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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 40–64.
Published: 01 December 2016
... engaged in practices of everyday activism as described by Patricia Hill Collins (2000) and heeded bell hooks’s (1997) call to critically examine media (re)presentations of Black women. The lesson plan that follows the essay represents an expansion of the learning space created by the BlackWomen’s...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 298–322.
Published: 01 October 2021
... surveillance studies weaponizing data social media 4 The quote comes from the documentary Coded Bias (Kantayya 2020 ), which focuses on the analysis and advocacy of computer scientist Joy Buolamwini and features the work of Cathy O’Neil, Safiya Umoja Noble, and others who work on exposing...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Basuli Deb Abstract Photography, not only by imperial men but also by imperial women, has played a significant role in portraying the Muslim woman as the apolitical exotic of orientalist fantasies. The legacy of colonial photography by European women travelers continues to haunt the media...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Basuli Deb Abstract Photography, not only by imperial men but also by imperial women, has played a significant role in portraying the Muslim woman as the apolitical exotic of orientalist fantasies, its legacies haunting the media of the global North even today. Imperial feminist representations...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 293–321.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Meredith LeVande Abstract Musician and feminist Meredith LeVande noticed a dramatic shift in the appearance of female pop stars in the late 1990s. This essay shows how the connection between media ownership deregulation and the mega-media companies that profit from adult entertainment have pushed...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 111–136.
Published: 01 September 2010
... by the Japanese mainstream media against which these women have struggled for decades. The production of the text also worked to reconstruct and renew the women's own memories in a positive light and to create a new form of community of remembrance. This essay aims to shed light on both the literary...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of another chapter of Haiti's history, but also shared, especially as they are also evidence of how Haitians came to each other's aid. Such stories were not the focus of popular media coverage. Within this collection there are stories of courage, stories of solidarity, stories of trauma, stories of hope...
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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 (2018) 16 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and conversation regarding the treatment of people of color by dominant cultures in media and elements of fashionable consumption. LEILANI RANIA GANSER How to WriteaboutHawai'i: A Guideto the Handlingof IndigenousCharactersI, nspired byBinyavangaWainaina's "Howto WriteAboutAfrica" Abstract Basedonacriticael...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
... millennial women. The interviews centered the thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and ideologies of these millennials about their social media use in relation to themes of language, race, culture, identity, and health. Black millennial women come to know their experiences on- and off-line as real because...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the Boko Haram insurgency and scholarly efforts to understand it as a social phenomenon. The second section discusses how research and media recognition of Boko Haram’s violence in relation to women led to a focus on spectacular events, such as mass abductions and suicide bombings. It is critical...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
... treated in the public controversy that followed as too “incendiary” and used to shut down political opposition to the invasion of Afghanistan. By publicly branding her an ungrateful and hate-filled immigrant woman, and an apologist for terrorism, the media provided a platform to shut down political...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 127–130.
Published: 01 December 2020
... others link the U.S.-sponsored war in Afghanistan to the repression of the media and the attacks on civil liberties within the U.S. itself. In constructing an archive of these courageous testimonies, Meridians honors the courage and integrity of women in the United States and around the world who aspire...
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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 (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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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 174–182.
Published: 01 April 2021
... corporations in mass media. The committee also recognized that women, particularly in Africa and Asia, formed the forefront of resistance movements, driving the struggle. This meeting shows that the Presidium Committee on Women optimistically saw women’s social justice as an integral component to the larger...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Shanara R. Reid-Brinkley Abstract In the late fall of 2004, following the media spectacle created by Spelman College's protest of the misogyny and sexism in the music and videos of rapper Nelly, Essence, a popular black women's magazine, began a campaign to raise awareness. Arguing that a more...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2008
...-civil rights era. Grounded in the works of Patricia Hill Collins, bell hooks, Audre Lorde, and Jewelle Gomez, I examine how media representations of Ndegeocello coupled with her lyrics and music demonstrate the complexities and contradictions of “hip-hop feminism.” In particular, the 1990s represent...
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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 (2004) 4 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Wendy Kozol Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 WENDY KOZOL DomesticatingNATO'sWar in l(osovo/a (In)VisibBleodiesandtheDilemmaof Photooj urnaIism In April 1999, American news media extensively reported on the NATO bombings in Serbia and Kosovo/a, 1 a 78-day military effort led...