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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 (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Here both Bilqis and Shiraj are feminized as gendered and racialized others to the hegemonic Pakistani Muslim male military figure: Bilqis because she is a woman, Shiraj because the soldiers strip his clothing to discover he is uncircumcised and thus presumed Hindu. Bilqis hears his tortured screams...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 340–369.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of a new sovereign Muslim-majority state. In the context of the nascent Cold War and the Pakistani state’s efforts to develop its own relationship with the United States, one that was distinct from that of India and yet motivated almost entirely by concerns about the greater military might of this large...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 57–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to the local, national, and global context of feminist activism in Pakistan may help move the analysis of Pakistani-and other Muslimfeminist discourses beyond notions of either an essentialist, global feminism modeled on the first world or false consciousness about the colonial origins of modern political...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... about the practice “have multiplied and taken on significant roles, and done so globally” (3). Instead of considering whether the prevalence of the practice mitigates against “expectations of assimilation,” Aguiar suggests that second-generation Indians, Pakistanis, and Bangladeshis in the United States...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of Change.Princeton: Princeton University Press. Zia, Afiya Sheherbano. 2009. "Faith-based Politics, Enlightened Moderation, and the Pakistani Women's Movement." Journal of International Women'sStudies 11, no. 9: 225-24. Zine, Jasmin. 2004. "Creating a Critical Faith-Centered Space for Antiracist Feminism...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 130–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... death, a fake she rejected years earlier. KhamoshPani:A Piece Of Life? Winner of the 2003 Golden Leopard, as well as recipient of four other awards at the prestigious Locarno film festival in Switzerland, including Best Actress (Kiron Kher) and Best Film, KhamoshPaniis a Pakistani-French-German co...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 November 2018
... on to complete their college educations in the United States at a time when few women did. Inspired by our mothers and united by our politics, Wambui and I established Concerned Students of All Colors (CSAC) together with Pakistani, Korean, Indian, African American, Jewish, South African, WASP, poor white...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Similarly, our second “Media Matters” feature, “Ethical Reckoning: Human Rights and National Cinema in Bangladesh” by Elora Halim Chowdhury argues that the experiences of birangonas —rape survivors considered iconographic Bangladeshi victims of the Pakistani army—paradoxically are both narratively centered...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 243–245.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., LosAngelesin 2009. Her research focuses on gender, Pakistani Muslimwomen's religious agency,and the War on Terror. PHILLIBP. WILLIAMisSa Chicago,Illinois native. Recently,he won Bloom's inaugural chapbook competition in poetry for his manuscript "Bruised Gospels." He is a CaveCanem graduate and receiveda...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in "Gender, Religious Agency and the Subject of Al-Huda International" by Khanum Shaikh. Al-Huda International is a Pakistani-based Sunni Muslim women's organization that works toward social reform through women's religious education. While the members "positioned" themselves within the domestic sphere...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 April 2021
... tries to validate the occupation by remembering how Indian forces had saved Kashmiris from Pakistani insurgents in 1948. 10 The camera immediately cuts to a medium shot of Arshia, who counters his explaining away and justifying the present actions of India as continuous with the past with “Does...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 261–270.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to the complexities of translation, temporally, literally, and figuratively. Essays by Elora Shehabuddin, Amina Jamal, and Tatiana Rabinovich further situate the diverse construction of Muslim women as social and political subjects in their specific locales and histories. Shehabuddin brings into view Pakistani...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2003
... classes; see below) through their poetry, these women (albeit mostly drawn from the middle and upper echelons of the Pakistani urban milieu) reveal that feminist praxis can be a unifying force when the social fabric of a nation is under siege. Since the women poets were also members of the WAF(Women's...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and West Pakistan would not allow my mother to forget. The years between 1970 and 1971 were a turning point for both Pakistani nations. The colonial lines that tore apart the Indian subcontinent in 1947 would shed even more blood to birth a new nation, Bangladesh. My mother’s friend and former neighbor...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2008
... goddess sword and initiates dialogue between the Latino robber and the Pakistani store clerk-our readings here highlight ways in which immigration and race can sometimes disrupt chick !it's neoliberal feminist narrative, in spite of neoliberal feminism's attempts to absorb immigration and race into middle...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 209–219.
Published: 01 March 2006
... breathe and I wish I was dead" (Mayer 2005). The Algerians found themselves among men who were simply sold to the Americans directly or through the Pakistani police. For instance, Fawzi al Odah was a student in the university in Kuwait. With friends he had the habit of spending Ramadan in impoverished...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 October 2023
..., Berkeley, Pakistani-American anthropologist Saba Mahmood for their repressive regime under the guise of transnational feminist solidarity against anti-Muslim/anti-Black racism, even as the Erdogan regime stepped up its violent repression of Kurdish ethnic minorities, the poor, secular women and feminists...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
...) in Florida and by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik (of Pakistani origin) in San Bernardino have propelled American Muslims further into the limelight as posing potential danger to everyday life in the United States. Embedded within a thick nationalist narrative of American heroism battling global Islamic...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 134–160.
Published: 01 September 2002
... independence, noted that "the new Indo chic" did not generally include artists who were Pakistani (with the exception, perhaps, of the late qawwalisinger Nusrat Fateh AliKhan), or Bangladeshi or Sri Lankan, demonstrating the particular fascination with the notion of"India" in the American public imagination...