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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in which Dominicans are the agents of change. This article argues that Indiana’s version of Dominican futurism engages with “negative aesthetics”—defined here as the aesthetics of disorientation, dystopia, and disgust. Negative aesthetics offer a way of staying with the pain and unrest of trauma...
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Published: 01 October 2020
Figure 1. Rita Indiana’s genderqueer 1980s aesthetic in “La hora de volvé.” Figure 1. Rita Indiana’s genderqueer 1980s aesthetic in “La hora de volvé.” More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 4. Protester aesthetically prepared to march in the 2015 March of Black Women in Brasília. Photo by Claudia Ferreira. Figure 4. Protester aesthetically prepared to march in the 2015 March of Black Women in Brasília. Photo by Claudia Ferreira. More
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Amani Morrison Abstract In the United States, black hair—that is, the hair of African-descended peoples—has a long and fraught political, economic, and social history that informs its contemporary reception: at the interstices of self-making, aesthetic expression, and respectability politics, black...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., the work of Chela Sandoval is drawn on to argue that Coca practices an oppositional aesthetic that makes sensible the perspectives of subjects whose voices and bodies have been disparaged instead of valued within an uneven global capitalist system. Works Cited Als Hilton . 2001 . Foreword...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Habana, Las Krudas borrow from shared diasporic resources (hip-hop culture/rap music, African drum rhythms and chants) when fashioning a musical aesthetic that allows for the articulation of the “local” as well as the “global.” Finally, I move beyond Foucault's spatial model of disciplinary power...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
... or disrespectful. Simultaneously, in her claim of being “de ruffest gal winer” that no man/woman can test, Hinds's own dance performance becomes a subversive text and not merely dance as aesthetic pleasure. JENNIFER THORINGTON SPRINGER "RollIt Gal" AlisonHinds,FemaleEmpowermenatn, d Calypso Abstract "'RollIt Gal...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Smith College 2018 racial identity Afro-Caribbean aesthetics Blackness Puerto Rico I understand that this space is a place to start telling people that because I have a curly and grifo hair and I’m black, because I am not either white or colorá, I am black! Period. Black. Why can’t I go...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 443–465.
Published: 01 October 2021
... by queerness in the realm of the aesthetic. The aesthetic, especially the queer aesthetic, frequently contains blueprints and schemata of a forward dawning futurity.” Here Muñoz ( 2009 : 1) specifically draws upon queerness as a utopian future ideal, defined as “an insistence on the potentiality or concrete...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and aesthetics of the Black Arts Movement. In fact Randall consulted Webster Fabio as he selected younger artists, including Sonia Sanchez, for publication (Boyd 2004 , 183). Diasporic exchange also reinforced the notion that the intellectual and creative energy of the 1920s might be resurgent under...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . 1999 . The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History . Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press . Pérez Laura Elisa . 1999 . “ El desorden, Nationalism, and Chicana/o Aesthetics. ” In Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms, and the State...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
...,Americanah (2013a),is the revivalof the natural hair care movement that began in the age of the internet. Asearlyas the late nineties, niche market neo-soul artists such as ErykahBaduand Maxwellwere alreadytouting Afrosand dreadlocksas central to their aesthetic and ethics. Sincethe release of Chris Rock's...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 26–52.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of racial injustice. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Weems is described by the MacArthur Foundation as the creator of work that is "lyrical and evocative unit[ing] critical social insight with enduring aesthetic mastery" (MacArthur Foundation 2013). Following in the footsteps of great documentary photographer Roy...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of being" (Romero Sedeiio, 2002). While Romero Sedeiio intended this interpretation pejoratively, I think that his analogy is evocative, suggesting both Chicano/a and postmodern aesthetic practices, and the possibility of assembling new subject positions from a "hodge-podge." The form of Lopez's work draws...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Figure 4. Protester aesthetically prepared to march in the 2015 March of Black Women in Brasília. Photo by Claudia Ferreira. Figure 4. Protester aesthetically prepared to march in the 2015 March of Black Women in Brasília. Photo by Claudia Ferreira. ...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 168–194.
Published: 01 March 2004
... divisions have tested cosmopolitan, secular people accustomed to embracing a wonderfully large, uncontainably heterogeneous world. I wanted to know what effect they might have on the aesthetic practice of one very cosmopolitan and determinedly secular Muslim artist. Our wide-ranging conversations...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 82–110.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., and it embodies a specific spectatorial and aesthetic experience, even for the viewer who was not at the scene of exhibition. All catalogs do this to some extent, one might say; true, but Aliendoes this more dramatically than most because ofits autobiographical flourish. Desivsersus Diasporas In Alienthe artist...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., she suggests, quoting Barbara Smith (Smith 1985), that '"thematically, 60 MERIDIANS 12:1 stylistically, aesthetically, and conceptually Black women writers manifest common approaches,' noting in particular 'their use of specifically black female language' and 'cultural experience'" (12). Wall's...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
... conscious appreciation of one another's aesthetic enterprises. However, Third Girlfrom the Left increasingly concretizes the erotic as its subjects progress from passive patrons to active producers of art: from Mildred, a 1950s moviegoer; and Angela, a 1970s actress; to Tamara, a 1990s director. Grandmother...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 205–235.
Published: 01 March 2004
... difficult choices involving contradictory values within a shifting terrain of political, cultural, and aesthetic movements. A critical examination of two unconventional novels of this decade underscores the complex interaction of conflicting affiliations in the life and work of two African-American women...