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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 121–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... byAmericanNegroes1,940-1962,"Out of the Hospital" rewrites the hero's journey from "where the explosion occurs in the paint factory" to when he finds himself on the streets of Harlem headed directly to Mary's care (Ellison 1963a, 243). Instead of depicting the hero's escape from the paint-factory hospital...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Asians starting with the “Yellow Peril” era when the Chinese exemplified the menace of the Asian Other. Thus the sinister opening strains as the evil Asian vamp sashays onto the screen in the films of the 1920s and 1930s, plotting to destroy the hero. Gee’s film goes on to show the changing face...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of the Asian Other. Thus the sinister opening strains as the evil Asian vamp sashays onto the screen in the films of the 1920s and 1930s, plotting to destroy the hero. Gee's film goes on to show the changing face of Asians from "bad" to "good" to "bad" again, mirroring the political climate of the day, from...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 50–77.
Published: 01 September 2014
... magnified Tubman into an image of strong black womanhood and Amazonian folk hero. Because of visualization efforts in African American communities, Tubman remains a fixture in the pantheon of black history and often the sole female icon. Although iconicity tends to flatten a historical subject, its power...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 219–224.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., and community activist were achieved at enormous personal risk and against great adversity. Harriet Tubman continues to be the focus of groups of admirers who look to her for inspiration in 21st century America. Her life has entered the realm oflegend, and as a hero of near mythic proportions, she lives...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 58–81.
Published: 01 September 2005
...), while the hero, Raj (Shah Rukh Kahn), is also British-born, except that he is an idle millionaire's son who wears a Harley-Davidson jacket, drives a Lamborghini, and jet-sets across the globe. While Simran's family represents a prior era of migration when Indians had to struggle in small businesses...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... commonly male revolutionary heroes; women were also lauded for their military service and celebrated as models of feminine identity. However, in the postwar climate, the terms of revolutionary citizenship remained tenuous, as political factions competed to define the war’s legacy. As women pursued...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 161–168.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... This is why Simmons's "sex tape" adds insult to injury. It's a sobering reality to realize that, one hundred years after Tubman's passing, our porn culture-intertwined inextricably with rape culturewould produce such a demeaning narrative about one of our great American heroes. It happened not because...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 43–60.
Published: 01 March 2007
... female characters, such as Nanny, Mma Alli, and Inez, represent the ancestral rebels whose rebel spirits are inherited and eventually utilized by Aben.g'psrotagonist Clare Savage. History (Re)Configured The Caribbean historical record has traditionally represented males as the heroes and builders...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 174–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of a murdered female student, were dehumanizing acts fueled by police and paramilitary caught in the fervor of protecting "nation, religion, and monarchy." However, these acts of sexual violence against women were displaced by recovering a heroic leftist subject, a de facto male hero. At least two decades after...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 261–266.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of the boat, choosing and unchoosing the trajectory of her fall. Like Queen Min waking to Japanese soldiers creeping like shadows into her chambers, or the women of March rsr, parading defiantly down the streets of Seoul, voices opening wide against the bayonets. 264 FRANCES KIM RUSSELL Why are all our heroes...
Published: 01 October 2023
the community’s leaders and heroes. In part the ad reads: “A berth on the AFRO’s honor roll goes to Mrs. George Holland, undertaker and funeral director, who for the past seventeen years has exhibited the type of patience and rendered the kind of understanding service which has rendered her to the hears of fellow More
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., Chicano cultural identity.4 Furthermore, some valorized the pachuco as a hero, as the embodiment of Chicano resistance and style, and as a harbinger of the Chicano movement. Octavio Romano-V. (1969), for example, placed the pachuco within a pantheon of Mexican and Mexican-American champions, which...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 28–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in her title character a sort of feminist hero, a woman who is unique, independent, autonomous, bold, and who also, and perhaps more important, embodies traits that feminists encouraged in the movement; she is "completely free of ambition, with no affection for money, property or things," she is "wholly...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... hero and heroine are the only characters. They are “ultra-modern” hybrids of the Greek mythical figures on which they are based. Helen is “a slender brown slip of femininity with a serious brow and a natural charm, and Hercules a tall giant with a mania for tennis and cricket and a philosophy all his...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): v–viii.
Published: 01 September 2006
... History Project with Linda Chavez-Thompson: a hero of the labor movement and the first woman and person of color to hold the office of executive vice president (the third-ranking officer) of the AFL-CIO.Before attaining the position, Chavez-Thompson, one of eight children born to first-generation parents...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Of course, these are all simply background characters. Hawaiians should be treated like their land: as props. The hero is some deserving white male-a prominent liberal straying from the conservative values of his wealthy family. Let him use his trust fund to establish some token NGO and put your trust...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 136–146.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Day did not formally become a national holiday until 1964. It was then that Sukarno declared Kartini—whom he christened “Ibu Kartini” or Mother Kartini—one of the new “national heroes” of Indonesia (Woodward 2015 : 34–35). The title of “mother” allowed Sukarno and his government to both separate from...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 68–73.
Published: 01 March 2010
... over the years. Some of the women left after the first years. A few (Willie Lee Rose and Jean Baker) toughed it out. 70 MERIDIANS 10:2 Willie Lee, we agreed, was "our hero." Blanche knew her from Hopkins, and I had last visited with her at a dinner party at the home of a mutual friend. I shared...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 April 2022
... to think about the time before the kidnapping, before The Infamous Rosalie. Because afterward I’ll have nothing warm to hold in my memory, except the weight of your hand against my cheek the day of your birth.” (Trouillot 2013 : 24) Further, it is James’s shift from a lone hero to a collective...