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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and nonhuman life as well as water and land, reflected a Pacific World sensibility. She worked with, but also articulated political priorities that differed from, indigenous peoples of the Pacific. Focusing on these connected yet divergent Pacific imaginaries provides an opportunity to explore the significance...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 114–139.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-telling from all over the world. This transnational network of resistance extends in Cliffs novel from the Caribbean to the Pacific to Sephardic passageways; her character bears witness to events from the Spanish Inquisition to the Civil Rights era in the U.S., a temporal span that Cliff achieves through...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... representative from Hawaii, analyzes how Mink embodied both feminism and antimilitarism in the Pacific. The paper explores Mink’s worldview and the role of “life, land, and water” in her conceptualization of the Pacific world. It also sheds light on her advocacy of an end to nuclear weapon testing in the Pacific...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 163–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... (WAR),the Organization of Asian Women (OAW),and third world women's activism. Since returning to the BayArea in 1983, Saika has continued to combine employment in nonprofits with community activism. From 1983 to 1991she served as executive director of the Asian Law Caucus. In 1986 she became the first...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the importance of hierarchies and oppression based on gender and sexuality to the ideological work of the nation. Transnational feminism has long insisted on the importance of thinking critically about the presumed similarities of women across the world and the dangers of imperial feminism that purports to “save...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 348–359.
Published: 01 October 2020
... treaties: reform that happened at a global level set a precedent that could not be ignored as it would supersede domestic laws. Following the women’s speeches, the Pan-American Union delegates unanimously approved a resolution to constitute the first intergovernmental organization in the world—the Inter...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 March 2017
... sake is just another piece of deodorized dog-shit." -Chinua Achebe (1973, 6r7). From the very first paragraph of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short story "The Headstrong Historian," the reader is transported back to the world of Chinua Achebe's ThingsFallApart.No one who has read ThingsFallApartwill fail...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., the global specter of "Asia" on the international scene loops back to globalizing visions of third-world women as feminized/hardened cyborg workers 136 MERIDIANS 13:1 toiling within Asian-owned industrial hubs of the Pacific Rim, the busiest and largest trade region in the world. The women found...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 39–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... was directly tied to a decision I made years ago when I was in second grade. Being a child without the ability to critically process the world around me, I could not have known then what it would have meant to my Chinese immigrant mother-and what it would continue to mean-when I told her that day after school...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 September 2010
... women taken as spouses byAmerican servicemen after World War II. Areading of these texts, which the author calls "counter-memories," undermines the stereotypical and often low opinion of these immigrants propagated mostly by the Japanese mainstream media, and re-evaluates the significance...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 111–136.
Published: 01 September 2010
... .2.9,1985 and June 25, 1986, is an embodiment of such an attempt to create a space for inclusion and safety within the realm of historical narratives. 1 This series of columns presents an array of stories of so-called "Japanese war brides," wives of American G.I.s stationed in Japan immediately after World...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... ). In the 1970s, advocacy groups founded and led by women of color, such as the National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO), the Third World Women’s Alliance, and the Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse (CARASA), included abortion and reproductive rights and sterilization abuse...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 67–69.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to a formal experiment My poems, as you can see just from this list, begin with the personal and open up toward the political, but my muse is very curious and she tries to make the palette rich with the variations of a complex, multicultural world. MER Io I AN s : What has moved you to write poetry? MAR 11 Y...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the world, and of her diary, she concludes: "It's the opposite of a blog. It's an antiblog, because it's only meant for one special person, and that person is you" (26). The you to whom Nao refers is Ruth, a novelist living on the other side of the Pacific, who comes into contact with the diary when...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
...” (Aggarwal et al. 2000 : x). Critical optimism, radical hope, and faith in the power of knowledge production from the margins to change the world are central to our political project. We believe that lending our voices to the cacophonous conversations taking place about anti-Blackness and racism more...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 42–65.
Published: 01 March 2010
... YorkState's law prohibiting abortion (Davis 1983;Ross 1992; Nelson 2003; Silliman et al. 2004). In the 1970s, advocacy groups founded and led by women of color, such as the National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO), the Third World Women's Alliance, and the Committee for Abortion Rights and Against...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 134–160.
Published: 01 September 2002
... hierarchies (Gilbert 2000, n; Molnar 1998; Peiss 2001; Ross 1994). Reframing the functionalist notion that material culture primarily encodes messages about the social world,1 Daniel Miller views consumption as a "moral project," emphasizing the mutually constitutive ways in which material culture actively...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 April 2024
... : Duke University Press . Strong Sarah Mehlhop , and Chiri Yukie . 2011 . Ainu Spirits Singing: The Living World of Chiri Yukie’s Ainu Shinʼyōshū . Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press . Taylor Diana . 1997 . Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 226–256.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Theymakeboundariest,hey makenations Butwomenhavenoneedof borders Weneedonlyto love. NakagakiSachiko(1993)1 In an era of globalization, are women the ideal subjects without borders? Mythologizing the role of women around the world, the poetry of the Japanese homemaker Nakagaki Sachiko suggests that women embody...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 136–146.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to celebrate Kartini and Indonesian culture (Indonesian Tea Honors Feminist 1950 ; McNair 1951 ). Following three years of Japanese occupation during World War II, nationalists in Indonesia led by the politician Sukarno declared independence from the Dutch and established the Republic of Indonesia...
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