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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 95-115.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Patricia J. Saunders Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Is Not Everything Good to Eat, Good to Talk: Sexual Economy and Dancehall Music in the Global Marketplace Patricia J. Saunders What is to stop the youths and them out of control Full up with education, yet no earn a payroll...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241-249.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Lisa Outar This essay offers a critical engagement with Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014), arguing that King enacts a ground-shifting interdisciplinary and translinguistic approach to the study of Caribbean sexualities and gender...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250-259.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rosamond S. King King responds to essays by noted scholars Faith Smith and Lisa Outar critiquing her 2014 book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination . In particular, she addresses the choice to examine interracial relationships between Caribbean men of color and...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43-59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... True History of Paradise (1999) take these explorations a step further, specifically examining women's responses to violence and reminding readers that present-day sexual violence creates conditions of entrapment, hostility, and lawlessness reminiscent of the barbarities of slavery and colonialism. In...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64-71.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Maja Horn This introduction traces critical concerns in Dominican gender and sexuality studies in the United States. It suggests applying a triangulated lens to the study of gender and sexuality, focusing not only on Dominican-Haitian cross-border and colonial relations but also on the role of US...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160-170.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Tezeru Teshome; K. Wayne Yang Drawing from Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being , this essay uncovers the ontological eradication of “black child” in institutions of school and juvenile justice. This eradication is rooted in sexualized violence and the ungenderings of black...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46-59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) to redress legal and social discrimination against sexual minorities continue the efforts of the GFM to create, in Benedict Andersen's famous words, an “imagined community,” I argue for a historical understanding of the print-mediated community generated by the Gaily...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233-240.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Faith Smith This essay responds to Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014) by noting the convergence of progressive legislation and violence that renders notions of transgression and freedom contradictory and fraught in our contemporary moment...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147-158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... agential capacities of Caribbean working people in their relation with various manifestations of modern cultures of power. The essay questions the liberatory potential of erotic agency or power, arguing for it to be theorized beyond sexually active bodies, particularistic identities and the social and...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 78-84.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Maja Horn This essay is a personal reflection on how Horn's scholarship on gender, sexuality, and performance in the hispanophone Caribbean has been shaped by the oeuvre of the late critical theorist José E. Muñoz. In particular, Horn compares and contrasts the uses of “hybridity” and “performance...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26-38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... evolved in the context of current discussions of black cross-culturality and diaspora. New concerns have emerged about the relevance of US notions of race and blackness for describing the cultures, experiences, and identities of members of other diasporic populations. Also, gender and sexuality still...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 161-174.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Carlos Ulises Decena; Fátima Portorreal Liriano A tribute to the pioneering scholar E. Antonio (Tony) Yaguarix De Moya, this essay celebrates De Moya’s contributions to the study of sexuality and marginality in Dominican society by dwelling on key aspects of his scholarly output in this field in...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182-192.
Published: 01 November 2013
... constituent parts as a fourth unit of analysis. Drawing from recent work in feminist science studies and from her own fieldwork on sexual politics in Martinique, the author asks how the body might function as an important scalar intertext in our ongoing efforts to demonstrate the centrality of the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173-179.
Published: 01 July 2014
... particular note of the role of critical theory, as well as of gender and sexuality, in the contemporary literature. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Music has long been understood to be central to the lived experience of black people. But from what source does the music of “afro-sonic modernity,” as Alexander...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92-112.
Published: 01 March 2016
... developed in later essays, it examines the circulation of knowledge on gender and sexuality emanating from the crisis school. Highlighting the points of convergence found in government-sponsored policy studies, academic scholarship, and the newspaper column of a men's organization from Barbados, the essay...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52-72.
Published: 01 October 2007
... appeal of Romantic nationalism as a means of establishing national authenticity, her later work demonstrates how these norms, when transmitted to postcolonial black nationalism, displace more complex notions of national identity that take into account racial, sexual, and cultural hybridity. Small Axe...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149-159.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jana Evans Braziel In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant's valorization of diaspora as the anti-dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora” obscures nationality, class, race, gender, sexuality, and political economy as striating diasporas and diasporic...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114-124.
Published: 01 March 2014
... crossing gestures toward other ways or modes of affiliation: it represents a desire for an “Elsewhere,” for cross-racial, cross-national, cross-gender, or cross-sexual identifications or moments of solidarity. Condé's novel anticipates queer diaspora theory inaugurated by scholars such as David Eng, among...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1-16.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Both artists excavate genealogies of horror at the root of Caribbean identity discourse, tracing this through sexual histories linked, respectively, to femaleness and male homosexuality represented as a male-feminine morphology. Ultimately, the texts excavate different spaces of a “demonic ground” to...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94-111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... identity in the postapartheid period. Through an analysis of her aesthetic practice, this essay examines the way the artist forges a transnational Afro-Asian feminist framework that links Africa, Asia, and the Americas by emphasizing the various forms of violence—state, domestic, sexual, racial, colonial...