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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to be overcome by transforming feminist tools of reading and writing. Critical feminist studies cannot allow arguments about multidimensionality and race to congeal around strategies that reinforce white women's symbolic domination of the field. In this article I examine two attempts to distort intersectionality...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Vivian M. May Abstract Interpretive approaches to Black women’s insurgency can stifle as much as they reveal. Harriet Tubman is deservedly remembered for her sustained resistance to multiple forms of oppression. Yet, she is often made visible in ways that distort, rendering her invisible. Scholars...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Vivian M. May Abstract Interpretive tools used to document and examine black women's insurgency can stifle as much as they reveal. Harriet Tubman is deservedly remembered for her sustained resistance to multiple forms of oppression. Yet, she is often portrayed in ways that misrecognize, distort...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and elucidating metaphor. Tomlinson argues that "white reception ofintersectional thinking" inside the academy repeatedly distorts intersectionality's explicit movement beyond accepting white women's subjectivity as the universal, fixed, and generative center of feminisms. She argues further that the geometric...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2019
... interdisciplinary field had a foundational mission to address the biases and assumptions of traditional disciplines that had overlooked—or worse, distorted—the experiences of its particular oppressed and/or exploited community, the fields prioritized one locus of discrimination and generally glossed over others...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... work, these marriages are seen as a way of arguing for lesbian rights as a “culturally acceptable” way of forming relationships across Africa. While understandable, this search for cultural archives risks distorting not only ideas of being queer and African now, but also sexualizes—without sufficient...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 71.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Marilyn Chin Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 BOLD BEAUTY MarilynChin She opened her eyes and he was already within her. Though the lore said that a mere kiss would suffice. The song distorted on the tongue of the soothsayerno need to struggle, he would take her away on his...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): v–xii.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., photojournalism maintains the cultural authority to depict war and its consequences through claims of authenticity, transparency, and veracity." The pretense of objectivity in U.S. news reportage, she claims, has the effect of distorting the particulars of the victimized populations portrayed through images...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... construction, one may feel consumed by the "distorted image of white humanity" imposed by the racist gaze (Lugones 2003, 160). Recognizing the depth of assimilation to white/Anglo ways can thus leave one with a sense of self that has been reduced to an image without substance or independence. Exceeding...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 289–297.
Published: 01 March 2002
... nation. Finally, I spoke of the need for solidarity with Afghan women's organizations as well as the urgent necessity for the women's movement in Canada to oppose the war. Decontextualized and distorted media reports of my address have led to accusations of me being an academic impostor, morally bankrupt...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Railroad plans with the threat of a released "sex tape" of their sexual encounter, as anachronistically filmed by a male slave (played by Powers). Somehow, the historical Tubman remained beyond our twenty-first-century 2 MERIDIANS 12:2 grasp, buried underneath distorted and outrageous representations...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
... for solidarity with Afghan women’s organizations as well as the urgent necessity for the women’s movement in Canada to oppose the war. Decontextualized and distorted media reports of my address have led to accusations of me being an academic impostor and morally bankrupt, and of engaging in hate-mongering...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 30–49.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of new findings in biosciences, in particular genetics, especially the findings provided by mega-projects regarding human genetics (Human Genome Project [HGP] and Human Diversity Genome Project [HDGP]) and the way they have been distorted by racist theories. (Oliveria 1998, 132) Oliveirapoints out...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 153–155.
Published: 01 September 2014
... needs at the center of our politics at least half the time. Instead, Simmons has distributed what can only be understood as a weapon of mass distraction, whose distorted view of history, if taken seriously as art, will serve only to further cloud our ability to see our way clear to a different future...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... an issue concerning a singular text or an individual translator. The outrage of this vocal majority of Korean critics seems to respond to the suggestion that their idea of Korean culture is being misrepresented, distorted, and silenced—which is to say that Smith finds herself dealing not merely...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 111–136.
Published: 01 September 2010
... War II, who were shunned by both Japanese society and Nikkei communities in the United States particularly in the 1940s through 1950s due to the distorted representations of them circulated by the popular media. 2 These stories demand inclusion within public histories ofJapan and the Nikkei community...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 166–176.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Frances M. Beal FRANCES M. BEAL 1 DoubleJeopardy ToBeBlackandFemale In attempting to analyze the situation of the black woman in America, one crashes abruptly into a solid wall of grave misconceptions, outright distortions of fact and defensive attitudes on the part of many. The System...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 104–123.
Published: 01 March 2005
... responsibilities are distorted, personal and political boundaries are blurred, and personal and community priorities are unbalanced" (Scott 1991, n). Becoming everything to everyone, they become less of someone to themselves, hence the often heard reference to black women not as people but as "mules of the world...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2021
...” by the Palestinian artist Malak Mattar, who explains that “this piece was created from a space of trying to find tranquility through painting and sleeping . . . hoping to achieve peace.” Like Wallace, Mattar reminds us that connecting with the peace deep within is made more difficult by the distorted “waking reality...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 102–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to say: Amy Goodman's DemocracyNow.org and Laura Flanders' GritTV.org are both nationally syndicated, available on the web, and on CUNY.TV.Given the limitations of our mass media and the growing wartime distortions and restrictions, it is a joy to say that we have an alternative media, and I have for all...