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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 17–32.
Published: 01 March 2017
... what are considered “evil practices.” And, finally, by examining the ethical work of practitioners and the question of self-representation, I will explore the gap between identification and attribution, and thus will provide some answers to the primary interrogation of this essay. During my...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
... believe, one of the most fundamental statements about Hall's theoretical praxis. His starting point was himself, his own experience, his sense of self as shaped by his immigration to England from the West Indies, as he would go on to describe in this piece. This mode of theoretical engagement, in which...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... imaginary in terms of proper comportment or acceptable ideology and practice. But on another level, Indiana's self-identification as “La montra,” reminiscent of José's assignation of Vaginal Crème Davis's drag as terroristic, signals a move toward a different way of being in the Dominican Republic, one in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
... whose gender self-identification is not resonant with the sex assigned to them at birth; more pointedly, for my respondents queer is “essentially about … an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.” 20 Still, I am aware that this is often insufficient, as many reach...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Retamar, Roberto González Echeverría once mentioned that he taught Calibán as an autobiographical novel—a description Fernández Retamar does not dispute; and one could certainly read that final section of Calibán as the self-description of an Ariel who had revoked his allegiance to Prospero (neatly...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
... juxtaposed with her father’s elucidates the nuanced process of intergenerational ethnoracial self-identification of Dominicans in the United States. Unlike her father’s, Cepeda’s search for her identity leads her to defy all prescriptions imposed on her, both in her parents’ home nation and in the United...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of M. Mannoni, Fanon objects to the denial that racialism—that two-faced combination of discourses, racism on the one hand and blackness as racial self-identification on the other—is a trans-European, inter-colonial, product: “M. Mannoni, you are wrong. For what is the meaning of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
... alternative communities. Jasbir K. Puar argues that “queer diasporic theorizing has emphasized self-crafted kinship, erotic and affectionate networks or lines of affiliation, rather than filiation … and … multiple temporalities, as much as it is memory of place [and] networks (of travel, communication, and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 99–110.
Published: 01 November 2010
... manifesto appeals to critics because it is halfways between self-identification and knowledge: the critics recognize themselves in it, since they are after all the ones who “gave the baby its name,” but at the same time they must suspect it for its rhetoric and apply to it their critical faculties...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
... nation-state about its will to war that is akin to Kant’s “war of extermination,” where a new attitude toward “the human race” both heightens the appreciation for racial differences and paradoxically underwrites nothing less than a war of [self-]extermination. So the first main point (or...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 5–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
... antiphilosophe , C. Belu compares the abolitionist philosophers to the assassins of France's Socrateses. We find a similar self-identification with the “maîtres” in the marquis François Barbé-Marbois's Réflexions sur la colonie de Saint-Domingue (1796) and David Duval-Sanadon's Discours sur l'esclavage des...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 118–129.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Tracy Robinson This essay explores the expansion of Jacqui Alexander's earlier concept of erotic autonomy through the motif of the Sacred in her new book, and her articulation of what could be described as a Caribbean feminist ethic that demands radical self-determination exercised within self and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 45–61.
Published: 01 July 2017
... a victory. Strikingly, this document characterizes “Spanish indigènes ”—an implied majority of the Spanish half of the island—as descending from the Taino. By contrast, Moreau de Saint-Méry notes a self-identification as Taino among a “very small number” of creoles in his own description of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Therefore, self-reliance answered to the idea of a philosophy of individual and collective confidence and pride for people whose history was one of systematic alienation, humiliation, subjugation, and deprivation. The question, then, in light of the identification of the problem of the moral-political...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 124–127.
Published: 01 October 2008
... cachot du désespoir. The gesture of identification and of self-dedication denoted by these lines underlies the portrait of a wounded consciousness projected by the principal character, Le Rebelle, in his play Et les chiens se taisaient: Mon nom: offensé Mon prénom: humilié Mon...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., are no longer self-evident, can no longer be taken for granted. This is perhaps a moment of inter- generational displacement, and therefore reorientation, when different historical events and experiences and therefore new hopes and expectations are beginning to reset the agenda...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
... sensibilities and fabricated images. Within such circumstances, the Guadeloupean women whose photographic likenesses, theatrical reconstitutions, filmic projection, or performative self-invention (by themselves and by others) I present in this essay lay claim to their identities...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Julien himself tells us, “I use the construction of iconic figures as a way for me to seduce audiences into witnessing something that may surprise them.”7 A highly conceptual artist, he consciously works within the history of the gaze as constitutive of the self/other dialectic, in a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
...: Lesbian women and gay men are homosexuals: people whose sexual orientation is towards someone of the same sex. Bisexuals are people whose sexual orientation is towards both sexes. Transgender is the state of one’s “gender identity” (self-identification as male, female, both or neither) not matching one’s...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 79–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... antiblack socialization across racial identifications. What Wynter traces, then, are not only the historical plantocratic processes through which blackness becomes an absolute negative sign “in the mathematics of inequality” (214) but also how the interpellation of the self-as-free, in knotted slave...