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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 (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 (2002) 3 (1): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2002
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2007) 7 (2): 143–162.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and advocate and reflect on how power asymmetries based on race, educational status, and class were both reproduced and reshaped during my fieldwork, and how my feminist research agenda and partial insider status were directly tied to the creation and continuation of these power asymmetries. As I illuminate...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
... around the performance of race, class, and gender as a means to resist dominant representations of black women, while simultaneously engaging in disciplinary practices that constrain black femininity. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 SHANARA R. REID-BRINKLEY The Essencoef Res(ex)pectability...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2008
... with transnational and critical race feminisms in this way illuminates not only the operations of chick lit and the middle-class neoliberal subjects it produces, but also interrogates the ways in which hegemonic feminisms in the U.S. (as exemplified by chick-lit criticism) continue to disregard such questions. We...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and class dynamics. It is within this context that I examine Memoir of a Visionary (2002) by Antonia Pantoja and The Noise of Infinite Longing (2004) Luisita López Torregrosa; I consider how these recent memoirs engage with intersecting issues in the lives of Puerto Rican women and suggest how shame...
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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 (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 (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and inflects a U.S. Third World feminist analysis by examining how the narrative draws attention to the ways gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class are entwined. Rather than view the text as an outright rejection of the dubious premises and promises provided by fairy tales—individualist, (hetero)sexist...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... freedom dreams must include gender and sexual liberation. By considering BLM’s rejection of capitalism as a broader critique of neoliberalism’s forceful role in maintaining black dispossession, the author posits that BLM desires to disrupt the state’s tendency to use the black middle class to enact...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Pride led the largest strike of Black laborers ever to take place in that state, and won. Kristal Brent Zook, an award-winning journalist, traveled to Indianola to meet with White and others in an effort to understand the plight of working class women in the modern-day South. What she found there taught...