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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Adrienne Perry Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 teen pregnancy Wyoming mixed-race experience alcoholism creative nonfiction sisterhood Data analysis revealed multiple key findings relative to the perception of assets of the pregnant African American teen. First, the teens...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 43–60.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of Clare's awakening; she must also recognize the privilege that she experiences because of her white skin. While Clare would like to believe that she and Zoe are the same because of their friendship, race and class differences can create problems in their friendship if Clare does not acknowledge her own...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 265–292.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., communities, and organizations. And, with all this history, in my experience within my own family we speak so little about race. . . . Everyone just says we are all Puerto Rican. I remember asking my dad when I was about ten years old why I was so light-skinned and he was so dark-skinned. He . . . said...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 162–182.
Published: 01 September 2006
... defined my life across and within Puerto Rico and U.S. racial and political borders. Through personal accounts of my lived experience in both locations, I compare Puerto Rico's racialization process of mestizaje-an ideology that purports a state of harmonious race relations in which discrimination...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): v–xi.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., Sueli Carneiro, and Luiza Bairros-the latter two featured in this issue-were instrumental in making gender and black women's experiences central to discussions of race and racism, and race and racism crucial to debates surrounding gender. Unfortunately, many of their scholarly and political...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
... as an ambiguous encounter at the brink of meaning, even as its meaning, its final resting ground, recedes into a zero point on the horizon of recognition. This is often the case for me, and for those like me. Light-skinned or mixed-race, from families who have chosen assimilation-for whom normative belonging...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 139–170.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of her own liminal positionality and to acknowledge the logic behind her choices of affect and affiliation: "I am that raging breed of mixed-blood person who writes to defend a culture that I know is being killed. I am of that endangered culture and of that murderous race, but I am loyal only to one...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Interestingly her blood is described as “tainted” by her son, Justin-Marie, the same description used to describe the black trace in the blood (Condé 1998 , 133). Others, such as Irmine, are disowned for refusing to comply, due to the threat of métissage. The mixed-race offspring of the white woman is useless...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... states that women, as symbolic of the nation, commonly witness violence towards their bodies because it is seen as that equal to violence towards the nation (Butalia 2004, 203-204). With rape as a weapon of war, the female body Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 13, no. 2 (2016): 148-163...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
... . 2007 . “ Hemispheric Orientalism and the 1907 Pacific Coast Race Riots .” Amerasia Journal 33 , no. 2 : 19 – 47 . Lee Josephine . 1997 . Performing Asian America: Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage . Philadelphia : Temple University Press . Lewis Robert M. , ed...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 51–68.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... It is Jay’s experience of being exiled that has driven him to perceiving ethnicity and “race” (along with their associated histories of colonization and migration) as transhistorical essences, not as terms constituted temporally and spatially. The viewer also understands that the very opposite could have...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 187–203.
Published: 01 September 2000
... that is white stilltreated as transparent? Why are women still invisible in some discussions and hypervisible in others? One defense to this set of questions is to respond that, because men and women have different experiences, men who write on race matters, for example, should not presume to speak of women's...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 416–421.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on Black women's health was the explosion of multiracial feminist activism and writing during the 198os (see hooks 1981, 1984; Lorde 1984; Moraga and Anzalchia 1981; Mohanty 1984). Multiracial feminists Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 16, no. 2 (2018): 416-421. Copyright © 2018 Smith College...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 507–517.
Published: 01 March 2017
... her Italian-born mixed race son develop a "Black" consciousness, and spending time in Madagascar. My first introduction to Lee's work was SarahPhillips(1984), a semi-autobiographical series of connected stories that chronicle a black girl's upbringing in black middle-class suburbia, education...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2005
... presents them, racial passing and fashion are curiously related; there is an easy confluence between the two because of their reliance on the subtleties of vision. Depending on the appearance of the mixed-race female body, the subject who passes can elide categories determined by race; and clothes can...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 40–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
...) and critical feminist race theory (hooks 1990; Martin and Mohanty 1986; Morrison 1998) have interrogated the ideas of"home" and the experiences of women within them in ways that both complicate simplified "return" stories and critique the masculinist bias in understandings of the experiences of exile...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
... with "primitive" traditions. Black artists and intellectuals of the African diaspora also used music, literature and visual arts to promote race pride and political equality. Cosme's performances thus demonstrate how artists and audiences circulated ideas of primitiveness and modernity throughout the Atlantic...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Tara Daly Abstract This essay showcases the work of Claudia Coca, a contemporary pop artist from Lima, Peru whose paintings and drawings critique the links between race, gender, and class in a decolonial, transnational frame. First, the essay explores the way Coca celebrates the Peruvian chola...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of gender and sexual homogenization and normalization in particular ways (Young 1995). Moreover, bodily beautification requires material resources and aesthetic practices that are class bound. The beauty shop, then, can be analyzed as a site where hegemonic gender, class, sexuality, and race tropes...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... quite vigorously by the waist,” is dashed when Capécia’s paramour speaks and reveals herself to in fact be “a mixed-race man named Yvon, one of my neighbors, an insufferable windbag, who flirted with me every time he saw me” (126). 13 It is with some sadness that Capécia resumes dancing with him...