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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 3. “Does Not Look Hispanic,” with Prettiness Ranking. Figure 3. “Does Not Look Hispanic,” with Prettiness Ranking. More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... an entirely different feeling. They felt that the power to change things was in themselves. . . . I found myself carried away just being in their presence. Standing there looking at them, all of my hopes in the future came to life again. (Moody [1968] 1975: 408; emphasis mine) How can we possibly...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 4. “Looks Dominican.” Figure 4. “Looks Dominican.” More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 2. “Looks Hispanic,” in Order of Frequency Selected, and with Prettiness Ranking. Figure 2. “Looks Hispanic,” in Order of Frequency Selected, and with Prettiness Ranking. More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 1. Perceived Prettiness with “Looks Hispanic” Ratio Note : The images in figures 1–4 are taken from these sources: Before and After: American Beauté, vol. 2 (Freehold, N.J.: Dennis Bernard); Family Album III (Auburn, Mass.: Worcester Reading Co.); Family Images, vol. 2 (Auburn More
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., and sexual violence. In this article, I look back at the US feminist “sex wars” as a crucial turning point in feminist thought on sexuality and examine different aspects feminists address when speaking about sexuality. I argue that the multiplicity of levels of thinking sex brought up by US feminists opposes...
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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...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 39. African American child and woman picking cotton in the South, pre-1951. Photo by John Vachon. Look Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Figure 39. African American child and woman picking cotton in the South, pre-1951. Photo More
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
... eroticism. This essay looks at the nuances in Third Girl from the Left by placing the novel in the context of its explicit movie allusions as well as films with which the text is in tacit dialogue. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 ...
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Meridians (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 (2016) 15 (1): 109–136.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... At the core of this discussion is an intense look at the relationship between Black women’s activism against social and legal injustices and the disparaging treatment of Black women within the criminal legal system. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 ...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
... studies are useful in assessing gender and power dynamics in Onwueme’s play. Since these studies sometimes valorize pre-colonial pasts, I also look at feminist responses to such an idealization, again with Onwueme’s play as a reference point. In accounting for “polygamous postcolonialsm,” which I define...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... references other stories and rhymes, including “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Peter Pan,” “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,” Alice in Wonderland , Through the Looking Glass , and The Little House , just as it invokes Mexican (American) folklore and Greek and Roman mythology. Cisneros’s mimetic repetition...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Kristie Soares Abstract This article looks at Rita Indiana’s performance work and latest novel as an example of Dominican futurism. Dominican futurism, like its counterpart Afrofuturism, centers the Dominican body in a technologically enhanced future, positioning it within a speculative world...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 112–126.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the multiple dimensions of “return” in the context of physical displacement, loss, cultural erasure, and diaspora negotiations of belonging and exile. Identifying return as both a right and as a metaphor, it looks at gendered realities of Palestinian and Palestinian-American experience, critiques the dichotomy...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 219–254.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Joanne Barker Abstract Drawing from Native feminist theories and sovereignty studies, this essay examines the 1983 and 1985 amendments and the activism that led to their development and passage as an instance of the co-constitutive relationship of gender and sovereignty. By looking at how...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Anne Moraa Abstract The essay explores, through the author’s work in developing educational content for adolescent girls, the importance of listening to girls’ distinct voices and looking beyond the numbers when seeking to create impact. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Kenya activism...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Silvia Schultermandl Abstract In Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman (1997), the Korean American protagonist reconciles with her Korean heritage through the act of spreading her mother's ashes. This essay looks at Keller's use of a “language of the body” that protests against rape and other forms...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 205–210.
Published: 01 September 2008
... invite a second look at the hip-hop video vixen, displaying an interest in moments unintended by music video narratives. Some stills reveal agency rather than victimization, while others provide reminders of the narrow representations of women in hip-hop. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ...