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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley; Matt Richardson This reflection argues that the oeuvre of Colin Dayan provides critical tools for the elaboration of black transgender studies. Specifically, the authors analyze the trial and imprisonment of black transgender activist CeCe MacDonald using Dayan's work as...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Use of the ‘Third Gender’ Concept,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 8, no. 4 (2002): 469–97. Lowe is not a “transgendered native” per se, but Powell’s use of a “trans” subject as potential ancestor/hero who embodies “possibility” is relevant to my analysis of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and Jennifer Doyle) illuminate a path for art historical studies to take stock of queer, transgendered, and feminist experiences that “intersect” inextricably with class and ethnic differences. At the same time, the book elucidates, in its attention to male artists, how gendered social relations...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Aisha Khan In Atlantic world diaspora studies, culture and identity have been foundational concepts in analysis of the meaning and significance of diaspora. This essay argues that the centrality of these concepts is signal in reproducing a contradiction in diaspora theory that undermines its...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt In 2009, during a period of intense debate surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Jamaica, Staceyann Chin published the first memoir of growing up lesbian in Jamaica. While Chin's lesbian identity is a major theme of the text, also important is...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 199–205.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Maja Horn This essay is a response to Carlos Ulises Decena's and Dixa Ramírez's reading of Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature (2014). As both discussants note, the study emphasizes the important task of multiplying the archives of Dominican literature and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... racism and transphobia made whole in the presence of CeCe McDonald. See Tinsley and Richardson, “From Black Transgender Studies,” 155. 6 Ibid., 157. The authors quote from CeCe McDonald, “Shoutout to Black and Pink Newsletter, Support CeCe! , 6 May 2013 (emphasis in original...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... relationships. A number of considerations led to my choosing these particular transgressions, primary among them an interest in studying consensual adult relationships. Island Bodies builds on the work of many other scholars, as is detailed in the book's introduction and a review of its index and bibliography...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 March 2009
... market and its promises are never questioned or even hinted at as playing a part in the problems that will unfold for Gardner, when in fact in the end these are his savior. However, Gardner eventually triumphs over his victimhood when he works hard, studies hard, and secures an...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
... explore the concept of strategic universalism as it relates to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement in the Dominican Republic (DR). 1 Dominican activists have purposely used LGBT language to describe the movement for sexual and gender justice in the DR. Even when “tacit...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 archives Michelle Cliff Marlon James queer advocacy failed emergence Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination is a carefully argued and scrupulously researched study of the ways a range of desiring subjects defy or are...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... 11 And through the groundbreaking decolonial embodied performances of 1970s Jamaican dance and theater, playwright and performance studies theorist Honor Ford-Smith identifies the late 1970s as a critical juncture when the subaltern attempted to speak for themselves, wrestling its knowledge away...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... study that used an online questionnaire to gauge whether adults view black girls as more mature and adult-like than white girls and how those perceptions might be connected to discrepancies in punishment in education and law enforcement. The results revealed that black girls between ages five and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Documentary on Afro-Dominican Maroon Culture , dir. Rubén Durán and Donna Pinnick, 2015. 9 Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss argued half a century ago that studying the “deep structure” of myths elucidates the central contradicting values of a given culture and its attempts to mediate those...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
... York City–based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community organizing and advocacy group Fabulous Independent Educated Radicals for Community Empowerment. Anthony Bogues : A couple of things. One, I think I agree with Bobby [Robert Hill] that one has to be careful that what you name...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2017
... relatively safe zone for streetwalkers to ply their trade. In recent years, dispossessed gay and transgendered youth have taken up residence in some of the paved, below-ground storm drains or gullies in and around New Kingston, surfacing in the evening hours to flamboyantly challenge Jamaican heterosexual...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 71–84.
Published: 01 March 2018
... institutions in particular that the black bodies shared between the Southern Caribbean and the US South have to teach us? These are lessons in the afterlife of faith—the vitality of belief among the queer faithful when so much of queer studies has buried spirituality in general, but especially Christianity...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
... sentiment, or the study of the culture of colonial rule. I use West Indian interchangeably with Caribbean, meaning in both instances the Anglophone Caribbean. small axe 24 • October 2007 • p 52–72 • ISSN 0799-0537 SX24 • October 2007 • Jocelyn Fenton...