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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 317–333.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of a goodbye, of a woman who is speaking in a language unknown, to merge her past with my future. It is the rounding of a circle of pain too heavy to be completely remembered by any one body, but that instead must be held collectively. Goodbye, Grandma. I’ll see you again yesterday, just around the circle...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
... girls reproductive health menstruation There is fire on the mountain, and nobody seems to be on the run. Oh there is fire on the mountain top,   and no one is’ah running. —Asa, “Fire on the Mountain” ( 2008 ) A fire breaks out in a dorm at Moi Girls High School in Nairobi. A dorm...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 132–138.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Suzanne Kamata Copyright © 2003 by Wesleyan University Press 2003 SUZANNE KAMATA The Beautiful One Has Come All night long I watch the planes crash into the twin towers. And crash again. The balls of fire, the plummeting bodies, the sudden sag of skyscrapers. All night I watch the broadcasts...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Melinda Luisa de Jesús Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 MELINDA LUISA DE JESUS Of MonstersandMothers FilipinaAmericaIndentityand MaternaLl egacieins LyndaJ.Barry's One HundredDemons The late Filipino American author and cultural critic N. V.M. Gonzalez described the Filipino imagination...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 September 2005
... into a feminist diasporic space of agency and potentiality. 2 Yan's novel is a fictional account of two Chinese women, one living in the late twentieth century, the other situated in the late nineteenth century. The contemporary woman is an unnamed writer and feminist historian who wants to narrate the missing...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 28. “One Half of All Babies Are Born to the Lowest Income Families,” a Birth Control Federation of America poster correlating infant mortality rates with poverty, undated. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. More
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Published: 01 April 2024
Figure 2. A film still from Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen ( 2018 ) showing Mita editing one of her films. More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in the face of white racism and violence. To strand the analysis there, however, leaves one unable to understand the historically specific nature of the acute generational conflict between Moody and her mother and leaves one without structural explanation for young people’s unprecedented involvement...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 143–162.
Published: 01 March 2007
...M. Cristina Alcalde Abstract In this essay, I draw on my fieldwork in Lima, Peru to critically explore the power relationships within my own feminist research and practice and illustrate what feminist research in one's own society might include. I pay special attention to my roles as academic...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 64–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Alexandra Lynn Barron Abstract While many critics have pointed out how Fire's (1996) reception reveais much about the Hindutva agenda of fundamentalists and their use of women as symbols for the nation, no one has traced the critique of fundamentalism embedded in the film itself in the haunting...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of a globalized economy in at least two distinct but related ways. One is certainly in relation to issues of demography and access; in the deindustrializing economy of the United States, the university is complicit in the maintenance of wealth and resource inequities in a variety of ways. Thus, the question...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... that are the state's response to sexual violence against children and women. Part one offers a brief and queer history of sex offender registries in the United States and their growth in the last two decades, the available data on who assaults children and women. Part one will also use existing research to question...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 340–369.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of a new sovereign Muslim-majority state. In the context of the nascent Cold War and the Pakistani state’s efforts to develop its own relationship with the United States, one that was distinct from that of India and yet motivated almost entirely by concerns about the greater military might of this large...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 265–292.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Raquel Wright-Mair; Milagros Castillo-Montoya Abstract It is already known that one of the ways in which colonialism operates and exerts harm is by dehumanizing Black, Indigenous, and other racially minoritized populations. Less attention has been paid, however, to the ways in which...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
...; of wanting, but being unable to carry out the necessary functions to achieve one's desired goals. This challenge, along with the implied recognition of inevitable homelessness, the marked impossibility of coexisting individual and communal identities, and the unfeasibility of sustaining desire point...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Aimee Carrillo Rowe Abstract This paper explores the temporal structures that shape Chicana subjectivity. The historical figure, La Malinche, is often imagined through acts of betrayal as “La Vendida” (literally the one who has been sold). I propose an alternative reading—that of “La Devuelta...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in theories of diaspora. Black women’s writing practices illuminate how they shift diaspora from a concept of separation, loss and exile into one that includes desire, communion and possibility. Engaging black women’s autobiography and black feminist thinking, the essay sets forth an assortment of letters...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... with, and against, this archival record, this essay centers one family’s recent history as a calculated exercise in both memory and method. Putting older black women on the agenda evokes their and others’ freedom and the intellectual contributions of black women who have, over the years, constituted the survival...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 52–81.
Published: 01 April 2024
..., one Indigenous and one diasporic, creatively resist the ongoing and uneven conditions of settler colonial capitalism. The essay examines artwork by Tannis Nielsen, a midcareer Indigenous artist with Métis, Anishnawbe, and Danish ancestry, and Rosa Sungjoo Park, an emerging diasporic Korean artist...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 117–141.
Published: 01 March 2007
... a coherent narrative of oppression based on gender. Feminists of color, on the contrary, adopt a double-voiced discourse in order to dismantle a false unity that depends on discursive processes of exclusion of a racialized ‘other.’ The implementation of a ‘conjunctural approach,’ one that systematically...