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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Patricia McFadden Abstract This essay theorizes contemporarity as a new framework for Black feminist resistances—personal and sociopolitical—and explores reimagined lived realities as a crucial site for the generation of new feminist epistemologies and alternative ways of living. Given the failures...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... undermined by its upholders’ own attempts to silence, control, and erase both the black and white breast. Milk becomes a liquid catalyst that enables an ever-slippery, ever-morphing creolization, the process that leads to the creation of an alternative space for the collection and projection of female voice...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Aimee Carrillo Rowe Abstract This paper explores the temporal structures that shape Chicana subjectivity. The historical figure, La Malinche, is often imagined through acts of betrayal as “La Vendida” (literally the one who has been sold). I propose an alternative reading—that of “La Devuelta...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 32–53.
Published: 01 September 2010
... East Asian ethnic/class privilege alternately embraces heteronormativity and mounts challenges to it at key points in the narrative. I argue that the novel falls short of a queer critique because it is not by refusing heteronormative kinship structures but by replicating them that the non-normatively...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 111–136.
Published: 01 September 2010
... argue that this work represents individual war brides' memories as counter-memories that provide a new understanding of the experiences of Japanese war brides. Such an understanding could be thought of as an alternative to the monolithic and stigmatized images of Japanese war brides, imposed primarily...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 218–242.
Published: 01 December 2016
...-standard” language varieties are only appropriate for use in the home or social settings. Thus, as an alternative to code-switching pedagogical practices, the author introduces a comparative approach that may be applied across all minority language groups. This technique highlights African and African...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the ways the global black hair industry acts as a mechanism for work, production, value, agency, and mobility, we would be remiss if we did not include a discourse on the black hair industry, for it alternately critiques, challenges, and participates in binary conceptions of race, socioeconomic class...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2008
... that knowledge production is a key mechanism through which economic or demographic processes are organized. Against such a mobilization of knowledge, this essay situates black feminism as a site of alternative futurity. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 508–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., in all their heterogeneity, entailed exceptionally creative organizing and outreach strategies, including women’s arts festivals, turban-wrapping and hair-braiding workshops, sambas, saraus (alternative artistic/cultural/performance events), xirês (dances used to summon the African religious deities...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... American Studies . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Rohrer Judy . 2016 . Staking Claim: Settler Colonialism and Racialization in Hawai‘i . Tucson : University of Arizona Press . Saranillio Dean Itsuji . 2018 . Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai‘i Statehood...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
... as monstrous or dangerous). Alternatively, radicalism may be brought into the fold of history, but only by first being rendered more amenable to conventional frameworks. Recognition, therefore, often has, at its heart, a kind of concealment—meaning that many forms of historical visibility, and not just...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... life. The novel unsettles because it does not shy away from pain, away from what Perez calls “the abyss” (107). In staying with the pain, crafting a literary aesthetic that puts that pain front and center, Perez argues that Díaz’s negative aesthetics paradoxically envision alternate worlds...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
... about tearing down prison walls, but . . . about building alternative formations that actually protect people from violence, that crowd out the criminalization regime” (CR10 Publications Collective 2008a, 5). Relatedly, Fred Moten and Stefano Harney offer the following musings on prison abolition...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... historical contexts and what could be an alternative way to read such representations—a space for women to view themselves and each other as sexual subjects. Meherjaan attempts this but with very limited success, whereas Guerilla resists but cannot subvert the wider Muktijuddho ideology. The question...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., thinking of Caribbean diasporas and the global Caribbean, “Manhattan is a town in Puerto Rico, except that it’s a couple of hours away by plane” [King 2014 : 4]). What alternative visions of freedom have been elaborated there? If not liberalism, what? Thinking through the Caribbean centers an alternate...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... “subjugated knowledge” is twofold. It refers not only to alternative or dissenting historical knowledge that has been purged from the official U.S. historical record, but also the knowledge of one’s subjugation. The U.S. seeks to quiet such eruptions of historical memory that expose the nation’s reliance...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... . . . but because they engage with the self and its desires,” Shandilya argues ultimately that these colonial-era Urdu and Bengali novels can point in the direction of “an alternative feminist conception of nationalist modernity in which the self’s erotic-religious desires are always already political” (103...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... Native women’s lives and bodies have historically been incorporated into the Western feminist movement as an expedient means of advancing predetermined theoretical aims, but not often as a viable alternative dimension of gender analysis. In a related manner, Native American activists and scholars have...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... class that had been ruling with no accountability for decades. Some factions in the movement called for the decentralization of services and new parliamentary elections. There were also calls for alternative solutions to manage the garbage crisis (Atallah 2015 ; CSKC). The protests inspired new...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
... it as a site of potential transnational feminist mobilization and anticolonial critique. Her essay explores the transnational resonance of art that illuminates wars both historical and psychic; and the power of alternative imaginaries to gesture toward the possibility of a woman-led politics of solidarity...