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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Samantha Pinto Abstract “Why must all girls want to be flag women?” laments one critic regarding what he sees as the infiltration of “Carnival” culture into the performative desires of Indo-Trinidadian women. The intersections of soca, a form of music derived from the traditional Carnival genre...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 September 2015
... liberalism,” one that must now reassert its authority at home and abroad. To grasp what is at stake in calls for the reinvigoration of an active, muscular liberalism as simultaneously the indigenous personality and identity of not only the British “people” and nation, but indelibly of the West, they must...
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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 (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... freedom dreams must include gender and sexual liberation. By considering BLM’s rejection of capitalism as a broader critique of neoliberalism’s forceful role in maintaining black dispossession, the author posits that BLM desires to disrupt the state’s tendency to use the black middle class to enact...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 414–442.
Published: 01 October 2021
... racism is upheld through extremely narrow and problematic definitions of racism and hate crimes, through an approach to hate crimes that prioritizes punishment over civil rights, and through creating a dilemma for Muslim communities who must seek recognition of anti-Muslim racism from the same state...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 236–264.
Published: 01 April 2022
... reports, and ICERD’s monitoring body’s reports to reveal how Black women experience racism differently than men and other racial groups. ICERD implementation strategies must include Black women’s intersectional needs which are often marginalized in anti-racism strategies. This article documents how Black...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
... landscape, a textured representation of this catastrophic moment. While the collection is by no means representative of the population, nor does it seek to be, it does demonstrate that, indeed, those left behind clearly have stories to tell that must not only be gathered and archived, as they are now part...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and the binaristic reframing of Orientalism found within the maquiladora system, where low-wage, brown, female factory workers in Tijuana must deal with an invasive foreign imperial presence that seeks to colonize, objectify, and exoticize them as docile, mechanized cyborgs similar to Asian women. As nonpermanent...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 166–176.
Published: 01 March 2008
... with conspicuous consumption, and limiting life's functions to simply a sex role. We unqualitatively reject these respective models. Awoman who stays at home, caring for children and the house, often leads an extremely sterile existence. She must lead her entire life as a satellite to her mate. He goes out...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and exploding exponentially, globally. We are in a downward spiral psychically, environmentally, and spiritually. In fact, we are in a race against the clock toward our own destruction. Healing, then, must be radical, revolutionary, and resuscitating. The most radical act we could take toward our own literal...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
... feminists and Afro women critics. The caveat is that we must try to avoid falling into unresolved differences and producing inequalities which arise in the intersections of race, class, and sexuality, as well as from our individual contexts and experiences. How to act as Afro feminist women critics in Latin...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 278–280.
Published: 01 March 2002
... n1urderers inflame prejudice against all Arab Americans, Muslims, Southeast Asians, or any other people because of their race, religion, or ethnicity. [Meridians:feminismr,ace,transnationalism2002, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 278-80] ©2002 by Wesleyan University Press. All rights reserved. Finally, we must be careful...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 22–40.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of tradition, and consequently, pursuing the recognition of tribal sovereignty" (1984, 215). In order for us as Native Americans to survive culturally and materially, we must fight and struggle for our tribal sovereignty and nationalism so that we can govern ourselves following our own institutions...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 116–122.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., and who will not know their grandchildren. They are artists who 118 MERIDIANS 8:2 left unfinished works. They are visionaries who did not live to see the world they tried to build. Such a list is overwhelming, painful, even frightening to see. But acknowledge it we must, for this is our register...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of expression. Among the many messages I received from Zimbabweans feeling freed from oppression was one from a rural teacher who said, “Today I shouted Mugabe must go, in my home and I did not feel afraid.” Outside observers commented on the jubilation and sense of Uhuru (new beginnings, independence...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Chimalum Nwankwo Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 CHIMALUM NWANKWO AfricanLiteratureand the Woman TheImaBineRd ealityasa StrateBY of Dissidence Whenever transformation becomes necessary in human society, it must begin with some kind of alteration or fixing of an internal cartography...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 196–218.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to Auburn, NY,to take care of her elderly parents. She later became involved in the women's suffrage movement, donating land for the building of the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, and marrying Nelson Davis, a Civil War veteran and bricklayer. (She must have been something else!) There are so many...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 120–124.
Published: 01 March 2004
... approaches to provide true safety and security for women must be developed, both at "home" and abroad. Beyond Inclusion: Centering Women of Color in the Anti-Violence Movement The central problem is that as the anti-violence movement has attempted to become more "inclusive" these attempts at multicultural...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 56–70.
Published: 01 September 2016
... deepen. Mariluz Franco Ortiz, Marfa Reinat Pumarejo, Hilda Llorens, and Isar Godreau write about racist violence toward school-aged boys and girls in Puerto Rico in the following terms: it is assumed that far from being a problem of self-esteem at the individual level, the ethnic-racial conflict must...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of"a commoncondition" besetting "all human beings who are born female" (4; emphases in original). Based on "a shared biology women all over the world must launch a coordinated resistance movement (34)against the universal "patriarchal mentality" (1).This coordinated "global sisterhood" movement requires transcending...