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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 (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... The 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...
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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 (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...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 46–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... within queer Cuban and Caribbean studies, noticing the ways they push back against renderings of gender and sexuality as inherently distinct categories. Instead, for these artist-thinkers, trans subjectivity is informed by various experiences related to gender, sexuality, race, class, and geography...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... for 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 (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Danielle Roper; Traci-Ann Wint In 2017 the radical women’s rights group known as the Tambourine Army emerged in response to gender-based violence, sexual abuse, and structures of impunity in Jamaica. The group used hashtags, organized marches, and teach-ins to encourage women to speak out against...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 81–96.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... With information from Jamaican state records, news media, literature, and social science studies, the essay argues that the inquiry mobilized divergent discourses of homosexuality across the Atlantic to enact an anticolonial nationalist form of sexual regulation. The inquiry drew not only from Jamaican figurations...
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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...
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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...
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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 (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and nationality? How do the works of these women remind us that silences, omissions, and exclusions from dominant narratives are irresolute forms of violence executed and perpetuated by Western powers and constantly replicated by the Dominican intellectual and economic...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
... this approach, the essay uncovers the archival logic behind “Freak Letters” and recreates the woman’s milieu, highlighting her mobility and diasporic connections. It argues that this woman’s embodied intervention simultaneously confirms and challenges the narratives of US empire that sexualized and limited her...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Shanya Cordis Building on black and indigenous feminist scholarship, this essay examines the mutually constitutive processes of racial gendered violence and colonial dispossession undergirding Guyanese statecraft. Through an analysis of the colonial construction of the racial-sexual bodies...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 155–166.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Cubans’ ability to produce. It argues that Lezama Lima’s essay responded by turning from questions of production and proposing instead an urban aesthetic practice of reception and failure that foregrounds—in a manner not unlike contemporary queer critics—the racial and sexual spectral and ephemeral...
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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...