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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Anaya McMurray Abstract “Black Muslim women and hip-hop? . . . real Muslims don't listen to hip-hop.” For many it is almost unfathomable that black Muslim women would have any involvement with hip-hop music. While several scholars have explored the connections between hip-hop and Islam, hip-hop...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 137–167.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of the world to grieve with them. The attacks have also, among many Americans as well as parts of the non-Islamic world, led to the vilification of Muslims in general for exclusivist religious beliefs. For many, such beliefs have found especial focus in the perceived "repression" of (all!) Islamic women...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 94–114.
Published: 01 April 2023
... “for the normalization of exclusionary practices,” which the Nijmegen school calls a process of “B/Ordering as Ordering and Othering .” Second, it positions porteadoras ’ deaths and risks to their health within the political and the religious order; Muslim Moroccan women operate within strong religious and cultural...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... domestic terrorism by working with government agencies, others feel that these partnerships are only meant to extend surveillance into Muslim communities. In this article, the authors critically examine how women are incorporated into local counterterrorism measures via CVE to think about the impact...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 268–270.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 IN SEARCH OF JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND A JUST PEACE BY WOMEN LIVING UNDER MUSLIM LAWS (WLUML) September 21, 2001 The network Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the aggrieved, their families...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 340–369.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Elora Shehabuddin Abstract This article explores some of the ways in which, in the early years of the united Pakistan experiment, elite educated Muslim East Bengali women experienced and narrated their relationship to the new Pakistan nation as they navigated the international stage as citizens...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Khanum Shaikh Abstract The focus of this paper is Al-Huda International, a Pakistan-based Sunni Muslim women's organization working to bring about social reform through women's religious education. Created and led by urban, upper-class Pakistani women, Al-Huda approaches religious interpretation...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Natasha Bakht Abstract Bans or attempts to ban the niqab have traveled global circuits, with disastrous consequences for Muslim women who wear the face veil. These women have evoked a repugnance that insists on erasing them from public spaces. An analysis of niqab bans reveals that: (1...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Basuli Deb Abstract Photography, not only by imperial men but also by imperial women, has played a significant role in portraying the Muslim woman as the apolitical exotic of orientalist fantasies, its legacies haunting the media of the global North even today. Imperial feminist representations...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 396–413.
Published: 01 October 2021
... refracted by the dramatic socioeconomic and political shifts since the collapse of the Soviet Union. This article draws on the accounts of working-class devout Muslim women, with whom the author conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Saint Petersburg between 2015 and 2017, to elucidate their experiences of how...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., in 1972, between a young Muslim girl in socialist Bulgaria and African American feminist Angela Davis. This encounter is linked to postsocialist Romani feminisms explicitly rooted in African American women's epistemologies of intersectionality to confront racism and anti-Gypsyism in the European Union...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 370–395.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Pakistani feminism Muslim women secularism feminist politics During the course of my ongoing research on women’s struggles in Pakistan I was invited to give a talk at a major Islamic university for women whose stated mission is to promote Islamic knowledge while producing scholars who can...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 127–130.
Published: 01 December 2020
... perspectives on the impact of war and fundamentalism on women’s lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Other pieces analyze the ways in which racist representations of Muslim women and of Islam have come to play a key part in colonial and neocolonial “great games” being played in South, West, and Central Asia. Yet...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Basuli Deb Abstract Photography, not only by imperial men but also by imperial women, has played a significant role in portraying the Muslim woman as the apolitical exotic of orientalist fantasies. The legacy of colonial photography by European women travelers continues to haunt the media...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... seen as contradictory to one another and have frequently been mobilized for political gains. The trajectory of middle-class Bengali Muslim women’s identity integrates the sociocultural, economic, political, religious, and chronological histories of the Muslim population in Bengal. It can be traced...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 261–270.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., the colonial construct of Islam maintains the idea of Islam as a premodern, primitive, and fetishistic religion in which women are oppressed and compelled to veil. Installing Europe as modern and Islam as premodern, the idea that Muslims are an uncivilized people provides a path for the ascendancy of whiteness...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 491–503.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of “invisibility” to describe Arab American feminism, and Lara Deeb ( 2018 ) has been addressing how scholars of the Middle East have been repeating a litany to colleagues, the public, and other feminists for at least four decades that says, as she puts it, “Muslim women are not universally oppressed. Muslim women...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 466–490.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... Muslim Americans often struggle to move past static images of destructive terrorists and oppressed women without a voice. Breaking outside of these stereotypes requires engaging with the binary between good and bad Muslim. Political scientist Mahmood Mamdani ( 2004 : 15), who originated the terms “good...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 267–296.
Published: 01 October 2023
... as Islamist challenges they face as pious Turkish women (Unal 2015 ). Their presence gradually incited mainstream Turkish feminism to face its own exclusionary mechanisms, making way for a more inclusive third-wave Turkish feminism that included Muslim and Kurdish feminists. As required by Turkey’s European...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): v–xii.
Published: 01 March 2004
... dyad that they were exploiting in order to legitimize U.S. foreign policy in the region by also transfiguring Muslim women of color in the region as "white"; in contradistinction, she analyzes the work of Melanie Friend, who in photographing the "homes" and "gardens" of Kosovo/a "renegotiates the lens...