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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... hair has been both overdetermined and underexplored as a site of intellectual inquiry. This essay aims to offer a critical examination of natural black hair as a central site of interpersonal negotiation for black women in the United States. Drawing on performance studies, cultural studies, and black...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Wiebke Beushausen Abstract This article offers a literary and cultural studies approach to sexual citizenship and belonging through a reading of the coming-of-age genre. Coming-of-age narratives, a primary mode of a womanist Caribbean diaspora poetics, offer fruitful ground for an analysis...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to this representation of Asian cultures as premodern and irrevocably opposed to the West, much as portrayed in Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” theory. The author illustrates this transnational feminist critique with a documentary used in Women’s Studies classes, Deborah Gee’s landmark film Slaying...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of Asian cultures as premodern and irrevocably opposed to the West, much as portrayed in Samuel Huntington's “clash of civilizations” theory (Huntington 1996). I illustrate this transnational feminist critique with a documentary used in Women's Studies classes: Deborah Gee's landmark film Slaying...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 410–439.
Published: 01 October 2023
... that partner selection and marriage are significant cultural practices in a diasporic context. In this study, the authors contribute to two sets of literatures: studies on the lived experiences of Afghan-Canadian migrant and refugee women and postcolonial debates on cultural hybridity. The authors employ...
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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 (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and cultural imperialism of East Asia in the borderlands of the Americas, but the spectralizing processes by which displaced women of color are denied material presence and recognition as living labor. Situating Maquilapolis as a case study and prime text for rethinking women's subjugation as well...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
... by presenting herself as an empowered subject instead of as an insulted object in her paintings. While the term chola has historically been used derogatorily, Coca reappropriates her chola identity and reclaims it as her own, consequently subverting its prejudicial, racist origins. Second, the essay studies...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ayesha Hardison Abstract This essay examines black women's transition from cultural consumers to artistic producers in Martha Southgate's under-studied novel Third Girl from the Left . Analyzing the text's exploration of black women's misrepresentation in popular film and mainstream narratives...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Andreá N. Williams Abstract Black activists Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and Harriet Tubman, during the height of their involvement in the antislavery movement, lived as unmarried women amid a mid-nineteenth-century culture that ostensibly devalued singleness. This essay examines nineteenth-century...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and Culture program at the University ofMaryland, Baltimore County. She is also a lecturer for the department ofMass Communication and Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research interests are aligned in digital sociolinguistics and Black rhetoric. 372 MERIDIANS 16:2 ...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of patriarchy, and expressions of sexuality that included agency and nonconformity. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 gender hip hop cultural representation hip hop feminism sexuality In the United States we have seen Black feminist scholarship engage hip hop studies in conversations around...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... national campaign to end prostitution as a case study to investigate how gender and patriarchy affect the ways social change is operationalized. Interested in the relationship between social and cultural change, following the tradition of feminist historians, this article utilizes the oral histories of two...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of articulating one's experiences as a U.S. racial minority. This predicament contrasts with the biracial women of African descent in France Winddance Twine's ethnographic study, "Brown-Skinned White Girls," who forge a "white cultural identity" while growing up in predominantly white, middle-class suburbs. When...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jessica Labbé Abstract “‘Too high a price’: The ‘Terrible Honesty’ of Black Women's Work in Quicksand ” assumes a New Historical lens to understand the novel through its historical context and, inversely, to reveal a new knowledge of history and culture through Larsen's writing. The author argues...
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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 (2016) 13 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
... zoo,; Kallivayalil 2004). Unfortunately, these cultural values have been associated with high incidents of sexual abuse, intimate-partner violence, and mental illness for this group of women (Agnew 1998; Abraham 1999; Reavey, Ahmed, and Majumdar 2006). In their review of more than thirty studies...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 222–224.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS SARA AHMED is Professor ofRace and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College. Before coming to Goldsmiths in 2004, she was based in Women's Studies at Lancaster University for ten years. She works at the intersection among feminist...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 322–324.
Published: 01 September 2008
... book exploring race, gender, and digital media cultures. She has also begun work on an oral history concerning a ferryboat disaster between the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis on August r, 1970. R. DIANNE BARTLOW is an assistant professor in the Department of Women's Studies at California...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 163–164.
Published: 01 March 2007
... teaches Literature, Women's Studies, and Africana Studies at Georgia College & State University. Her research focuses on representations of female sexuality in literature and popular culture. LAURAGILLMAN is Associate Professor ofWomen's Studies at Virginia Tech. Her intellectual and political interests...