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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Silvia Schultermandl Abstract In Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman (1997), the Korean American protagonist reconciles with her Korean heritage through the act of spreading her mother's ashes. This essay looks at Keller's use of a “language of the body” that protests against rape and other forms...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... feminist studies, I offer black hair haptics as an analytic for the racialized and gendered dimensions of quotidian public interpersonal engagement with black hair as an extension of the black body. I argue that black hair is a unique site of analysis for transgressions of socially appropriate...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 84–89.
Published: 01 April 2021
...-woman skin, she has tales to tell. Tonight, her story is about the water-fairy and her little prince. How body, bones and all, they walked into the river and flowed into the sea. So now, I have a body no more. I did. The thought of her happiness made me sad. I wanted my babies to be happy...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... It situates this paradox in an inquiry about the consequence of this absence at the same moment that U.S. feminist studies goes looking for transnational bodies while local body-politics are underinterrogated, and while science studies focus us on intimate matters ofbeing human that ultimately and deeply...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 162–182.
Published: 01 September 2006
...,sintrato especial Aquiin mas Seleocurrfo Saturarla mentea ninosinocentes Coneducaci6inncosistente Manipuladaviciosamentae Conveniencdiaelprominentedelaspudiente1s --Tego Calderon, "Loiza," (2002) This autoethnography examines the intersections of the racialized, gendered, and sexualized body that have...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 106–123.
Published: 01 March 2010
... factthat the child is lectured with little room for discussion. Consequently,"Girl"is usuallyjustlyread as CAROL BAILEY PERFORMANCE AND THE GENDERED BODY 107 typical of Caribbean women writers' rejection of what Catherine John refers to as "culturally Eurogendered paradigms of womanhood" (John 2003, 56...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Deepti Misri Abstract: This article explores how Shauna Singh Baldwin's novel What the Body Remembers builds on Partition feminist historiography in order to exhume and retell the story of family violence against women during India's Partition, intended to “save their honor” from rioting mobs...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 148–176.
Published: 01 June 2016
.../black female bodies. As cultural artifacts, I argue that these poetic/political constructs give evidence of Afro- Brazilian female bodies as historical: on one hand, they represent the embodiment of “otherness” as they historically differ from the standards of (white) “normalcy;” on the other hand...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Patricia de Santana Pinho Abstract This article examines representations of domestic workers in Brazilian “common sense,” in the Gramscian use of the term. It argues that the dominant trope of maids' bodies as “dirty,” and yet the “most suitable” to carry out the job of cleaning, is produced...
Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 3. Our 2018 proposed structure to connect the various PVWC bodies. Each body will have at least two representatives, but the worker committees will hold the most decision-making power. As of early 2019, the farm cooperative has been added. In November 2019, we will hold our first More
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 41–66.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Ifi Amadiume Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 ESSAY Bodies, Choices, Globalizing Neocolonial Enchantments m IFI AMADIUME In this essay I will examine collectivist notions of women's solidarity in relation to women's power in traditional cultures and societies in Africa. My...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2004
... an opportunity to explore the challenges of visualizing the trauma of ethnic cleansing within a context in which information is urgently needed to 6 WENDY KOZOL mobilize political action but in which the dilemma of representation consistently reinscribes a Western gaze at the victimized ethnic body. Moving...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 230–237.
Published: 01 March 2018
...jessica Care moore Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 JESSICA CARE MOORE We Want Our Bodies Back I wrote and read this poem for the first time in Ferguson, Missouri. I was a part ofa two-day artist-driven fundraising effort to support the family of seventeen-year-old Michael Brown, who...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... a feminist, politically engaged reading of these texts that not only recovers silenced stories of sexual violence and racialized oppression, but also foregrounds women's embodied subjectivity. WIEBKE BEUSHAUSEN Sexual Citizenship and Vulnerable Bodies in Makeda Silvera's The Heart Does Not Bend and Joan...
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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 (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the critiques she performs of the “afterlives of colonialism” on the natural and cultural environment in her most recent series of drawings from 2017. She demonstrates that not only human bodies, but other natural materials are tangled up with the project of cultural colonization. Throughout the article...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Jennifer Thorington Springer Abstract “‘Roll It Gal’: Alison Hinds, Female Empowerment, and Calypso” examines the ways in which Caribbean women's bodies, namely those of black women, have been overly sexualized in calypsos. More importantly, this article examines how Hinds (re)claims calypso...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 September 2009
... discourses. While most critics read Cliff's reclamation of matrilineal history and resistance as unabashedly celebratory, I argue that the novels, especially No Telephone to Heaven , offer a more ambivalent perspective through the construction of the female body as a site of death. The imbrications...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 353–381.
Published: 01 March 2017
... against Portuguese colonialism. It pays particular attention to how nationalist movements deployed the trope of patriotic motherhood to appeal to women to join and support the fight for national independence. Focusing primarily on the maternal body, this essay argues that while women are often rendered...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 464–490.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the representations of black women bodies as complex discursive spaces, the essay explores Barbadian women’s struggles with latent colonial paradigms and highlights women’s assertions of agency and their challenging of limiting constructs. Utilizing the theoretical insights of numerous transnational and African...