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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 340–369.
Published: 01 October 2021
... organization that did not contradict the era’s feminine ideal of domesticity, in sharp distinction and, indeed, outright opposition, to radical, action-oriented organizations such as World Organization of Mothers of All Nations, American Women for Peace, or the recently shuttered US Congress of American Women...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 134–160.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., allows me to rethink my own ambivalence toward the commodification of Indo-chic as an Indian American woman and a researcher, and to reflect on questions of methodology, disciplinarity, and feminist analyses. 1990s Inda-chic, or Late Capitalist Orientalism The mass-marketed objects that most...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 271–277.
Published: 01 October 2020
... consciousness ideas, [and] was an antecedent to the women of color feminism that would emerge in the late twentieth century” (Materson 2009 : 36). The ICWDR archival piece that follows highlights how the internationalist, feminist, antiracist and decolonizing orientations of the council employed strategies...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 219–240.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Caren Kaplan Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 ESSAY HillaryRodhamClinton's Orient Cosmopolitan Travel and Global Feminist Subjects CAREN KAPLAN TheEastisa career. -Benjamin DisraeliT,ancred In the spring of 1999, HillaryRodham Clinton, the First Ladyof the United States...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., Papa's Maybe: An American Grammar Book The Oriental Feminine and Racial Melancholia The Asian American female inhabits a position in the U.S. national unconscious that I will call the oriental feminine, a femininity produced by orientalism. Edward Said and others have noted that the "Orient" was produced...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Long Thanh Bui Abstract This article uses the 2006 experimental documentary Maquilapolis to shed light on the struggles of women workers in export-oriented industrial zones operating under the shadow of Asian global capitalism. My focus complicates the typical reading of the maquiladora factory...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 436–454.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Amanda Russhell Wallace Abstract There is no encapsulated decisive moment in mourning. Rather, it manifests as time based and time oriented collaging amalgamated from broad notions of the archive. Particularly, the author’s practice of historical collaging interlaces the past and present...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
... who link arms with us to address black women’s health issues have the capacity to succeed in generating major and long-lasting improvements in black women’s health, but only if we radically shift our approach to be systems-oriented. Current approaches may produce isolated successes, but these can...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
... , the 1999 film Sacrifice , and the 2007 film Very Young Girls . The essay concludes by calling for more films that portray a wider range of experiences not based on myths about trafficking that lead to simple criminal-justice-oriented solutions, but that explore the complexity of sex trafficking and show...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
...-grandfather’s career as entry points into an examination of gendered Orientalism, racial exclusion, and nationalism, counterbalanced with depictions of magic, love, family, and creative resistance. The memoir uses three feminist strategies to imaginatively open out the formal and narrative conventions...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the Dragon (1988). Copyright © 2010 Smith College 2010 imperialism Orientalism xenophobia heteropatriarchy transnational feminism I have a vision. Of the Orient. That, deep within its almond eyes, there are still women. Women willing to sacrifice themselves for the love of a man...
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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 (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
...), and wholeheartedly invested in the future as a locus of possibility. This orientation toward the “could” echoes what Muñoz terms “feeling revolutionary,” a sentiment he describes as a “feeling that our current situation is not enough, that something is indeed missing and we cannot live without it. Feeling...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the womanist subject enjoys-the pleasure in the Folk, in the moon, in roundness, in music and dance. At its broadest, Walker's plea for self-love articulates a relationship between self and politics, revealing that womanist politics requires a particular orientation of self, and that ethical management...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
..." are all collapsed into one, all-encompassing representation of"the Oriental woman." Chandra Talpade Mohanty describes this as the reductive and homogeneous notion of"Third World difference," that stable, "ahistorical something that oppresses most, if not all women in these countries" (Mohanty 2003, 19).I...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the comfort women issue within a global economy driven by militarism and sexual tourism, both catering to and being promoted by U.S. enterprises and institutions (Thiesmeyer 1996). Thiesmeyer links the distinction between abuse and seduction to a prevailing discourse of orientalism toward Asian female bodies...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 491–506.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the model of Hattie, whose orientation toward trauma, self-acceptance, and community-building conveys an idea of diasporic subjectivity that seeks insight by inhabiting the simultaneity of diasporic dislocation and communal vitality. Hattie, more than any other character, is in full possession...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 155–191.
Published: 01 March 2001
... activists explicitly claimed feminism and defined a collective identity based on their race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. As one activist I interviewed remarked, Black feminists conducted their politics "in the cracks." (Burnham 1998). Politics in the cracks, or, hereafter, "interstitial politics...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 215–236.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., on the other hand, alters the genre such that her novel resembles an Indian miniature painting with fine, vivid,compact, and detailed brush strokes. She operates by drawing upon internal powers to gesture towards a deliberate mysticism, albeit a personalized, orientalized mysticism. Magic itself suggests...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 466–490.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Review 6 , no. 2 : 267 – 93 . Behdad Ali , and Williams Juliet . 2010 . “ Neo-Orientalism .” In Globalizing American Studies , edited by Edwards Brian T. and Gaonkar Dilip Parameshwar , 283 – 99 . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Berkshire Geoff...