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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Carole Boyce Davies Abstract African women's rights, in its early expressions, was linked to the critique of particular economic/class systems which disempowered the majority of women in contemporary Africa. However, the discourse was subsequently dominated by a move towards feminist politics...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 412–434.
Published: 01 March 2017
... dimension of her and her speakers’ conceptualizations of Jamaican identity (roots). Miss Lou’s poetry offers valuable departure points for critical recognition of the international interest, awareness, and saavy of Jamaican working-class women who migrate metaphorically rather than physically. Copyright ©...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Yu Shi Abstract Based on ethnographic fieldwork in the San Francisco Bay area, this study traces the emergence of a Chinese immigrant working-class patriarchy that is enabled by the articulation of “traditional” Chinesefemininity with new or reinvented gendered expectations in immigrant settings. I...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Cláudia Pons Cardoso; Miriam Adelman Abstract This article was written on the basis of interviews with 22 Afro-Brazilian activist women. It uses research on their trajectories to show how, as political subjects, they have used inequalities based on class, race, gender, and sexuality as instruments...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 396–413.
Published: 01 October 2021
... refracted by the dramatic socioeconomic and political shifts since the collapse of the Soviet Union. This article draws on the accounts of working-class devout Muslim women, with whom the author conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Saint Petersburg between 2015 and 2017, to elucidate their experiences of how...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-resistant and infra-human. These components, in turn, are deeply permeated by Brazilian conceptions of blackness, whiteness, masculinity, femininity, and higher- and lower-class identities, and their interconnections with notions of cleanliness and filth. The article thus looks at common-sense...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... exploitative colonial economy. Jamaica Kincaid’s essays in A Small Place dramatize the competing narratives of vacation as happiness object and misery-causing activities within the framework of the structure of terror. Many critics read differences of race and class developed through figures of the tourist...
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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 (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Khanum Shaikh Abstract The focus of this paper is Al-Huda International, a Pakistan-based Sunni Muslim women's organization working to bring about social reform through women's religious education. Created and led by urban, upper-class Pakistani women, Al-Huda approaches religious interpretation...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 39–52.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sri Craven Abstract This short story examines the class and caste dimensions of gender under economic liberalization in India through the experiences of its protagonist, Rani. It elicits the ways the new economic model purportedly ushers in a new modernity, even as the conditions of the poor remain...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of capturing the gendered, raced, classed, spiritual, and patriotic dynamics through which notions of motherhood in Mexico were structured. The national maternal rose to prominence as women and progressive leaders challenged exacting patriarchal family arrangements. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in A New Day in Old Sana’a to tease out the peculiarities of love and marriage against a backdrop of intersecting socioeconomic factors such as tradition, gender, race, and national class. The essay, affirmed by Hirsi himself, also makes use of interdisciplinarity to evaluate how Hirsi’s film embodies...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Michael J. New Abstract Sarah Webster Fabio taught some of the earliest Black studies courses at Merritt College and the University of California, Berkeley, where founding members of the Black Panther Party and other activist organizations took her classes. In the mid-1960s she earned...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 370–395.
Published: 01 October 2021
... conservatives within their own societies but also with progressive scholarly critics of secularism in other contexts. To clear the space for a nuanced understanding of feminist secularism in Pakistan, the author examines a unique style of politics that may be described as “secular” among middle-class Muslim...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 158–184.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of Fortuna’s experiences while coming of age in the Dominican Republic in the late twentieth century. While much of Dominican society’s African cultural history has been actively obscured by the ruling class, Fortuna has long celebrated Afro-Dominican culture through her life’s work and her identity has shaped...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to justify patterns of legibility, recognition, and rejection for discursive practices of national inclusion and exclusion. Specifically, the author analyzes Nasiruddin Yousuff’s Guerrilla (2011), an award-winning film featuring the story of Bilqis Banu, a middle-class, Muslim female combatant who takes...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
... communities. It also explores why they are the main political actors interpreting the racial, gender, and class dynamics of urban development policies and fighting to reform projects of socio-spatial inclusion in cities. Bridging the scholarly gap between black feminist theorization and the grassroots...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 30–49.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of gender, race, and class interact, posing new and more complex challenges to our society efforts in attaining equitability of gender and race. SUELI CARNEIRO Translatebdy ReginaCamargo Women in Movement Abstract Thisessayseeksto...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the binarism of theory and practice, to promote the creation of political alliances, to reconceptualize autonomy, to question essentialism, and to reconsider social class. 0CHYCURIEL TranslatebdyManuelaBorzonaendAlexandePronomartjf RethinkingRadicalAnti-Racist FeministPoliticsin a Global NeoliberalContext...