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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and African Americans, and the continually mutual constituitiveness of beauty and race semiotic systems. Racial identity is enacted through racialized reproduction practices and beauty practices. Beauty is a scale, a continuum of some kind, whether hierarchical or linear. The absence of beauty, culminating...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 26–52.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of images of enslaved Americans. This 1925 image is positioned as a witness insofar as Weems constructs her installation in the form of a very complicated sentence that crosses and weaves between images. My argument ultimately draws from Arthur C. Danto's notion of a “project of identity” that the artist...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Ginetta Candelario Copyright © 2000 by Wesleyan University Press 2000 ESSAYS HairRace-ing Dominican Beauty Culture and Identity Production GINETTA CANDELARIO Useto be Yacouldlearna wholelotofstuff sittinBin them beautyshopchairs Useto be Yacouldmeet a wholelotof otherwomen sittinthere...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2004
... themselves. These darkly humorous and exquisitely rendered memories of coming of age meld family history and Filipino folktales and superstitions to adolescent angst and American popular culture; thematically, OneHundredDemonsexplores racial identity, and maternal and cultural legacies. This essay discusses...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 264–266.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Kwame Dixon Place, Language, and Identity in Afro—Costa Rican Literature . By Dorothy E. Mosby . Columbia : University of Missouri Press , 2003 . xiii, 264 pp. Cloth, $34.95 . Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 Place,Languagea, nd Identityin Afro-CostaRicanLiterature.By...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 410–439.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Saher Ahmed; Amrita Hari Abstract A hybrid identity is neither a happy nor an undesirable mixture; it involves negotiating sometimes two contrasting cultural identities of the home and host nations. Research on post-migratory negotiations of gender identity, roles, and expectations has found...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 466–490.
Published: 01 October 2021
... these stereotypes is insufficient for inclusion. Muslim Americans are often required to construct central aspects of their identities—particularly religion, gender, and sexuality—so they become acceptable to mainstream American sensibilities, thus becoming “good” Muslims. This essay theorizes an alternative...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Ariana Vigil Abstract Relying on feminist theory concerning difference, identity, gender, and solidarity, “Transnational Community in Demetria Martínez's Mother Tongue ” reads Martínez's 1994 novel through a transnational feminist lens. I point out that Mother Tongue complicates identification...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 236–264.
Published: 01 April 2022
... women experience compounded and interrelated forms of oppression due to their intersectional identities. Homogenizing people of color cannot effectively address each group’s specific needs concerning U.S. lack of compliance with ICERD (despite some similarities in their experiences). Therefore...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Shireen M. Roshanravan Abstract Ethnic Studies and Asian American feminist scholars have investigated how the model-minority racial discourse functions to prevent cross-racial coalition and to cast doubt on Asian American women in their claims to Women of Color political identity. However, none...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 412–434.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Abstract Migration is a fundamental constitutive element of Caribbean life, culture, and identity, made so by colonialism, local and regional economic insecurity, and educational opportunities abroad. A plethora of scholars, filmmakers, poets, and novelists have indexed...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Nancy Marie Mithlo Abstract Despite the prevailing acceptance of homogenized global sensibilities in media productions, many American Indian and other indigenous artists continue to articulate a sovereign, bounded, and discrete identity based on land, family, and memory. Both material (embodied...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that means for positive identity formation and healing from a toxic, homophobic environment. The piece is grounded in Black feminist work such as Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle by Katherine McKittrick (2006) and bell hook’s (1990) “Homeplace: A Site of Resistance,” as well...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Nancy Marie Mithlo Abstract Despite the prevailing acceptance of homogenized global sensibilities in media productions, many American Indian and other indigenous artists continue to articulate a sovereign, bounded, and discrete identity based on land, family, and memory. Both material (embodied...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 374–398.
Published: 01 October 2023
..., the author explains how Saraswathi’s suicide bomber in ITM is constructed as a figure of antinormative subjectivity through a discourse of U.S. exceptionalism in opposition to a normative U.S. national identity and sovereignty. The author builds on Puar’s insights, which draw on affect theory, to rethink...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 267–296.
Published: 01 October 2023
... and political concept, with significant consequences for transnational feminist solidarity. This article explores, as a case in point, the emergence of a “Black Turk” identity in millennial Turkey where pious Muslim identity, once marginalized under a secularist state, has reasserted itself by deploying...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that Nella Larsen and her novel Quicksand are emblematic of Ann Douglass's vision of the intricately fused Harlem Renaissance/white modernist literary movement of the 1920s as expressed in her 1995 study, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s. As a result, Larsen's liminal novel, her own identity...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Jennifer Cho Abstract Drawing from theories of melancholy from David Eng, David Kazanjian, and Anne Anlin Cheng, I use Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictée to reevaluate the accepted linear trajectory of Asian American identity formation in the U.S. In particular, I develop the term mel- han -choly...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and identity. When the poem was first published in 1994, its circulation was limited among literary circles in Costa Rica and the local Afro-Costa Rican women's movement. Now a quick search on Google reveals hundreds of “hits” on social media sites and electronic magazines, revealing not only the impact...
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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...