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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)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 with...
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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 and...
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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 of...
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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 (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., circumstances. The ability to compare black artists' work with their white contemporaries was a valid and important one that challenged the racial, ethnic, or cultural quarantining of certain visual practices. One of the texts in Discrepant Abstraction relates to Williams. It is “Black Atlantic Abstraction...
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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 of...
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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 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...
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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 (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. “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 never known, would never...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... between the United States and Haiti and black and white bodies, the film engages with the limits of transracial, heterosexual romance in sex tourism. The impossibility of romance shows that for Haitian citizens, nationalist redemption lies in politics not in transracial intimacies. However, politics is...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Faith Smith This essay argues that the death of a fictional photographer in the 1907 novel Rupert Gray: A Tale in Black and White allays anxieties posed by photographic surveillance and “feminization.” Even if the novel's faith in the British Empire disqualifies it from being radical, its portrayal...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Maeve McCusker Békés (white Creoles) are the descendants of the original plantation owners in the Antilles. They remain economically dominant in the islands, forming a privileged and self-segregating minority. They are, perhaps surprisingly, invoked by Raphaël Confiant as fundamental to both Éloge...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... foreign white woman rather than between Caribbean people of African and Indian descent. King also addresses recent portrayals of Caribbean trans people and of Caribbean women who desire other women, in particular Shani Mootoo's Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab. Several recent court cases related to...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... These narratives deal as much about creativity as about destruction. They also see the merging of white and black in the crucible of slavery as producing not just death but also a viable Caribbean culture. Consequently, Brown's work is both a challenge to Caribbean orthodoxy and also a reiteration of...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Sibylle Fischer Can we coherently conjugate high philosophy and slave insurgency under the heading of “universal history”? Is it possible to disentangle “universal history” from its roots in white supremacy and European imperial reason? Susan Buck-Morss' recent answer to that question, which was...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 85–88.
Published: 01 November 2013
... made to Edouard Glissant's Caribbean Discourse , Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks , and Lawrence Venuti's Rethinking Translation and The Translator's Invisibility . Several decades ago, Edouard Glissant wrote in Le discours antillais of the “undeniable” reality of a common Caribbean culture...