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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 September 2001
...C. A. Griffith; H. L. T. Quan Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 MEDIA MATTERS The Many Faces of Globalism and the Challenges of Documentary Filmmaking C. A. GRIFFITH AND H. L. T. QUAN EPPAWALA: AN URGENT APPEAL FROM SRI LANKA by Priyantha Colombage (32 minutes, 2000, Color...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 161–190.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Terry Kawashima ESSAY Seeing Faces, Making Races Challenging Visu:ilTropes of Racial Difference TERRY KAWASHIMA When mostfore(gnerslookat man.gafor thefirst time today and seecharacterswith hu.gesaucereyes,lanky le.gs,and whatappears to beblondehair,they oftenwantto know why thereare so many...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to the civil war. The male-dominated ZANU PF has stayed in power because they consolidated power around Mugabe’s leadership. However, as the aging Mugabe became frail and his fifty-two-year-old energetic wife found her political voice, ZANU PF became deeply fractured and was facing electoral defeat in the 2018...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... on for more than a year in Puerto Rico. Through the lens of Welmo E. Romero Joseph and Gloribel Delgado Esquilín, this photo essay highlights some of the faces and moments that happen commonly during the process of a headwrap workshop. Our purpose as facilitators is to utilize the headwrap as a strategic hook...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Natasha Bakht Abstract Bans or attempts to ban the niqab have traveled global circuits, with disastrous consequences for Muslim women who wear the face veil. These women have evoked a repugnance that insists on erasing them from public spaces. An analysis of niqab bans reveals that: (1...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 185–205.
Published: 01 April 2022
... , interrogate the daily and varied oppressions that Black women face. In doing so, they reveal not only the intersectional nature of Black female comedy but also the previously unexplored political aspects of Black women’s humor. crbailey@uark.edu Copyright © 2022 Smith College 2022...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 397–412.
Published: 01 October 2022
... it means to be Palestinian, to live colonization, to love home, and to face constant threat with dignity. eag249@cornell.edu Copyright © 2022 Smith College 2022 death settler colonialism refugee grief Palestine My mother sits me down very often to tell me about the things she...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 443–465.
Published: 01 October 2021
... in temporal terms. In addition to these artists, the writings of scholars and artists Jose Estaban Muñoz, Ronak Kapadia, Etel Adnan, and Hamed Sinno further emphasize the future-facing nature of both queerness and Islam, as well as the radical possibilities of telling queer Muslim stories in the future...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Marlo Starr Abstract In Ruth Ozeki's 2013 novel A Tale for the Time Being , sixteen-year-old Nao faces severe bullying and sexual violence at her new school in Japan. Seeking escape, she experiments with different identities, turning first to the Internet and then later to Zen Buddhist practices...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the necessity of what Erica Johnson has recently termed the “neo-archive”: works of art and literature that “create history in the face of its absence.” Brand, significantly, adopts the practice not only for purposes of historical recovery, but also to document the psychological and emotional risks of such work...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Leilani Rania Ganser Abstract Based on a critical essay by Binyavanga Wainaina on the treatment of Africa and Africans in popular works, this essay is an exploration of the similar struggles Hawai'i and Hawaiians face. It provides a satirical examination of the whitewashing and ignorance...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
... within academic circles. Black women’s health researchers, therefore face ongoing challenges of studying disparities in ways that take these underlying causes into account, while recognizing that such research may be met with resistance in various forms. Furthermore, research that addresses the diverse...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 276–285.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders. Despite these challenges, Black women actively seek out support from multiple formal institutions to keep themselves and their families safe. Yet Black women face structural barriers when they seek assistance. Using a Black feminist...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., and Cisneros’s attention to the particular concerns faced by impoverished females of color makes the text intersectional. The two tales with which Cisneros most explicitly engages are “Cinderella” and “Rapunzel,” and the two central images in her collection are shoes and windows. The House on Mango Street also...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in the face of white racism and violence. To strand the analysis there, however, leaves one unable to understand the historically specific nature of the acute generational conflict between Moody and her mother and leaves one without structural explanation for young people’s unprecedented involvement...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and solidarity. The report also discusses the challenges facing its organizational structures and campaigns, including its Worker Committees, a decision-making body composed mainly of immigrant workers; Sanctuary in the Streets, a rapid response network against workplace abuse, the deportation apparatus...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... know Clifton's work well also note key elements of her poetic voice in which she honors the everyday mysticism of African American experience, a firm claim to agency and creativity in the face of terror, and an insistence on telling the truths of history—the joyful truths as well as the hidden...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
... ninth century. In both the Indian and Indonesian versions of Ramayana , beautiful women are described as having white shining faces, like the full moon. This evidence suggests that: 1) preference for light-skinned women in Indonesia predates European colonialism; and 2) the light-skinned beauty...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 15–41.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of Ramayana, beautiful women are described as having white shining faces, like the full moon. This evidence suggests that: 1) preference for light-skinned women in Indonesia predates European colonialism; and 2) the light-skinned beauty standard in precolonial Indonesia should not be read as merely a "local...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 206–210.
Published: 01 March 2013
... him, but I do not turn around. It is the second week of school, and I want to play. When the line starts to move, the sea of faces spilling from the classrooms carries me away. Although it is mid-September, the sun burns white in a cloudless sky. Yet the heat does not stop the kids who are running all...