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Published: 01 July 2018
Figure 5 Author’s family in El Cercado, Dominican Republic, 1962. Photographer unknown. Author’s family collection, Santo Domingo. Figure 5. Author’s family in El Cercado, Dominican Republic, 1962. Photographer unknown. Author’s family collection, Santo Domingo. More
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of Caliban? Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Intra-Caribbean Politics Jana Evans Braziel Ab s t r a c t : In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant’s valorization of diaspora as the anti- dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Anne Eller Historiography of the nineteenth-century Caribbean often holds Santo Domingo (later, the Dominican Republic) to be something of an anomaly. This essay reconsiders that scholarship in a Pan-Caribbean frame, demonstrating how such a characterization can lead to a number of distortions...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... their historical obliteration in Western imaginaries. Three questions guide the commentary: How have Afro-Dominican women been ghosted from national building projects in both the Dominican Republic and the United States? How have Afro-Dominican women writers and performers refused traditional...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... to critique the prevalent narrative in the Dominican Republic that positions Haiti as the black other against which a “white” Dominican nationalism is created. Attending to Indiana's appropriation of the moniker La Montra , or female monster, alongside her usage of drag and black-/brownface in order...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores In Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (2018), Dixa Ramírez astutely and compellingly displays the opacity of the Dominican Republic’s history in the context of the Americas. She complicates trite...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Danny Méndez This essay analyzes the impact of María Montez as an eccentric Dominican actress in Hollywood and as an iconic figure in the cultural memory of the Dominican Republic. While Montez’s eccentric personality accorded her a place in the stereotypical landscape created for the “Latina...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Maja Horn This essay addresses the limits of conventional Western political categories for apprehending postcolonial Caribbean political landscapes. Specifically, it suggests that in the case of the Dominican Republic standard political differentiations of periods of “dictatorship” and “democracy...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 52–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Republic and vendors traveling between Haiti, Curacao, Panama, and the Bahamas, as well as return migrants and others. The author posits that the insistence that all multiligual Haitians belong to the same socioeconomic category depends on the image of the authentic Haitian as poor, illiterate, and...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Natalie L. Belisle This essay mines the concept of untranslatability in two texts by Eduardo Lalo: Los países invisibles and La inutilidad. The analysis interrogates the juridical implications of translation within the “world republic of letters,” which ostensibly accrues literary capital to texts...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Caribbean's past, present, and future. From the vantage point of Haiti, the 2004 coup, the 2010 earthquake, and the exploitation of Haitians in the Dominican Republic demonstrate the important—yet politically, ethically, and legally fraught—role of Caribbean historians and the histories they produce in...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Beginning with a brief historicization of the myth's development in Santo Domingo, the author goes on to consider how the most recent decade of anti-Haitianism, negrophobia, misogyny, and homophobia in the Dominican Republic have inspired ciguapeo as an authoctonous method deployed by queer, black...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 60–74.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Edward Baugh A republication of Edward Baugh's essay “The West Indian Writer and His Quarrel with History,” previously published in Tapia in 1977. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 painter and poet walked the hot road, history-less. —Derek Walcott, Another Life With the possible...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
... publication of Baugh's article and its republication, the questions of historical invisibility have entered newly disputed territories that demand attention to how gender, indigeneity, spirituality, and sexuality shape ideas of historical and literary legitimacy, in addition to those foundational questions...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Paul Emiljanowicz This essay examines interpretations of the fragmentation of the Island of Hispaniola into the Dominican Republic and Haiti as a point of departure into the process by which national difference is constructed and reproduced as both a site of difference/alterity and as a co...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Elizabeth S. Manley In the historiography of gender in the Dominican Republic, the stories of female martyrs loom large, substituting maternalist sacrifice for a more substantial treatment of women in the national narrative. This is particularly true for the twentieth century, in which the female...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Ana-Maurine Lara Drawing on the strategies employed by LGBT activists in the Dominican Republic, this essay seeks to theorize how strategic universalisms are mobilized as a form of agentive sociopolitical action. Delineating how universalization has historically been a tool of Catholic coloniality...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Rachel Afi Quinn Openly gay, white, wealthy business leader James “Wally” Brewster was appointed in 2013 by the Barack Obama administration to serve as a US ambassador to the Dominican Republic in order to advocate for the rights of LGBT Dominicans. Brewster’s presence remained controversial for...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and the new constitution of 2010 is a significant setback, especially for women’s reproductive rights. Alongside these developments, the essay describes the emergence and consolidation of a new generation of women writers in the Dominican Republic and the diaspora since the 1980s and the growing...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Century to the Present (2018) is that efforts against antiblackness (and a concomitant anti-Haitianness) in the Dominican Republic cannot be accompanied by the tired chastisement that Dominicans do not perform their African descent in ways appealing to the US gaze. In other words, the faster we can accept...