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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of Cosmopolitan and skin-tanning products in the American version of Cosmopolitan, the author points out the construction of “cosmopolitan whiteness.” Whiteness is not simply racialized or nationalized as such, but transnationalized. Whiteness is represented as “cosmopolitanness,” embodying transnational mobility...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 15–41.
Published: 01 March 2010
... advertisements for skin-whitening products in the Indonesian version of Cosmopolitan and skin-tanning products in the American version of Cosmopolitan , I point out the construction of “cosmopolitan whiteness.” Whiteness is not simply racialized or nationalized as such, but transnationalized. Whiteness...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 219–240.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Caren Kaplan Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 ESSAY HillaryRodhamClinton's Orient Cosmopolitan Travel and Global Feminist Subjects CAREN KAPLAN TheEastisa career. -Benjamin DisraeliT,ancred In the spring of 1999, HillaryRodham Clinton, the First Ladyof the United States...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 168–194.
Published: 01 March 2004
...-194] ©2004 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 168 I wenton ajourney COSMOPOLITAN CARTOGRAPHIES 169 such as motion and stillness, with the result that her works suggest repose over underlying tension, as though order must repeatedly be sought and achieved. The residue of discomfort they leave...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 382–388.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jennifer D. Williams; Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Copyright © 2017 Smith College 2017 JENNIFER D. WILLIAMS AND lFEOMA KIDDOE NWANKWO Travelin'Women: BlackFeminist Migrations,Diasporas, and Cosmopolitanisms "Not only would I become a writer but a travelin' woman as well." -Paule Marshall...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Vanita Reddy Abstract This essay examines Indian American writer Jhumpa Lahiri's literary engagements with cosmopolitan Indian beauty and style in her short stories “Sexy” and “Interpreter of Maladies” (2003). It situates these engagements as part of a transnational beauty assemblage...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 226–256.
Published: 01 September 2004
... for an avant-garde global identity. Women stand at the forefront of transnational forms oflife, and as the rhetoric of childbearing suggests, they control the reproduction of this world without borders. In this essay, I explore how cosmopolitan feminist visions of motherhood and fertility emerge in the fiction...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 412–434.
Published: 01 March 2017
... by translating the newspaper's reports into patwah and using patwah diction and metaphor. For example, she uses "puppa-lick," which means somersault. The first line suggests that the speaker anticipates Miss Fan's interest in European events because of Miss Fan's cosmopolitan sensibility. The casual familiarity...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2008
... based on the notion of"choice." Much of chick lit imagines its heroines' agency through their desires and actions as part of a [global] consumer culture. Propounding an American and a cosmopolitan way oflife that enables the liberation of this new woman, however, chick-lit novels create protagonists who...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2010
... ofimitating "white" standards of beauty is a case in point. In this issue Ayu Saraswati argues that the skin-whitening practices among women of color should not be reflexivelyconflated with the desire to emulate the "Caucasian whiteness" of women of European descent. Her essay, "Cosmopolitan Whiteness...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): ix–xii.
Published: 01 September 2001
... question "How do some kinds of contemporary feminist practices produce new orientalisms in the context of cosmopolitanism and globalization?" This question echoes Sharon Hom's linkages, although Kaplan addresses those linkages differently: by unraveling the tensions between cosmopolitanism, nationalism...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 March 2017
... "Travelin' Women: Black Feminist Migrations, Diasporas, and Cosmopolitanisms," with guest editors Jennifer Williams and Ifeoma Nwankwo. In their introduction to the section's essays, poems, and interview, they ask: "What does it mean for a Black woman writer to be a traveling woman? How does travel affect...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 58–81.
Published: 01 September 2005
... witnessed a shift to action films featuring the angry young man who embodied the triumph of India's underclasses over social injustice and political corruption. 6 The commercially successful films made since the mid-199os, in contrast, emphasize wealth, fast cars, youth culture, and cosmopolitan lifestyles...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., and writing. FRANCIS M. BEAL, see page 457. PAMELA BUTLER is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies, with a minor in Feminist Studies, at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation-in-progress, "Global Chicks: Neoliberal Feminism and Cosmopolitan Travel," analyzes how neoliberal feminism...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 271–273.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., Cuban, and Brazilian cultural-historic themes. SHAMEEM BLACK is Assistant Professor of English at YaleUniversity. She is currently working on a manuscript about cosmopolitan poetics and transcultural imagination in contemporary literature. Her previous study of homoerotic authorial influence appeared...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 464–490.
Published: 01 March 2017
... readily characterize her voyage as "cosmopolitanism" or "travel writing." Yet Mario Cesareo's concise distinction between these two concepts elucidates common understandings of these terms and the ways in which they fall short of explaining the tensions in which I am primarily interested. Cesareo notes...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 298–301.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the history of colonialism, genocide, and slavery? The presence in the West of masses of immigrants and refugees from Muslim cultures has added new anxieties about hosting the Muslim "other" from the postcolonial territories. The new cosmopolitan centers of the contemporary world, far from being a paradise...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): v–x.
Published: 01 September 2004
... them to shape a powerful cosmopolitan feminist rhetoric." And in Luz Calvo's essay "Art Comes for the Archbishop: The Semiotics of Contemporary Chicana Feminism and EDITOR'S FAREWELL VII the Work of Alma Lopez" as well as in Melinda Luisa de Jestis's "Of Monsters and Mothers: Filipina American Identity...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 114–139.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and they evince what Doyle reveals to be the other side of the transnationalism practiced through "the trade." Doyle remarks on "liberatory and conservative transnationalisms top-down, imperialist capitalism on the one 128 MERIDIANS 9:1 hand, and bottom-up mestiza, or cosmopolitan subversions on the other" (Doyle...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2002
... community acts as a buffer against the return to older forms of tyranny. In a context of unbridled nationalism, parochialism, and bigotry, the cosmopolitanism of the global media and the Western world refreshingly disturbs settled assumptions. Though rooted in a different power dynamic, this cosmopolitanism...