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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Ina C. Seethaler Abstract Jane Jeong Trenka's adoption memoir received harsh criticism for its negative stance against transnational adoption. Within a small yet growing group of life-writing works on transnational adoption, I see Trenka as an important voice in challenging the dominant cultural...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 124–148.
Published: 01 March 2005
... ithsocialhistory. Richard Tessler, Gail Gamache, and Liming Liu Adopting children from overseas is an increasingly burgeoning practice in the United States since the 1980s. Between 1985 and 2003 there were 40,496 adoptions of children from China into the United States. In 1997 alone, 13,620 children were adopted...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 23. Letter from Mary McLeod Bethune, in her role as a member of the National Advisory Council of the Division of Negro Service, informing state and local club leaders of the birth control resolution adopted by the National Council of Negro Women, December 19, 1941. Florence Rose Papers More
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... entities able to come and go at will, Asian companies are able to adopt a virtual character, while alienating women from the high-tech commodities they produce, treating the women as machine-like, disposable cyborgs without human needs or rights. I argue for an understanding of not only the economic...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the necessity of what Erica Johnson has recently termed the “neo-archive”: works of art and literature that “create history in the face of its absence.” Brand, significantly, adopts the practice not only for purposes of historical recovery, but also to document the psychological and emotional risks of such work...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 471–479.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to formulate their own manifesto and ultimately adopt the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists, which was first published in 2007 simultaneously in English and French. This paper reviews both statements and acknowledges their critical contributions to the evolution of Transnational Feminisms...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 117–141.
Published: 01 March 2007
... a coherent narrative of oppression based on gender. Feminists of color, on the contrary, adopt a double-voiced discourse in order to dismantle a false unity that depends on discursive processes of exclusion of a racialized ‘other.’ The implementation of a ‘conjunctural approach,’ one that systematically...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... second-generation black and Third Wave feminist daughter and mother, forwards a child-and-parent-centric model of motherhood that privileges biological bonds over chosen bonds (e.g., step, adoptive, othermothers) with one’s children. A self-identified bisexual woman, Walker centralizes in Baby Love...
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Published: 01 April 2019
as for birth control. In 1946, the YWCA’s national board adopted an Interracial Charter that called on its three million members to promote racial integration within the organization and in the larger society. YWCA student groups were significant sites for developing leaders for civil rights and women’s More
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of positionality, I discuss the adoption of Asian babies by U.S. white women and how the academic attention to the transnational spaces of these adoptions displaces attention to matters oflocal color and gender. The Transnational Imperative Recent trends within the U.S. feminist studies landscape towards paradigms...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the intersectional relationship among sexual rights, bodily integrity, and citizenship in the Jamaican context. Korean-born Jane Jeong Trenka came of age in rural Minnesota after she was adopted as an infant by white parents. In one of the few memoirs written from the perspective of a transnational adoptee, Trenka...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 174–182.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., the Committee affirmed the belief that the UN General Assembly of the UN Decade on Women would positively contribute to uplifting the status of women throughout the world. As evidenced by the adoption of the World Plan of Action in Mexico City in 1975, the Programme of Action for the Second Half of the UN...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the processes of (dis)association central to negotiating the tension between model-minority racialization and political identification as a Woman of Color. Specifically, I introduce the concept "passing-as-if" to describe the desirous and anxiety-ridden adoption of counter-mainstream, revalorized, racial...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., quoted on the cover of her novel WhenRainCloudsGather(1968), refer to Head's adopted home of Botswana; but as is true with all fine writers, her specificity is a loose-fitting garment, a thing that may be worn across a multitude of boundaries. Head's words are particularly propitious at a time like...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 214–218.
Published: 01 September 2018
... South African-born writer Bessie Head. The epigrammatic words, quoted on the cover of her novel WhenRainCloudsGather(1968), refer to Head's adopted home of Botswana; but as is true with all fine writers, her specificity is a loose-fitting garment, a thing that may be worn across a multitude ofboundaries...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 19–41.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and independent court. In line with this awareness, Joinet's report recommended to the UN the adoption of forty-two principles which addresses the fundamental rights of victims: the ri9ht to know, the ri9ht to justice, and the ri9ht to reparations. Stressing the ethical dimension of the campaign against impunity...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 226–256.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of ethnic minority, multiracial, adoptive, lesbian, and disabled families, who attempt to provide alternatives to the dystopic forms of capitalist globalization symbolized by the dissemination of DES. While Jane explores the compromises and contradictions of producing global media, her alter ego in Japan...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 102–108.
Published: 01 March 2004
... for all manner of progressive agendas. But this is not a politics of mirage, since all manner of progressive agendas legitimately fall within the domain of human rights. The drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or UDHR-the originary statement of principles adopted by the United Nations...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 110–131.
Published: 01 March 2003
... scholars have addressed flowers generally and daffodils specifically as forms of colonialist imposition and as forms of postcolonial resistance (Donnell 1992; Tiffin 1998, 2000; Fran~ois 2001).5 The literary texts ofJamaica Kincaid and Edwidge 112 JANA EVANS BRAZIEL Danticat both adopt botanical tropes...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., contemporary feminists, women activists, and writers and artists adopt diverse critical strategies for sustaining public debate about the woman in Egyptian society, one hundred years after the invention of the al-Sayyidaal-Istihlakiyyaand the New Woman. Gazbia Sirry: Nationalism and Its Fragments The paintings...