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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
... interpretations of the poem at several meetings of Afro-descendant social movements across the Americas, I was also bearing witness to the process by which creative cultural expressions become politicized and popularized by their audiences, especially Afro-descendant women, to reflect a collective desire, goal...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
... condition, even in prose and poetry, our words from January 12th are laced with strands of critical observation. This collection seeks both to honor the feminist tradition of using different genres to tell stories and also to assure that the blurring of these genres does, in fact, offer a more nuanced...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... “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 by...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... 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): 31–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
... become obsolete upon migration, or that these gendered expectations are uniquely “ethnic Chinese.” On the contrary, the “old” values are reinvented and invoked by the Chinese immigrant working-class patriarchy to build and sustain its power in U.S. society. Therefore, this patriarchy also implicates the...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Anastasia Curwood Abstract Shirley Chisholm (1924–2005) conducted a long political career in the service of black feminist ideas. Her 1972 run for President is the most famous of her efforts, but she also served fourteen years in Congress (1969–1983), serving Brooklyn, New York. As a holder of...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... interconnectedness of citizenship, sexuality, race, and bodily integrity in the Jamaican context, while also critically reflecting on those circumstances under which access to sexual rights is either granted or denied. I argue that a focus on women's sexual citizenship in literature expands formal notions of...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Basuli Deb Abstract Photography, not only by imperial men but also by imperial women, has played a significant role in portraying the Muslim woman as the apolitical exotic of orientalist fantasies. The legacy of colonial photography by European women travelers continues to haunt the media of the...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
... studies are useful in assessing gender and power dynamics in Onwueme’s play. Since these studies sometimes valorize pre-colonial pasts, I also look at feminist responses to such an idealization, again with Onwueme’s play as a reference point. In accounting for “polygamous postcolonialsm,” which I define...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... often lauded for helping to fill in the gaps of the dominant historical archive by providing access to silenced histories of the Americas, yet contemporary Chicana/o texts such as Like Son also challenge the epistemologies and power structures that undergird institutional archives. Copyright © 2019...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in A New Day in Old Sana’a to tease out the peculiarities of love and marriage against a backdrop of intersecting socioeconomic factors such as tradition, gender, race, and national class. The essay, affirmed by Hirsi himself, also makes use of interdisciplinarity to evaluate how Hirsi’s film...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... feminisms. Written from a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) feminist perspective, the essay looks to the foundational work of Kanaka Maoli scholar-activist Haunani-Kay Trask as a too often overlooked theorist of settler colonialism writ broadly. The essay also looks more specifically at Trask’s theorizing of...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... feminist praxis drew its movement demands and strategies from the masses of women in anticolonial movements, both rural and urban poor women. It also framed a two-fold theory of women’s organizing: it delineated one platform for women fighting imperialism within colonized countries, and another platform...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... However, Dove-Danquah stands out among this group as a writer whose fiction not only challenged colonial and racial legacies but also called into question male value systems that denied female subjectivity, and envisioned a “new woman” who could challenge them. The essay analyzes Dove-Danquah’s portraits...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... women, is a project also taken up in the three texts discussed here: Tina Campt’s Listening to Images (2017), Michelle D. Commander’s Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic (2017), and Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016). One of Hartman’s most...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 205–210.
Published: 01 September 2008
... sell not only hip-hop culture, but also the very image of its women. They serve as eye candy designed to satisfy an assumed male video audience, affirming critiques of the culture as hyper-masculine and misogynist. “Still” is a series of photographs from contemporary rap music videos. These artworks...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... opening and closing that both isolates . . . and makes [it] impenetrable” (Foucault 1986, 26), making the heterotopia a space that erects its own fluid and autonomous boundaries. Las Krudas' music also expands diasporic space, transgresses geographic borders, and links sound to place: La Habana. In La...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
... through dance as she recovers/reinvents the female body. Hinds's ability to demand respect for her “wining” skills is also discussed. She validates the “wuk up” as an art form intrinsic to Caribbean culture, and openly challenges colonial ideologies that conceptualize “wukking up” as inappropriate or...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2008
... transnational and critical race feminisms in this way illuminates not only the operations of chick lit and the middle-class neoliberal subjects it produces, but also interrogates the ways in which hegemonic feminisms in the U.S. (as exemplified by chick-lit criticism) continue to disregard such questions. We...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... are the state's response to sexual violence against children and women. Part one offers a brief and queer history of sex offender registries in the United States and their growth in the last two decades, the available data on who assaults children and women. Part one will also use existing research to...