sonia Boyce and Crop Over Allison Thompson “My name is Donkey-man” A shirtless, barefoot man gazes intently out at the viewer as...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
... these, along with the popular visual culture and the news media, forge the visual imaginaries of these moments and the visual memories of the future. The essay also reflects on the role of art in times of social crisis and the ethical questions that surround the artistic representation of violence and...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rocío Aranda-Alvarado This essay explores the photographic and film work of New York–born artist Rachelle Mozman (of Panamanian heritage) and the paintings and drawings of Dominican-born artist Firelei Báez. Both artists make use of the form, the image, the representation, and the reading of the...