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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... Blige’s history-making Katrina telethon performance are central to this discussion. The original title of this article was “‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’: Black Female Soul Singing and the Politics of Surrogation in the Age of Catastrophe.” By summer, the focus had shifted to a dubious martyr...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 180–204.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and Blige's work, I examine the politics of black women's pop music culture in relation to the Gulf Coast catastrophe and the extreme marginalization of black women in American sociopolitical culture. I suggest that we look closely at the musical performances of Beyoncé as well as Blige, as each artist's work...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
... highlighted the history of U.S. foreign policy and sought to mobilize feminist opposition to the invasion of Afghanistan. The war, she argued, was reviving the colonial/imperial global divide and would be catastrophic. The author explores here how a number of carefully considered words used in the speech were...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
... landscape, a textured representation of this catastrophic moment. While the collection is by no means representative of the population, nor does it seek to be, it does demonstrate that, indeed, those left behind clearly have stories to tell that must not only be gathered and archived, as they are now part...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 142.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jacqueline Bishop JACQUELINE BISHOP ThreeLilacs Allpoetryisa catastrophe. -Anna Ahkmatova Years later, when everyone came to visit, when there were awards, recognition and international travel, when there was Mozart again, black bread and vodka; when you could read and talk about Pushkin...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 April 2022
...). This is crucial to recognize, lest we romanticize the catastrophic slave revolt that comes to pass in The Book of Night Women and the imminent revolution that hovers on the horizon of Rosalie l’infâme . At the same time, resistive tragedy also makes room for imagined futures that are not simply—or not solely...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 149–157.
Published: 01 September 2011
... can say that it's only thanks to God because, for me, I didn't think I would live anymore. I was leaving work. I didn't have time to get home because the catastrophe took me when I was walking in a corridor, when I was still going home. I felt movement and lifted my head to look up. I saw a block...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 September 2001
... from their homes and farms. Ultimately, the documentary Eppawalais an urgent appeal to everyone outside of Sri Lanka to stop this man-made catastrophe. The film also exposes the terrifying and exploitative nature of globalism and corporate encroachment on national and community sovereignty. The fact...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the past. Where wesee the appearance of a chain of events, hesees one single catastrophe, which unceasingly piles rubble on top of rubble and hurls it before his feet. He would like to pause for a moment to awaken the dead and to piece together what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 98–105.
Published: 01 September 2011
... earthquake in the area of Port-au-Prince. On Friday morning, I heard him on the radio. He was invited to a round-table discussion and was explaining why the earthquake had been so catastrophic, how the absence of official building codes and non-adherence to building standards had contributed to the extent...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 455–479.
Published: 01 October 2022
... such actions. His Tear Basins (2017), a series of stone sculptural installations created to be placed across public landscapes, are a response to the ongoing economic and natural catastrophes of Puerto Rico, and the effects these disasters have across the diaspora. Lopez began this project around the 2016...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Acilde/Giorgio is happy living in the late twentieth century in a man’s body with his wife, Linda. He fears that if he accomplishes his life mission he will no longer be allowed to live as Giorgio. This catastrophic ending is actually a utopian ending for Acilde/Giorgio, who has used his powers to create...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 218–228.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., and those brave enough to speak out against Duterte. It is an epidemic . The Duterte regime consistently transmits social catastrophe to the body politic, and tracing the contacts between extrajudicial killing and epidemiologic death reveals the harrowing consequences of the Philippine government’s...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
...’: Black Female Soul Singing and the Politics of Surrogation in the Age of Catastrophe .” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 8 , no. 1 : 180 – 204 . Calvo Luz . 2004 . “ Art Comes for the Archbishop: The Semiotics of Contemporary Chicana Feminism and the Work of Alma Lopez...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 124–140.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Basch's sentiments in her biography of her famous grandfather, Victor, who was assassinated by the Nazis: "In my family, nothing of our Jewish heritage was passed down to me, neither historical memory nor references to tradition. The collective catastrophes, the occupation and deportations, the personal...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 413–435.
Published: 01 October 2022
...: the fall, the catastrophe, through which blackness has unfolded from its origin in the Middle Passage until its awaited arrival in the New World, an arrival for which we are still waiting, because such a possibility has to be invented if it is not to be missed. —David Marriott, Whither Fanon...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... . 1979 . “ The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House .” In Sister Outsider . New York : Random House . McKittrick Katherine . 2015 . “ Unparalleled Catastrophe for Our Species? Or, to Give Humanness a Different Future: Conversations .” In Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... evidence—these floodwaters collude with and bear witness to man’s violence, and though independent in spilling, here floodwaters signal complicity. The film’s final flooding evokes Katrina’s unnatural catastrophe and brings to the surface the Gulf’s earlier saturations (such as that of the 1927 Great...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2014
... as many wise and and [sic] worthy persons fondly expect" (Park 2000, 263). The Park passage that Brand quotes concerns his encounter with a newly enslaved man whom he had met before such a catastrophic fate befell him, and Park demonstrates sympathy at the same time that he fully accepts the man's...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 124–148.
Published: 01 March 2005
... on positive elements of Chinese culture rather than on politics. Clearly, these authors are in something of a double bind, since the logic that led to the one-child policy and its catastrophic social consequences for young girls has also engendered the transracial adoption phenomenon, thereby enabling...