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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and the native in the early essays as necessarily divisive post-colonial critique, but they read Kincaid’s final essay as an attempt to transcend such divisions. Many have lauded Kincaid’s call to throw off old categories and focus on shared (biological) humanity, yet this very category of “human” has been...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of citizenship, taking into equal account racism, sexism, classism, and uneven capital distribution as intersecting categories affecting the practice of acting as and the status of being a citizen. Applying to contemporary Caribbean women's writing the analytical category of sexual citizenship thus engenders...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Barbara Tomlinson Abstract Intersectional thinking emerged as a provocation in contemporary feminist studies as a political and analytic concept, a sensibility or disposition, a heuristic for thinking in supple and strategic ways about social categories and relations of power in terms of “both...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and desires of participants. The authors end by summarizing their ethical and methodological practices in light of inequalities at the intersection of citizenship status, class, nation, race, and other categories of asymmetrical power. These inequalities shape the authors’ attempts to reorganize conventional...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... on at once the national struggle for self-determination and the gender struggle against patriarchal cultural norms. The film opens up new ways of imagining the category birangona and elicits a deeper appreciation of differentiated agency, vulnerability, and humanity. The film ends with Bilqis taking her...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... attitudes such as anti-Blackness, however, Indiana puts forth a feminist and queer of color version that continues the aesthetic practice while also offering a radical departure by critiquing colonial and neocolonial categories. This article contends that in her Dominican futurism, Indiana pairs...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 22–40.
Published: 01 March 2007
... nation, and gender should be non-hierarchically linked as categories of analysis in order to understand the breadth of our oppression as well as the full potential of our liberation in the hope that one day we can belong as full members of our homes, communities, and tribal nations. Indeed, both...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the goal of safety that these registries advance. Part two builds on this foundation to use current shifts in the juvenile justice system to investigate how race, class, and gender complicate who has access to the protected categories of childhood and motherhood, and to the characteristic of innocence...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 September 2015
... British welfare state. What becomes apparent in both reports is how ethnically and racially differentiated categories of women were produced, targeted, and deployed in British metropolitan and colonial state discourses concerning the management of women and reform of racial rule at home and abroad...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . Kelley Robin D. G. 2003 . Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination . Boston : Beacon Press . Kwan Peter . 1997 . “ Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation: Jeffrey Dahmer and the Cosynthesis of Categories .” Hastings Law Journal 48 : 1257 – 92...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
... or racially based category, however marked it may be by biological, social, and visual signifiers (Burke 1996 ; Peiss 1998 ; Kawashima 2002 ; Hall 2005 ; Hunter 2005 ; Rondilla and Spickard 2007 ; Pierre 2008 ; Glenn 2009 ; Parameswaran and Cardoza 2009 ). For example, when cultural studies scholar...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... The bounds of the categories are altered, but their hierarchical systematization is not. Blackness continues unabashedly to be equated with ugliness. When asked for their opinions of the appearance of women depicted in an African American braiding book, Salon Lamadas’ staff was vehemently derogatory...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., a more elaborate discussion of the term will help to explain its unstable and shifting socially constructed meanings. The term cholo/a (or cholx ) is an unstable racial and social category that is acutely dependent on context, and reflects a cultural dynamism that is, at its worst, racially...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
... (teacher-student) framework. Throughout my training as a dancer in the United States and, later, during my ethnographic research in India, I have consistently faced roadblocks and silences around the history of the performance practices that qualify under the category “Indian classical dance.” My...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... broad categories of human rights: 1) civil and political rights; 2) economic, social, and cultural rights; and 3) sexual, environmental, and developmental rights (OHCHR 1996 ). The first category includes rights that provide for liberty and equality, freedom from discrimination, and the right...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... patriarchal aims, an intricate network based on the redirected and unpredictable flow of breast milk emerges. Additionally, with the examples of Indian housekeeper Sanjita and her daughter Etiennise, Condé’s creolization through milk “flows” away from rigid categories of black and white, European and African...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 131–138.
Published: 01 December 2020
... members. The production of a new racial category, “anyone who looks like a Muslim” in which targets of racism include Muslims, Arabs, Sikhs, and any other people with olive or brown skin, exposes the arbitrary and politically constructed character of new and old racial categories in the U.S. It also...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 51–68.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that hybridity was, in fact, a binding notion for our lives. This brief inventory shows how my personal biography and political history is one that has always prevented me from being easily placed into tidy categories: all the elements of my identity are not neatly related to each other, but, instead, act...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., produced for European consumption, are contrasted with studio portraits commissioned by Black South African families of themselves dressed in their best clothes, such as Victorian-era suits and dresses. Such a contrast allows Campt to productively question how each set of photographs challenges categories...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... not premised on the Black/White paradigm that characterizes racism in the U.S., Puerto Rican culture has its own racist hierarchy that includes a large, intermediate mixed category. Pantoja tried again and again to reconcile her feelings about the island. As someone deeply committed to Puerto Rican people...