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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 4. Editorial, “Communist Colonialism,” Bint al-Nīl , May 1957 . More
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 73–103.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the novel's complex and contradictory relationship to colonial and neocolonial discourses. In [Meridians:feminismr,acet,ransnationalism2006, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 73-103] ©2006 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 73 this novel, the language of natural history produces a normative structure but necessarily...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Maile Arvin Abstract How can we enact meaningful forms of solidarity across Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities? This essay, which focuses specifically on the context of settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi, examines existing or potential alliances between Indigenous feminisms and transnational...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Marie Cruz Soto Abstract This article delves into the history of medical institutions, birthing practices, and reproductive rights in Vieques. The exploration exposes contradictions at the heart of Puerto Rico’s colonial modernity. Around the middle of the twentieth century, Puerto Ricans were...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 265–292.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Raquel Wright-Mair; Milagros Castillo-Montoya Abstract It is already known that one of the ways in which colonialism operates and exerts harm is by dehumanizing Black, Indigenous, and other racially minoritized populations. Less attention has been paid, however, to the ways in which...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... These two distinct histories will demonstrate the importance of a discourse on resistance on the border and contribute to mapping the dynamic intersections of sex and gender. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 LILY MARTINEZ Post-Colonial Consciousness and the Erotic in Iracema: Uma Transa Amazonica...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... hawker project was early twentieth-century Lagos during a time of entrenched British colonial rule, while the twenty-first-century #BringBackOurGirls campaign took form on the internet during a time of globalized neoliberalism and Islamophobia. Girls faced real and pressing dangers in both contexts...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 250–277.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Judith A. Byfield Copyright © 2003 by Wesleyan University Press 2003 JUDITH A. BYFIELD Taxation,Women, and the Colonial State EgbaWomen'Ts axRevolt Introduction In his moving memoir, Ake:TheYearsofChildhoodW, ole Soyinka provides a dramatic account of a women's tax revolt in his hometown...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 110–132.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Eman Alasah Abstract In light of recent developments in both the (anti)colonial and feminist discourses surrounding the settler colonial condition of Palestine, this article revisits and expands intersectionality as an analytical tool that captures manifold paradigms of subjugation. By considering...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 September 2015
... be located within the history of British colonialism and its intersections with white, Western, imperial patriarchy. This article does so by explicating the intersections of gender, race, and class in the post-1945 double-inscription of metropole and colony in British liberalizing social reform and national...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and perpetuate a tradition of colonial literature that establishes Martinican women of color, like the island itself, as both sexually available to the colonizer and resigned to exploitation and abandonment. Through an analysis of two French West Indian women writers—Mayotte Capécia and Suzanne Césaire, both...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Elena Ruíz Abstract This article addresses the experience of precarity and vulnerability in racialized gender-based violence from a structural perspective. Informed by Indigenous social theory and anticolonial approaches to intergenerational trauma that link settler colonial violence...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 182–209.
Published: 01 April 2024
... work is grounded within particular and fragmented locations that blur various lines and multiple layers of coloniality. This article offers a critical reflection of the invisibility in working on Indigeneity in southwest Asia within the structural imperatives of the academy. It takes up each...
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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 (2023) 22 (1): 11–33.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... It considers the view of reindeer herding as a vanishing livelihood and the pervasive colonial discourse of manifest destiny, which sees Indigenous peoples as disappearing in the process of natural selection and progress. The article also examines the Feminist Green New Deal (FGND) as an example of a policy...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 146–168.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones Abstract This essay analyzes Christiaen van Couwenbergh’s The Rape of the Negress (1632). The author argues the image as theological artifact, capturing the emergence of a white colonial gaze and the Dutch state concern of Christian piety as an emerging colonial power...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 April 2024
..., which emphasizes the sameness of their humanity with the dominant Japanese rather than arguing for Ainu ethnic difference or their colonial history. At first glance, their performance and iterations seem detached from the discourse of Indigenous resistance. However, this article demonstrates how...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in speculative texts. The author posits a lineage of negative aesthetics in the Dominican literary tradition, which we can trace back to the work of the Dominican pessimist writers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While the writers articulating this outlook were invested in colonial...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Anene Ejikeme Abstract This essay argues that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story “Headstrong Historian” offers a woman’s perspective on the Igbo encounter with European colonialism, a history made famous by Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart who told the story from a male perspective...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and tradition appears to take the discussion into a pre-colonial past as in many of Wole Soyinka’s plays. My reading of Onwueme’s play claims that the past is not an idealized space and time but rather a strategy used by the dramatist to comment on postcolonial realities and polities. As an arrangement...