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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 94–114.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Luz María Gordillo Abstract This essay first analyzes the construction of a “Muslim Woman Other” as a particular social reality through the dissemination of academic and media discourses, militarization of the border, and the implementation of immigration policies and practices that allow...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... between government agencies and Muslim communities to prevent homegrown terrorism. From its inception, CVE has been controversial among Muslim and non-Muslim leaders within Southern California’s civil rights communities. While some suggest that American Muslims must play a leading role in countering...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sasha A. Khan Abstract An extension of an ongoing haunted queer diasporic kinship practice, this piece consists of letter-poems written to the author’s ancestor, Shauki Masi, who passed away several years ago. In this way, the author offers queer Muslim meditations on the five pillars of Islam...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 414–442.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Evelyn Alsultany Abstract This essay focuses on two cases in which Muslim youth were murdered yet law enforcement refused to classify the murders as hate crimes. It examines the 2015 murders of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the 2017 murder...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 396–413.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Tatiana Rabinovich Abstract Global anti-Muslim racism takes new and specific forms in contemporary Russia by mobilizing the shifting meanings of “Blackness” to stigmatize vulnerable populations. Stemming from the tsarist and Soviet pasts, these meanings of “Blackness” (and “whiteness”) have been...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Natasha Bakht Abstract Bans or attempts to ban the niqab have traveled global circuits, with disastrous consequences for Muslim women who wear the face veil. These women have evoked a repugnance that insists on erasing them from public spaces. An analysis of niqab bans reveals that: (1...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 340–369.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Elora Shehabuddin Abstract This article explores some of the ways in which, in the early years of the united Pakistan experiment, elite educated Muslim East Bengali women experienced and narrated their relationship to the new Pakistan nation as they navigated the international stage as citizens...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 466–490.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Taneem Husain Abstract In the United States’ current cultural and political climate, stereotypes of Muslims, such as the destructive terrorist and oppressed burqa-clad woman, are ever-present. For Muslim Americans, breaking outside of these stereotypes is fraught: merely contesting...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 261–270.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Zeynep K. Korkman; Sherene Halida Razack korkman@ucla.edu sherenerazack@ucla.edu Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 This special issue brings together feminist scholars to theorize anti-Muslim racism. It specifically attends to an understanding of anti-Muslim racism...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 267–296.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Zeynep K. Korkman Abstract As critiques of anti-Muslim racism travel transnationally, they get translated in relation to complex histories of imperialism, colonialism, postcolonialism, and nationalism. These (mis)translations produce unexpected uses and abuses of anti-Muslim racism as an academic...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 443–465.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Abstract This article explores the possibilities of distinctly queer and Muslim futures rooted not only in Muslim diaspora communities but in the Muslim world itself. The Palestinian intifadas of 1987 and 2000 are the author’s primary inspiration, whereas the future becomes...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 268–270.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 IN SEARCH OF JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND A JUST PEACE BY WOMEN LIVING UNDER MUSLIM LAWS (WLUML) September 21, 2001 The network Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the aggrieved, their families...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 137–167.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of the world to grieve with them. The attacks have also, among many Americans as well as parts of the non-Islamic world, led to the vilification of Muslims in general for exclusivist religious beliefs. For many, such beliefs have found especial focus in the perceived "repression" of (all!) Islamic women...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Anaya McMurray Abstract “Black Muslim women and hip-hop? . . . real Muslims don't listen to hip-hop.” For many it is almost unfathomable that black Muslim women would have any involvement with hip-hop music. While several scholars have explored the connections between hip-hop and Islam, hip-hop...
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 7. Occupy Me: Topping from the Bottom , Hushidar Mortezaie’s installation at SOMArts Cultural Center for the exhibition The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience . Image courtesy of Chani Bockwinkel. More
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 8. Occupy Me: Topping from the Bottom , Hushidar Mortezaie’s installation at SOMArts Cultural Center for the exhibition The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience . Image courtesy of Chani Bockwinkel. More
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 9. Occupy Me: Topping from the Bottom , Hushidar Mortezaie’s installation at SOMArts Cultural Center for the exhibition The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience . Image courtesy of Chani Bockwinkel. More
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 298–322.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and apprehending Muslims. Given technological innovations, like autocorrect functions that “correct” conversations about the “racialization” of Muslims to the “radicalization” of Muslims (to give one example), algorithmic manipulations of data depend on sexualizing and racializing assemblages that tell a familiar...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Khanum Shaikh Abstract The focus of this paper is Al-Huda International, a Pakistan-based Sunni Muslim women's organization working to bring about social reform through women's religious education. Created and led by urban, upper-class Pakistani women, Al-Huda approaches religious interpretation...
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 4. Devouring Becky by Laylatul Qadr. Digital collage. Image courtesy of Qadr and the Muslims, 2018. More