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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... explorations. King's work is notable for its bridging of the divide between scholarship, literature, and activism, producing new understandings of transgression and agency that challenge both those who see the Caribbean as homophobic and those who see gender-nonconformity and sexual freedom of expression...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rosamond S. King King responds to essays by noted scholars Faith Smith and Lisa Outar critiquing her 2014 book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination . In particular, she addresses the choice to examine interracial relationships between Caribbean men of color...
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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 (2003) 7 (2): 23–38.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in Caribbean studies is continuous with a fetishization of resistance and transgression in cultural studies more broadly.³ In both cases, the fascination with resistance and transgression derives from a legitimate critique of statism and class reductionism, and an interest in the political...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 205–208.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... She has published in Louisiana History and Acadiensis . The recipient of a Canadian federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council scholarship, she is currently comparing how twentieth-century literature has contributed to creating historical narratives of resilience and survival...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 260–265.
Published: 01 March 2017
... by her cultures and communities, by history, and by a sense of play. She is the author of the award-winning scholarly book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2015) and of the forthcoming poetry collection Rock|Salt|Stone (2017). She is an associate professor...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 186–192.
Published: 01 October 2006
... feminist critique by invoking the special privilege of the local fan and by countering with the doubly oppressed (but here transgressively liberated) “Black women’s bodies,” which trump universalist American feminism every time. The dismissal of Lake’s 2. Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the living and dead has been analyzed in scholarship most often through the lens of culture and religion. Yet cultural history has traditionally been principally concerned with discerning and explaining unique logics of meaning and behavior corresponding to particular groups— defined...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
... is a term with a complex and contested genealogy. Indeed, some would argue that tradition does not belong in the same semantic universe as radical , appearing as it does to be the very reverse of subversion or transgression. What relation between past, present, and future does a tradition comprehend...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., with the news of Trouillot's death fresh in my head, I could write about nothing but Trouillot. I was never fortunate enough to have been Trouillot's student, but my own work has been indelibly marked by his scholarship. In my notes that day, I wondered what Trouillot would have made of my conversations...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 205–208.
Published: 01 September 2005
... has published articles in Callaloo, Meridians, Journal of Haitian Studies, Tessera, and Journal of North African Studies. She is also the coeditor (with Kathleen LeBesco) of Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression (2001) and (with Anita Mannue) of Th eorizing Diaspora: A Readerr (2003...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 120–128.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of scholarship, not only the practice of diaspora in the archive of black transnational print culture but also the possibilities for a scholarly practice of theorizing the black diaspora in terms of a conceptual repertoire drawn from sophisticated yet lucid syntheses of postmodernist theories, cultural...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... maintained for the next forty years. This essay situates the novel and the character Lowe within contemporary scholarship on migration, nation, and “transing,” and argues that Powell's novel interrogates the relationships between the body, nation, history, and memory. Lowe is a figure who, similar to many...
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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 (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 116–126.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of Black people and Blackness in the Americas makes this statement more truthful than the artificially institutionalized practices that would have us think, act, and do scholarship otherwise. This, then, is a claim about institutionality and what ultimately flows from it. My thinking is based...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 143–163.
Published: 01 November 2020
...O’Neil Lawrence; Deborah A. Thomas The “creation” of Jamaican national identity owed much to the artistic movement that preceded and followed independence in 1962. While depictions of the peasantry, particularly male laborers, have become iconic representations of “true” Jamaicans, the scholarship...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... efforts with the recent scholarship on Caribbean women's writing by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley and Rosamond King. See Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism between Women in Caribbean Literature (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010); and Rosamond King, Island Bodies: Transgressive...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., black, and “third world” streams of feminism and resistance studies, as well as more recent efforts to show the interarticulation of these related areas of scholarship, we have begun to appreciate the fullness and contours of embodied freedom. This work takes up the call of the central figure...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
... to perform the smart reading or avoiding it altogether risks writer’s block—the death sentence of the institutionally-attached scholar—the attempt to preserve our credibility is as deeply ironic as it is harmful. A consideration of Alexander’s scholarship and activism raises questions for me about...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
... musical performance and consumption can play a complementary role to historically-oriented scholarship on Trinidadian music by capturing dimensions of musical experience that are not readily preserved in the historical record.”1 In this essay I focus on live performances of soca from 1993...