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Published: 01 July 2022
Figure 3 Jeremías Torres and Keysha García at the demonstrations of the summer of 2019. Photograph by José Santiago. Courtesy of Keysha García Pedrosa More
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 179–190.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Silvio Torres-Saillant In this response to his critics, the author values the areas of missed opportunity observed by Braziel, Buscaglia-Salgado, and Bogues, while also endeavoring to “defend” his book from those objections that he ascribes more to the exigencies of the critic's particular reading...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 4–25.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Silvio Torres-Saillant This article offers to the consideration of readers a number of site-specific vignettes that highlight the ways in which the experience of blackness--as different from the fact of blackness--may take different forms depending on the moment, the socio-cultural setting...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Silvio Torres-Saillant This essay sustains that to earn credibility as a field seeking academic identity de lege , Hispanic Caribbean studies must address the legacy of the colonial past that keeps people in the Antillean world from communicating productively across national borders and language...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 180–188.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Silvio Torres-Saillant Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Blackness and Meaning in Studying Hispaniola: A Review Essay Silvio Torres-Saillant Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint: Nation, Race, and State on Hispaniola, Eugenio Matibag. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. ISBN: 0...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jana Evans Braziel In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant's valorization of diaspora as the anti-dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora” obscures nationality, class, race, gender, sexuality, and political economy as striating diasporas and diasporic...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
...José F. Buscaglia-Salgado Silvio Torres-Saillant's passionate defense of Caribbean intellectual traditions is far from being “an intellectual history of the Caribbean.” Nevertheless, this is an indispensable book, both for what it says and for the Antillean passion that drives the author's...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... as mnemonic spectacle. These are knotty issues that, although present at the “inauguration” of Caribbean intellectual history, assume today a vital centrality. In thinking about these issues while reading Silvio Torres-Saillant’s An Intellectual History of the Caribbean, one recalls Elsa Goveia’s...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Thus, if decoloniality encompasses what Nelson Maldonado-Torres argues is a “process of undoing colonial reality and its multiple hierarchies of power as a whole,” then relationality as method is one way of revealing the entangled historical, material, and affective connections that would otherwise...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... , trans. James E. Maraniss (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996), 10. 15 Richard Lee Turits, “A World Destroyed, a Nation Imposed: The 1937 Haitian Massacre in the Dominican Republic,” Hispanic American Historical Review 82, no. 3 (2002): 631. 14 For more on this issue, see Torres...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
... for an “alternative, complementary archive … fragmentary … [and] capacious” (11). The work of Silvio Torres-Saillant has been and continues to be invaluable in breaching the gap between extant historiography and new archival work, with its critical reading, creative and expansive use of sources, and extensive...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 154–162.
Published: 01 July 2022
... writes about women who engaged in “defiant and complicit contortions in states of capture that could never amount to freedom” (64). In their analysis of the trial of Marie Haydée Beltrán Torres, accused of bombing a Mobile Oil Building with the Puerto Rican liberation group FALN, 6 Ellis Neyra argues...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
... disciplines, including Silvio Torres-Saillant, Ramona Hernández, Juan Flores, Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, Jorge Duany, and Christian Krohn-Hansen, among others. 7 It began with the mass migration of Dominicans in the mid-1960s and 1970s as part of the Pan-Latinization of New York...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... been foregrounded in different ways by historians Richard Lee Turits and Lauren Derby, anthropologist Christian Krohn-Hansen, literary/cultural studies scholar Silvio Torres-Saillant, and myself, among others. 6 Torres-Saillant in fact provocatively argues for the (homo)sexual dimensions...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... “in the architecture of the Americas not only as the first Spanish colony in the hemisphere but also, alongside Haiti, as an exemplar black self-rule” (3). Colonial Phantoms echoes the work of scholars such as Ginetta Candelario, Silvio Torres-Saillant, April Mayes, and David Howard, to mention a few. 3 It also...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
... theoretical models and methodologies. A far from exhaustive list would include M. Jacqui Alexander’s Pedagogies of Crossing , Paget Henry’s Caliban’s Reason , Silvio Torres-Saillant’s An Intellectual History of the Caribbean , and Hanétha Vété-Congolo’s L’interoralité caribéenne . 5 To give a sense...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Figure 3 Jeremías Torres and Keysha García at the demonstrations of the summer of 2019. Photograph by José Santiago. Courtesy of Keysha García Pedrosa ...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
... toward the future, the pursuit of the unimaginable marks a decolonial turn, which, as Nelson Maldonado-Torres explains, “is a simultaneous response to the crisis of Europe and the condition of racialized and colonized subjects in modernity” that “highlights the epistemic relevance of the enslaved...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 143–145.
Published: 01 November 2016
... propia sombra, deambulando en su palacio cotidiano mientras busca la puerta de salida hacia otra nueva posibilidad. Roberto, libre, como nunca jamás. Los astros, en lo alto, buscan su transparencia ante las colinas: Las torres, levantadas. Un cántaro a lo lejos empuña la flor de...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Simmons, Silvio Torres-Saillant—who rescue the Dominican Republic and Dominicans from trite caricaturing tropes of antiblackness and racial amnesia. Adding a crucial dimension to the necessary corrective, Colonial Phantoms explicitly excavates the ways race roams below hegemonic colonial parabolas...