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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 3. “Does Not Look Hispanic,” with Prettiness Ranking. More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... memoir of civil rights activism is echoed by other Black women activists of her generation such as the historian Bernice Johnson Reagon who, in looking back at these same years with the eyes of a professional historian, points not to the legislative successes or political achievements of the movement...
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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.” More
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Published: 01 December 2020
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 (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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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 298–322.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Amira Jarmakani Abstract This article investigates a sprawling archive of memes (about “Shakira law,” “shari’a Barbie,” and the “jihad squad,”) and incorporates analysis of the original Serial podcast (about the case of Adnan Syed) to look at the role of metadata and dataveillance in criminalizing...
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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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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. More
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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...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 180–204.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and Blige's work, I examine the politics of black women's pop music culture in relation to the Gulf Coast catastrophe and the extreme marginalization of black women in American sociopolitical culture. I suggest that we look closely at the musical performances of Beyoncé as well as Blige, as each artist's work...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of bodies and voices—through their public performances. In the tourist zones the classificatory eye looks upon a sanitized space, producing, in concert with the ear, ordered visual and aural landscapes evocative of the “authentic” Cuba. I suggest that sound can make visible spatial practice. Las Krudas...
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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 (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 (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 (2021) 20 (2): 443–465.
Published: 01 October 2021
... a blank canvas onto which one can imagine the next global intifada, a giant popular uprising fought on many fronts. The author examines the work of artists Jassem Hindi, Layla tul Qadr, Saba Taj, and Hushidar Mortezaie, who look at the future in terms of parallel imaginative possibilities rather than...
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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 AYESHA K. HARDISON WhereAuthorand AuteurMeet: Genret,heErotica...