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Meridians (1 March 2018) 16 (2): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
... author analyzes the therapeutic functions of bèlè performance from a womanist theoretical framework in order to uncover the interrelationship among Black women’s sensual expressivity, spirituality, and emotional wellness in Martinique. This research relies on qualitative data analysis and a reflexive...
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Meridians (1 March 2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
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Meridians (1 September 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 of...
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Meridians (1 March 2010) 10 (2): 106–123.
Published: 01 March 2010
... text is essentially a set of instructions offered by an adult (assumed to be a mother), laying out the script for the performance of womanhood in the fictional society in which the female child is expected to live and perform her gender. “Girl”'s emphasis on performative acts reiterates the...
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Meridians (1 September 2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... bodies and voices—through their public performances. In the tourist zones the classificatory eye looks upon a sanitized space, producing, in concert with the ear, ordered visual and aural landscapes evocative of the “authentic” Cuba. I suggest that sound can make visible spatial practice. Las Krudas...
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Meridians (1 March 2006) 6 (2): 78–92.
Published: 01 March 2006
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Meridians (1 September 2006) 7 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 September 2006
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Meridians (1 March 2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Takkara Brunson Abstract A woman of African descent born in Cuba, Eusebia Cosme relocated to the United States during the late 1930s. She quickly became an internationally renowned performer of “Afro-Antillean” poetry, dressing in elaborate costumes as she recited the works of prominent poets who...
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Meridians (1 September 2008) 8 (1): 180–204.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Daphne A. Brooks Abstract This essay explores the critical work of Beyoncé's second solo recording, and places it in conversation with yet another under-theorized yet equally dissonant R&B performance by her “hip-hop soul queen” contemporary Mary J. Blige. In relation to both Beyoncé's and...
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Meridians (1 September 2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
... its dance forms to empower women cross-culturally. She subverts traditional representations of womanhood in her songs and performances, thereby expanding existing definitions of womanhood. Hinds addresses women's ambivalent relationships with the performance and celebration of Caribbean culture...
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Meridians (1 September 2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Lia T. Bascomb Abstract The image of black queens has a rich legacy within African diasporic discourse. This article examines Barbadian singer Alison Hinds's performance as Soca Queen . Hinds's prolific career spans decades. Her fans named her the Queen of Soca and she took on the designation...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... hair has been both overdetermined and underexplored as a site of intellectual inquiry. This essay aims to offer a critical examination of natural black hair as a central site of interpersonal negotiation for black women in the United States. Drawing on performance studies, cultural studies, and black...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... international reputation as an essential voice within the Black Arts Movement. She was an early theorist of Black Vernacular English and later extended her work with multimedia by performing with musical accompaniment. In the 1970s she recorded four albums of poetry and music for Folkways Records and published...
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Meridians (1 September 2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... resistance to new capital allows critical insight into how marginalized groups negotiate their subject-position within hyper-mediated, “de-territorialized” spaces. A consideration of maquila women as both political actors and performers in the film draws attention to the scattered hegemonies of Asian...
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Meridians (1 September 2015) 13 (1): 186–203.
Published: 01 September 2015
... abandoned or orphaned children whom she literally gathers in the streets of Abidjan, giving them a home and a future. This essay analyzes Liking's creative accomplishments using feminist theories pertaining to performance, literature, and activism, demonstrating how Liking is an agent for social justice and...
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Meridians (1 March 2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
... subjectivity portrayed on the movie screen. Moreover, she illustrates the significance of black women's performance of subjectivity in their own lives. By charting a “reel” and “real” history of the erotic, Southgate not only explores the repercussions of movie-watching and movie-making for black female...
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Meridians (1 September 2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
... around the performance of race, class, and gender as a means to resist dominant representations of black women, while simultaneously engaging in disciplinary practices that constrain black femininity. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
... components, the performativity of The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam produces a transnational, transgenerational familial memoir while simultaneously revealing the shifting contours of gendered racial and cultural Chinese identities across time and space. Nominally a memoir about her great-grandfather...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... social transformation. With attention to the interrelatedness of symbolic and structural systems of oppression, Beyoncé moves toward an intersectional black feminism that embraces performance as a tool of social protest as, notably, Lemonade’ s avant-garde aesthetics provide an artistic counterpart to...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... archive as a subjective producer of knowledge that is as much about the present moment and projected future as it is about the past (Derrida and Prenowitz 1996 , 17). The fields of feminist, queer, and performance studies have expanded our understanding of what an archive can include and called attention...