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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 134–160.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 March 2004
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 219–240.
Published: 01 September 2001
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and spirited portions—has to be correctly ordered for an individual to be oriented toward justice (Plato 1992 ). The just subject, according to Plato, is the one governed by rationality; the rational self tempers both the appetitive and spirited facets of the self, ensuring that the self is governed fairly...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
... an important part of colonial technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Malek Alloula’s study of the colonial fantasy around the Algerian woman in picture postcards sent home by the French in the first three decades of the twentieth century has become iconic of such pictorial orientalism...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
... American arts as expressive of Native identity as well as providing income) demand inquiry. Naranjo’s holistic orientation tells of the challenges inherent in interpreting contemporary Native women artists’ lives. Although their experience is grounded in the realities of indigenous womanhood and arts...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... a further level of branding in the stereotypical conflation of their constructed identities as “oriental/Mongoloid” hills women and their supposedly unbridled sexual promiscuity (Woutens and Subba 2013 : 135). These “imagined” identities are a replay of colonial stereotypes of hypersexualized/ultra...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... is an intersectional theme are LGBTI groups who are also excluded on the basis of their sexual orientation. They are so excluded, singled out, and labeled that they lose their most basic rights to health, education, and above all housing, when even their own families abandon them because of their sexual orientation...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and satisfying lives. Because once we truly imagine it, the pull to create it becomes irresistible. (Levins Morales 2019 ) I met with Levins Morales to ask her about her life, to understand her orientation to antiracist and anti-imperialist politics now, and to find out what she hopes people will learn...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 196–218.
Published: 01 December 2020
... be. The point would not be to constitute racial others as the origin of diversity, as what adds color to the White face of the university. Rather, insofar as diversity signifies the presence of racial others, then it might also point to how organizations are orientated around whiteness, around those who...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... about sex life, and an increased vulnerability to violence. Because of the tight mapping of gender expression to assumptions of sexual orientation, short hair is often associated with lesbianness, masculinity, and maleness (see Butler 1988 , 1993 ); accordingly a close crop—especially a natural one...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that simultaneously: (a) transcends the seemingly exhausted nation-state model; (b) is able to mediate actions and ideals oriented both to the universal and the particular, the global and the local; (c) is culturally anti-essentialist; and (d) is capable of representing various complex repertoires of allegiance...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... persisted, however. Thus “conjugal reform became a place to see this disjunction between law and the practice of local communities” (49). An Islamization campaign in Pakistan in the 1980s, and the persistence of a personal law oriented to the sharia that governed marriage in independent Bangladesh, have...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... . Drawing on a transnational, woman-of-color theoretical repertoire enables us to shed light on cross-border, far-reaching relations of domination and racialized and sexual oppression. White posits that a feminist orientation to women’s films prioritizes discourses of agency (authorship) and aesthetics...
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