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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Conde’s text, is examined, as are the ways in which these women subvert and reimagine origin myths. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 Creolization slavery and colonization women’s expression Africana and Caribbean women’s narratives embodied narrative creation myths Love has...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of these narratives underscores their pervasiveness and allure while critiquing the myths they advance. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 Sandra Cisneros fairy tales disidentification intersectionality U.S. Third World feminisms Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a land not so far way, a young...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... imperial version of Man. This vision of the human, Sylvia Wynter’s conceptual framework, contends that the human is a partially biological and partially social creation, both of which appear in Kincaid’s critique prior to the ending of A Small Place . In this light, Kincaid’s final lines unravel the sharp...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... bemoaned in “The ‘Crowd’”: “It’s confirmed / The answer, it’s confirmed / I am the ‘crowd.’ Alas, the so necessary ‘crowd’ / acquiesced and tolerated / to perpetuate an illusion / A myth” (11). The poet contests the state’s exclusionary identity politics in which Indians from the Northeast have been...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of counterintuition. She builds on Ariella Azoulay’s theories of photographic continuance that see the moment of the photographic image being created as not ending there but continuing through the traces of that creation within the photograph as well as through viewers’ ongoing acts of interpretation. Thinking...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Sequoia Maner Abstract This essay traces the ethical impulse of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. I frame the writings of Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston as antecedent creations that depict black women’s journeys into interior psychic spaces as method for healing. Reading the trope...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... as a “magnificent monument to maternity,” the statue depicted a woman tending to her children (208). The creation of Mother’s Day was a reaction to the progressive changes initiated by Yucatán officials and feminist organizations. Embraced by politicians, newspaper editors, and the public at large, the holiday...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... ( 2007 : 186), “Colonialism did not impose precolonial, European gender arrangements on the colonized. It imposed a new gender system that created very different arrangements for colonized males and females than for white bourgeois colonizers.” This creation of a system of binary and racialized gender...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
... by revealing and problematizing the acts of remembering constitutive of the process to produce an illustrated memoir. In recounting Long Tack Sam’s survival stratagems and conscious repackaging of cultural myths, Fleming’s work is a prime illustration of Ann Cvetkovich’s ( 2008 , 125) observation that, rather...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Americans have historically been able to mimic the progress narrative of the U.S. is through their achievement of model minority status. Palumbo-Liu articulates that the model minority myth is the belief that Asian Americans’ “success lies in their ability to adapt Asia to America as well...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
... systematic lynching, castration, and rape to thwart African Americans’ attempts to exercise their rights. ( Fig. 3 .) Figure 3. Journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862–1931) led the campaign against lynching. She exposed the stereotype of black men as rapists to be a racist myth that concealed whites...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... alive” (Feinberg 1993 , 213). However, Linda Schlossberg acknowledges its negative associations but also suggests how passing can be potentially liberating: Passing is not simply about erasure or denial, as it is often castigated but, rather, about the creation and establishment of an alternative set...