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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
... books, census data., and domestic policy. In the course of our conversation, I divulged that I was not an anthropologist or political scientist, but rather a student ofliterary and cultural studies. She proudly presented me with a copy of her sister's book Rotundamentneegra. "Me niego rotundamente...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): v–xi.
Published: 01 June 2016
...-descendant Feminisms in the Americas, organized by the Afro-Latino Diasporas: Black Politics and Racial Cultures Research Group at the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS)at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. CLACLS director, Sonia Alvarez, along with the research group's co...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and the United States, and between film analysis and the dance studio, the author examines the cultural politics of the romanticized and historical Indian dancer—the mythical courtesan. The author argues that the mythical courtesan was called into existence through film cultures in the early twentieth century...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as cultural politics. The way gender and class intersect in an African context continues to be an ongoing critical lever of analysis, despite some recent turns in the study of African gender systems that have evaded class as a critical variable. Copyright © 2015 by Smith College 2015 CAROLE BOYCE DAVIES...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
... at the intersection of three major components of Brazilian cultural politics: the pervasive authoritarianism that is directed mainly at the poor; the contempt for manual labor and the constant ridicule of manual workers' alleged inferiority; and the repulsion for the black body, frequently portrayed as hyper...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 414–442.
Published: 01 October 2021
... that enacts surveillance and violence on them. evelyn.alsultany@usc.edu Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 hate crimes anti-Muslim racism cultural studies cultural politics Islamophobia racial gaslighting On February 10, 2015, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Craig Stephen Hicks...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... . Durham : Duke University Press . carrington andré . 2017 . “ Spectacular Intimacies: Texture, Ethnicity, and a Touch of Black Cultural Politics .” Souls 19 , no. 2 : 177 – 95 . Davis Angela . 1994 . “ Afro Images: Politics, Fashion, and Nostalgia .” Critical Inquiry 21...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 148–176.
Published: 01 June 2016
.../black female bodies. As cultural artifacts, I argue that these poetic/political constructs give evidence of Afro- Brazilian female bodies as historical: on one hand, they represent the embodiment of “otherness” as they historically differ from the standards of (white) “normalcy;” on the other hand...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 370–395.
Published: 01 October 2021
... women interviewed by the author in Karachi and Islamabad. She argues that the espousal of secularism by feminists as a political cultural discourse in South Asia can initiate a politics that challenges hegemonic notions of self, community, and nation that are gaining strength in Pakistan. This position...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 180–204.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and Blige's work, I examine the politics of black women's pop music culture in relation to the Gulf Coast catastrophe and the extreme marginalization of black women in American sociopolitical culture. I suggest that we look closely at the musical performances of Beyoncé as well as Blige, as each artist's work...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 94–114.
Published: 01 April 2023
... “for the normalization of exclusionary practices,” which the Nijmegen school calls a process of “B/Ordering as Ordering and Othering .” Second, it positions porteadoras ’ deaths and risks to their health within the political and the religious order; Muslim Moroccan women operate within strong religious and cultural...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and Korean han (a culturally specific grief)—to show how Cha uses it as a subversive political tool to defer historical closure and to refuse her quiet assimilation. Cha’s remembrance of the histories of Japanese colonialism in the Korean peninsula and the Korean War defies the expectation that minority...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... : A Novel . Brooklyn : Akashic Books . Malvido Adriana . 1993 . Nahui Olin, la mujer del sol . Barcelona : Circe Ediciones . Minich Julie Avril . 2014 . Accessible Citizenships: Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico . Philadelphia : Temple University...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... dreams ofa corporate global takeover. The film concludes by centering the local perspectives of these women against their over-determination by foreign domination as glorientalized subjects. The "situated knowledge" of these "organic intellectuals," cultural performers/workers, and political activists...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 297–322.
Published: 01 October 2023
... of savarna feminists’ historical-material relation to caste. Narrating regional caste histories of savarna Bengalis, the author shows that her practice of writing castelessly is founded on material structures of power—historically claimed monopolies over culture and education, land, labor, and political...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... subject. Such efforts can include erasing their own historical ground of political struggle against colonialism and racism, emphasizing upward socioeconomic mobility as a "cultural" value, 4 MERIDIANS 10:1 and insisting on the irrelevance of race as a significant barrier to integration in the mainstream...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 207–235.
Published: 01 April 2022
... #Blackgirlmagic is bound to corporate missions and deliberate algorithmic limitations. This coupling of neoliberal capitalist interests and Black femme liberatory politics causes the author to pause and interrogate the political and cultural efficacy of the hashtag. With an Afrofuturist womanist framework...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... This is further complicated for a generation raised on hip-hop. As hip-hop culture has been embraced and exploited by mainstream producers and consumers in the last two decades, it has moved from serving as an articulation of youth-of-color identity and politics to a mass-marketed culture based on American ideals...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
...—a hybridized form of melancholy and Korean han (a culturally specific grief)—to show how Cha uses it as a subversive political tool to defer historical closure. Cha's remembrance of the histories of Japanese colonialism in the Korean peninsula and the Korean War defies the expectation that minority populations...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the erasure of the broad array of black sexuality and gendered being in favor of a static heterosexual narrative" (Richardson 2003, 64). 264 MERIDIANS 8:1 Anxieties There is a profound anxiety within "the black community" over the moral and political value of contemporary mainstream hip-hop cultural...