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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 130–153.
Published: 01 March 2001
...France Winddance Twine ESSAY TransgressiveWomenand TransracialMothers White Women and Critical Race Theory FRANCE WINDDANCE TWINE Yougobeyondbeinga whitepersonand youbecomtehe_figuroef hatredas well.That'showIfeel.Youbecomtehe [black]personthat they'recalling[aderogatoryname]in a sense.I...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and letters to contemporary critical theory, from geographers' logs to films and pop culture. Her sources are rich and varied, and they can be broken down into three general types: the historical archives written during the “age of exploration” and the slave trade; the contemporary archives of newspapers...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the other mother. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 critical theory sexual violence migration trauma Shortly afterward, my mother moved with her family to Karachi, West Pakistan, never to return to the soon-to-be Bangladesh. She never knew what happened to the young maid...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Conra D. Gist Abstract This article examines the ways in which black feminism—as a concept, an applied theory, and a safety net—functions as a critical social theory designed to assist students in understanding the multiple ways that black and brown women are marginalized through institutionalized...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Ina C. Seethaler Abstract Jane Jeong Trenka's adoption memoir received harsh criticism for its negative stance against transnational adoption. Within a small yet growing group of life-writing works on transnational adoption, I see Trenka as an important voice in challenging the dominant cultural...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zoe Spencer; Olivia N. Perlow Abstract This work develops and conceptualizes a new theory, Post Traumatic Slave Master Syndrome, that is utilized to critically correlate historic patterns of lynching Black women to contemporary violent state (actor) responses to Black women’s resistance...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to (and submitted proposals for projects) receiving CVE funds, while others vehemently reject it as deeply flawed, intrusive, racist, and as outright cooptation by an untrustworthy state. Critics of CVE point out that it is anchored in misguided theories and crude religious stereotypes that stigmatize Muslims...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and Settled Expectations .” In Racism and Philosophy , edited by Babbitt Susan E. and Campbell Sue . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press . Christian Barbara . 1990 . “ The Race for Theory .” In Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that reached them all? Simple questions to be sure but ones we wrestled with in an effort to create a liberatory project that answered all of the questions that we had been grappling with within our own classrooms. With that in mind, we submit that this Black feminist theory critical knowledge project is best...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 September 2010
... characters, authors, critics, academics, and activists engage in transnational work and rhetoric, we must ask: whoprecisely creates and participates in these theoretical practices? In her analysis of how feminist theory disrupts hegemonic knowledge institutions, Nelly Richard critiques the individual voice...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... fetishization without fully considering how race, gender, class, and technology are co-constituted. Drawing on critical feminist theory, social justice education, and science and technology studies, this essay offers a critique of neoliberal approaches to technology education for girls of color and provides...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
... at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests include rhetoric and feminist politics, critical race theory, and intersectionality. Her most recent book is UndermininIgntersectionalitTy:hePerilsofPowerblinFdeminism(Temple University Press, 2018). She has recently published articles in Signs...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 September 2018
... discourses, as well as in the society at large. (1980b, 106) For semiologists pornography is a discourse, but for women, Wittig writes, it is real and not detachable from their experiences. Wittig criticizes the straight mind for being a theory of difference that seeks to universalize difference because...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 September 2001
... is widely articulated in contemporary literary criticism and theory, I want to focus on the relational aspects of selfhood evidenced in two contemporary Blackwomen's narratives: Toni Morrison's Sulaand Alice Walker's TheColorPurple.In both texts, selfhood is an issue of community, a negotiation...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 19–52.
Published: 01 September 2008
... collaboratively, in a sense, with others in the competition, battling begins to look a lot like the process of critical theory-building. The process of critical theory-building, however, differs from a battle in that it is not a simple competition but a critical and challenging dialogue between two parties, where...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2013
... conception oflove. My work asks how a consideration of black feminism's love-politics might enable us to rethink the very contours of a "generous" love-politics. Second, this paper endeavors to center black feminism in affect theory's intellectual genealogy. The "affective turn''4 in critical theory (Staiger...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... endeavors to center Black feminism in affect theory’s intellectual genealogy. The “affective turn” 4 in critical theory (Staiger, Cvetkovich, and Reynolds 2010 , 5) has produced a rich body of scholarship invested in “public feelings,” in the ways that “global politics and history manifest themselves...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., rather than reproduce, the norms of the university. Herbert Marcuse writes, "In order to identify and define the possibilities of an optimal development, the critical theory must abstract from the actual organization and utilization of society's resources, and from the results of this organization...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 57–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., including Muslim feminist scholars, present their arguments in a manner that often reinscribes rather than disrupts the dichotomy between tradition and modernity-Islam and the West.2 In this situation, I argue that feminist critical theory faces urgent demands to reject the division of the world into zones...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 77–91.
Published: 01 September 2001
... nine-month calendars marked bywinter and spring breaks and holidays, is a privilege and a luxury. Drawing attention to our class privileges as professors, as intellectuals, reminds us that the purpose of our scholarship, our critical theory must be more than the enrichment of our own intellectual...