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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 (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 (2009) 13 (2): 107–117.
Published: 01 July 2009
... benefits both in black Jamaica and in white America, where he comes to fully appreciate just how much of a Jamaican he is, as well as to grasp the idiosyncrasies of Jamaican vs American constructions of whiteness vs blackness. This paper examines issues of racial and cultural identity raised, directly...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and Perpetuate , and her video installations Snow White Remixed and Purity, Sanctity, and Corporeality , she reflects on how race and gender are much more open in the lives of children; the questioning of the idea of “purity” and its relationship to whiteness; and visual culture and its effects on identity. She...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... anatomically imprinted on the skin. For many black immigrants, the focus on phenotype and the “one drop” rule in the United States limits African American identity constructions, constrained as they are by the inescapable context of racism shaping black-white relations. Interracial conflict has also...
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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 (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 15–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... identities laden with epistemological possibilities and horizons for the future outside the parameters of white dominance and control” (243). See also Janae Davis et al., “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, . . . Plantationocene? A Manifesto for Ecological Justice in an Age of Global Crisis,” Geography Compass 13...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 91–101.
Published: 01 November 2015
... white, Catholic (or secular humanist) roots, the historical reality is that French identity has never been uniform or stable. Wilks argues that, although Césaire's affirmation of specificity may seem contrary to French republican ideals, her writings suggest a means of addressing the cultural-political...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
... with progress and modernity.5 There are many fascinating outcomes of the importation of immigrants to Brazil, including how they negotiated their identities and how their presence influenced the production of ideolo- gies of whiteness by Brazilian intellectuals during that time. The most...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of their shifting locations in the hierarchies of gender and genre and race. Such narratives repay examination because of the complex issues of belonging and identity which underpin their representation of the migration experience. How, for example, did white women from the Mother Country...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 87–104.
Published: 01 October 2006
... emancipation, the depictions in the novels of these four failed performances of transcultural identity acknowl- edge the historically insurmountable power of European whiteness as a hegemonic ideal of racial purity. Wide Sargasso Sea and Cambridge depict instances in which specific...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., and lucky diaspora Africans could defy their fate and assert their freedom as Maroons or mimic men.8 Masquerade, popular in Europe’s royal courts, supported the desire to redefine black and white identities and construct new ones. In the colonial Caribbean it became an entertaining means through...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 1–14.
Published: 01 November 2023
...-Chauvet uses theatrical tropes of gestures in the case of Mme Acquaire and mise-en-scène in the case of the Saint-Ar plantation, reminding the reader that the progressive White identity of these characters has been intentionally constructed. Her use of dramatic conventions, then, serves her critiques...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to embark on a transcontinental journey in search of her ancestral past. Through this mobile subjectivity, the author inserts her travel narrative—one by a woman of color of Dominican descent—into a genre dominated by white women. She likewise showcases the multifaceted process of identity formation through...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
... as well. But in what ways (emphasis here on the plural) is the United States becoming other? How do state-authorized self-recognition, black identity, and white sensitivities to racial inclusion, as well as other ways the government is prone to recognize race, morph...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 93–99.
Published: 01 July 2022
... to name Whiteness and usurping Blackness as part of their own racially mixed identity politics. These socially discursive moves are what creates space for people like White history professor Jessica Krug to live a lie of multiple racialized identities, including her latest of being an AfroLatina Puerto...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
... collective consciousness is a source of strength to Haitian identity. MEMORY AND WRITING Among Caribbean countries, Haiti would be the vanguard in breaking with white Euro- pean poetry content. Haitian authors at the start of the twentieth century began their own cultural...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and Caribbeanist, its goals parallel those of Michelle M. Wright's Becoming Black: Creating Identity in the African Diaspora . 17 Wright moves from analyses of white European and US notions of black otherness, to W. E. B. Du Bois's, Léopold Sédar Senghor's, Aimé Césaire's, and Frantz Fanon's masculinist...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
... 2007 • Jocelyn Fenton Stitt | 57 the nation of Jamaica. In Abeng, Clare Savage identifies rural Jamaica with her mother, and more importantly with an authentic Jamaican identity outside of her urban father’s “theories and whiteness and . . . needs.”14 In the character of Clare’s mother, Kitty...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... to critique the prevalent narrative in the Dominican Republic that positions Haiti as the black other against which a “white” Dominican nationalism is created. Attending to Indiana's appropriation of the moniker La Montra , or female monster, alongside her usage of drag and black-/brownface in order...