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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 32–53.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Cynthia Wu Abstract My essay addresses non-normative genders and sexualities in Lois-Ann Yamanaka's Blu's Hanging , a controversial novel set in Hawai'i that—although commercially successful and critically acclaimed—has spurred protests over its racist portrayals of Filipino masculinity. I show how...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 26–52.
Published: 01 September 2015
... interpreting the controversy surrounding From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried , controversy that focuses on the question whether Weems is ethically wrong to show, in her series, daguerreotype images of enslaved and arguably humiliated women, images that Weems rephotographs and re-presents, drastically...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Sunera Thobani Abstract Following a speech against the war on terror the author presented at a conference on Violence Against Women, she was publicly attacked and threatened for “hate-mongering.” This paper was written in the aftermath of the controversy that followed. The author’s speech...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... black (post)modern desires, as well as the potential to think through historical echoes of the current controversies and debates around exactly what constitutes “appropriate” black sexuality. Even as it offers a venue for acts of self-representation, pleasure, and exchange, hip-hop porn's brand of...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 September 2010
... calypso, and chutney soca, as an Indo-Trinidadian-identified form with roots in traditional South Asian music as well as Carnival cultures, is a particular arena of visibility—and controversy—for critically including Indo-Trinidadian “flag” women in a feminist framework. In this essay, I read these...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
... controversy. This essay uses Chisholm's writings and speeches, as well as government documents, newspaper archives, and interviews to demonstrate Chisholm's dual engagement with the antiracist and antifeminist movements of her time within the context of legislative politics. Copyright © 2015 by Smith...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... between government agencies and Muslim communities to prevent homegrown terrorism. From its inception, CVE has been controversial among Muslim and non-Muslim leaders within Southern California’s civil rights communities. While some suggest that American Muslims must play a leading role in countering...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... culture. Her image has been refigured by several generations of Chicana feminist artists, including Alma López. Chicana feminist reclaiming of the Virgin, however, has been fraught with controversy. Chicana feminist cultural work—such as the art of Alma López, performances by Selena Quintanilla, and...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... power. This gave me tremendous self-confidence. Then I would say Fatima Mernissi, who was teaching at the university when I was a student. I used to follow her public statements and writings and the controversy she often occasioned. My father’s attitude I readily accepted, because he was the one who...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Destiny’s Child’s controversial track “Cater 2 U” re-emerges and offers to “take care” of the home and her man. There is, though, perhaps a bit more to this track with its cowboys “out-on-the-range” horns and synthesizer arrangements. Even in a line as ludicrously overblown as “I can do for you what Martin...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Hirsi (the film’s director) and Ahmed Al-Abdali (the film’s producer), who are both diasporic Yemenis, Ciecko ( 2011 , 2) does admit that “despite such controversies and revisionist impulses, first film assertions have served the critical function of enabling the discursive existence of expanded new...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that volume, where the inclusion of a diaspora woman such as the eighteenth-century slave Madlena von Poppos, stolen from what is now Benin and writing from St. Thomas, now part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, met with little controversy, the question of which displaced people could be regarded as African...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., “When Black Hair Is against the Rules,” New York Times, April 30, 2014, https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/opinion/when-black-hair-is-against-the-rules.html?_r=0 . Private schools have recently stirred public controversy and outrage over policies specifically targeting natural black hairstyles. See...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... experiences and intimate thoughts as props either in articulating new ideas or in expressing sometimes controversial arguments, particularly around sexuality, pleasure, and black female identity. Very early on in my writing career I would be reminded that using the personal was “subjective” and unscientific...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... organization’s stance on controversial contraceptive drugs and devices: We did need more options for women. There was the boom and bust of Norplant—which was promoted as a miracle contraceptive technology, the way it was utilized, forced on disenfranchised communities—dispensed to poor women, African American...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and historical controversy. . . . The Negro himself has contributed his share to this through a sort of protective social mimicry forced upon him by the adverse circumstances of dependence . . . and [seeing] himself in the distorted perspective of a social problem. His shadow, so to speak, has been...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 219–254.
Published: 01 December 2020
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and lesbian contingent first marched in the Puerto Rican Day parade in New York City. The first gay and lesbian parade took place in Puerto Rico in 1991 amid great controversy. Parades are important because they provide symbolic evidence that queer issues are on the public radar. Negrón-Muntaner and...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
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