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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... 2 : 483 – 502 . Zubay Bryan . 2010–11 . “ Insh’Allah .” Mercer Street . http://cas.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu-as/casEWP/documents/zubayinsh06.pdf . resettlement “Syrian refugee crisis” Arabic translation feminist methods In November 2015, a newly elected Liberal...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Rumya S. Putcha Abstract This article interrogates how and why courtesan identities are simultaneously embraced and disavowed by Brahman dancers. Using a combination of ethnographic and critical feminist methods, which allow the author to toggle between the past and the present, between India and...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt Abstract The relationship of the enslaved past to the present has been an ongoing topic within African diaspora studies generally, and within Black feminist studies specifically. This essay traces a Black feminist genealogy rooted in Saidiya Hartman’s Lose Your Mother: A...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... thirty-something-year-old, unmarried, English-speaking Kenyan woman at an elite university in the United States inevitably influenced my fieldwork in Angola. This essay contributes to the growing literature on methods and techniques for conducting qualitative research in Africa, as well as to feminist...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... feminisms. Written from a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) feminist perspective, the essay looks to the foundational work of Kanaka Maoli scholar-activist Haunani-Kay Trask as a too often overlooked theorist of settler colonialism writ broadly. The essay also looks more specifically at Trask’s theorizing of...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
... make my interviewees more relaxed and eager to engage in conversation, seeing me as an ally. Being myself marginalized piqued my interest in trying to understand the experiences of women in separatist and/or secessionist movements on the continent. As an African feminist who is concerned with the...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... With a focus on intergenerational communication among feminist and Left movement participants, Brooke Lober asks Levins Morales to share her method of writing and activism, based in histories of family and place; to comment on the term and practice of “identity politics”; to assess the current upsurge...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 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 (2013) 11 (2): 174–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Sudarat Musikawong Abstract Masculinity and nationalisms in Thailand during the 1970s served to enable gendered violence against activist women. Archival research and fieldwork reveal how feminist epistemologies and methods for studying memory are always gendered. Both conservative and leftist...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Azza Basarudin; Khanum Shaikh Abstract This article discusses the vexed relationship between women’s activism, state security, and feminist empowerment by focusing on the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) initiative, a program that seeks to build partnerships...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... feminism as a broad lens through which to examine how these women artists present challenges to patriarchy, gender norms, and the politics of respectability that may or may not align with African feminist ideologies. In addition to resistance, this research examines how these artists use their art to...
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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 of...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... recognize the politics of visibility and nonvisibility regarding women in the gendered dynamics set in motion by Boko Haram’s spectacles of violence. Finally, the essay points to ways in which feminist analyses of conflict and militarism throw light on the more suppressed yet critical dimensions of gender...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... national campaign to end prostitution as a case study to investigate how gender and patriarchy affect the ways social change is operationalized. Interested in the relationship between social and cultural change, following the tradition of feminist historians, this article utilizes the oral histories of two...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... feminist studies, I offer black hair haptics as an analytic for the racialized and gendered dimensions of quotidian public interpersonal engagement with black hair as an extension of the black body. I argue that black hair is a unique site of analysis for transgressions of socially appropriate...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
... theory and African communities too often referenced only as data. How can the intersections of feminist inquiry and indigenous knowledges reach rapprochement, given the limited conceptual repertoires available? Is the comparative method (the West and the Rest) a useful and productive approach for an...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... attitudes such as anti-Blackness, however, Indiana puts forth a feminist and queer of color version that continues the aesthetic practice while also offering a radical departure by critiquing colonial and neocolonial categories. This article contends that in her Dominican futurism, Indiana pairs the...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... adds to this representation of Asian cultures as premodern and irrevocably opposed to the West, much as portrayed in Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” theory. The author illustrates this transnational feminist critique with a documentary used in Women’s Studies classes, Deborah Gee’s...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Elora Halim Chowdhury Abstract In this article the author builds on the idea of Bangladeshi national cinema as human rights cinema to explore its role in documenting and engendering understanding about women, vulnerability, and agency within a Muktijuddho gender ideology. Drawing from feminist...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... thinking with, and against, this archival record, this essay centers one family’s recent history as a calculated exercise in both memory and method. Putting older black women on the agenda evokes their and others’ freedom and the intellectual contributions of black women who have, over the years...