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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 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 (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, or...
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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 (2019) 18 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2019
... women’s movements in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States (Horno-Delgado et al. 1988 ; Sternbach 1991 : 91–102; Sternbach et al. 1992 : 393–434). In doing so she was part of small group of U.S.-based feminist scholars working to correct the distorted and incomplete historical record...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... site for my grandfather’s cunning distortions. During World War I, my grandfather Ngũkũ would tell us, our village Kyamboo bordered Germany, and it is during one of those war days that a German mother left her child at the border while fleeing from the soldiers from Kyamboo. My grandfather, having been...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 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. It has been fascinating to observe how my comments regarding American foreign policy, a record well documented...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... University Press for facilitating this innovative dissemination strategy. Happily, our In the Archives feature—Joyce C. Follet’s “Making Democracy Real: African American Women, Birth Control, and Social Justice, 1910–1960”—corrects these distorted understandings of Black legacies in the United States...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... plaintiffs routinely used White people’s distorted racist perception against them by behaving in ways that seemingly verified White belief in Black inferiority in order to accomplish goals they could not openly pursue without risk of violence. In the courtroom, Black women hoisted White judges on their own...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... U.S. history texts is not only disturbing, but also problematic in the twenty-first century classroom. 2 The erasure and omission of diverse views and perspectives in academic texts is a distortion that communicates an unspoken message to students that only certain groups of people (again, those...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... prestigious awards, or the failure of the translator on account of the fact that he or she distorted and violated the purity of the original text because of a lack of skill and knowledge. As readers of The Vegetarian , one should not submit to the very behavior that ultimately threatens Yeong-hye’s very...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... citizenship, a liminal non-status couched in empty “hyperbole and rhetoric” (32). The marginal status of northeasterners is justified by their physiognomic “imperfections” that distort falsified “illusions” of national wholeness. Their blemished identities evoke the scorn and disgust of mainlanders who view...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... film adaptation, viewers questioned whether the author unfairly demonized or unnecessarily feminized characters like Mr. _____, thus further pathologizing black men already subject to distorted images of sexuality. That Albert participates in what is traditionally regarded as “women’s work”—he takes up...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... distortions, were to be considered neither real girls nor OUR girls. The violence that their pregnancies offered testimony to disappeared as they were drawn into racist, sexist, and Islamophobic narratives of the Other. The line between the abject and the contemptible was a thin one. Abducted girls also...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... fact songs performed by female artists can carve out space for African feminist dialogues in hip hop cultures, which challenge distorted narratives about African women. This is most impactful for young female fans, who are then able to conceptualize gender in different ways. This also affects young...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Dixie: American Mob Violence outside the South . Urbana : University of Illinois Press . Randolph Sherrie . 2015 . Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Feminist Radical . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press . Reich John . 2012 . Radical Distortion: How Emotions...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and historical controversy. . . . The Negro himself has contributed his share to this through a sort of protective social mimicry forced upon him by the adverse circumstances of dependence . . . and [seeing] himself in the distorted perspective of a social problem. His shadow, so to speak, has been...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... manipulation of reality to comprehend the power of these media images in distorting reality is far from easy. The merging of standpoints in some films makes it difficult for students to critically read the overall cinematic narrative. Moreover, instructors who belong to the specific races or regions under...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... citizens. Black politicians thus provided the state with a means through which to obfuscate and distort its role in maintaining black inequality and racial hierarchies. On the one hand, black politicians’ status as elected officials demonstrates racial progress. On the other, their leadership on welfare...