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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
... it manifests as queer desire, and even more finely tuned—sodomy as the marker and “dividing line” between human and animal (4). In his invitation to embrace animality, Gosine prompts us to reimagine the relationship between humanity and animality , how these categories shape what we know of the region...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 159–166.
Published: 01 July 2023
... as a form of radical postcolonial thinking. kwillis@ccny.cuny.edu © 2023 by Small Axe, Inc. 2023 animal studies animality sodomy queer theory Guadeloupe Andil Gosine “We are animals. So what?” Andil Gosine boldly asks in his compelling new book, Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2023
... Thus the colonizers’ anxiety was ironic in that how they used these laws to curb sodomy in Britain—to establish a relationship between same-sex sexual contact and practiced heterosexuality outside the categorization of the anachronistic queer-straight paradigm—was easily mapped onto the people...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
....” And on the other: “Simply focusing on the repeal of archaic anti-sodomy laws, we run the real risk of reducing homosexuality to nothing more than a sex act, which most conservative Caribbean folk find ‘icky.’ … By appealing to shared values of family, love, and respect, we can change the narrative regarding LGBTI...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... homophobia Guyanese cross-dressing Belize sodomy law When one labors on a book of scholarship for years, completing it brings a rush of satisfaction. Then the signing of a contract—sometimes months or years later—brings a sense of relief and anticipation. For me, all these emotions were compounded...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2003
... by summoning the biblical wrath of the Almighty against “sexual misconduct” and government corruption: Tell di broddah weh fuck up di economy Fe go read Chapter 3 Deuteronomy Tell em sey we have to secure we family Government corruption ah goh down like sodomy Here, the fusion of political...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
... découvert au lieu d'un homme, une espèce de “Macoumé” … Sa majesté Vaval, le roi de la masturbation, de la sodomie et de l'uranisme qui … laisse une longue lignée d'enfants procréés médicalement par assistance. 21 (This year, the people finally found instead of a man, a type of “Macoumé”[:] … His...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
... activists develop a host of strategies that seek to establish, first and foremost, personhood, and, second, the civil and human rights accorded to human persons. Though sodomy—and by extension the identities co-related to sodomy, principally, homosexuality and transgenderism—is not illegal...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
..., the National AIDS Committee asking for the repeal of laws criminalizing prostitution, sodomy, adultery and fornication, and, on the other, an organization of Christian lawyers requesting clarification of the reference to “marriage” so that it would be defined as “the voluntary union of one man to one...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 119–143.
Published: 01 July 2022
... for this Krishna was the decriminalization of sodomy won in Trinidad and Tobago’s High Court in 2018 and the subsequent celebrations by queer activists, including the organization of the countries’ first public pride parades, where the rainbow flag was ubiquitous. Figure 2 Wendy Nanan, Baby Krishna...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... with his transatlantic double, the Marquis de Sade, both men “committed to a job well done, whether it be the seriatim sodomy of a Juliette or Lejeune's regulated system of burning and confession” (218)—ultimately convinced judges at both the lower court and appellate levels to drop the charges against him...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 81–96.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Scott, “Memories of the Left: An Interview with Richard Hart,” Small Axe , no. 3 (March 1998): 94. 53 While the Wolfenden Report is often remembered for its contribution to the decriminalization of sodomy, it also led to the further criminalization of sex work. See Sophie Day, “Wolfenden Fifty...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
...—the girl at the end of the street, the shopkeeper’s wife, every day another story of sodomy, burning, tearing women apart; vile, sadistic things that made even policemen cry).” 21 In addition, because of her position in the Ministry of National Security Jean has found herself being approached for inside...