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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Erica L. Johnson Abstract Dionne Brand's memoir, A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging , touches on the author's childhood in Trinidad and adulthood in Canada but is equally concerned with understanding and intervening in the larger histories among which Brand situates her identity...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Lauren J. Gantz Abstract This article argues that in her novel, At the Full and Change of the Moon (1999), Dionne Brand uses archives/archiving as a trope by which to trace slavery's aftereffects on the Caribbean and its diasporas. African diasporic authors and critics have long emphasized...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of black (post)modern desires, as well as the potential to think through historical echoes of the current controversies and debates around exactly what constitutes “appropriate” black sexuality. Even as it offers a venue for acts of self-representation, pleasure, and exchange, hip-hop porn's brand...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
... treated in the public controversy that followed as too “incendiary” and used to shut down political opposition to the invasion of Afghanistan. By publicly branding her an ungrateful and hate-filled immigrant woman, and an apologist for terrorism, the media provided a platform to shut down political...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 244–246.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Gabeba Baderoon On this earth. I am on this earth. Don’t tell me that the small hurts don’t matter, that our private emptiness doesn’t count. Every label visible on the outside of the garment is a scream against Non. In freedom we wear brands on our skin until we believe what they say, until...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Paula J. Giddings Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 PAULA J.GIDDINGS Editor'sIntroduction This volume of Meridiansis rich with literature and politics. Lucille Clifton, Toni Morrison, Jamaica Kincaid, Martha Southgate, Dionne Brand, and Ralph Ellison are all subjects of critical essays...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of disembodiment and cyber- and Buddhist feminisms. In a recent issue of Meridians, Erica Johnson, writing about the Trinidadian Canadian writer Dionne Brand, and her text, A Map to The Door of No Return, used the term "neo-archive" to describe the strategy of creating a past and psychic balance by way...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
...—the essence of Cosmo , a magazine for women. My close reading of skin-whitening ads published from 2006 to 2008 attests to this: these whitening ads were “transnational” and “cosmopolitan” in nature. First, almost all of the whitening ads advertised transnational brands. Except for Unilever’s “local...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 15–41.
Published: 01 March 2010
...), and certainly "female"-ness-the essence of Cosmo, a magazine for women. My close reading of skin-whitening ads published from 2006 to 2008 attests to this: these whitening ads were "transnational" and "cosmopolitan" in nature. First, almost all of the whitening ads advertised transnational brands. Except...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 30.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., below the crystal champagne flutes, reminding me what goes where. I systematize her cupboards and nail-clipping-infested junk drawer, while her children, the underweight, disobedient darlings,stare as I reshelve their dolls and brand-new books. Stare as their mother stares. Stare as I pour the ajo y...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 308–309.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., reminding me what goes where. I systematize her cupboards and nail-clipping-infested junk drawer, while her children, the underweight, disobedient darlings , stare as I reshelve their dolls and brand-new books. Stare as their mother stares. Stare as I pour the ajo y cebolla of my blood...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... is a woman whose South African childhood is seemingly defined by her parents’ intense focus on saving for the future by rejecting the seductive lure of name brands. Her mother’s constant refrain of “these are only earthly things,” while true, belies the fact that some have presumptive rights to these earthly...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 106–123.
Published: 01 March 2010
... referred to as a "less antagonistic brand offeminism" that accepts and embraces some of the traditional roles and does not preclude agency, equality, and the performance of conventional "woman" roles. In a context where the young females question and challenge the roles accorded to them, it is interesting...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 267–296.
Published: 01 October 2023
... makes concerted efforts to brand itself as kin to the Black power movement. Its strategies have included Erdoğan’s unsuccessful bid to attend Muhammed Ali’s funeral, the renaming of the street where the U.S. embassy is located in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara as Malcom X Street, and an interview...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... ERICAL. JOHNSONis an assistant professor of English at Wagner College in New York City, where she teaches postcolonial literature. She is the author of Home,Maison,Casa:ThePoliticsof Locationin theWorksofJean Rhys,MargueritDe uras,andErminiaDell'Oro,as well as articles on Dionne Brand, Maryse Conde...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Hilton . 2001 . Foreword to Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song . New York : HarperCollins . Avilés Marco . 2017 . No soy tu cholo . Lima, Peru : Debate . Black Paula . 2004 . The Beauty Industry: Gender, Culture, Pleasure . New York : Routledge . Brand Peg...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 September 2011
... possession over 70,000 guilders, black slaves, coffee plantations, ships, and a lover of high rank. Being scorned and branded a prostitute and a whore leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Trickling tears awake, Impulses-tender, pure, fine. Shudders flesh to bone. The plakkaat 2 has no quintessence within...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Indian nation, displayed as corporate brand. The shift from nation to diaspora in these highly gendered representations of a global Indianness marks a concomitant shift in the construction oflndian women as elite cosmopolitan subjects across these mass media. Indian women's beauty and fashionability...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... In a lecture delivered in Indianapolis on March 4, 2006, Peg Brand notes: In 1990, while 53 percent of art degrees went to women, 73 percent of art grants and fellowships went to men; and yet, before you suggest that there's a qualitative difference, consider this: Eighty-four percent of invited exhibitions...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... industry, francophone African women have come to epitomize "African style" braids and twists (Senegalese twists, Bantu knots, etc.) in markets small and large. This form of"brand" recognition, through national and ethnic markers, can be likened to that of middleman minorities-such as Jews, Koreans, Greeks...