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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... focus on Black masculinity and white femininity, respectively. This paper examines how Slowe’s advocacy of Black women operated on two intertwined principles: the universal right to grow into one’s potential and the obligation of each person to contribute her talent to social amelioration. Given her...
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Meridians (1 September 2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
... around the performance of race, class, and gender as a means to resist dominant representations of black women, while simultaneously engaging in disciplinary practices that constrain black femininity. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ...
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Meridians (1 March 2009) 9 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2009
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Meridians (1 March 2004) 4 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 March 2004
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Meridians (1 March 2006) 6 (2): 54–77.
Published: 01 March 2006
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Meridians (1 September 2008) 8 (1): 144–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
... singing for over four decades, and is known as the ideal voice of Indian femininity. The Lagaan theme song juxtaposes a saccharine, ultra-feminine Mangeshkaresque voice with two female choruses—one sensual and aggressive, the other light and airy. These varied female voices embody a range of sexual...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in the colonial lore of female shapeshifters and sorceresses provides a counterreading to the beautiful and subservient woman of color of colonial fantasies. By situating West Indian femininity in a genealogy of supernatural camouflage, subterfuge, and transformation, Capécia and Césaire undermine...
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Meridians (1 September 2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-resistant and infra-human. These components, in turn, are deeply permeated by Brazilian conceptions of blackness, whiteness, masculinity, femininity, and higher- and lower-class identities, and their interconnections with notions of cleanliness and filth. The article thus looks at common-sense...
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Meridians (1 September 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 with...
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Meridians (1 September 2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., titling her first solo album Soca Queen and her second Caribbean Queen . I argue that Hinds uses the Queen trope as a diasporic resource, allowing her to negotiate diverse standards of respectability, femininity, and sensuality while offering herself as a representation of Barbados, the wider Caribbean...
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Meridians (1 March 2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
... attachments of Indian female beauty's affects to experiences of citizenship and belonging can be understood as part of her feminist, cosmopolitical literary project: Lahiri mobilizes Indian feminine beauty's affects in order to illuminate and critique late-capitalist globalization, migration, and travel as...
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Meridians (1 March 2008) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2008
... analyze South Asian American chick-lit novels through sites—consumption, marriage, and realism—that are central to neoliberal subject-making, and that highlight the ways in which the novels work to produce a (trans)national, racialized, feminine subject embedded within neoliberalism, heteronormativity...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... College 2019 Sara García motherhood femininity Mexico madre abnegada In a 1953 article for the Mexican film magazine Cinema Reporter , the writer Marta Elba ( 1953 ) introduces Sara García, one of the week’s featured actors. Described as a “lovely old woman with white hair,” García, she...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... carrington ( 2017 ). 10 Some of these improprieties are enacted by heterosexual black women, as they are often the gatekeepers to approved modes of black femininity and black feminine self-expression. In particular, many heterosexual black women police others around their representations of sexuality...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Our first research essay is Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant’s “The New Howard Woman: Dean Lucy Diggs Slowe and the Education of a Modern Black Femininity.” Beauboeuf-Lafontant uncovers the critical role Black women’s deans played in institutionalizing co-curricular structures for women’s educational...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... coincidence considering that the headwrap accessory is linked to the feminine aesthetic, which exercises more pressure on women. Awaiting us are hours of complete horizontal learning through active conversations with the public. Our purpose as facilitators is to utilize the headwrap as a strategic hook to...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
... section explores how women in two contemporary secessionist movements have experienced militarization and how they have challenged, renegotiated, and reinterpreted various ideas about gender and femininity in military-occupied environments. It also examines how militarized secession movements have used...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... pretty and feminine way to attend to one’s rolls and now, right now in my bathrooms—including the guest bathroom, because it is a bathroom in my house, after all—are antique powder jars with large poufs and powder that never runs out. I order it by the case, from Amazon. Bathrooms are my life...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... realm of conceptual art and Lemonade’ s direct engagement with the sexist and racist notion of the feminine interior. I place Beyoncé’s innovative work in conversation with the literature of the writer-activist Alice Walker (vis-à-vis Zora Neale Hurston) to explore how Beyoncé embraces an ethical...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
... subsequent interest in Inès, an Akhdām. The polemics of black femininity within the larger context of the Akhdām as an outcast racial group in Yemen and, consequently, Yemeni cinema, might have played a role in the decision to cast an Arab Yemeni—played by the Lebanese actress Dania Hammoud—as Inès and not a...