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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Nancy Marie Mithlo Abstract Despite the prevailing acceptance of homogenized global sensibilities in media productions, many American Indian and other indigenous artists continue to articulate a sovereign, bounded, and discrete identity based on land, family, and memory. Both material (embodied...
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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 (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): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Nancy Marie Mithlo Abstract Despite the prevailing acceptance of homogenized global sensibilities in media productions, many American Indian and other indigenous artists continue to articulate a sovereign, bounded, and discrete identity based on land, family, and memory. Both material (embodied...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Conde’s text, is examined, as are the ways in which these women subvert and reimagine origin myths. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 Creolization slavery and colonization women’s expression Africana and Caribbean women’s narratives embodied narrative creation myths Love has...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... exploitative colonial economy. Jamaica Kincaid’s essays in A Small Place dramatize the competing narratives of vacation as happiness object and misery-causing activities within the framework of the structure of terror. Many critics read differences of race and class developed through figures of the tourist...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of historical closure by critiquing to “memorialize” the past that effaces ongoing structural violence and persistent trauma. 2 I argue that contemporary Chicana/o texts depict archives of object and ephemera within their narratives or pages to address unsettled pasts. In so doing, these texts challenge...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... life into a form of life that never quite gets certified as event or eventful. For these girls, carnal misery was part of larger corporeal embodiment of womanhood, class, and sex that my mother understood as a given, as part of the citizenry of our family. These are my ghosts, my myriad selves...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to the shaping of gendered, racialized, and class-bound national identity formations? I answer these questions by analyzing García’s embodiment of the madre abnegada and exploring the relationship between femininity, modernity, and the state. I examine here the rise of a uniquely Mexican subjectivity...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... African American women: “How can narrative embody life in words and at the same time respect what we cannot know?” (Hartman 2008 : 3). I answer the question she poses not with narrative, but with poetry. Poetry can resolve this seeming incongruency in a way that is more difficult with traditional...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of Cosmopolitan and skin-tanning products in the American version of Cosmopolitan, the author points out the construction of “cosmopolitan whiteness.” Whiteness is not simply racialized or nationalized as such, but transnationalized. Whiteness is represented as “cosmopolitanness,” embodying transnational mobility...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
...-grandfather’s career as entry points into an examination of gendered Orientalism, racial exclusion, and nationalism, counterbalanced with depictions of magic, love, family, and creative resistance. The memoir uses three feminist strategies to imaginatively open out the formal and narrative conventions...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Chinyere Okafor Abstract This paper aims to uplift a story by a queer Black woman activist residing in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Using various narrative analysis techniques, this paper also explores the tales told to understand how queer people in the Caribbean create a home of recognition...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of the widow protagonist and ultimately contribute to hegemonic ideas of the impossibility of widow remarriage” (24). Even in such overdetermined narratives, however, Shandilya shows how it is possible for the reader to glean traces of the widow’s subjectivity as “desiring subject,” produced through...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in A New Day in Old Sana’a to tease out the peculiarities of love and marriage against a backdrop of intersecting socioeconomic factors such as tradition, gender, race, and national class. The essay, affirmed by Hirsi himself, also makes use of interdisciplinarity to evaluate how Hirsi’s film embodies...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... interviewee, shaking my hand. I respond that I am not American, but I don’t think she hears me. 1 As researchers, we position ourselves with various markers, including race, gender, sexuality, age, class, ethnicity, nationality, language, and religion. In my case, the multiple identities I embody...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... but the speaking of it in public. The critical question is how to reconcile the private suffering of women with public national suffering and women’s embodiment of it. An ethical recognition of gendered vulnerability in Muktijuddho narratives entails, as Gilson suggests, recognizing the in-betweenness...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in the embodied present and the ancestral past. “Heirloom stories, passed down like an inheritance” frame and showcase her maternal family’s “white, white, white, white” racial identity, and like the “almost-funhouse mirror” in her grandmother’s hallway, offer a preferred if inaccurate image of the author’s full...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
... into the nation’s triumphal narrative (misrepresenting Tubman and erasing how systems of oppression she challenged continue today). Unfortunately, such forms of “checking” Tubman go relatively “unchecked” in feminist scholarship, where Tubman’s work is often not viewed as relevant to core feminist theories...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... mismanagement, mass media misrepresentation, and segregationist housing policies that followed in Katrina’s devastating wake. Twelve years after the flood, when the city has undergone stages of rebranding and gentrification, Lemonade reminds a viewing public that although the national narrative appears...