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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 September 2005
... pasts with contemporary manifestations of racial, gender, and sexual politics and histories. Geling Yan's TheLostDaughterofHappinessproblematizes the narrative conventions used to depict diasporic Chinese female subjects (2001).i Her examination offemale subjectivity interrogates how diasporic Chinese...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 121–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... agency in "Out of the Hospital and Under the Bar," a chapter all her own (Eversley2005, 173).In this, a chapter excised from InvisibleMan, Mary Rambo takes center stage and, in so doing, claims space for explorations of the mechanisms that create opportunities for black female expressions of agency...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of history, this essay argues that Southgate rewrites the script of black female desire beyond sexual subjugation and racial stereotype over the course of the novel's three generations of mothers and daughters. Southgate reveals the importance of black women controlling the narrative of black female...
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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 (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... However, Dove-Danquah stands out among this group as a writer whose fiction not only challenged colonial and racial legacies but also called into question male value systems that denied female subjectivity, and envisioned a “new woman” who could challenge them. The essay analyzes Dove-Danquah’s portraits...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and psychic intrusions that black women with natural hair undergo as narratives of black female availability and inviolability collide in the realm of the everyday. This essay joins an existing conversation happening in cafés, living rooms, dormitories, beauty and barber shops, social media postings, song...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... Blige’s history-making Katrina telethon performance are central to this discussion. The original title of this article was “‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’: Black Female Soul Singing and the Politics of Surrogation in the Age of Catastrophe.” As Harris-Lacewell makes plain in her work on the politics...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of oppression of the female body. This language of the body does not rely on essentialist parameters of “race” or of women's “nature.” On the contrary, by depicting rape as universal, non-culture–specific issue, Keller's novel sketches a mother–daughter relationship where the daughter finds a way to identify...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 180–204.
Published: 01 September 2008
... creates a particular kind of black feminist surrogation, that is, an embodied performance that recycles palpable forms of black female sociopolitical grief and loss as well as spirited dissent and dissonance. Their combined efforts mark a new era of protest singing that sonically resists, revises...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Jennifer Thorington Springer Abstract “‘Roll It Gal’: Alison Hinds, Female Empowerment, and Calypso” examines the ways in which Caribbean women's bodies, namely those of black women, have been overly sexualized in calypsos. More importantly, this article examines how Hinds (re)claims calypso...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 166–176.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the possibility of advancement. Statistics from the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor show that the wage scale for white women was even below that of black men; and the wage scale for non-white women was the lowest of all: White Males Non-white Males White Females Non-white Females $6,704 $4, 2 77...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Sam Vásquez Abstract Despite striking similarities in their work and increased attention to the transnational Americas, there are few detailed comparisons between writers such as Toni Morrison (the most lauded African American female author of the twentieth century), and Jamaica Kincaid (the most...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 144–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Pavitra Sundar Abstract “ Meri Awaaz Suno : Women, Vocality, and Nation in Hindi Cinema” analyzes the theme sony of the Bollywood blockbuster Lagaan (2001) to understand how playback singers' voices become sites for the construction of national identity. Lata Mangeshkar monopolized female playback...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
... infuse Indian female beauty with affective capacities that reassemble the semantic messages of exoticism, commodification, gendered nationalism, and transnational mobility that underwrite Indian female beauty's attachments to an elite cosmopolitanism at the end of the twentieth century. In Lahiri's...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 78–98.
Published: 01 September 2014
...dann j. Broyld Abstract Harriet Tubman and female fugitives from the United States maintained elevated expectations for British Canada during the late antebellum period. Their quest to reach Canadian soil was twofold: they wanted to resist enslavement in America, and also to sidestep sexual...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 28–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Cassandra Fetters Abstract Taking feminist relational psychoanalyst Jessica Benjamin's ideas of “mutual recognition” as foundation, and studying the female relationships—mothers and daughters and friends—in Toni Morrison's Sula, I trace the complexities of the psychological development of Nel...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and gender. It reveals how adoption memoirs challenge fixed identities based on stereotypes to present suppressed, female perspectives on adoption and immigration processes that oppose patriarchal hierarchies. This work contributes to our understanding of what autobiography represents for female...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 464–490.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sam Vásquez Abstract Paule Marshall’s short story “To Da-duh” offers a pioneering theorization of transnationalism for black Caribbean women, particularly Barbadian women. Examining black female characters’ navigation of archetypcal environments in symbolically loaded vehicles and interrogating...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., and citizenship. Further, while the traditional concept of the middleman minority subsumes the female identity under that of the male head of the family, the global black hair industry—largely established, fueled, and energized by black and African women—centralizes the female. Like many industries...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to the putatively “original” culture. In contrast to this tendency, reading Han’s original and Smith’s translation together makes visible the damages that both colonization and nationalism have inflicted on the representation of female experiences. In the end, what truly scandalizes nationalist critics...