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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
... internal meetings as a diverse, multigenerational group open to learning from others. Second, a feminist approach requires that the authors center mothers’ words through the critical practice of ensuring shared Arabic language and local knowledge in the research process. The authors offer excerpts...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
... images of women from the global south. It also examines the figure of the pan-Arab feminist Huda Shaarawi, who in 1919 organized the largest women's anti-British demonstration, and became in 1935 the vice president of the International Alliance of Women for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship, and in 1945...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the 2011 people’s uprising in Egypt as well as on the iconic pan-Arab feminist leader Huda Shaarawi to evoke powerful images of Muslim women. Finally, the essay turns to transnational feminists such as Angela Davis, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Cynthia Enloe, Miriam Cooke, and Zillah Eisenstein for cross-border...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 466–490.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to this good/bad binary by imagining a “queer” Muslimness through Usama Alshaibi’s 2011 film Profane . Profane centers on Muna, a Muslim Arab-American professional dominatrix who attempts to reconcile her perverse sexuality with her religious identity. In doing so, she unravels understandings of both her role...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 399–407.
Published: 01 October 2023
.... The conversation with Gray focuses on the ways in which her own experiences, as the child of a traumatized German Jew, intersect with those of formerly persecuted and incarcerated Tunisian women before and after the Arab Spring. What are the possibilities and limitations of restorative justice for those haunted...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 298–322.
Published: 01 October 2021
...,” through algorithmic interpretations of their online activity—therefore enabling what John Cheney-Lippold calls “soft biopolitics.” Given the ability of this sort of data to materially shape a person’s life, the author looks at the roles of metadata and big data in apprehending Muslims, Arabs, and SWANA...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 323–339.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., political, and cultural milieu. The second part consists of translations from the Arabic of four editorials that Shafik wrote in her feminist magazine Bint al-Nīl . tom.abisamra@nyu.edu Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 Islamic feminism modern Egypt Doria Shafik Bint al-Nil Doria...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 150–176.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Portraitofa DamascenGeirl(Lina:LawhatFatat Dimashqiya),which was published in Beirut in 1982 but not allowed to be sold in any Arab country, Lina came to the conclusion that if she stayed in Syria she would be killed, imprisoned, or at best rot like the rest of her people. She chose exile as an alternative...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 491–503.
Published: 01 October 2021
... hesitated before I said, “Arab feminism is not an oxymoron.” She screamed, “What? We have been saying that since the nineties!” Indeed, Jo Kadi ( 1994 ) used this phrase in the introduction to the first anthology on Arab American feminisms. In the early 2000s, Amira Jarmakani ( 2011 ) used the concept...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 443–465.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... zbhutto@gmail.com Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 Muslim queer futurism trans How do we express resistance as it exists in the Muslim world through a queer understanding? What does the Arab, Pakistani, and Iranian mujahideen, fedayeen, fighter, and revolutionary leader look like...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
... but, due to his paternal heritage, as a Southerner from Lahej, while his father’s family thought of him as a Northerner from the Hajjah area due to his maternal heritage. Hirsi returned the following year to marry a native Yemeni woman. 6 Growing up in London at a time when there were very few Arabs...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 54–77.
Published: 01 March 2006
... who dominated the environment in which the shaykh's revolution was born. As Cynthia Becker has observed: 66 CHUKWUMA AZUONYE Taureg societies are believed to be the least Arabicized of all the Berbers in Africa and are the only Berber group to have retained a written language called Tifinaugh, which...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 182–209.
Published: 01 April 2024
... experiences are situated along multiple locations, histories, and languages, I reflect on the ways in which my work has been and continues to be shaped by my location in both marginal and hegemonic structures and spaces. I am an Indigenous woman from southwest Asia colonized by multiple waves of Arab...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... In these paintings, therefore, Sirry simultaneously claims the modernist aesthetic of the Parisian avant-garde, particularly the decorative style of Henri Matisse, Arabic surface patterning (that already inspired Matisse and other European modernists), and Pharaonic art. This formal eclecticism may have resulted...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 271–290.
Published: 01 October 2021
... on The Arab Mind (1973) is a good example. In his pioneer work, Orientalism , Edward Said questioned Patai’s book, showing the linkage between the Orientalist texts and the context of empire. As noted by Nadia Abu El-Haj ( 2005 : 541): He [Said] sought to understand how, in the context of specific...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
... South Asia. While a description of the tensions between the languages that I use in this piece is beyond the scope of this piece, I offer minimal context and translations for Urdu-Hindi, Hindko, and Arabic words through the footnotes. 1 Masi (Hindko) means “maternal aunt.” 2 As Saalam...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 236–240.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS Guest Editors NAWAL EL SAADAWI is a writer, a psychiatrist, and an author who is well known not only in Arab countries but all over the world. She has more than forty books to her credit. Her works have been translated into over...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 112–126.
Published: 01 December 2020
... unnecessary. But there has been an all-too-frequent slippage between, on the one hand, recognition of Arab women’s multifaceted struggles on political, economic, social fronts, and, on the other hand, the perception of an irredeemably static gender oppression embedded in Arab culture. Arab women’s feminist...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 202–208.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Emma Schubert Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 In 1953, Lebanon became the first Arab nation-state to grant women suffrage. The story of that monumental moment begins in the 1910s with the rise of the Lebanese women’s movement. The Lebanese women’s movement has a long history...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 414–442.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to discuss which particular identities were vulnerable to hate crimes and the need for state action to protect historically marginalized groups (Lewis 2013 : 32). The hearings were: Crimes against Religious Practices and Property (1985), Anti-Gay Violence (1986), Ethnically Motivated Violence against Arab...