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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Patricia de Santana Pinho This article analyzes anecdotes, jokes, standards of beauty, color categories, and media representations of “mixed-race” individuals to assess the junctions and disjunctions of whiteness and blackness in Brazil. While the multiple and contradictory meanings of “racial...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Evelyn O'Callaghan With reference to a little known nineteenth century novel by an Antiguan creole woman, With Silent Tread (c1890), this paper examines the different ways in which female creole whiteness is constructed in the West Indies and in England. Paradoxically, “transcultural whiteness...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sandra Stephens The artist reflects on her place within the black/white color spectrum in Jamaica and the United States and looks at how she addresses both whiteness and blackness within her work. Using her piece Face of the Enemy , on the Japanese Internment, from her solo show Rationalize...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 93–110.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Kim Robinson-Walcott Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Claiming an Identity We Thought They Despised: Contemporary White West Indian Writers and Their Negotiation of Race Kim Robinson-Walcott It is not a question of relinquishing privilege. It is a question of grasping more...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Patrick Bryan Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Aiding Imperialism: White Baptists in Nineteenth-Century Jamaica Patrick Bryan atherine Hall’s study is concerned with the imperial mind, with the crucible in which the imperial mind was created (in this case Birmingham), and how...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 69–82.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Lomarsh Roopnarine Two white ethnic minorities, Jews and Frenchies, are rather unusual in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The Jews arrived during the period of slavery and participated in the economic colonialism of islands, retaining a prominent position in the Virgin Islands. The Frenchies in St...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 176–193.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Puerto Rican) aesthetics, culture, and history that are distinctly presented and theorized in each of the scholarly interlocutor’s book-forum essays, this essay thinks about reading itself and other perceptual modes, such as listening, qua Whiteness, “the ontic,” and “slow violence.” In its (re...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in Europe, is interpellated into the position of white other, or “whitey,” as she is called on the streets. It argues that McGilchrist's art constitutes a poetics or a “how” of stepping into and negotiating white identity as a place of recognition. The essay explores McGilchrist's visual engagement...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and I had a series of e-mail exchanges that centered on the difficulties of naming white things. What, Petrine wanted to know, might be an appropriate name for the white equivalent of black memorabilia, black Americana, African Americana, and so on? Such material, utilizing the image of the black...
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Published: 01 July 2023
Figure 3 Andil Gosine, Cutlass , 2012. 18k white gold, 3.5″. Courtesy of the artist More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 6. Rachelle Mozman, Polvo blanco ( White Powder ), from the series La negra y su pequeña , 2013. C-print, 19 × 22 in. Courtesy of the artist More
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
... this paper serves to critique a liberal progressive-activist tendency in the US that remains preoccupied with the very racial oppositions that such a tendency also ironically condemns. The contemporary juridical ethos finds its political analogue not in a post-white “cosmopolitan legal order,” as many would...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 107–117.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Kim Robinson-Walcott Whiteness has certain fixed meanings in Jamaica. Being white in a country where 95% of the population is black, but where whites still represent the upper echelons of society, produces a peculiar dilemma of privilege counterpoised by marginalization. Compounded by awareness...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 1–14.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Jocelyn Sutton Franklin Focusing on the Haitian author Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s novel Dance on the Volcano (1957), this essay examines representations of an anxious White minority on the eve of the Haitian Revolution. It argues that Vieux-Chauvet deploys theatrical conventions to suggest that White...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Kerry White This essay tells the story of a caldosa (both a stew and the gathering where it is served) hosted in 2016 by a network of Black lesbian activists in Havana, Cuba, that took place on the morning after the Pulse massacre in Orlando, Florida. The author explores the caldosa as both...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 15–31.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Melanie White This essay explores the visual cultural production of three twentieth-century Black Caribbean Central American women painters: June Beer and Judith Kain, both from the Miskitu Coast, and Iris Abrahams, from San Andrés and Providencia. Specifically, it contextualizes these artists...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Dixa Ramírez D’Oleo This response essay argues that the hyperfocus on what defines appropriate behavior among Afro-descended populations issues from structural white supremacy. One of the messages in the author’s Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 85–92.
Published: 01 July 2022
... in Suriname and in the Netherlands used for themselves in different periods? What have Whites called African descendant people in Suriname and in the Netherlands in different periods? When does Black come to the fore? Who mobilizes the term and for what purposes? This exercise brings forward important...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks , the article teases out what is at stake in making US based comparisons when discussing racial dynamics in the colonial world. This article ultimately argues that only a broad and complex understanding of modernity's racial unconscious can address both the hypervisibility...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37–50.
Published: 01 November 2009
... inescapable enmeshment of blackness and whiteness within the Plantation walls. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 “We are all related”: Edouard Glissant Meets Octavia Butler Valérie Loichot Mita kuye oyasin . . . we are all related. —Edouard Glissant, Faulkner, Mississippi So many relatives that I had...