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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Ginetta Candelario ESSAYS HairRace-ing Dominican Beauty Culture and Identity Production GINETTA CANDELARIO Useto be Yacouldlearna wholelotofstuff sittinBin them beautyshopchairs Useto be Yacouldmeet a wholelotof otherwomen sittinthere alonBwith hairftyinB spitjlying and babiescryinB Useto...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., light hair, white skin, light eyes, thin and narrow-hipped bodies, the Dominican staff and clients at Salon Lamadas continue to prefer a whiteness that indicates mixture. The identity category labeled “Hispanic” is deployed as the signifier of somatic, linguistic, and cultural alterity in relation...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
... is otherwise known as the "booty video," reinforces the increasing use of an urban sensibility 1 in music, television, and films that exploits a mediated understanding of black, urban aesthetics. The expression "booty video" derives from popular culture vernacular that [Meridiansf:eminism, race...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): v–xi.
Published: 01 June 2016
... their relative invisibility in the U.S., Afro-descendant feminisms have advanced radical re-imaginings of not only "mainstream" or hegemonic Latin American feminisms, but also of race, gender, sexuality, democracy, health, development, cultural production, generation, citizenship, and other issues and ideas...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Dorothy E. Mosby Abstract This paper is both a personal reflection and critical analysis of the circulation of the poem “Rotundamente negra” by Afro-Costa Rican poet and cultural activist Shirley Campbell among Afro-descendant women in Latin America. As I heard various recitations...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 261–263.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... occupation of the Philippines, even though Espiritu noted in Filipino AmericanLivesthat Filipinos were in the Americas before the British colonists arrived in the New World. She does this to demonstrate how American encroachment in the Philippines affected their culture, government, and financial system...
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 7. Occupy Me: Topping from the Bottom , Hushidar Mortezaie’s installation at SOMArts Cultural Center for the exhibition The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience . Image courtesy of Chani Bockwinkel. More
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 8. Occupy Me: Topping from the Bottom , Hushidar Mortezaie’s installation at SOMArts Cultural Center for the exhibition The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience . Image courtesy of Chani Bockwinkel. More
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 9. Occupy Me: Topping from the Bottom , Hushidar Mortezaie’s installation at SOMArts Cultural Center for the exhibition The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience . Image courtesy of Chani Bockwinkel. More
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Published: 01 April 2020
and Culture, Natchez, Mississippi. Figure 1. “Moody, approximately age 14,” age estimate courtesy of Frances Jefferson, sister of Anne Moody. Frances Jefferson text message to Leigh Ann Wheeler and shared with author, October 30, 2019. Creator: Unknown. Courtesy of the Board of Directors, Natchez Museum More
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... critically and commercially successful female Caribbean writer). For example, the common approach to examining Morrison's groundbreaking novel The Bluest Eye (1970) is to foreground its national significance, or, less frequently, to apply its discourses quite generally and loosely to other cultural contexts...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of traditional Pacific Islanders by dominant white culture. The piece seeks to inspire a greater understanding of the complexity of Hawaiian culture as well as the damage caused by the diminishment of true Hawaiians represented in popular culture. The aim of this piece is, ultimately, to encourage thought...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., a heterogeneous set of transnational cultural flows of Indian beauty and fashion, first in order to map the transnational dimensions of Indian fashion and beauty, which have remained under-explored within existing feminist scholarship on cultural economies of Indian fashion and beauty. Second, the essay shifts...
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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 (2018) 16 (2): 382–392.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Afiya Mbilishaka Abstract Most Black women who experience psychological distress do not receive mental health services because the dominant model of service delivery is often inaccessible and culturally disengaged. This mismatch of westernized approaches to mental health neglects the cultural...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Luz Calvo Abstract Inspired by the Chicana feminist artist Alma López’s Our Lady (1999), this essay explores Chicana cultural and psychic investments in representations of the Virgin of Guadalupe. As an image of the suffering mother, the Virgin of Guadalupe is omnipresent in Mexican-American visual...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of oppression of the female body. This language of the body does not rely on essentialist parameters of “race” or of women's “nature.” On the contrary, by depicting rape as universal, non-culture–specific issue, Keller's novel sketches a mother–daughter relationship where the daughter finds a way to identify...
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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 (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and its dance forms to empower women cross-culturally. She subverts traditional representations of womanhood in her songs and performances, thereby expanding existing definitions of womanhood. Hinds addresses women's ambivalent relationships with the performance and celebration of Caribbean culture...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Samantha Pinto Abstract “Why must all girls want to be flag women?” laments one critic regarding what he sees as the infiltration of “Carnival” culture into the performative desires of Indo-Trinidadian women. The intersections of soca, a form of music derived from the traditional Carnival genre...