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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Shoba Sharad Rajgopal Abstract Courses regarding race, gender, and representation are not easy to teach under any circumstances, but even more so in predominantly white classrooms in the post 9/11 U.S. where the masses have been fed a diet of xenophobic, anti-Asian propaganda inculcating an “us...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Shoba Sharad Rajgopal Abstract Courses regarding race, gender, and representation are not easy to teach under any circumstances, but even more so in predominantly White classrooms in the post 9/11 United States, where the masses have been fed a diet of xenophobic, anti-Asian propaganda inculcating...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
... in the flesh,” a story of resistance to interlocking systems of oppression grounded in my lived experiences as a diasporic queer and nonbinary, disabled and Mad, mixed-race South Asian Muslim femme (Moraga 2015 : 19). As Saalam Alaikum Shauki Masi 2 Although I doubt you would identify...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 174–182.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Destiny Wiley-Yancy Abstract The Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization’s (AAPSO) Presidium Committee on Women met to prepare for the United Nations Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya. The committee aimed to tackle the impact of colonialism and imperialism and the ways...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Mayumi Takada Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian/American Women . By Laura Hyun Yi Kang . Duke : Duke University Press , 2002 . x, 354 pp. Softcover, $22.95 . Copyright © 2005 by Smith College 2005 ...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Long Thanh Bui Abstract This article uses the 2006 experimental documentary Maquilapolis to shed light on the struggles of women workers in export-oriented industrial zones operating under the shadow of Asian global capitalism. My focus complicates the typical reading of the maquiladora factory...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Shireen M. Roshanravan Abstract Ethnic Studies and Asian American feminist scholars have investigated how the model-minority racial discourse functions to prevent cross-racial coalition and to cast doubt on Asian American women in their claims to Women of Color political identity. However, none...
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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 (2): 163–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Peggy Saika; Loretta Ross Abstract In this oral history, Saika underscores the lasting impact of the internment experience as a call to vigilance and action. She traces her political involvements from pan-Asian student activism in the late 1960s forward, marking her journey through various forms...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Odessa D. Despot Abstract This study contributes to the literature on Asian Indian women who have emigrated from Trinidad and Guyana (Indo-Caribbeans) and who are now residing in the US. Using a qualitative design comprised of four ninety-minute interviews, I explored the experiences of immigration...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 39–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Wendy Thompson Taiwo Abstract In this personal essay, the author analyzes what it means to be black and Asian American in a nation where racial capital determines social value and non-black immigrants are encouraged to uphold and abide by anti-black systems, policies, and practices. Narrating her...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of Asian settler colonialism in the Hawaiʻi context, in relation to contemporary examples of conflicts between Native Hawaiians and the state, as well as Native Hawaiian activists and white feminists. Overall, the essay questions how reframing Asian settler colonialism in more concerted conversation...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of these antimilitarism campaigns for the study of transnational feminisms as well as Asian American and Pacific Islander studies. First, the protests of Mink and Native Hawaiian activists against U.S. militarism in the Pacific represented gendered critiques of U.S. empire, although in different ways. Second, Mink’s...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Pamela Butler; Jigna Desai Abstract Critical readings of “chick lit” are typically limited to a framework that understands the popular fiction genre as a sign or symptom of “postfeminism” in the U.S. In its readings of chick lit in general, and of South Asian American chick lit as a particular...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of calypso, and chutney soca, as an Indo-Trinidadian-identified form with roots in traditional South Asian music as well as Carnival cultures, is a particular arena of visibility—and controversy—for critically including Indo-Trinidadian “flag” women in a feminist framework. In this essay, I read...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Jennifer Cho Abstract Drawing from theories of melancholy from David Eng, David Kazanjian, and Anne Anlin Cheng, I use Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictée to reevaluate the accepted linear trajectory of Asian American identity formation in the U.S. In particular, I develop the term mel- han -choly...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Elisabeth Armstrong Abstract In 1949, at a conference instigated by the Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF) held in Beijing, China, the Asian Women’s Conference solidified an anticolonial, antifascist, and antiracist theory for organizing women transnationally. This transnational...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jennifer Cho Abstract Turning to extant theories of melancholy, this article uses Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée to reevaluate the linear trajectory of Asian American identity formation in the United States. In particular, the author develops the term mel- han -choly—a hybrid form of melancholy...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sreyoshi Sarkar Abstract Women living in the South Asian conflict zone of Kashmir have been represented by mainstream media and film as mainly victims of the Indian state power’s political and sexual violence, as protestors who are supporting their men’s insurgency in Kashmir, or as aligned...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
...: Social Reform and the Late Nineteenth-Century South Asian Novel , Flashpoints series , Evanston : Northwestern University Press , 2017 . Vanita Reddy , Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture , Philadelphia : Temple University Press , 2016...