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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 March 2001
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 278–288.
Published: 01 March 2003
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Moon Charania Abstract This essay takes on ghosts as an explicit analytic lever to examine the storied archive of one racial and racialized m other . It defines ghosts as conglomerating and attached energies whose nodes of human connection rely on the lived experience of violence, violation...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Carrie N. Baker Abstract This essay analyzes the portrayal of sex trafficking in representative dramas and documentaries, both Hollywood and independent films. The majority of these films use a rescue narrative to tell the story of sex trafficking: an innocent and naïve young woman or girl...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Maile Arvin Abstract How can we enact meaningful forms of solidarity across Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities? This essay, which focuses specifically on the context of settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi, examines existing or potential alliances between Indigenous feminisms and transnational...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Emily Lederman Abstract This essay argues that a queer archive in Felicia Luna Lemus’s Like Son (2007) recovers the historical Mexican figure Nahui Olin and allows the trans protagonist to navigate less tangible inheritances, including a destructive romantic legacy and a complex Mexican American...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that introduced audiences to a martyr-like maternal figure: the madre abnegada (selfless mother). This essay examines the origin, diffusion, and popularity of this uniquely Mexican subjectivity. Drawing on poetry, song lyrics, movie reviews, and an analysis of the film Mi madrecita (1940), the essay argues...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Vanita Reddy Abstract This essay examines Indian American writer Jhumpa Lahiri's literary engagements with cosmopolitan Indian beauty and style in her short stories “Sexy” and “Interpreter of Maladies” (2003). It situates these engagements as part of a transnational beauty assemblage...
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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 (2015) 13 (1): 26–52.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Claire Raymond Abstract This essay considers the ethically complex figure of the feminine witness to suffering by thinking in-depth about photographer and installation artist Carrie Mae Weems's installation From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (Weems 1995–1996). The essay is concerned...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 189–204.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Rita Turner Abstract The first half of this piece is an essay exploring environmental racism through the lens of the lead poisoning of Freddie Gray. The essay outlines some details of Gray’s lead poisoning and gives background and examples of how environmental degradation and exposure to toxins...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Tara Daly Abstract This essay showcases the work of Claudia Coca, a contemporary pop artist from Lima, Peru whose paintings and drawings critique the links between race, gender, and class in a decolonial, transnational frame. First, the essay explores the way Coca celebrates the Peruvian chola...
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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 (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Charmaine Pereira Abstract The aim of this essay is to interrogate gender relations in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency in a way that recognizes continuities as well as discontinuities across multiple dimensions of social relations. The essay begins by outlining the changing trajectory...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Selina Makana Abstract This essay reflects upon both the predicaments and the promises of feminist ethnography in contemporary Africa from the position of an African feminist researcher. Two key questions guide the analysis: What are productive ways to respond to feminist critiques of representing...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Cheryl R. Hopson Abstract: The focus of this essay is a memoir of first-time biological motherhood, Baby Love , by Third Wave feminist writer and cultural critic Rebecca Walker ( 2007 ). This essay enlists a black and Third Wave feminist intersectional theoretic to argue that Walker, a famous...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Nicole M. Morris Johnson Abstract The breast and its milk are of central importance in Maryse Condé’s Windward Heights , published in French in 1995 (English translation 1998) and set in Guadeloupe and Cuba at the turn of the century. This essay explores ways in which patriarchal order is being...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Lily Mabura; Ronak Husni Abstract Bader Hirsi (1968–) is a renowned Yemeni British filmmaker whose works include the documentary The English Sheikh and the Yemeni Gentleman (2000) and the feature film A New Day in Old Sana’a (2005) . This essay explores how photography and film creatively interact...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 19–52.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Whitney A. Peoples Abstract This essay seeks to explore the sociopolitical objectives of hip-hop feminism, to address the generational ruptures that those very objectives reveal, and to explore the practical and theoretical qualities that second- and third-wave generations of black feminists have...