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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
... frustrates the possibilities of movement for the constituents of the larger community such urbane travelers represent. © Small Axe, Inc. 2011 Floating Islands: Spectatorship and the Body Politic in the Traveling Subjectivities of John Edgar Wideman and Edwidge Danticat Myriam J. A. Chancy...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
... knowledge production and embodied performance and then reads the devising practice of Sistren Theatre Collective between 1977 and 1987 through these ideas. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 decolonization performance the body 1970s Jamaica In a meditation on memory and violence...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2022
... a recuperation of a poetics between Ríos and Philip enhance a study of the body? Through a close reading of two poems, it points to instances of absence and disappearance as generative signals that enable these women to transgress the silences that structure imaginative and lived experiences. In doing so...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 34–51.
Published: 01 October 2007
... on an understanding of the body as immutable and naturally marked by race. Depicting skin bleaching as pathological attempts to recenter hegemonic conceptions of blackness and to discipline bodies so that they adhere to them. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 The Fact of Blackness? The Bleached Body...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
...” LGBT individuals present to the nation. Chin's identity as a woman of Chinese and African descent calls into question a unitary identity or origin story for Caribbean subjects and asks which bodies are allowed to be legitimate citizens of the postindependence Caribbean. Chin's personal experiences...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... I shall command the islands to be. —Aimé Césaire, “Lost Body” We groped for coherence and failed. —Sylvia Wynter, “Creole Criticism: A Critique” In his 1924–25 essay “Goethe's Elective Affinities ,” Walter Benjamin draws on a curious concept of life. He elaborates a theory of criticism...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the map of Caribbean literature and forcing critics to search for alternative discursive paradigms. 3 The novel repositions women and the female body in the discourse of history in ways that allow contemplation of the ambivalent image of women in contemporary Jamaica but does so by opening a window...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 142–162.
Published: 01 June 2007
... prestige for themselves in the face of an ever-effacing violence. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 “No Grave Cannot Hold My Body Down”: Rituals of Death and Burial in Postcolonial Jamaica Annie Paul Ab s t r a c t : In contemporary Jamaica, funerals increasingly revolve around fantasy...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
... an urgent project. In Peasants and Capital (1988) he examines three units—the village, the world, and the nation—that offer us one way to connect these people and places to global concerns. This essay suggests that Trouillot's intervention might be productively extended if we take seriously the body and its...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Julian Henriques This essay takes off from Tavia Nyong'o's “Afro-philo-sonic Fictions” to make a journey into the embodiment of sounding through the dread body. It starts with Prince Buster's Judge Dread persona and Rastafarianism rather than the sonic bodies of the bashment gal in the setting...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
... studies and their relationship to this contradiction, compares the deployment of culture and identity in Afro and Indo/Asian diaspora studies, and suggests that looking at the differences and compatibilities between material bodies (diasporic humans and their made objects) and immaterial bodies (diasporic...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the female body. Through their imagery, the body serves as a sign for presence and invisibility, for fearlessness and fragility. The permanence of the body's surface becomes a kind of visible text that both artists develop through their narratives. By examining specific series of works by each artists, one...
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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 (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 (2004) 8 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Susan Mains Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Monumentally Caribbean: Borders, Bodies, and Redemptive City Spaces Susan Mains Notwithstanding that radio, television and newspapers widely serve the island, we may not deceive ourselves to think that very great numbers of Jamaicans...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the creative labor of this artistic project (the ways dub poets link sound to body to place to textuality) and helps us consider the conditions under which something new in black modernity is produced. Through this reconceptualization of the art form, the essay draws attention to ways dub extends Paul Gilroy's...
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Published: 01 July 2020
Figure 2 The Swedish, French, local Saint-Barthélemy, and European Union flags in front of the Gustavia Hôtel de la collectivité, the seat of the local governing body. Photograph by the author. Figure 2. The Swedish, French, local Saint-Barthélemy, and European Union flags in front More
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
...,” and “the transnational” as distinct historical phases in a teleologic progression, and exposes the polarization of history and memory, archive and body, that increasingly undergirds diaspora studies' memory-work. Although the concept of “diasporic memory” has scholarly traction, it also places enormous pressure...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... between the United States and Haiti and black and white bodies, the film engages with the limits of transracial, heterosexual romance in sex tourism. The impossibility of romance shows that for Haitian citizens, nationalist redemption lies in politics not in transracial intimacies. However, politics...
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 3. Deborah Anzinger, You thought i didn't hear you when you said you love my brown pear-shaped body and dry, nappy hair … but i heard you , 2016. Acrylic, Styrofoam, aloe vera, and mirrored Plexiglas; 54 × 72 × 48 in. Figure 3. Deborah Anzinger, You thought i didn't hear you when you More