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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
... of Scholarship,” this issue of Small Axe , 248. 1 Rosamond S. King, Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014); hereafter cited in the text. In a sense, this project looks backward to the nineteenth century to construct...
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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 (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 260–265.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Domingo, and took courses on engraving at the Universidad de San José, Costa Rica, and Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic. She has exhibited individually in Santo Domingo, Valencia, and Miami, and has received various national awards in national biennials, scholarships, and international artist...
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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
... 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 with Marc and of my interest in gendered experiences in Martinique. I wondered what he would have thought about Marc's body...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 205–208.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of English at the University of Cincinnati. She 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...
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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 (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
... alludes to an important formulation in psychoanalytic theory and a resonant image in the writings of theorists such as Frantz Fanon, among others, though I enter this discussion influenced by recent scholarship published by Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui and Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel. 15 While it is useful...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., “History from the Bottom(s) Up”; and chapter 9, “Erotic Agency and a Queer Caribbean Freedom”—are most productively read as a summary elaboration of some of this scholarship, activism, and artistry. Following Francis, Sheller “embraces antiromance” here. 8 To embrace antiromance is, in part, to come...
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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...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to but never subjects of the law, except, paradoxically, when they transgress it (209). Exemplifying “a logic of conversion more horrific than the threat of damnation” (201), the code is a thing-producing “document of limits” (203), which cannot (for Dayan) be credited with any good intentions, despite...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2008
... in the work of Frankétienne, who has always tried to perform “revolutions” in his literary texts through linguistic and visual inno- vations. To date, Frankétienne scholarship has focused predominantly on his literary texts from the 1960s and ’70s, concentrating on Mûr à crever (1968), Ultravocal (1972...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., she states that their work “flattened the critiques of these Caribbean popular arts to meet the preset political agendas of subcultural studies and British race relations.” 2 The Caribbean comes to stand for resistance and transgression alone in these studies, according to Harewood, and cultural...