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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
...). Drawing on the insights of queer theory, the author argue that the hyperconsciousness of stigma in the Haitian context imposes limits on the imaginings of AIDS in cultural production; thus even as artists enter into their representation with overtly political intentions, they are unwittingly enmeshed...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
...:3)” (37). This story offers up the possibility that “the dread of threat and stigma can be countered by a healing that is not so much segregation as coalescence. Mutual adaptability becomes the way to repossession” (36)—a claim that briefly calls forth the adaptive energies of convertibility...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Migrants Face Deportation and Stigma in Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas,” Chicago Tribune , 4 December 2019, www.chicagotribune.com/sns-haitian-migrants-face-deportation-and-stigma-in-hurricane-ravaged-bahamas-127008-20191203-story.html . 7 See Bertin M. Louis Jr., My Soul Is in Haiti: Protestantism...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 128–142.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Bailey’s stance was the stigma of black manual labor or what she described as the “colonial system” and its history of enslavement that made Jamaicans “despise . . . the type of labour that had to do with the home and with the field.” 57 In place of this stigma, Bailey projected nineteenth-century...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 37–53.
Published: 01 October 2006
... • “What If He Did Not Have a Sister [Who Lived in the United States finds her youngest brother in terrible shape. The stigma attached to AIDS in Antigua, along with poverty and a neglectful government, prevents Devon from being treated properly and effectively. Kincaid returns...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and militant feminist activism, the group’s members refused the public shaming and the stigma surrounding unruly, noisy women. The army’s consistent reference to the violence of the group’s inaugural moment pointed to an insistence on accountability and cemented the image of the group as a radical organization...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
...—never quite accepted former slaves as equals. Instead, they still bore a stigma of the deepest degradation, to paraphrase Justice Roger Brooke Taney in Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857). In Brown’s remarkable book we learn how the rules of law and the transformations...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
...) are overwhelming feats that require defying ethnic restrictions as well as casting off negative stigmas and societal expectations. The novel closes with Stover becoming undone by the tedium of his inherited place in the new creole nation, and he retreats from the banality of Kingston's urban center to join...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
... sound in reggae, history tends to obscure the nuance of Wong’s racialization and his blackness. The scant photographic record and the artwork inspired by it, shown in figures 3 and 4 , suggest that Wong would have been read as black despite his Chinese surname. Bearing the stigma of the perceived...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 73–82.
Published: 01 October 2007
... repre- sented a genuine attempt to remove the stigmas and marginalization from Jamai- ca’s Primitive artists but it has unwit...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 60–78.
Published: 01 July 2022
... have seen the exhibition as an opportunity to challenge Vodou’s existing social and political stigma in Haiti. As Katherine M. Smith, who assisted Houlberg for the Musée d’art exhibition, recalls, “Marilyn was doing something radical as a curator. . . . [She] brought Haiti’s most vibrant, and most...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 160–167.
Published: 01 July 2010
...,” she bought into and was failed by the patriarchal pact; despite years of inventing cover stories to maintain her family’s reputation and privacy, she finally tells the Carland Rosie Stone story in hopes of changing the public stigma around HIV/AIDS in Jamaica. And most recently Staceyann Chin...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
... challenges the authenticity and revolutionary value of straightened hair,” Cort writes, “and also reevaluates the stigma and negative connotations of the natural characteristics of black hair.” 50 Building on Cort's reading of the film's commentary on the stigma against natural hairstyles...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 4–25.
Published: 01 July 2009
... Irrespective of what their actual racial practice or beliefs might be, however, Dominicans carry the burden of a stigma concerning their alleged racial delusion. If I can allow myself a conjecture, I would speculate that the stigma can perhaps be traced to the manner in which the knowledge of Dominican...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 31–51.
Published: 01 November 2022
... establishes the platform for a linked-up regional tradition, to the growth and consolidation of that tradition, and on to its canonization. This is a story of the gradual emergence of Creole as a poetic medium as it shakes off social stigma, one in which all involved are due credit. In Baugh’s more detailed...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
...: the spirits are always, for better or for worse, functions of rather exigent—though sometimes temporary—sociopolitical situations. Whether materializing dispossession or enhancement, they teach us something crucial about life: both earthly and heavenly, the high and the low. Replacing stigma with spirit...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... their compensation, “cleansing” their investment in Caribbean slavery. Capital awk- wardly tied up in human chattel became liquid cash. Compensation thereby helped to effect a cultural and material transformation: it gave slaveholders an opportunity to disinvest from slavery and to slough off most of its stigma...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
...)—that special thing can be found in a colonial history of legal stigma and obligatory deprivation. The argument of legitimacy , security , and necessity … in … the Court's recent Eighth Amendment decisions summon in new places and under new guises this older genealogy of slavery and civil incapacity.” 45...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., that the black men in question would be returning home, not settling permanently to form new families and lives in Britain, and that the white mothers did not want to keep their children because of social stigma and hostility from friends, family, or returning husbands. The children would be unemployable...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 119–137.
Published: 01 June 2007
... boat on an ocean of glass. The mule, an animal that carries, personifies the migrants’ determined journey and the societal stigmas often attached to them as carriers of a host of social ailments, of disease, drugs, and difference. To blend into society, to hide in plain sight, the figure comes...