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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Nadia Ellis This essay explores Deborah Thomas's remarkable new book, Exceptional Violence , in light of the critical inheritance of the term diaspora and the status of grief in relation to Jamaica's repertoire of violence. Focusing on two examples of spectacularized violence that Thomas reads...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-contributor to the formation of the Jamaican diaspora and a social force transmitted in mutable form across its geographic expanse. In other words, A Brief History of Seven Killings thematizes the reverberations across transnational Jamaican society of a violence born of neo-imperialism and perpetuated...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
... A. Thomas, “The Violence of Diaspora: Governmentality, Class Cultures, and Circulations,” Radical History Review , no. 103 (2009): 83–97. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 ...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and post-Duvalier violence against Lavalas. In placing both torturers—Duvalier’s dew breaker and FRAPH’s Constant—in New York, Danticat also alerts us to the ways in which violent, repressive criminals often escape punishment for their crimes against humanity in diaspora, even as thousands...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... identity in the postapartheid period. Through an analysis of her aesthetic practice, this essay examines the way the artist forges a transnational Afro-Asian feminist framework that links Africa, Asia, and the Americas by emphasizing the various forms of violence—state, domestic, sexual, racial, colonial...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
... that with diaspora there is always already violence. First, his model of theorizing diaspora “is intended to foreground violence as a key means through which the features of a people are constituted. Second, it is intended to account for the creation of the diaspora, not through a definitive relation to place...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 180–190.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Alexander G. Weheliye This short essay responds to Tavia Nyong'o's insightful “Afro-philo-sonic Fictions,” a discussion of Weheliye's Phonographies and Julian Henriques's Sonic Bodies , concentrating in particular on the analytics of blackness in Western modernity, the place of Africa in diaspora...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and in diaspora in New York City. In this novel the US occupation of the Dominican Republic and later Rafael Trujillo’s US-backed dictatorship are represented as ever-present shadows, as vectors of intimate violence, and as catalysts that shape the psyche and the kinship and erotic practices of each woman...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., eds., Displacements and Diasporas: Asians in the Americas (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press 2005), 78–111. small axe 37 • March 2012 • DOI 10.1215/07990537-1548101 © Small Axe, Inc. 37 • March 2012...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 194–196.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and invisibility. Her work has been exhibited in the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe in institutions such as the Museo del Barrio (New York), Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco), Casa de las Americas (Cuba), and Christiansborg Palace (Denmark). She holds an MFA from the Instituto Superior de...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 134–146.
Published: 01 November 2021
... an alternative—ancestral—terrain within the interior geographies of Indigenous Blackness. By framing ethnographic vignettes of Garifuna ancestral memory throughout the diaspora as an embodied archive of knowledge production, this essay demonstrates how Brathwaite’s mapping of an intellectual genealogy creates...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and translators may help reverse epistemic violence, or at least make it a visible object of critique, as texts become available from multi-language regions. 56 The neglected work of Hispanic Caribbean diaspora poets, critics, and translators that I have briefly reviewed here further challenges Caribbeanists...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 219–221.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and Portuguese and the Department of African and African Diaspora at the University of Texas, Austin, where she specializes in Caribbean literatures and cultures, Afro-diaspora studies, racial critical theory, and queer studies. She is the author of Travestismos culturales: Literatura y etnografía en Cuba y...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
... in the diaspora?” Does the question bring with it a valid charge of “metropolitan” presumption? Conversely, “Do those in the diaspora cite those who are based in the Caribbean?” And Smith would want to know whether “the lack of access to the rhythms of daily life in the region” is deployed...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
... sense and can only be felt in a full condition of unfreedom. What I mean is that fugitivity and marronage come to us only as the outcome of an encirclement of unfreedom. Indeed, black unfreedom and antiblack violence is a priori to fugitivity and marronage, and once we acknowledge this concern...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... violence, see D. Alissa Trotz, “International Women’s Day in the Caribbean: Marching in Solidarity with #LifeinLeg-gings to End Violence Against Women and Girls,” Stabroek News , 13 March 2017, www.stabroeknews.com/2017/features/in-the-diaspora/03/13/international-womens-day-caribbean-marching-solidarity...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of affect, memory, and history related to indentureship are mobilized in the photographic arts of the Caribbean diaspora; and the aesthetic is a conceptual space with cultural resonance for the descendants of indentured laborers. In essence, the author finds that visual evidence of an indentured past...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
...,” and “the transnational” as distinct historical phases in a teleologic progression, and exposes the polarization of history and memory, archive and body, that increasingly undergirds diaspora studies' memory-work. Although the concept of “diasporic memory” has scholarly traction, it also places enormous pressure...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., teaching African diaspora art history. He is the author of Roots and Culture: Cultural Politics in the Making of Black Britain (2017) and World Is Africa: Writings on Diaspora Art (2020) and the editor of Routledge Companion to African American Art History (2020). Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi is a senior...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 149–160.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Mister Chin after he has taken a liberty with Chin's Chinese, black, and Indian daughter. In The Wretched of the Earth , Fanon claims that the native's dreams are for power, “muscular prowess,” and are “of action and of aggression.” 37 According to Fanon, the ability to use violence against...