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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): 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, the...
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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 (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 (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 (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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 (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 (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... populations. In deploying the term peripheral I build on Ramona Hernández and Silvio Torres-Saillant’s work on Dominicans in the diaspora, in which they argue that if the Latinx experience is marginal, then the Dominican experience is peripheral to that margin. 35 I contend that the literature of...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
... from Pan-Caribbean and American histories. “Dominican anti-Haitianism has nowadays become proverbial and most studies on the Dominican Republic stress the racist nature of Dominican nationalism,” Michiel Baud asserts. Silvio Torres-Saillant concurs, observing that treatment of Dominican thinking about...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
...); Christian Krohn-Hansen, Political Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic (New York: Palgrave, 2008); Silvio Torres-Saillant, El retorno de las yolas : Ensayos sobre diáspora, democracia y dominicanidad (Santo Domingo: Editora Manatí, 1999); and Maja Horn, Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... and economic elite? Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 27 See Frank Bonilla, quoted in Torres-Saillant, Introduction to Dominican Blackness , 54. 26 Here I follow Ramírez’s definition of el monte as a territory that is “associated with blackness, indigeneity, and suspicious...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
...” (xvii). Her father inclines toward a “White-centric” schema and rejects his national origins and Dominican heritage; Cepeda inclines toward a more “Black-centric” schema, while also asserting her Dominican roots. Cepeda grew up in a world where, to borrow the language of Silvio Torres-Saillant...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
... scholars—Josefina Báez, Ginetta Candelario, Raj Chetty, Anne Eller, Lorgia García-Peña, Ryan Hamilton, Dennis Hidalgo, Sophie Mariñez, April J. Mayes, Edward Paulino, Kimberly Eison Simmons, Silvio Torres-Saillant—who rescue the Dominican Republic and Dominicans from trite caricaturing tropes of...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Columbia University where he is professor of anthropology. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled “Omens of Adversity: On the Memory- Politics of Repair.” Silvio Torres-Saillant is a professor in the Department of English and director of the Latino-Latin American Studies Program at...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
... in pursuit of a vision adequate to unraveling the rule of the modern—that is, coloniality. To the extent that all politics are oriented 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...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Republic’s Border Campaign Against Haiti, 1930–1961 (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016); Kimberly Eison Simmons, Reconstructing Racial Identity and the African Past in the Dominican Republic (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2009); Silvio Torres-Saillant, “The Tribulations of...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 229–233.
Published: 01 July 2009
... and is the coauthor of Art in Barbados: What Kind of Mirror Image? (1999). Silvio Torres-Saillant is professor in the Department of English and director of the Latino-Latin American Studies Program at Syracuse University and directs the New World Studies Series at...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2009
... Global Blackness Silvio Torres-Saillant 26 What Is This Black in Black Diaspora? Michelle Stephens 39 White but Not Quite: Tones and Overtones...