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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the speculative with negative aesthetics to point toward a future that is hopeful while being attentive to the trauma of the past and present. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 Dominican Republic Rita Indiana pessimism futurism queer The video for Rita Indiana y Los Misterios’ “La hora de volvé...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 April 2022
...—more of the same. Resistive tragedy therefore refuses the eternal pessimism of classical tragedy, the hopelessness that the seeming intractability of slavery and its enduring legacy would impose on the emplotment of the history of revolution and resistance in the Caribbean. The narrative framing...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the Dominican literary legacy of pessimism and United States Black diasporic Afrofuturism, both of which consider that the personal body is as much a site of colonial and decolonial struggle as the body politic. Crossing the Mona Canal to Puerto Rico, “The Making of Viequenses : Militarized Colonialism...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 26–40.
Published: 01 September 2001
... HigherEducation46, no. 42 (June): B7. Sahlins, Marshall. 2000. '"Sentimental Pessimism' and Ethnographic Experience: Or, Why Culture Is Not a Disappearing Object." In BiographieosfScientijicObjects, edited by Lorraine Daston. Chicago: Chicago University Press. Sassen, Saskia. 2000. "Spatialities and Temporalities...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 68–84.
Published: 01 September 2000
... for the differences between the positions of Valentine Moghadam (1996) and Sonia Alvarez (1998) is that they examine such different contexts. Moghadam's optimism about the role of transnational networks may be born of the pessimism she feels about the potential for women's movements in face of the growth of Islamic...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... To .” Philadelphia Inquirer , July 17 . Lebron Christopher . 2017 . The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Linscott Charles . 2017 . “ All Lives (Don’t) Matter: The Internet Meets Afro-Pessimism and Black Optimism .” Black Camera...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 September 2005
... longing for intimacy with her strident pessimism. The narrator declares that it has been Chris's love for Fusang that "made me decide to write your story" (89). Her confession, however, is covered over by the reigning cynicism of her generation. Using brash excuses and caustic self-criticism, the narrator...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 207–235.
Published: 01 April 2022
... chronic pain, pessimism, depression, failure, and other affective states that social media or other institutions cannot capitalize on will find no place in Black liberation strategies. Black femme suffering will be visible only when it is trendy or valuable to supremacist, patriarchal capitalism...
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