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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of Asian cultures as premodern and irrevocably opposed to the West, much as portrayed in Samuel Huntington's “clash of civilizations” theory (Huntington 1996). I illustrate this transnational feminist critique with a documentary used in Women's Studies classes: Deborah Gee's landmark film Slaying...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 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 landmark film Slaying...
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Published: 01 April 2021
Figure 2. Muktijuddho images from the film Guerilla . Figure 2. Muktijuddho images from the film Guerilla. More
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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 (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and the United States, and between film analysis and the dance studio, the author examines the cultural politics of the romanticized and historical Indian dancer—the mythical courtesan. The author argues that the mythical courtesan was called into existence through film cultures in the early twentieth century...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sreyoshi Sarkar Abstract Women living in the South Asian conflict zone of Kashmir have been represented by mainstream media and film as mainly victims of the Indian state power’s political and sexual violence, as protestors who are supporting their men’s insurgency in Kashmir, or as aligned...
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Published: 01 April 2021
Figure 2. Still from Utsav (1984) starring screen legend, Rekha, in the role of a mythical courtesan, Vasantasena. Photo courtesy National Film Archives of India. Figure 2. Still from Utsav (1984) starring screen legend, Rekha, in the role of a mythical courtesan, Vasantasena. Photo courtesy More
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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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Published: 01 April 2021
Figure 1. Still from Raitu bidda (1939), Sundaramma (right), Vedantam Ragaviah (left), Padmavati Devi (bottom left), Photo courtesy National Film Archives of India, Pune. Figure 1. Still from Raitu bidda (1939), Sundaramma (right), Vedantam Ragaviah (left), Padmavati Devi (bottom left), Photo More
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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 (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Figure 2. Muktijuddho images from the film Guerilla . Figure 2. Muktijuddho images from the film Guerilla. ...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 144–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., national, and racial meanings, evoking an India that seems inclusive and progressive. Yet within Lagaan 's utopian nation, and certainly within the film industry and broader social milieu, women with “ethnic” and sexually provocative voices are often deemed dangerous and are disallowed from speaking...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 64–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Alexandra Lynn Barron Abstract While many critics have pointed out how Fire's (1996) reception reveais much about the Hindutva agenda of fundamentalists and their use of women as symbols for the nation, no one has traced the critique of fundamentalism embedded in the film itself in the haunting...
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Published: 01 April 2021
Figure 3. Theatrical release advertisement for Umrao Jaan (2006) starring Bollywood icon and beauty pageant queen Aishwarya Rai in the title role as a courtesan. Photo courtesy National Film Archives of India. Figure 3. Theatrical release advertisement for Umrao Jaan (2006) starring Bollywood More
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 130–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Shahnaz Khan Abstract Drawing upon the cinematic narrative of the internationally acclaimed film Khamosh Pani , I relocate the issues it raises within a wider discussion about the gendered nature of conflict between religious communities during the chaos of the 1947 Partition of British India...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and letters to contemporary critical theory, from geographers' logs to films and pop culture. Her sources are rich and varied, and they can be broken down into three general types: the historical archives written during the “age of exploration” and the slave trade; the contemporary archives of newspapers...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 50–77.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Janell Hobson Abstract This essay explores representations of Harriet Tubman in African American art and contemporary popular culture. From art to children's literature to Hollywood films to public memorials, these works flatten the historical while hyperbolizing the fantastical elements of Tubman...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as resistance to new capital allows critical insight into how marginalized groups negotiate their subject-position within hyper-mediated, “de-territorialized” spaces. A consideration of maquila women as both political actors and performers in the film draws attention to the scattered hegemonies of Asian...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... bodies and experiences. In particular, the film Iracema: Uma Transa Amazônica and the historical novel Caballero will be examined. Besides their evident differences, an analogy can be constructed to show the similarities between the Amazon in the 1970s and the Mexican experience in Texas in the 1800s...
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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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