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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... Copyright © 2010 Smith College 2010 cosmopolitan whiteness beauty ideal transnational feminism affect theory advertisement Skin-whitening advertisements dominate the landscape of Indonesian women’s magazines. Often, these whitening advertisements appear on the first page of such magazines...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 15–41.
Published: 01 March 2010
... represented to embody the "affective" and virtual quality of cosmopolitanism: transnational mobility. In using the term "affect," I am drawing on Theresa Brennan's definition of the term as "physiological shift accompanying a judgment" (Brennan 2004, 5). Here affect is understood as preceding emotions, yet...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
... focus away from this scholarship's ideological critiques of the Indian fashion and beauty industries and thus away from concerns with shifting standards of beauty (what beauty is), and toward a mapping of beauty as an affective force (what beauty does). Specifically, I examine how Lahiri's stories...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 334–349.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Courtney R. Baker Abstract This essay examines women’s literary mourning as expressed in the trope of lashing in Toni Morrison’s 2008 novel A Mercy . Structural ties, bonds, and lashes grant affective bonds in A Mercy a dangerous and sometimes lethal edge. This essay examines the fraught bonding...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in the United States and abroad. This study draws from a related but ignored archive of documents to examine how the travel and knowledges of these Black women have affected women and feminisms in the socialist/postsocialist countries they were visiting. The study explores these affects in the encounter...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 480–505.
Published: 01 October 2022
... by racial melancholia insofar as she bewails being governed as black and covets whiteness. Nig tends to her inner wounds by mourning, but social death chokes off her measures to work through her losses. This affective asphyxiation illustrates that her psychic condition arises not from an inner inability...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 207–235.
Published: 01 April 2022
... affective performances. jennifer.williams@lmu.edu Copyright © 2022 Smith College 2022 People living in the twenty-first century have grown dependent on digital environments for socialization, education, and interactions with the state and its benefactors. It is almost impossible to delete...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., the author traces the contours of an affective triangle between three mutually constituting emotional points: pleasure, shame, and disgust. Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 dance gender ethnography Telugu cinema transnational feminist praxis Works Cited Ahmed Sara . 2004...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of citizenship, taking into equal account racism, sexism, classism, and uneven capital distribution as intersecting categories affecting the practice of acting as and the status of being a citizen. Applying to contemporary Caribbean women's writing the analytical category of sexual citizenship thus engenders...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 189–204.
Published: 01 December 2016
... disproportionately affects people of color and the poor. The author argues that justice cannot be had while ignoring environmental racism, as unjust environmental conditions devalue Black bodies and the potential of Black and poor children worldwide. The second half of this piece contains a lesson plan for teachers...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Celeste Henery Abstract This essay proposes diaspora as a love story—a tale of how black women create new possibilities for black collectivity through their writing. The experiences and affect of black women, born of their racial and gendered subjectivity, remain a less explored dimension...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the “Americanah” identity—the repatriated immigrant “with odd affectations, pretending to no longer know” home (2013a, 78)—also presents a unique observation of the ways that black hair and its commerce are also attendant, if not central, to notions of feminist ideology, both African and Western, advocated...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
... as legacies of racially-biased and discriminatory US social and economic policies, practices, and attitudes dating back to black enslavement. Underlying causes of pervasive and persistent health disparities affecting the US black population are generally not acknowledged or are underestimated, including...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... national campaign to end prostitution as a case study to investigate how gender and patriarchy affect the ways social change is operationalized. Interested in the relationship between social and cultural change, following the tradition of feminist historians, this article utilizes the oral histories of two...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 121–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
...: this section of the novel underwent more revision than any other and is the sole portion of the drafts to be published as a narrative unto itself. This essay explains how the expurgated chapter reveals how voice, agency, and memory affect Invisible Man's physical and psychological ascent and confirms Ellison's...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and instead critiques how white supremacy affects the perpetrator. This chapter contributes to ensuring that Black women resisters continue to #SayHerName. Works Cited Allen Richard . 2001 . The Concept of Self: A Study of Black Identity and Self Esteem . Detroit : Wayne State University Press...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that claim control over the access and representation of Chicana/o histories and imagine queer futures through queer archives and archival practices. The affective and political possibilities of these queer archives further discourse of the interdisciplinary archival turn. U.S. multiethnic literature...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., and volatility. Through three narrated encounters, the essay uses social and affective memory and autoethnographic matter as food for critical thought, building on philosophy, postcolonial, feminist, and queer criticism, in order to address the hauntology of the necropartriarchal and necropolitical against...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Black feminist love-politics’ insistence on transcending the self and producing new forms of political communities as a kind of affective politics. My use of the term affective politics draws on work by scholars including Sara Ahmed, Lauren Berlant, José Muñoz, and Ann Cvetkovich, who invite us to ask...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., temporalities, repulsions, curiosities, fatigues, optimism, and how these affects produce political movements (or sometimes inertias). I am particularly interested in reading black feminism's affective love politics as a departure from the kind of political work that black feminism is often associated...