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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 (2018) 16 (1): 39–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... experience as a black Chinese American woman, the author reflects on having received anti-black messages throughout her childhood and how her need for healing has paralleled her work which challenges existing racial logic that casts Asian Americans as a model minority in competition and conflict with black...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... proposes that mel- han -choly serves a healing function within the diasporic Korean community, offering transnational connectivity through the shared experience of grief. Copyright © 2011 Smith College 2011 melancholy Asian American han Korean diaspora model minority “[Y]our han calls...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
...—a hybridized form of melancholy and Korean han (a culturally specific grief)—to show how Cha uses it as a subversive political tool to defer historical closure. Cha's remembrance of the histories of Japanese colonialism in the Korean peninsula and the Korean War defies the expectation that minority populations...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
...-integrated into American society as juxtaposed to the “unintegrated” British Muslim communities is clearly premised on a class ascendant model-minority politics, one that explicitly displaces terrorism onto less privileged immigrants. For Ali, achieving the American Dream sutures individual Muslims...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... . Marian Aguiar , Arranging Marriage: Conjugal Agency in the South Asian Diaspora , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2018 . Sonja Thomas , Privileged Minorities: Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority Rights in Postcolonial India , Global South Asia series , Seattle...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of birth control, and they achieved a minor victory when a New York court approved contraception for purposes of disease prevention. 2 African American women routinely practiced traditional methods of preventing conception and terminating pregnancy, and in the early twentieth century they turned...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., “Until white women can come to us on our own terms, we ought to leave the door closed. Do we really want to be part of a movement that sees the majority as the periphery and the minority as the centre?” (Maracle 1996 , 138–39). This character of exploitation thus seems to form a circular pattern...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . New York : Basic . Wissinger Elizabeth . 2007 . “ Always on Display: Affective Production in the Modeling Industry .” In The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social , edited by Clough Patricia with Halley Jean . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Zane Kathleen...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
... a fairly small proportion of prisons in the U.S., the privatization model is quickly becoming the primary mode of organizing punishment in many other countries (Sudbury 2000 ). 1 These companies have tried to take advantage of the expanding population of women prisoners, both in the U.S. and globally...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... service and celebrated as models of feminine identity. However, in the postwar climate, the terms of revolutionary citizenship remained tenuous, as political factions competed to define the war’s legacy. As women pursued institutional change and challenged patriarchal privilege, officials from different...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 196–218.
Published: 01 December 2020
... about the effects that they name. For Austin, failed performatives are “unhappy”: they do not act because the conditions are not in place that are required for the action to succeed (for example, if the person who apologizes is insincere then the apology would be unhappy). In my model...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that critics have about the movement’s organization partially may be attributed to their inability to situate it within existing schematics. On the other, a more insidious sexism, heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia may compound the first issue. By rejecting the formal leadership model that civil rights...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to “imagine a position or narrative of being and becoming that can resist the pull of identitarian models of relationality” (Muñoz 2006 , 677), and in foregrounding Black feminist work that imagines “relationality” outside of the elisions of identity politics. Moreover, I am not suggesting...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., and socially to participate in the Revolution. The FMC generated several programs, many based on a community volunteer model, that would benefit and serve the female Cuban populace. The FMC organized volunteer labor in agriculture, health, and education, and played a significant role in the literacy campaign...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of sexualized suffering? At what risks politically, and to what effect on girls? I would argue that girl-saving projects tend to reify a model of girlhood that constrains the full complexity and humanity of girls. By selecting out girls as targets of sexualized harm, they can have the effect of diminishing...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in the heteronormative national imaginary as submissive wives and mothers. Anticolonialist, nationalist movements have also positioned women in this way, and have claimed that any deviations from this model are the result of foreign imperialist influences. 11 Defying gendered expectations for their time period, both...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... And in this context her gender also matters: although she supported her family by lecturing at campuses across the country, her contingent labor is usually absent from the narratives of institution-building and the foundation of Black studies in the academy. 8 Her politically engaged, socially conscious model...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., participated in surgeries, performed minor operations, prepared corpses, delivered babies, and even, I am told, provided marital advice. 2 For the hospital was being named in her honor ( Página del Este 1996 ). The rites did not conjure a working hospital for the people of Vieques. The ceremony...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of borrowed perfection, constitute the underlying foundation of the Hindu-centric patriarchal state in the form of a “detrimental ethno-nationalism” (Chhangte 2011 : 103). The imposition of a normative state-determined model of identity reduces the “indigenes” to an amorphous, indistinct “crowd” identity...
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