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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 52–57.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Sean Jacobs This essay, more a series of observations, explores the history and politics of the media and analysis online site Africa Is a Country ( africasacountry.com ), which the author founded in 2009. Exploring changes to the blogosphere and social media and their implications for websites...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20190131/former-moravian-minister-gets-16m-defamation-award-against-latoya-nugent . Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 social media radical feminism sexual violence cyberactivism protest At approximately 9:00 p.m. on 28 December 2016, a motorized...
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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 trauma...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
... or professional interests as well as to distinct global black communities. Black scholars have increasingly made themselves viable sources of knowledge alongside blacks in media and a now established (entrenched) black political class. But now scholars, critics, and activists of all ethnic and social backgrounds...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and inclusive social spaces. Two key questions provide the focus for this essay. First, in what ways can the concepts of conversation and repetition enable a critical analysis of the connections between popular media and geopolitical discourses of Caribbean in/security and tourism? Second, how...
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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 (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... on outlines and shadows. Judith Butler's definitions of the abject help us to develop this inside/outside existence to understand how social media outlets such as YouTube and Snapchat become powerful platforms for bodies elsewhere denied. “The abject for me,” Butler notes, “relates to all kinds of bodies...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Caribbean visual culture is inextricably linked to circulation of knowledge and production of global culture and visual representation. Photography events are increasingly found as digital imagery and circulated on the Internet via social media software, blogs, websites, and e-mail, allowing...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 176–179.
Published: 01 March 2024
... © Small Axe, Inc. 2024 A ndré B rock is an associate professor of media studies at Georgia Tech. He writes on Western technoculture and Black cybercultures; his scholarship examines race in social media, video games, blogs, and other digital media. His book, Distributed Blackness...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 145–156.
Published: 01 March 2024
... but also a form of “self-denying consciousness,” the crux of bad faith (59). In a social context profuse with social media and internet platforms curating individual outbursts alongside invaluable political, cultural, and social data, one must wonder the degree to which politics and the political...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2024
... social media infosphere, those Black identity warrants have become multimediated—text, profile pics, Instagram reels, even Spotify playlists—while drawing on a social media graph of like-minded, culturally connected accounts. Although the possibility for online race-play (e.g., Rachel Dolezal or Jessica...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
...' college. The collaborators have received funding from the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and they “hope to increase the visibility of LGBT Caribbean lives on screen.” 4 If it is widely distributed, this film could become a major intervention. Author Dennis-Benn made waves in social media...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 76–84.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., darkmatter 1 (2007), www.darkmatter101.org/site/category/journal/issues/1-big-brother/ . 9 For example, in relation to African American deaths and the social media–driven protest #BlackLivesMatter. 10 See the special issues “Race/Matter,” darkmatter 2 (2008), www.darkmatter101.org/site...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of neoliberal society. 14 My ability to access queer spaces, such as feminist workshops, consciousness-raising groups, nightclubs, protests, Pride events, and social media networks, and what I have come to understand about the lives of Dominican women in Santo Domingo through relationships I have built...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... over more traditional political activity” (113). (An issue that King does not take up is how social media and Internet use has transformed the landscape of activism and activist choices for women in particular. As Krystal Ghisyawan's research on bisexual women in Trinidad suggests, some women feel...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 2022
... commentators on social media to propose that it was perreo , the “perreo intenso” on the steps of the cathedral, that finally deposed Rosselló. Figure 5 Figure 5. Figure 4 Aldrin Manuel Cañals voguing at the Renuncia Ball during the Puerto Rican demonstrations of the summer of 2019. Photograph...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on social media when Jinx—Jodi Stewart Henriques, the wife of Sean Paul—complained publicly about a more famous resident of her upscale Kingston neighborhood: Olympic legend Usain Bolt. For our purposes, the incident helps illustrate just how deeply the subtle but cutting everyday condescensions of Jamaican...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 143–153.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the platform as a de-invisibilization tool in their organizing efforts and to build community. 10 The internet and social media, especially Twitter, allow Black feminists around the world to engage in collaborative work and create transnational and global networks of solidarity that mirror the border...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 164–175.
Published: 01 March 2024
... and Blacks and, second, through the generative expressions of voice to the voiceless (blacks) in the many genres it inspired. Johnson adds an interrogative coda: “In other words, to what extent is the blues troubled by the White normative gaze or longing for recognition from followers on social media...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... exploration of community mobilized through social media, a community that traverses colonially derived separations. In See Me Here: A Survey of Contemporary Self-Portraits from the Caribbean , Marsha Pearce poses the following question: “How might we trace those routes that lead to a present sense...
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